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#3401 NumberSix

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 21:33

  • Lamy Blue -> Parker 25 (F)
  • Private Reserve Lake Placid Blue -> Lamy Safari (EF)

 

The Lamy Blue was terrible in the Safari, but it's great in the slightly wetter-writing P25. And the PR is flowing very nicely in the Safari. 



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#3402 inkstainedruth

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 21:54

So far today, it's been Diamine Anniversary Tudor Blue, in the Plum Demi 51, M nib; and Akkerman Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indigo, in the M600 Violet and White, EF nib.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

#3403 ENewton

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 14:10

Sailor Kobe Suma Purple in the Sailor 1911S Wicked Witch of the West, M nib.



#3404 Helen350

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 16:59

Diamine Apple Glory



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Posted 26 July 2020 - 17:16

Monteverde Olivine

Sailor Jentle Blue

5 O’Clock Shadow, perfection in the 3 slit feed from Flexible Nib Factory.


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#3406 inkstainedruth

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 19:16

So far, it's been (slightly diluted) J Herbin Lavender (scented) in the gray Parker 61, F nib; and vintage Quink Microfilm Black, in the Parker Vacumatic Silver Pearl Major, F nib).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

ETA: We have to go out later, and I'm thinking of grabbing the Pelikan M600 Violet and White, EF nib, which is newly inked up (as of yesterday) with Akkerman Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indigo.


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#3407 MBDostoevsky

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 14:46

Pelikan Brilliant Blue which is a sore disappointment.... 

I think I was sold some cheap unbranded smelly blue ink in a Pelikan Brilliant Blue Bottle... I don't expect the blue shade to be that bad..

I dont like brilliant green or red, nor do I like blue-black.... 



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Posted 06 August 2020 - 20:24

It's been a black ink day for me so far:

1) Noodler's Heart of Darkness, in a Noodler's Charlie, flex nib.  The pen is fairly empty, so has been burping ink a lot, so when I get the fill done with, it's going out of rotation for a bit.

2) vintage Quink Microfilm Black, in the 3rd Gen. Parker Vacumatic Silver Pearl Major.

 

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#3409 NumberSix

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Posted 06 August 2020 - 20:37

 

1) Noodler's Heart of Darkness, in a Noodler's Charlie, flex nib.

What did you do, swap the nibs between a Charlie and a Nib Creaper? I have considered doing that, to get a nonflex nib onto a Creaper. Though I think I can put #5 nibs on a Nib Creaper?



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Posted 06 August 2020 - 20:46

Diamine Oxblood - TWSBI 580 (F), rose red

Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher - Wing Sun 601

Noodler's Aircorps Blue Black - Jinhao 159

 

 

I have been running through my small collection of green inks, and none of them has been satisfying in my new red TWSBI 580 (F). Disappointing, because I really like the look of green ink with this pen's red accents. But they were all too bleedy or feathery or otherwise wrong. So I gave up for now and used a sample of Oxblood. It still looks nice in the pen, and it's nice and dry and well-behaved. So I've got that going for me, which is nice. . .



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Posted 07 August 2020 - 01:37

Today I've used only Rohrer & Klingner Aubergine, in my Parker 51 Plum Demi.



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Posted 07 August 2020 - 02:30

I dont like brilliant green or red, nor do I like blue-black....

 
That inspired me to pull out my Pelikan M205 Blue Marbled, which has been filled with Pelikan 4001 Blue/Black since it arrived last August; my log book shows the first-and-last inking date as 28/8/2019. While I like that pen as well as the ink, I just haven't been using it all that much; so I was quite surprised it still wrote when uncapped, although it hard-started on account of being down to having only ink fumes in the reservoir.
 
I've since cleaned it out, and today I filled it with Platinum Blue-Black ink, which I like even better than its Pelikan cousin.
 
I'm also writing some more with my recently acquired bottle of Standard Bindery Stargaze, using a Sailor Lecoule Morion. Still trying to discover what is the winning feature, if there is any, about this essentially black ink; its supposed complexity only shows up in chromatography.

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 22:37

Finally ran through a couple fills and switched to a couple pens and inks that have been a little neglected.

 

The Pelikan M200 Café Creme was my first Pelikan and while I typically don't "match" inks to pens based on their color, I like to use brown inks in this pen. One of my favorite browns is nearly impossible to obtain outside Japan: Maruzen Athena Sepia. Just great handling stuff. And a neat bottle as a bonus.

 

A couple years ago Fountain Pen Hospital offered a LE Sailor 1911 Std in Butterscotch, limited to 100 pens, all at FPH. I'd pre-ordered one as I didn't want to miss out. So I'm a bit more careful with this pen in the inks I use, even with Sailor inks that might be a little more staining. So Sailor Jentle Yama-dori got the nod. I tend to use darker, more blue-black style of blue inks, so this was a pleasant change.

 

 

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 15:23

Today will be Sailor Kobe Suma Purple in my Sailor 1911S Wicked Witch of the West. 



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Posted 08 August 2020 - 22:08

Ajisai, as it is a wetter ink to substitute the disaster I had with Diamine Soft Mint. 


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Posted 09 August 2020 - 02:20

Rotting technical pen black ink in a 0.3mm Isograph Oh my this stuff doesnt budge at all with water. The lines are so crisp. Im a convert.

Hi,

 

yes, they are fascinating. The 0.25 was my first EF pen when I was at school. :-)

It was the finest one I could write on normal paper.

My father was a technical drawer working for german railways, so he always had a lot of them in his desk... Rapidographs, Isographs, Staedlers...

 

Best wishes

Jens


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Posted 09 August 2020 - 02:21

Ajisai, as it is a wetter ink to substitute the disaster I had with Diamine Soft Mint. 

 

Be sure to try Ajisai on non-absorbent paper, if you haven't yet.  It can look positively luminous.



#3418 Tas

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 09:49

Hi,

 

yes, they are fascinating. The 0.25 was my first EF pen when I was at school. :-)

It was the finest one I could write on normal paper.

My father was a technical drawer working for german railways, so he always had a lot of them in his desk... Rapidographs, Isographs, Staedlers...

 

Best wishes

Jens

Do you still use them at all?

I've become a little obsessed with mine. Can't quite place why. So scratchy, so finnickety yet SUCH a joy to use. :wub:



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Posted 09 August 2020 - 10:50

Do you still use them at all?

I've become a little obsessed with mine. Can't quite place why. So scratchy, so finnickety yet SUCH a joy to use. :wub:

Dear Tas,

 

if I had your drawing skills, I would use them regularly...

In the ef to eef range I normally just take one of my vintage Swan fp's.

So I only use the technicals rarely. Last winter I filled a 0.18mm with Diamine Green/Black, just for fun. Fine on Clairefontaine with a light hand.

 

Best wishes and enjoy

Jens


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Posted 09 August 2020 - 11:58

Dear Tas,

 

if I had your drawing skills, I would use them regularly...

In the ef to eef range I normally just take one of my vintage Swan fp's.

So I only use the technicals rarely. Last winter I filled a 0.18mm with Diamine Green/Black, just for fun. Fine on Clairefontaine with a light hand.

 

Best wishes and enjoy

Jens

:) That's kind of you to say.

I'm still nervous of filling my Isograph up with anything but Rotring ink :unsure: - I bet the 0.18 was a joy.

Have a lovely Sunday :rolleyes:








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