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Pen Staining And The Effect On Other Colours.

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#1 aeisbren


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 15:53

I have just purchased a bottle of J. Herbin's 1670 Rouge Hematite, I don't have an issue if it did stain my TWSBI 540 demonstrator and will flush out any "Slime" that may build up. What I want to know is that other than aesthetically changing the appearance of the pen will the staining (If it occurs as the jury always seems to be out on this) bleed into other colours I may put in the pen later?



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Posted 06 December 2012 - 16:28

Nah...well, yes.


It is likely that teeny tiny amounts of the ink would end up in other colors. However, the amount is so teeny tiny that the answer may as well be no. No ink will bleed into other colors you may put in the pen later as long as the pen is well-cleaned and water runs clear through it.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 16:42

No worries. I have a TWSBI 530 with 1670 RH in it for the past 4 months. No staining or clogging or slime or spontaneous combustion. A little soap or ammonia for thorough cleaning. Nice thing about the 530's & 540's is the can be taken apart for cleaning.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 21:40

Thanks, It's what I thought was the case but wanted to get the thoughts of those with more experience!

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 14:22


Some inks are quite persistent, and may not be removed from a pen with plain water, so use of a chemical wash, ultrasonic cleaner, etc. seems a good idea.

It has been the case that residue from previous ink/s may [suddenly] interact with another ink, hence be released from the pen unexpectedly. i.e. The ink is acting as a cleaning solution.


EDIT - to add: When I do my wee Ink Reviews, I mention pen clean-up. I do a water-only clean-up, then use a chemical wash to see if additional ink is released. Much to my surprise, some simple dye based inks were not removed with plain water.

Edited by Sandy1, 07 December 2012 - 14:31.

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