Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:47
If I get a new Sailor pen, I will fill with one of their Jentle inks first, usually the Blue.
My first modern pen was a Sailor 1911-M & my first new ink was a Jentle Blue.
Since then, I've collected a ship-full of Sailors.
After a pen's first fill, I'll use any brand of well-behaved ink, formulated for fountain pens.
It is helpful to look through the Ink Reviews & Comparisons, use the FPN Google search, to learn as much as you can about a brand or about a colour you like.
Except for the iron-galls, I prefer wetter inks,...but after that, there is no hard & fast rule for the inks I choose.
Sailor 1911 Standards:
*Black/rhodium, 0.7 mm CI,
*Black/gold, 0.8 mm. stub & 0.95 mm. stub/italic,
*Burgundy/gold, 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI & 1.1 mm. CI,
*Sailor Profit Standards: Brown or Red Marbled Mozaiques, acrylic/rhodium, 0.9 mm. CI & 0.8 mm.stub,
*Edison (Purple-Web Celluloid) Pearl, ss. JoWo 1.1 mm. Pendleton point stub,
*Franklin-Christoph, Iterum, mod."03" (smoke/maroon), 18K JoWo 1.1 mm. custom stub