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#21 EKE

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 19:50

Yes, I do match pen and ink colors. I used to feel a little guilty about it, thinking that it was a bit obsessive and fussy. You all have made me feel better. :roflmho:

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#22 taliesin

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 18:51

I've been looking for a purple that matches my Lamy Studio. I think Diamine Imperial Purple pretty much does the job.

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purple by deep sea knitter, on Flickr

#23 akustyk

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 23:49

Great thread! I usually don't do that, since most my pens are black, but this is an intentional pairing:
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#24 iveyman

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 00:20

I also like to match ink to pen colour, as much as possible. For example,I really like Monblanc Irish Green ink and I consciouly went out and acquired a ST Dupont Forest Green, XL Montparnasse pen, with beautiful green Chinese lacquer and fill the pen with the irish green ink. I reserve the pen for writing christmas cards, thank you notes, happy notes to friends and relatives etc.

Another example, I just acquired a Waterman Patrician Moss Agate pen and I am thinking of inking it with either 1) Diamine Sepia ink or 2) Montblanc Irish Green ink to go with the colour of the pen (green and brown, Moss Agate).

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#25 maryannemoll

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:05

I like Apple Green Lamy Safari with Diamine Apple Glory.

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I loaded my Lamy safari 2012 Green with Diamine Kelly Green. It's really cute!

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Here are some of my other pen-and-ink combos. I make it a point to match the ink color to the pen color so I'll know which pen to pick up at any given time.

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I have more, but I haven't taken photos of them yet. Will get around to it this week. :)

I love colors! I have a thread on matching pens and inks here.


Here is sumgaikid's safari.. from 2007!

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Lamy Safari with Noodler's Blue Ghost Ink by sumgaikid, on Flickr

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I have this combination as well. :)

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#26 iveyman

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:33

I also like to match ink to pen colour, as much as possible. For example,I really like Monblanc Irish Green ink and I consciouly went out and acquired a ST Dupont Forest Green, XL Montparnasse pen, with beautiful green Chinese lacquer and fill the pen with the irish green ink. I reserve the pen for writing christmas cards, thank you notes, happy notes to friends and relatives etc.

Another example, I just acquired a Waterman Patrician Moss Agate pen and I am thinking of inking it with either 1) Diamine Sepia ink or 2) Montblanc Irish Green ink to go with the colour of the pen (green and brown, Moss Agate).


Another example I have is with my Classic Pen's Flame Red LE pen. It has beautiful red colour for the pen and I ink it with Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock red ink. Beautiful pairing of pen and ink. I would love to post some photos like the other posters, but unfortunately it appears I have used up my allowed upload space and therefore I cannot post any more photos. Don't have other means of increasing the upload space, except may be try setting up a new FPN account with another user ID.

The issue with using Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock ink is that it is a limited edition ink and is getting harder and harder to find. I only have 4 bottles in my stock pile. My back up plan it to ink the Classic Flame Red pen with Iroshizuku's Yama-Budo ink. Not a perfect match, but close enough.

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#27 Pennata Penna

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:12

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LAMY Platinum Grey Studio and Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite are spot on together, I reckon.

 

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