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Ink Recommendations For M205 Demonstrator?

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#1 ArtsNibs

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:16

Hi everyone,

 

I've got a M205 clear demonstrator coming in the mail and I'm wondering what Blue inks have been tried and tested as not causing stains.

 

I've read that Waterman Florida Blue is a good one, any others? I've been using blue-black so now I want a bright blue....

 

 

Thanks!


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:45

Definitely not Sailor Seiboku, unless you like baby blue ish section. All iroshizuku are safe, including Pilot black. Edelstein tanzanite was fine as well. Pretty much everything except anything bulletproof.

 

Edit: Ama-iro will knock your socks off.

 

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:00

Definitely not Sailor Seiboku, unless you like baby blue ish section. All iroshizuku are safe, including Pilot black. Edelstein tanzanite was fine as well. Pretty much everything except anything bulletproof.

 

Edit: Ama-iro will knock your socks off.

 

Tony

Thank you Tony,

 

Yes, the Sailor is a bit darker than I want to use in this pen, I'm using Diamine Blue-Black in my rotation and this one is somewhat similar. 

 

The Ama-iro is a nice color, but probably too light for a business setting (and pricey!)


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:44

I have been using Noodler's Eel Blue in my TWSBI Diamond 540.  It flows well and writes a rich, blue

line.  The piston moves easily.  The ink flushes out of the pen cleanly.  It is really pretty, with the light

shining through the crystal barrel. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 13:09

I can vouch for waterman's and Iroshizuku being safe. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 13:30

My favorite blue also happens to be glorious in another demonstrator: PR Naples Blue. A warmish medium blue that I love more with every use. I especially like the pinkish red sheen - a very three-dimensional effect (new to fountain pens. Still working one my vocabulary.).



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 18:21

Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 23:52

I have been using Noodler's Eel Blue in my TWSBI Diamond 540.  It flows well and writes a rich, blue

line.  The piston moves easily.  The ink flushes out of the pen cleanly.  It is really pretty, with the light

shining through the crystal barrel. 

 

 

My favorite blue also happens to be glorious in another demonstrator: PR Naples Blue. A warmish medium blue that I love more with every use. I especially like the pinkish red sheen - a very three-dimensional effect (new to fountain pens. Still working one my vocabulary.).

 

Wow! These two are very similar! They appear to shade somewhat as well :)  Why do we have so many choices :wallbash:


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:33

I have used Quink Blue in two demonstrators I have (Pelikan 800 and Parker 51) with no problems.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:26

I liked Iroshizuku Yama-budo in mine. It flexed just enough to show the shading. But I'm disappointed that it stained a few sections of the barrel.

 

Now I'm using Noodler's Saguaro Wine.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:04

Gotta make sure the stain is in the barrel. Iroshizuku or any other ink could have stained the piston lubricant, which can be cleaned and reapplied. I had thought Edelstein did that as well, but a quick dip in the ultrasonic cleaner all was good. 

 

Sailor nano otoh, wasn't too bad on the protected barrel but left a blue tone on the unlubed section. I tried everything, including bleach, which knocked out the factory silicone grease but not the blue tinge. Not that bad, but it's there. Hth.

 

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:13

Gotta make sure the stain is in the barrel. Iroshizuku or any other ink could have stained the piston lubricant, which can be cleaned and reapplied. I had thought Edelstein did that as well, but a quick dip in the ultrasonic cleaner all was good. 

 

Sailor nano otoh, wasn't too bad on the protected barrel but left a blue tone on the unlubed section. I tried everything, including bleach, which knocked out the factory silicone grease but not the blue tinge. Not that bad, but it's there. Hth.

 

Tony Rex

Boy, I'm starting to think that its better to decide what group of colors (i.e. stick to blues) I will use throughout the pens life, so that there won't be much contrast even if I do stain it.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 22:18

Well, picked up a bottle of Edelstein (not Edelstain!) Topaz. Very fitting for a Pelikan pen to use Pelikan Ink! ;) Pelikan-Edelstein-Topaz-Bottle-Open-1024


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 18:06

Personally I am big fan of the J. Herbin 1670 Ocean Bleu. I have run this through several of my demonstrators and it even does well in the demonstrator Ahabs (which have a very absorbent plastic interior) as well. One ink never to use in a demonstrator is the 1670 Rouge Hematite. This one is a beautiful ink, but will insta-stain almost all clear plastics.

 

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 19:23

Stay away from red and purple/violet inks.

Noodlers and Private Reserve inks have a reputation of staining...I'm sure there are some that don't, it's your pen.

Some Diamine inks have that reputation with a couple of their inks. Grape well it's purple.

 

I have to be careful in most of my pens are piston pens with windows. .

 

Pelikan 4001, Edelstine, MB, Herbin, Waterman...I'd put R&K inks in a demonstrator too. Aurora.

I'd think but you'd have to look up, DA.- De Atramentis but should be ok too. Visconti I've not tried.

 

There is a fine Ink Review section....and look at reviews by Sandy.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 10 July 2013 - 19:25.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 21:40

A bit off topic, as it is no blue, but if you consider to write and mark at the same time again in the future,and don't like the highlighter ink, use J. Herbin indic orange. Bright, not too offensive, and it don't stain...and look fantastic inside that yellow demonstrator

 

 

Going back to blues, Mont Blanc Royal Blue did not stain my Duos plastic, nor the lubricant.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 02:08

I am currently using Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki in my M205 Demonstrator. Very nice combination!



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 05:29

I'm a big fan of the ink formerly known as Waterman SSB. I'm not sure what it's called now, but supposedly the formula is unchanged. Herbin Bleu Pervenche and Kon Peki are nice and bright too, as is Edelstein Topaz.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 18:31

I have used some different blue inks in my 205 Pelikan demonstrator and got no problems until I used Edelstein Sapphire. Now the inside of the pen looks sticky and it does not help to rinse it. What can I do to clean it?



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 19:13

I've used Diamine Asa Blue in mine which looks really flashy in the pen.  It is a pretty bright blue on the page, perhaps too brtight for some, but I really like it.

 

I have also used Diamine Matador, another ink that really shows off the attibutes of a demonstrator and compliments the gold furniture very nicely.  Using these very dramatic colors in your demonstrator be prepared for comments and compliments from those who are around you, the demo with a bright colored ink is an attention getter.







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