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Question On Safety Of Organics Studio. Charles Darwin Black.

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#1 Cyclopentadiene

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:56

Hi folks,

 

I've been looking at importing some of the organics studio inks. Small company, seems rather well regarded. 

 

Does anyone have any idea of the safety of this company's inks in vintage pens or with Pilot/Namiki feeds?

 

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#2 watch_art

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 13:25

My own experience with it has been good - though limited to a couple of pens.

Vanness in Little Rock, Arkansas carries the line - but before they agreed to, they loaded several vintage sac filled pens with it and used them for a month.  These were pens that had been inked up with other things and then cleaned with water in the regular way - not obsessively flushing.  So I'd say they're pretty safe.  You could email Vanness if you have more questions - link in my signature.  :)


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#3 Cyclopentadiene

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 13:49

Many thanks for the info watch_art :)  Great that Vanness tested them. 



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 15:28

I've tried samples of all their inks except one and really liked all of them except Darwin. It didn't clog or destroy any feeds but it dries really, REALLY fast and gave me dry starts every time I put the pen aside for more than a few seconds. Also, if your pens are on the wetter side and/or you write slowly, there is going to be some bleeding with this one, even on decent quality paper.

 

The rest of the Organics inks are great though!



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 15:53

Thanks for the heads up Cubane. I think I'll give it a go, especially as I'm increasingly cagy (cagey... err... reluctant, yes that'll do) about using Noodler's inks in my vintage and Namiki pens. 

 

P.S. Nice avatar Cubane. Had to rack my brains for a few minutes to work out what it depicted :D  



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 16:02

yeah - on cheapo papers they're not super great, but on nicer printer papers, rhodia and CF, I've had really good experiences.  I've tried samples, too.


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 00:59

I think it was a year or so ago that there were problems with Organic Studios Elements line - in particular, the Mercury color.  The color was quite pretty, but after sitting for awhile, the ink solidified - well, it was more like a gel, but you get the idea.

 

Since that time, I've not heard of other issues and I've heard the inks have been reformulated.


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 23:49

I think it was a year or so ago that there were problems with Organic Studios Elements line - in particular, the Mercury color.  The color was quite pretty, but after sitting for awhile, the ink solidified - well, it was more like a gel, but you get the idea.

 

Since that time, I've not heard of other issues and I've heard the inks have been reformulated.

 

 

An physically unpleasant element to go along with the element Mercury.... how appropriate  :D

 

Will probably get a couple bottles of their inks when my finances improve



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 23:50

 

 

A physically unpleasant element to go along with the element Mercury.... how appropriate  :D

 

Will probably get a couple bottles of their inks when my finances improve

 

Edited for bad grammar, again...



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 00:14

I have been using OS Darwin in my TWSBI mini for a couple of weeks. When I first inked it halfway, initially it left a blob of ink on a receipt, then not again. I filled the pen and it immediately did this again, but not since then. I use it every day, writing small daily notes in a Rhodia #11 notepad, and other than a bit of bleedthrough. I like it very much. It dries instantly and is said to be waterproof as well. I don't think I would use it in anything bigger than a Fine nib though.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:33

Just stumbled upon this thread that was started by cyclopentadiene...lovely organic chemistry name :)


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:40

Who doesn't love their Diels-Alder Rxns?


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:23

Who doesn't love their Diels-Alder Rxns?

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:31

My teacher always tried to trick us, by asking us to solve a Diels-Alder Reaction using cyclopentadiene like seen here:

http://www.meta-synt...lic/cyclo03.jpg


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:49

Wow, is this thread getting esoteric or what???

personally I eschew obfuscation.

But that's just my POV!

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 16:57

My teacher always tried to trick us, by asking us to solve a Diels-Alder Reaction using cyclopentadiene like seen here:

http://www.meta-synt...lic/cyclo03.jpg

Aaahhhh.

 

No idea.







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