Inker's note: When I say 'about' I mean 'this is a guesstimate'.
I've just gotten my ink experimentation supplies in, so I want to put up my attempts to create a smoother, low-shading version of OS Manganate. Hopefully this is helpful or interesting to someone, or at the very least means other people don't need to repeat so many tries.
1st try, more !!SCIENCE!! than scientific; 1 drop of Cascade Rinse Agent in about 3 mL of Manganate. Turned out much darker, looked beautiful, but also had a stupidly long dry time.
2nd try: Added about 2 mL to the earlier experiment. Ink now looks like old Manganate, but is smoother and has a bit less shading, possibly because more ink is getting on to the page in general.
3rd try: 1 drop of PhotoFlo & 1 drop of Phenol to 4 mL of Manganate
Edited by WirsPlm, 04 October 2013 - 16:28.