only use this in cheap pens.. not going near the visconti's i guess its alright and is definitely better then earlier bullet-proofs but its just too high maintenance and dry definitely not a go to ink for me.
I don't find it excessively high maintenance (albeit with very limited experience). I cleaned three pens last night. I'd been using 54th in an Omas Milord with converter. It required a few more minutes of flushing with water to eliminate all traces of color on paper towel or in fresh water than did a Montegrappa that had MB Toffee Brown in it and an Omas vintage-style paragon with Diamine Denim. Based on the comments about clean-up in the review, I then flushed the Milord with water containing a couple drops of Dawn and <10% ammonia, and got only the very slightest trace of color on a paper towel. Admittedly, I didn't disassemble the nib and feed, but I'm not under the impression that there is enough residue remaining after water-only cleaning to deter me from using this regularly (though I recognize Sandy1 says residue was observed even after use of water/ammonia/surfactant flush).
Edited by aardvarkbark, 18 November 2013 - 13:52.