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#21 Abner C. Kemp

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 00:33

It would be interesting to see about how many words can be written with 1 ml of ink. Then you could break down how much you pay per word! Any experimenters out there? Thanks for posting this! 



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 23:46

It would be interesting to see about how many words can be written with 1 ml of ink. Then you could break down how much you pay per word! Any experimenters out there? Thanks for posting this! 

 

Sounds interesting, but there is a big difference between writing the word "it" vs "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", so perhaps if someone was to write the bible starting with Genesis, or Moby Dick, etc. and see how far they could get...



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Posted 28 January 2014 - 23:59

Haha, it's cool to see the cost breakdown, but at the same time it is merely a curiosity to me.  I will probably buy whichever inks I really want, because at the rate I use them at I can measure the life expectancy of a bottle in months, if not years.  Plus, I don't drink soda or booze, so I need some other consumable liquid to spend my money on, right?  :-)


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 00:35

Sham69,  How long will that 16 oz. last you?


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 00:42

It would be interesting to see about how many words can be written with 1 ml of ink. Then you could break down how much you pay per word! Any experimenters out there? Thanks for posting this! 

 

Hey

 

I did a quasi attempt at this based on very loose figures.....

 

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 23:29

Some great information here in these graphs......

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 10:46

My latest comparison, yes, 3 months old and only a small choice, list prices in Euros incl. our 19% sales tax.... Again, shown elsewhere but I forget where....

 

 

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Ink                   List Price    Bottle   Price/ml

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Caran d'Ache (new)    29.50         50 ml    0.59

Iroshizuku            24.90         50 ml    0.50

Caran d'Ache (old)    13.95         30 ml    0.47

Graf von F-C (new)    25.00         75 ml    0.33

Pelikan Edelstein     14.50         50 ml    0.29

Herbin                 8.65         30 ml    0.29

Akkerman (60 ml)      15.00         60 ml    0.25

Montblanc (regulars)  13.00         60 ml    0.22

Waterman               7.50         50 ml    0.15

Pelikan 4001           4.15         30 ml    0.14

Rohre & Klingner       6.50         50 ml    0.13

Parker Quink           6.00         57 ml    0.11

Akkerman (150 ml)     16.50        150 ml    0.11

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 15:52

My latest comparison, yes, 3 months old and only a small choice, list prices in Euros incl. our 19% sales tax.... Again, shown elsewhere but I forget where....

 

 

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Ink                   List Price    Bottle   Price/ml

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Caran d'Ache (new)    29.50         50 ml    0.59

Iroshizuku            24.90         50 ml    0.50

Caran d'Ache (old)    13.95         30 ml    0.47

Graf von F-C (new)    25.00         75 ml    0.33

Pelikan Edelstein     14.50         50 ml    0.29

Herbin                 8.65         30 ml    0.29

Akkerman (60 ml)      15.00         60 ml    0.25

Montblanc (regulars)  13.00         60 ml    0.22

Waterman               7.50         50 ml    0.15

Pelikan 4001           4.15         30 ml    0.14

Rohre & Klingner       6.50         50 ml    0.13

Parker Quink           6.00         57 ml    0.11

Akkerman (150 ml)     16.50        150 ml    0.11

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You need to revise.  Akkerman no longer offer the 150ml bottles.  Now they are 60ml only....  :bawl:

 

 

Edit.   Ooops... I just saw that you include it.. Isn't that sad....  :(


Edited by Cyber6, 09 July 2014 - 15:54.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 16:04

Pilot/Namiki

     - 60ml, $12.00, $.20 per ml

     - 50ml Iroshizuku, $28.00, $.56 per ml


Most affordable ink by ml: Monteverde & Noodler's - $.14 per ml

Most expensive ink by ml: Pilot Iroshizuku - $.56 per ml

 

Corrected for you:

 

Pilot/Namiki

  - 350ml, $36, $0.102 per ml http://www.ebay.ca/itm/291167396851

 

Most affordable ink by ml: Pilot $0.102 per ml







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