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Best Ink For A White Pen?

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#1 CharlieTurtle

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 17:59

The pen in question is a white Waterman Hemisphere, with a medium nib. The section is black so I'm not too worried about staining while I'm filling. But what do you suggest I fill with?

 

Until now, I've always had a same-ish colour ink and pen (eg Red Lamy Safari has Skrip Red, Blue Sheaffer 330 has Diamine Denim, etc) but white ink would be... well, silly, for a student.

 

I considered perhaps pink?


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 18:03

I would avoid those inks that are notorious for staining (ink is a stain, after all, so that isn't a bad thing). I have never considered getting a white pen, but would probably go with whatever ink has a shade you like and wouldn't be too if it did stain your pen. I would avoid Noodler's Whaleman's Sepia as it looks like used motor oil to me.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 18:18

I would say probably say pink or purple too as the pen has a sort of feminine appeal to it.

 

However personally I never really match inks to pens based on design or colour as it I generally buy the finish of a pen I prefer which is normally a Blue or Green there are only so many blues and greens you can use at once. 

 

A nice Violet which is worth a try is j herbin violette pensee if I recall correctly I think you were the one who mentioned that you could buy tins from waterstones for £2.50, I did and really like it. 



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 18:24

black, white and silver pens are beautiful for just that. you can fill them with whatever you want and they always look cool.

 

I would suggest a purple, a green or a turquoise (waterman inks are just perfect shades)

 

A deep pink or a burgundy would be nice too (sailor grenade, noodler's burgundy), same goes for a deep dark blue (noodler's navy perhaps?)

 

edit: since you are a student (and will probably want to use the pen/ink for class notes) i would say go with a green. I have found Parker Quink Green to be easy on the eyes and I can happily read pages and pages of notes without feeling tired at all.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 18:46

I would say probably say pink or purple too as the pen has a sort of feminine appeal to it.

 

However personally I never really match inks to pens based on design or colour as it I generally buy the finish of a pen I prefer which is normally a Blue or Green there are only so many blues and greens you can use at once. 

 

A nice Violet which is worth a try is j herbin violette pensee if I recall correctly I think you were the one who mentioned that you could buy tins from waterstones for £2.50, I did and really like it. 

 

It was me, yes, though last time I was in there I couldn't see any. Hmm.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 18:54

My mum used to have a white Vector and she was happy using Quink Washable Blue with it.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 00:00

Hey. Hope your well...Don't do pink. If you're looking for something close, but intriguing; try Noodler's Ottoman Rose. it's a fudcia color...Very unique...It was actually recommended by FPN members when I asked for suggestions for something different than the usual. I'm very happy w/this ink. I've got about 25 inks and wanted something off the charts...I've tried a couple of pinks, and they're all pale and lost on the paper...Take care and let me know how it goes...Regards, Leroy P.S. Attached is a sample of the ink. In reality, it's richer...Just the monitor you know...

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 14:03

My first thought for a white pen, before even seeing your post, was pink. :)  I have Carnation from the Diamine Flower Set in a white Safari at the moment, and love the combination. :)



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 18:53

 

Do. Not. Do. This.

 

Both these inks could badly stain a white pen.

 

I'm not touching Blue State Blue with a barge poll, trust me! With my luck that would result in a nice blue patch on the carpet.

 

Anyone got any thoughts on Diamine Hope Pink?


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 21:06

Noodler's Apache Sunset perhaps?

 

That is the nice thing about white- it goes with every color under the rainbow.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 00:49

I'm partial to using reds in a white pen and currently love using Diamine Red Dragon or Deep Dark Red. 



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:28

Momiji cleans out easily and is quite pretty.

 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:23

Parker Quink Blue would probably be a pretty safe option. Lamy washable inks are also known to be quite stain resistant. 

 

It would be seriously cool if you inked it up with one of the Noodler's invisible inks though (Blue Ghost or Whiteness of the Whale). Certainly not a practical option but that would be slick in a white pen imo. 

 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:48

Waterman Black: classic, well behaved, non staining, beautiful/charming ink. 



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 14:13

Anyone got any thoughts on Diamine Hope Pink?

 

I really like it, but I love pink ink in general, so keep that in mind.  I like all the Diamine pinks, really. And Noodler's has some fun ones, though they're more obnoxious. :)



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 14:37

White ink, obviously.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 20:39

White ink, obviously.

 

 

 

Welcome aboard!!!

 

I know white ink seems like the choice, but the only fountain safe white ink is just too blue for the pen.    Perhaps the wonderful Ghost Blue?


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 21:48

Iroshizuku Kon-Peki looks like a sweet light blue for a white pen. I haven't tried unfortunately. 

 

I love Waterman South Sea Blue (Turquiose) as my lighter ink. I believe it is problem free too. 



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:48

i think white pens go best with brighter blue inks or even the subtleness of grey inks.  perhaps Noodler's Ottoman Azure Blue? or maybe Diamine Grey?


Edited by rudyhou, 06 January 2014 - 04:51.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:49

 

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Edited by rudyhou, 06 January 2014 - 04:50.

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