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What Is A Good Brown Ink?

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#21 Chrissy

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 22:10

I like Mb Carlo Collodi although it might be difficult to get hold of now. I also like Mb Seasons Greetings scented brown



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#22 Blazing

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 22:57

I've heard that Diamine Copper Brown is a favourite.


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Posted 24 May 2014 - 23:23

This exceptional piece of work on the comprehensive Diamine Ink range by "cybaea" is worth a look.

 

http://www.fountainp...-inks-compared/

 

I chose the Diamine Ochre and was unimpressed with it initially but I changed my opinion when I used it in a vintage flex pen.

The sepia tones fit the character of the old pen and match the colour of the faded BHR barrel.



#24 Dickkooty2

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 00:28

Tas

 

(post up above) What a great format for those ink cards! 



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:43

I love De Atramentis Black Edition Brown-Black.


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#26 gvhill

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 03:08

I've used Private Reserve Chocolat for a few years now and really enjoy the way it writes and looks, particularly on buff color paper.



#27 Tas

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 08:22

Tas

 

(post up above) What a great format for those ink cards! 

 

 

Thank you. They're perfect for me, I hope they help others too . . .  :)


Edited by Tas, 25 May 2014 - 08:22.


#28 MarcS

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 08:32

pelikan 4001 brilliant brown.  great color at a great price.



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:36

My favourites are Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Guri, Waterman Havana (Absolute) Brown and J. Herbin Cacao du Bresil.


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#30 lapis

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:28

If you can still find them, get Caran d'Ache's Grand Canyon and  Noodler's Galileo Manuscript Brown (an FPN-Exclusive job). In regard to the latter, as JefferyS once pointed out, heroin is more readily available in death row at San Quentin.

 

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 20:08

I'm enjoying the Monteverde Brown with ITF "Ink Treatment Formula". The scanned sample is a vintage Sheaffer's desk set with an open #3 nib, matched to Kokuyo Campus highgrade paper. The paper is very smooth and is not absorbent, and a little cream colored.

 

This is a new ink to me, so I hesitate to comment (yet) other than to say I'm really enjoying it.  Happy Trails to you.

 

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#32 amberleadavis

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 20:11

If you can still find them, get Caran d'Ache's Grand Canyon and  Noodler's Galileo Manuscript Brown (an FPN-Exclusive job). In regard to the latter, as JefferyS once pointed out, heroin is more readily available in death row at San Quentin.

 

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I'm not even a brown lover and I have to admit the GMB was cooler than I expected.  I just recently tried a sample of CdA's Grand Canyon -- I'm struggling to get over the misnaming.  That color is a brown least likely to be seen in the Grand Canyon.  However, it's a great performing ink.  If that color motivates you, then try Diamine Saddle Brown.  It's another terrific performer.

 

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 20:23

I'll buy that. As I once wrote here, my Grand Canyon looked not at all like the Grand Canyon where I was, yes, once. The real McCoy looked a lot redder/goldener/warmer. But as somebody else pointed out -- Sandy1 ? -- the canyon itself looks different every day, and depends on your own view of things. Still, one of my favourite browns.

 

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Edited by lapis, 25 May 2014 - 20:30.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 22:12

Cult Pens/Diamine Deep Dark Brown. A classic and the only 'brown' ink I use.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 02:57

I don't have any browns right now. Tried Noodler's Walnut - not for me, #41 Brown, liked better but not enough to buy a bottle. The only one I considered seriously? Monteverde Brown.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:14

 

My two favorites.

mine as well!

 

Also give the new MB Leonardo a try, it is fantastic! It says that it is a red chalk, but I promise you it is more brown than red...


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 14:36

Another vote for Waterman Havana Brown (or Absolute Brown).  Why did they change the name?  Absolute Brown is so boring.  Havana Brown had soul. 

 

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 15:12

Noodler's Kiowa Pecan shades nicely. It has neither the fastest nor the slowest dry time. I like the color.

Edit: typo

Edited by syoung98, 30 May 2014 - 15:13.






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