Hello all. I'd like to present you my next comparison of some inks. The full text of the comparison can be found on polish fountain pen forum site.
Graf von Faber - Castell is my favourite pen maker. Unhappily I can't afford their pens, so my collection is for instance limited to three amazing fountain pens made by them (OK, two are GvFC, one is Faber - Castell).
When I heard GvFC had produced series of inks I knew I must try them. I did. And I'm impressed. They've made really good job and succeeded to deliver amazing inks with great properties (with one exception: Garnet Red really sucks). It's premium product, just look at the bottles.
Anyway I've tried them all and must say I'm more than impressed. My favoutite green ink is GvFC MOSS GREEN. My favourite brown ink is GvFC HAZELNUT BROWN. And you must know that I'm ink obsessed person and I've tried more than 200 inks (maybe around 300) so I know quite a lot of them.
In this comparison I'll present you all six inks of GvFC line. Enjoy.
CARBON BLACK: Well, what can I say? I don't like black and I can't understand why someone would choose to write with black ink? It's just beyond my comprehension. The ink flows and behaves well but it's black. I just fon't like it.
COBALT BLUE: nice, saturated and intense blue ink with purple heart (you'll see it on soaking test). I like it but it's not my favourite shade of blue.
GARNET RED: This ink is boring and dry. It's plain and dull and I don't like it at all.
HAZELNUT BROWN: My favourite brown (well, one of my favourites browns, there's just so many nice browns around. But this one is constant rotation)
MOSS GREEN: AMAZING COLOR. It rocks.
STONE GREY: I don't really like greys. It's OK. And that's all I can say.
Now let's get to interesting part - scans and photos. All text was written with Pilot 78G with broad nib.
SWABS ON MONDI 90G PAPER
DROPS OF INK ON KITCHEN TOWEL
TEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G (BROAD NIB) IN CALENDAR
TEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G (BROAD NIB) IN OXFORD NOTEBOOK