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#1 CelloGeek

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 06:08

I write with stubs (and will write with flex when I can afford some vintage flex) and I love inks that shade. They just look more interesting to me.
I'm looking for a list of really intense shaders.

Here are the shaders I've tried:
Noodlers...
Black Swan in Australian Roses, pre July '14. (RIP)
Navajo Turquoise
Apache Sunset

Diamine ancient copper

Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo (moonlight)

What are your favorites?

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#2 AllenG

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 06:57

My most commonly used nib is a 3x fine flex. It can produce some heavy shading.
Noodler's Widow Maker can appear like a candy cane with it, shading from almost pink to black. Lexington grey shades well. As does Midway blue.
Iroshizuku inks shade but not as much as the Noodler's in my experience. That said Yama-buto is great for tone shift, Ina-ho too.

#3 Lgsoltek

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:20

Apache Sunset is my favourite!



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:41

I find Diamine Deep Dark Red has some nice shading in my L2K M nib
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Posted 26 July 2014 - 00:36

Noodlers Golden Brown

Iroshizuku Yama Budo



#6 doggonecarl

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 02:07

Noodler's Liberty Elysium

#7 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 02:17

Apache Sunset and Pelikan 4001 Blue Black


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#8 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 02:40

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#9 TheDarkFaery

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 02:49

J Herbin Bleu Azure shades pretty well.


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#10 tonybelding

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:56

Noodler's Liberty Elysium

 

I'm not sure I'd agree with that.  Liberty's Elysium is a vibrant color, but it's not what I think of as a particularly shading ink.  Actually, I find the best shading inks are often either light in color or dull (gray-ish) in color.  Too much color saturation works against you.

 

Noodler's Texas Blue Bonnet, with its sibling Bad Blue Heron, is a strong shader.  It really is my favorite.

 

Black Swan in Australian Roses is a super-shading ink, and I think Noodler's Navy probably qualifies too.  However, these don't have what I'd call that old-fashioned shading look.

 

J. Herbin Verte Empire shades very well, if you have good quality, dense paper.  It looks old-fashioned.

 

I got a bottle of Private Reserve Sepia, but I'm ashamed to say I haven't gotten around to giving it a good try-out yet.



#11 carlos.q

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:20

R&K Salix shades and has a vintage look.

#12 FountainPenCowgirl

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:42

The new BSIAR shades beautifully.

Also not mentioned so far (I think), and one of my very favorites: Noodler's Habanero.

Oh, and Waterman Absolute Brown. Glorious shading in a Pelikan medium nib.

Edited by FountainPenCowgirl, 26 July 2014 - 12:45.


#13 playtime

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 13:15

Diamine Royal Blue

Waterman South Sea Blue

Diamine Turquoise

Diamine Sepia.


"Writing is 1/3 nib width & flex, 1/3 paper and 1/3 ink. In that order."Bo Bo Olson

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#14 Rita_K

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 13:20

+1 for R&K Salix and Scabiosa.

I also love the shading I get with Noodler's Navy.



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 14:24

Caran d'Ache Saffron is my best shader, for sure. I also get lovely shading from Caran d'Ache Sunset, J. Herbin Rouge Bourgogne and Bleu Myosotis, as well as Mont Blanc Albert Einstein.



#16 CelloGeek

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 17:27

Thanks everyone! Now I have a pile of inks to sample. Woohoo!

Will journal for food!

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Lamy Vista 1.5 -- Jinhao x750 Ivory, Goulet #6 1.1


#17 Icywolfe

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 22:39

Pilot Kon-peki is the only shading ink I have. DeAtriments Cola seems to shade a tiny bit.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:48

Noodler's Apache Sunset

Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses (original, I haven't tried the new formulation)

J. Herbin Ambre De Birmanie







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