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Organics Studio Gregor Mendel

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#1 yogalarva

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:29

Alright, this is an ink that I meant to review long ago and then because of some sad tech confusion it didn’t happen.  But, now it’s ready, perhaps a bit too late.  Yesterday there was a post on the Organics Studio Facebook page saying that they are discontinuing Gregor Mendel, so all that’s left is what’s out there…  

 

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This ink is really neat.  It’s colored using chlorophyll, which is the same thing that makes plants green.  It’s also a pigmented ink, which makes it very water resistant, as you can see above.  On the other hand, this is a far less saturated ink than some other modern ones, but I still find it readable enough for daily use, especially if you are using it in a broad or stub nib.

 

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Flow was good, it was easy to clean, and I really can’t think of a single downside to this ink.  It even smells good, with a slight minty scent that’s a refreshing change from the chemical-y smell we are all probably familiar with at this point.

 

Like I said, this ink is now available in pretty limited quantities, so I would say that if you want it, get it now.  I can’t quite decide if I would use it enough to justify buying a full bottle or not, but I’m sure that if I wait a few more days the decision will probably make itself for me.

 

This ink was purchased with my own money and I am not being compensated for this review in any way.  All opinions expressed above are my own and you are free to disagree with them if you wish.


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#2 bardiir

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 11:42

FYI: See http://www.fountainp...cs-studio-inks/

Isaac Newton is discontinued too now, so if you're going so snag up a Gregor Mendel you might also want to get an Isaac Newton one maybe :D


Edited by bardiir, 01 August 2014 - 11:51.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 20:00

Thank you for the review!


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 20:16

I really enjoyed Gregor Mendel but for me it made a mess of my flex pens. For some reason that specific ink just drips out of my flex pens even if I'm not moving it or anything. It was strange. No other ink has ever done that. I loved how it looked with broader nibs but it was too faded with my japanese fine nib for me to continue using. I would actually consider buying a bottle though since it's no longer being continued.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 21:49

Thanks for the review. i like the colour and properties of that ink but the question remains... how cum does a young company like that offer a new ink and then discontinue it in such a short time?????


Edited by lapis, 01 August 2014 - 21:54.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 01:25

Thanks for the review. i like the colour and properties of that ink but the question remains... how cum does a young company like that offer a new ink and then discontinue it in such a short time?????

 

From what their post said, it sounds like it's a decision of necessity.  That's the bummer about being a small, young company - there's only so much that one or a few people can do when their living situation changes and they have to move, which I think is what the case here is...


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:10

Was the chlorophyll from pea plants?

 

(Sorry, compulsive biologist in-joke...)


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:08

I was too late to get a bottle and am in mourning... Lovely ink, had dreamed of a chlorophyll ink every time I did chlorophyll or plant protein extraction simply because of the glorious colour it is when fresh. Two mL is not enough!

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:53

I was too late to get a bottle and am in mourning... Lovely ink, had dreamed of a chlorophyll ink every time I did chlorophyll or plant protein extraction simply because of the glorious colour it is when fresh. Two mL is not enough!

There are some still in stock on some shops. So maybe you just need to ask around if someone has any left.


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#10 yogalarva

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:10

I was too late to get a bottle and am in mourning... Lovely ink, had dreamed of a chlorophyll ink every time I did chlorophyll or plant protein extraction simply because of the glorious colour it is when fresh. Two mL is not enough!

 

It looks like Zeller Writing Co still has full bottles - no affiliation, just the first place I thought to check after Goulet that carries OS


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:42

Anderson Pens also sells the Organics Studio inks and seems to have the Gregor Mendel in stock. No affiliation with them.

 

#lapis, OS is a one person company. So there's only so many inks one can make.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 03:45

Bertram's Inkwell carries Organics Studio


Edited by PS104, 21 August 2014 - 03:45.






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