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Ink Brands Generally Known To Be Easy To Clean From Pens

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#41 Sandy1

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 22:37

 

now two of us have read this wise advice and taken it to heart...

 

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now three of use have read that wise advice, and two out of three of us have taken it to heart...

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#42 mhosea

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:40

The Waterman inks I use are a mixed bag, too. Purple is my favorite, but it is not among the easiest to clean inks. I honestly don't think you can go by brand here, rather ink by ink. Waterman Blue is easy, Montblanc Royal Blue and Toffee Brown are easy (not so much Irish Green), and so forth and so on.


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#43 NedC

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 18:08

I wouldn't go by "brand" per se, it's more a matter of particular colors. Generally the basic blues from pen manufacturers like Lamy Blue, Sheaffer Skrip blue, Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue, etc. should be safe, often these are used by manufacturers and some resellers to test nibs before shipping.

#44 katerchen

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:42

Adding Diamine Graphite to the list. After a few flushes with clean water there was no more residue coming out. The ammonia solution brought out a little more, but it was barely even visible.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 00:43

Does anyone have experience with Diamine Regency Blue?

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 03:37

I've had no trouble washing 1864 Regency Blue out of any of my pens.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 13:33

Thanks, Suji. I'll put it in one of my nicer pens and use with confidence.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 18:37

Regardless of the ink brand, red inks or inks that have significant red pigmentation are very hard to clean up in pens. I have been very pleased with the ease of cleaning of Diamine, Waterman, Pilot, and Iroshizuku inks, but it is very seldom I use red or heavily saturated ink colors in those brands as I gravitate towards light ink colors to get lots of ink shading when using flexible nibs.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 00:22

This was just what I was looking for because I like to clean my pens and I like it to be easy! I also thought the J. Herbin inks I had cleaned up easily. I've read some horror stories about Diamine Ancient Copper, but I had no problem with it. And strangely enough, I just tried a sample of Faber Castell Moss Green that was extremely easy to clean up. I read that De Artramentis Black Edition Green is easy to clean, but these are specific colors, and I don't know about the brands in general.. 

 

I don't really need every color out there so I appreciate learning about the ones here. Thanks!



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:35

Question: how well does ease of flushing/cleaning out as defined for this thread equate to safety in using the ink in a capillary P61 (like the one I bought last Sunday?  :)  )



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:49

Any inks from Parker and Lamy are very cleanable so +1 on them from me.

 

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 10:57

Question: how well does ease of flushing/cleaning out as defined for this thread equate to safety in using the ink in a capillary P61 (like the one I bought last Sunday?  :)  )

Hi,

 

99%

The other 1% is for the unexpected.

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 19:09

I understand it would be incorrect to make blanket statements and that there can be exceptions within any brand. I almost never have any trouble cleaning out inks from J. Herbin, Rohrer & Klingner and Waterman. (The J. Herbin Rouge Hematite would be an exception, and I knew this when I inked my pen so there were no surprises when it came time to clean it.)


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