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#1 Mkim

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 02:18

Hi everyone!

 

I've recently been interested in Iron-Gall ink colours...but I can't seem to hold my breathe and put them in my FPs...

 

So my question to you is:

 

What is the closest iron-gall like colour ink you know of? (without having any iron-gall content!)

Only one I can think of is the MB midnight blue... 

 

*I love that strange subdued  slight purple/blue-black look that seems to jump right off the page!

 

Thank you!



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 02:31

How about Diamine Denim?  It's a very nice blue-black that doesn't tinge green/teal like so many of them do.  Or Diamine Eclipse, which is almost black when it goes down?

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 02:42

I'll second Ruth's recommendations.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 02:47

How about Diamine Denim?  It's a very nice blue-black that doesn't tinge green/teal like so many of them do.  Or Diamine Eclipse, which is almost black when it goes down?

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I bought them both actually lol but I found that the...

1. denim - no purple tinge at all

2. Eclipse - pretty much black! and very little blue in there 



#5 Lou Erickson

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 03:18

Get some IG and be happy?  If you're worried about it messing up a nice pen, get a cheap pen.  A Pilot Metro or 78G is a nice writing pen that most wouldn't be crushed if it got gunked up.  (And they come apart to clean.)  Or a Preppy.

 

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 04:34

Sailor Jentle Blue.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:06

Pelikan Blueblack is the closest to a classic I-G blueblack that I know of. That goes for the color, flow and lubrication. 

 

That said, dont fear genuine I-G inks in modern formulations. Diamine Registrars, ESS Registrars and Akkermann #10 are quite "heavy duty" (high I-G content and prone to sedimentation) but Rohrer and Klingner Salix is perfectly benign and in addition has excellent properties in the pen and on the paper. Also, if you ever come across a reasonably priced NOS bottle of the old Montblanc Blueblack (from before the first version of Midnight Blue), buy it - it's great ink.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 15:15

Akkerman Voorhout Violet is VERY similar color wise to Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa.

I have Scabiosa in a sample (from Goulet) in my M205 right now with no issues. Also ran it through my True Writer Silver Anniversary with no problems. A bottle of same will be my next ink purchase.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 16:01

The easiest and cheapest is Parker Blue black which, by the way, is a very reliable ink!


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 19:44

The easiest and cheapest is Parker Blue black which, by the way, is a very reliable ink!

Note that I as well as many others here have very often said that Parker's (as well as Waterman's) "Blue-Black" is IOO by no means a "blue-black" but rather a watered out turquoise-grey. Check out this 3-day-old thread

 

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 19:46

Note that I as well as many others here have very often said that Parker's (as well as Waterman's) "Blue-Black" is IOO by no means a "blue-black" but rather a watered out turquoise-grey. Check out this 3-day-old thread

 

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Agree. 20 years ago I used Parker BB and back then it was indeed BB (not sure it was I-G though). Not so these days.



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Posted 24 October 2014 - 20:29

You mentioned that you like a slight purple blue/black. My mind instantly went to Lamy Blue/Black. It has some purple undertones and shades very nicely on smooth papers, esp. Rhodia. 







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