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Inky T O D - Color Swatches - Black - Please Post Your Pictures And Tell Us Your Thoughts


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#81 Jan2016

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 17:20

Birmingham Emerald View Oxidized Brass

 

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 21:17

Perle Noire in european fine, japanese extra fine and my two darkest inks. Just as I was scheming to hack the penmanship's feed to improve hard starts, it starts to behave :bunny01:.

 

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 19:57

Birmingham Steel Building Smoked Iron:

When applied generously it comes close to black...

 

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 00:20

Lamy Black.

 

This is an underrated black ink; it doesn't show up often in the ever-present "what's the best black" threads here on FPN.

 

It's not the blackest black around -- it's a "soft" black, with purple undertones.  But it is a very well-behaved ink, and flows well with good lubrication.  What's notable is it also a very fast dry ink, even on Clairefontaine paper.  This makes it a good choice for a general note-taking ink, and I think a better choice than Noodler's Bernanke Black -- which is formulated as a fast-dry ink but isn't anywhere near as well behaved (or as dark!) as Lamy Black.

 

I have a bottle of Noodler's Heart of Darkness for when I want "blackest ink EVAR" and also when I need a waterproof ink.  But I appreciate the qualities of Lamy Black and also use it in my pens, especially for vintage pens.

 

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 20:37

Monteverde Onyx.  This is a soft black.

 

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:27

The weather forecasts heavy rain and even thunderstorms for the next three days. Here's hoping we will all come out of it unscathed.

 

Pen used: Wing Sung 601.

Ink used: Diamine Onyx Black.

Paper used: Rhodia pad #18 blank 80g/m.

 

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 00:27

Lamy Black is definitely underrated. It’s not very saturated, so in swabs it doesn’t look very black. But it writes very black, and it’s very lefty friendly. And the low saturation means if you hit it with a waterbrush you get soft washes, not a black puddle. And you can keep fine details.

I haven’t played with it much in fat nibs, so I’m not sure if it can be talked into shading. That seems to be what pushes the grey button for a lot of people. But it doesn’t seem like pure saturation is the way to eliminate shading in black inks. Otherwise this one wouldn’t read as black ever.

I’m not sure there’s any other black with the combination of excellent dry time and art friendly washes. And definitely not for as cheap.

The next closest I can think of is Font India, but it’s not as well behaved.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:37

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Some early noodling with a TWSBI eco 1.1 and Platinum Carbon Black. Favorite black ink. And 1.1mm is a really love hate relationship... wide enough for nice line variation, but so brutal and unforgiving if youre trying for crisp calligraphy.

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Great to draw with tho!

#89 amberleadavis

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 21:08

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 22:13

Q-swab and a bit of writing using a dipped fine sheaffer nib.

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Posted 24 November 2018 - 08:52

My favorite of these black's
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is definitely Noodler's Heart of Darkness. It works beautifully in my Rotring isograph, which is now finally seeing some use again

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 20:46

I love the doodles.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 12:28

I already posted in another Black ink ToD that I mistook for this one. This topic however seems to be the more active one with more swatches so I'll repost the same photo here as well.

Here's Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi. It's soooooo smooth to write with, don't know if it's the ink itself or the pen&ink combo, since both are new to me and I don't plan to ink other pens I own with black. But at some point I will fill the same pen with Pilot Black and Diamine Onyx Black and then I'll get back to this topic with some thoughts on how the inks compare to each other.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 13:07

Eek. My images have disappeared.

Here are some black ink chromas, at least.

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As a sucker for complex chromas, I find the MB Black fascinating. Is it even a black at all? Waterman and Quink look quite similar.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 08:50

Eek. My images have disappeared.

Here are some black ink chromas, at least.

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As a sucker for complex chromas, I find the MB Black fascinating. Is it even a black at all? Waterman and Quink look quite similar.

 

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:28

Well...my Waterman Black is almost vintage (1990s), while I bought the Quink Black recently. What that might mean is beyond me. :huh:

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 17:18



Well...my Waterman Black is almost vintage (1990s), while I bought the Quink Black recently. What that might mean is beyond me. :huh:

 

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