Hello all, I am currently hesitating between wide posibilities about a great ink/pen combo for crappy paper.
In fact I am planning to work everyday with this set :
- FPR Triveni Jr / Sailor Jentle Blue
- Lamy Safari F / PR Fiesta red (to underline)
- Pilot parallel / ...? (for big titles) (at home)
+ This for crappy paper, and I woud like also for less big titles,
so like this I will be able to have a pen for two different purposes (better for me and my wallet, mostly more convenient if the ink will be with the Parallel).
The inks :
- I am here to ask you if Scabiosa would be a great competitor, but what annoy me is that it will be very dry (I've tried Salix for comparison) among with a narrow-nibbed pen...
My crappy paper → Cheap feathering-prone school copy paper, and it is more to make little notes on texts with
- Otherwise I wondered about blacks before, and I have currently Perle noire but not tested in narrow-nibs (I thinked to a 78G but with con-50 I think that for the price there are better options).
I can also order some samples of X-feather or Noodler's black for example.
- I don't know if there are more to consider, maybe more polyvalent about the flow or drying time, I am open to other colour than black/ "classic" colours, I want it to be distinguable and readable easily.
Scabiosa interested me because before I was thinking about Herbin PDL, I would love to use it everyday !
You will surely recommend me basic inks like watermans, pilot.. (no judgments) I guess.
About pens :
I am talking about narrow-nibs (F,EF) because this is what I am used to (western F), and because I think that for this purpose it is more adapted.
I have thinked about the Nemosine Singularity, not very expensive but I don't need/want to spend really much more,
this might be good because of the nib choices :
- Does 0.6/0.8 Italic on this would work well (flow) with Scabiosa ? (also Knox K35 possible)
- If yes, super good, otherwise does my Safari with a 1.1 would be too wide for this purpose, I have not tested the nib yet ?
- If Scabiosa is that dry maybe with a western M nib the line will be not too big and the flow good ?
Or do you have other pens to recommend ?
Maybe I am confused, but there are a lot of options and I hope that you will be able to help me in this choice.
Hoping this thread is readable,
Thank you !