That is a great idea if we can solve the shipping problems. As far as I can tell, there is no source in the US for Indian inks today except one eBay seller in India. So I would definitely join.
But for me, ignorance is a problem. I have tried a little Camlin ink (loved it) and I've heard of Chelpark ink but not tried it. Otherwise, I have no idea what inks are available in India or how experienced users feel about them. Could someone provide a little education for us foreigners?
A very old company, now Kokuyo, Japan has majority shares in this company. The Camel brand ink is a very old one and well reputed for very inexpensive but superb quality ink. My favorites: Royal Blue and Violet (now sadly discontinued). The Inks used to conform to ISI standards and used to have the ISI mark, but no longer, but the Quality is still as good as before. This ink is distributed all over India.
Chelpark: The result of the sale of Parker's ink business in India to their Indian partner. Well reputed good quality ink, but nowadays made by a company called PG Stationery. The Royal Blue and Ruby Red used to be my favorites, but I dont like the PG stationery made inks... This ink used to be distributed all over India.
Bril: A very well reputed manufacturer of inks located in the South of India. Their products are not available outside the 4 South Indian states. The Royal Blue Ink still carries the ISI mark. The Royal Blue is my personal favorite, very well behaved ink. The laurel rose is unique among the three being a nice saturated pink offering. The Black is quite OK. Their Green also is very good. The Turquoise is dull, I have their Red but I have never used it, I think...
Edited by hari317, 20 March 2015 - 19:13.