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#21 hari317

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 19:13

 

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?

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Camlin:

 

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...

 

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 19:27

Camlin:

 

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...

 

HTH 

 

Thanks Hari!

Based on that, I would definitely be interested in a Bril purchase.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 19:37

Dear Fellow Indian Members
 
How many of you ould be interested in group buy for inks?


Hello Indian Ink Fans....

I am an Inkoholic and in frequent contact with De Atramentis a small German manufature of 255 inks


If intererested I can contact the utterly friendly owner for you to offer you a nice deal

Regards Peter

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 12:49

I'd be interested for both De Atramentis and Bril (any of their colours). Although, I'm not sure I would need 50 bottles myself! Would it be possible to loop in a few resellers or stockists to enthuse them?



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 17:42

Bril Blue Black.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 20:03

I'd be interested for both De Atramentis and Bril (any of their colours). Although, I'm not sure I would need 50 bottles myself! Would it be possible to loop in a few resellers or stockists to enthuse them?

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 11:21

50 bottles for 50 ppl... Not for you only

I am also in for bril and De atramentis. Guys, I need your suggestions. Generally, I use Parker Quink Black as my go to black ink. I am also looking for a more saturated and darker indian black ink. Any suggestions


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 11:23

I am also in for Bril and De atramentis. Guys, I need your help. Out of Indian black inks, which is more saturated and most black ink


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 12:56

I would be in for Bril Blue black.

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 18:36

Count me in please... In for anything that's not over 3000 INR

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 02:47

It won't be budy... 5 bottles for not not more than 200...plus shipping

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 07:16

Count me  in for the Bril group (if you will do an international group), please.


Edited by fountainpagan, 23 March 2015 - 09:50.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 08:39

Am also in for some Bril ink.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 10:40

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Dear Indian ink Fans

 

I have been in friendly contact wiht the utterly friendly owner of De Atramentis ink.... Dr Franz Josef Jansen

 

Elke%20und%20Franz%20Josef%20Jansen._zpsThe famous Dr J. and his wife Elke ;)

 

How that come you can read in my topic Declaration of Love to De Atramentis http://www.fountainp...tramentis-inks/

 

I am in no way connected to De Atramentis I just love the inks an I just love sharing my enthsiasm on nice things..... Well and does Dr J not look like your favourite Grand Dad??? :)

 

De Atramentis is a small family run Ink Manufacture that produces over 300 handmade inks in over 70 colours!!!

 

more on the Manufacture you can find i the articel I have tranlated from the German website

http://www.fountainp...-de-atramentis/

 

Article on Ink making in the middle ages (my translation from German D-A-website

http://www.fountainp...he-middle-ages/

 

What can I do for you

 

Due to my contact toDr JaI was able to help peploe to get inks or samples at excellent :)  conditions to people in every corner of the world :)

 

I will have to ask dr Jfor the specific conditions in this case, but from my experience so far I can tell you the following:

 

If Ordered  a 100 bottles the prices are very very nice (Read low :) )

if ordered 500 bottles well what can I tell :puddle: 

 

I believe with so many people responding so far it will not be hard to reach those 100 bottles

 

Some Examples

 

I will insert the handwritten  examples of some of the inks down here.. I wrote this this morning for this topic.... The links to the more extensive review of the inkswill be underneath...  I will also insert some more pics. Laso from artists (they love the permanent Document inks)

 

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DACMYK2test008_zps94384e9d.jpg

 

resistance test wiht aggressive fluids

 

 

Some artwoks made withDe Atramentis Inks

 

DA%20Khaki%20and%20Havana_zpsciz3geoj.jp

Made by Serbia Artist Milan Jovic with De Atramentis Khaki, Havanna and Gold 

 

 

PICTOGRAMAX%20-%202014%20-%20DE%20ATRAME

Also by Milan Jovic with D-A Sahra Grau, Steel Blue and Document Brown

 

jane%20art_zpsytmkufcv.jpg

 

Another use of document brown by Australian artist Jane Blundell http://www.janeblundellart.com

 

Who also made this colur chart which can be ound on her website

 

Jane%20Colour%20chart_zpsiejpnxaf.jpg

 

Mixing wiht the CMYK document inks..... Other mixes can be found on Jabe's website

 

 

Liz%20Steel%20De%20Atramentis_zpspzeqgzcAnother Australian Artist LIz Steel wiht DA Document inks http://www.lizsteel.com

 

 

I will do the following

 

  • Contact Dr J. for a very nice offer
  • P.M. Mehandiratta wiht more info and Details
  • I the near future I will publish a handwritten comparison of all De Atramentis Standard Ink

 

Over view pages with links to my more extensive ink reviews

 

http://www.fountainp...&userMode=title

 

Regards Peter


Edited by Morbus Curiositas, 23 March 2015 - 11:09.

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 10:56

Ink%20bottles_zpsjqo494lu.jpg

 

 

Dear Indian ink Fans

 

I have been in friendly contact wiht the utterly friendly owner of De Atramentis ink.... Dr Franz Josef Jansen

 

Elke%20und%20Franz%20Josef%20Jansen._zpsThe famous Dr J. and his wife Elke ;)

 

How that come you can read in my topic Declaration of Love to De Atramentis http://www.fountainp...tramentis-inks/

 

I am in no way connected to De Atramentis I just love the inks an I just love sharing my enthsiasm on nice things..... Well and does Dr J not look like your favourite Grand Dad??? :)

 

De Atramentis is a small family run Ink Manufacture that produces over 300 handmade inks in over 70 colours!!!

 

more on the Manufacture you can find i the articel I have tranlated from the German website

http://www.fountainp...-de-atramentis/

 

What can I do for you

 

Due to my contact toDr JaI was able to help peploe to get inks or samples at excellent :)  conditions to people in every corner of the world :)

 

I will have to ask dr Jfor the specific conditions in this case, but from my experience so far I can tell you the following:

 

If Ordered  a 100 bottles the prices are very very nice (Read low :) )

if ordered 500 bottles well what can I tell :puddle: 

 

I believe with so many people responding so far it will not be hard to reach those 100 bottles

 

Some Examples

 

I will insert the handwritten  examples of some of the inks down here.. I wrote this this morning for this topic.... The links to the more extensive review of the inkswill be underneath...  I will also insert some more pics. Laso from artists (they love the permanent Document inks)

 

Page%201_zpstz2hhasy.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

page%202_zpsfymt4qis.jpg

 

 

 

page%203_zpszsl8anyo.jpg

 

 

 

page%204_zps3p3brtsu.jpg

 

 

 

page%205_zpsxyntxnny.jpg

 

 

 

 

page%206_zpsgiyegvz0.jpg

 

 

 

 

DACMYK2test008_zps94384e9d.jpg

 

resistance test wiht aggressive fluids

 

 

Very Cool. Thanx for ur work :notworthy1:


Edited by vig2432, 23 March 2015 - 10:59.

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#36 hari317

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 13:48

It won't be budy... 5 bottles for not not more than 200...plus shipping

Bril was just 12-15 rs per 60ml bottle till last year, right?

 

what is the price now?


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 14:25

Are we tslking the same rupee gmh[quote name="hari317" post="3311042" timestamp="1427118536"]Bril was just 12-15 rs per 60ml bottle till last year, right?
 
what is the price now?[/quote

Are we talking the same rupee here..

As far as i know 1 rupee is inl 0.0147 eurocent

So 15 rupees is a little more than 0.22 euro

I believe even in Eastern Europe one cannot even buy anbink cartridge for that money

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


#38 mehandiratta

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 14:30

Ink%20bottles_zpsjqo494lu.jpg


 
Dear Indian ink Fans
 
I have been in friendly contact wiht the utterly friendly owner of De Atramentis ink.... Dr Franz Josef Jansen
 
Elke%20und%20Franz%20Josef%20Jansen._zpsThe famous Dr J. and his wife Elke ;)
 
How that come you can read in my topic Declaration of Love to De Atramentis http://www.fountainp...tramentis-inks/
 
I am in no way connected to De Atramentis I just love the inks an I just love sharing my enthsiasm on nice things..... Well and does Dr J not look like your favourite Grand Dad??? :)
 
De Atramentis is a small family run Ink Manufacture that produces over 300 handmade inks in over 70 colours!!!
 
more on the Manufacture you can find i the articel I have tranlated from the German website
http://www.fountainp...-de-atramentis/
 
Article on Ink making in the middle ages (my translation from German D-A-website
http://www.fountainp...he-middle-ages/
 
What can I do for you
 
Due to my contact toDr JaI was able to help peploe to get inks or samples at excellent :)  conditions to people in every corner of the world :)
 
I will have to ask dr Jfor the specific conditions in this case, but from my experience so far I can tell you the following:
 
If Ordered  a 100 bottles the prices are very very nice (Read low :) )
if ordered 500 bottles well what can I tell :puddle: 
 
I believe with so many people responding so far it will not be hard to reach those 100 bottles
 
Some Examples
 
I will insert the handwritten  examples of some of the inks down here.. I wrote this this morning for this topic.... The links to the more extensive review of the inkswill be underneath...  I will also insert some more pics. Laso from artists (they love the permanent Document inks)
 
Page%201_zpstz2hhasy.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
page%202_zpsfymt4qis.jpg
 
 
MerlotwineinkbottlesglasspaperFPN_zpshge
 
page%203_zpszsl8anyo.jpg
 
 
 
page%204_zps3p3brtsu.jpg
 
 
 
page%205_zpsxyntxnny.jpg
 
 
 
 
page%206_zpsgiyegvz0.jpg
 
 
 
 
DACMYK2test008_zps94384e9d.jpg
 
resistance test wiht aggressive fluids
 
 
Some artwoks made withDe Atramentis Inks
 
DA%20Khaki%20and%20Havana_zpsciz3geoj.jp
Made by Serbia Artist Milan Jovic with De Atramentis Khaki, Havanna and Gold 
 
 
PICTOGRAMAX%20-%202014%20-%20DE%20ATRAME
Also by Milan Jovic with D-A Sahra Grau, Steel Blue and Document Brown
 
jane%20art_zpsytmkufcv.jpg
 
Another use of document brown by Australian artist Jane Blundell http://www.janeblundellart.com
 
Who also made this colur chart which can be ound on her website
 
Jane%20Colour%20chart_zpsiejpnxaf.jpg
 
Mixing wiht the CMYK document inks..... Other mixes can be found on Jabe's website
 
 
Liz%20Steel%20De%20Atramentis_zpspzeqgzcAnother Australian Artist LIz Steel wiht DA Document inks http://www.lizsteel.com
 
 
I will do the following
 

  • Contact Dr J. for a very nice offer
  • P.M. Mehandiratta wiht more info and Details
  • I the near future I will publish a handwritten comparison of all De Atramentis Standard Ink
 
Over view pages with links to my more extensive ink reviews
 
http://www.fountainp...&userMode=title
 
Regards Peter
What will be target price

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#39 Scribblesoften

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 17:06

If shipping can be solved count me in for Bril.  For De Atramentis, I would have to know more particulars, such as how many bottles and what colors.  Rather than bundling these two ideas together they might be split.  First try to work a Bril purchase and then come back to the De Atramentis.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 17:53

Bril is priced at INR 18







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