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Newb's Ink Haul W/ Quick And Dirty Tests.

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#1 minaa

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 03:13

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This arrived today. *glee!*

 

I have three more inks incoming: Edelstein Amethyst, whenever it arrives from Germany, and Diamine Oxblood and Red Dragon (reds, maroons, and dark purples... all right up my alley) from Goulet Pens.

 

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And here's my quick and dirty sample sheet. I had a Raphael watercolor brush sitting by that I use for other inks, so I wet it and used it. The first little "kosumosu" comment was my attempt to dip a pen that apparently wasn't clean. Oh well! 

 

Tested on Midori MD notebook paper, which seems to hold wets really well. No major bleed-throughs.

 

These inks are really easily watered down when loaded in a brush, it seems, which is why there are multiple tests. Please excuse the messy Japanese--I can write it, but I have no experience with calligraphy, let alone writing with a brush!

 

Thanks for looking and sharing new-stuff glee with me :)


Edited by minaa, 21 March 2015 - 03:16.

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#2 Intellidepth

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 09:30

What's tucked in your Montverde box? More happiness?
Noodler's Konrad Acrylics (normal+Da Luz custom flex) ~ Lamy AL-Stars/Vista F/M/1.1 ~ Handmade Barry Roberts Dayacom M ~ Waterman 32 1/2, F semi-flex nib ~ Conklin crescent, EF super-flex ~ Aikin Lambert dip pen EEF super-flex ~ Aikin Lambert dip pen semi-flex M ~ Jinhao X450s ~ Pilot Custom Heritage 912 Posting Nib ~ Sailor 1911 Profit 21k Rhodium F. Favourite inks: Iroshizuku blends, Noodler's CMYK blends.

#3 minaa

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 09:32

Always more happiness. My Invincia Deluxe. :) :) I need to take pictures of it.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 16:08

Congrats on your haul. This addiction certainly makes postal carriers popular men and women. :) You have some excellent goodies there; do you have a favorite so far?

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#5 Chettiar

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 19:49

A very good collection Minaa.. My one minor advice would be to transfer a small quantity of ink to a small container for dipping brushes and nibs.. Would keep the bottles safe from contamination..

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 05:12

Thank you for the tip, Chettiar :) I will keep it in mind.

 

ScienceChick, out of these? From a purely color standpoint, Garnet is gorgeous. I am also enjoying tsuki-yo, as well. I just received my Diamine Red Dragon and Oxblood as well (not pictured), and they are also awesome, and currently queued up in my pens. Kirisame and kosubosu are also lovely, but aren't in any writers, yet. 


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#7 amberleadavis

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 00:19

GREAT HAUL!!

 

Now, do NOT dip or fill any brushes or brush pens directly from the ink bottles. No matter how hard you try, natural brushes have little organisms that don't play well with ink.  As advised above, decant small amounts to vials and fill from the vials.

 

If you just received these and don't know if they were used, add a drop or two of a biocide (see other threads, I like 4% phenol).  You have years of ink.


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 07:16

That's great info, thanks! Seems like I should add a drop of biocide anyway, since I used my brush. These are all brand new ink bottles, however--which should have biocide in them? I look forward to enjoying this for writing and art. :)


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#9 amberleadavis

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 16:03

I'd biocide it all just to be safe.


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#10 minaa

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 18:05

Would it affect the acidity too greatly? Part of why I picked up a number of iroshizuku inks is the archival quality of the ink. 


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#11 amberleadavis

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 18:31

Read up on Sam's Biocide Shoot Out. You aren't adding enough biocide to change the pH significantly.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 03:56

I just opened my Kosumosu, to get next month's Iroshizuku Group Reviews posted, and it's pink!  Really pink.  A nice color, and I liked it better when I found the little flower it is named for.  I hope you like it, too - you've got a big shiny bottle.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 07:42

I'm almost floored by how pink it is. I'm morbidly curious though, and almost want to buy other pinks to see how pink it is... (Akkerman's pulchri pink looks really interesting, too). 

 

And now I am looking at oranges...

 

I'm a goner. ;P High quality inks are so nice! 

 

amberleadavis, good to know. I'll look into procuring some, then.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 15:41

That's great info, thanks! Seems like I should add a drop of biocide anyway, since I used my brush. These are all brand new ink bottles, however--which should have biocide in them? I look forward to enjoying this for writing and art. :)

 

 

I'd biocide it all just to be safe.

 

I've been dipping watercolor brushes directly into ink bottles for years. I've never seen a single case of SITB that didn't come that way from the manufacturer. And I do it A LOT. By the way, I also keep my brushes very, very clean and live in a dry climate, temperate climate.

 

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Please exercise caution when using biocides such as phenol. They are just as effective against humans as they are against molds. I'd rather lose a bottle to SITB than introduce phenols into my house.



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 16:40

What do use to clean your brushes?


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