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#21 Cyber6

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 03:09

 

Actually, according to the Noodler's website, they have an alkaline pH.

 

Ok then.. I got it backwards.   One thing for sure, don't mix it with anything else.

 

 

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 03:09

 

 

I can not thank you enough for your information and insight. Formally, I am one who collected fountain pens and simply purchased Montblanc Bordeaux ink and one other brand I can not recall of red. My quest for sample inks has just begun and know probably I will get a symbolic expression of probably incredulousness, I did not have any idea whatsoever what ink is comprised of really. Never had an interest to know its consistency, long as it did no harm to any of my fountain pens after filling. :yikes:
In this uncharted territory, I am still primarily interested in colors, filling performance, visual outcome. New to enjoying using sample inks, but don't want to review, test or sample beyond a fill or two of a fountain pen. Therefore, I really appreciate finding out, if only as someone who enjoys learning, what I did not know beforehand. It will perhaps not be remembered or savored long, yet image of  mixture of the inks mixed and outcome will remain with me; also, perhaps I will not be using many selections, if any inks produced by Noodler's in my near future. Enjoy your day/week ahead. :)


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 23:50

Thanks Instainedtruth.

Initially, I thought it was my imagination. Each ink mixed was in the red family not translucent, but you could see through either of them while they were in separate sample ink tubes. Once mixed, it took only seconds for me to not really understand what had happened to the ink mixture. Literally, I could not see through the sample tube to see what was in it, let alone what color. I took the cap off and it had a brownish, muddy kind of foam gritty look to it. It did not resemble any mixture of red I have ever seen, even the darkest color, or those which are red/black. I could not really see what the heck was in the vial until I proceeded to pour mixture into sink. The stained sink bowl was further confirmation of my definite fatal Noodler's ink error. Now, I know a tad bit about the substance of ink in general. Alkaline, Ph content. Seems like so very long ago, should have perhaps at least paid a bit more attention in science than to English literature. At least I am assured that my experience was not the only one in which "the results weren't pretty...." I am not alone. :lticaptd: Relief!

It sounds, though, as if you confined the mixture to samples tubes at least.  In the case of the BSB + Noodler's Black mix, the person actually put the mixture into a pen.  It was seriously weird looking (yeah, the person who did it posted pix) because the stuff really didn't mix (like oil and water, without an emulsifier to help them along); sometimes the writing would be all blue, sometimes black, sometimes a mixture -- and sometimes that would all be in the same line of writing.  

The clumps coming out of the nib were a day or two later (yeah, there were photos of *that* as well)....

I studied art in college, with a minor in English Lit.  Didn't take a lick of chemistry after my junior year in high school.  Mind you, I might have paid more attention if we had been doing cool stuff like mixing inks....

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 00:14

It sounds, though, as if you confined the mixture to samples tubes at least.  In the case of the BSB + Noodler's Black mix, the person actually put the mixture into a pen.  It was seriously weird looking (yeah, the person who did it posted pix) because the stuff really didn't mix (like oil and water, without an emulsifier to help them along); sometimes the writing would be all blue, sometimes black, sometimes a mixture -- and sometimes that would all be in the same line of writing.  

The clumps coming out of the nib were a day or two later (yeah, there were photos of *that* as well)....

I studied art in college, with a minor in English Lit.  Didn't take a lick of chemistry after my junior year in high school.  Mind you, I might have paid more attention if we had been doing cool stuff like mixing inks....

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Yes, It was simply me playing with the sample ink tubes. I have a couple of those ammo boxes and thought I would be able to free one spot by mixing two of the less than 2ml inks together into one sample ink tube. I don't believe I would put any mixture of ink into any of my fountain pens like that person. Not even my Lamy and it is suppose to be like steel wool of fountain pens. Believe fountain pens are not indestructible or invincible. I remember way back there being threads on what Noodler's had done to some fountain pens. At least one person who is a Nibmeister swore by not filling your fountain pen with Noodler's.  I wonder whether that pen was able to survive the clumps which were not suppose to be coming from its nib. 

 

I also studied English Literature and writing undergrad. Also, vaguely remember taking biology in high school. Although, I remember seeing in front of the classroom the periodic table. You are right, had they had something interesting like dabbling in mixing inks and seeing what would happen, I might have at least ventured to take something advanced myself.


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