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#21 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 20:25

Ditto on reviews. You have named some of my favorites, but they are each miserable to clean.  
 
I love Dromgoole's Blue Steel (Noodler's) for ease of cleaning.
 
Noodler's eel red for removing stains.
 
Noodler's Purple and Blue Eel and Blue for super saturated but easy to clean.



I have always longed to try Blue Steel...does anyone sell samples?

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#22 Sasha Royale

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 22:15

I like the idea of having more than one fountain pen.  It sounds like a very pleasing solution. 

(Who am I kidding ?  I like the idea of having more than 100 fountain pens.)   :lticaptd:

So, which pen(s) do you prefer ?   I'll wager there are pens that can be had in quantity for 

your general, colorful use.


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#23 rhymingisfun

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 22:34

I seem to recall that the pen bodies of Preppies are PMMA.  I just checked, and the barrel of the preppy in front of me is alcohol-safe.  The collector and feed might not be, but I hadn't heard that they were not before.  

 

I will note that, while you might find the color dull, Noodler's La Couleur Royale is amazingly easy to clean out, right up there with Waterman Blue and Montblanc Royal Blue (neither of which I listed before because they are neither vibrant nor saturated).   La Couleur Royale is highly saturated but not vibrant at all.

 

 

I would say waterman and montblanc have the easiest inks to flush out, at least from what I have experienced.

 

 

My easiest to clean inks include OMAS sepia, Pelikan Blue/Black (NA in NA), MB Royal Blue, Waterman Florida & Mysterious Blue.

 

Regarding the Preppies and using rubbing alcohol, when I used it once on a Preppy the plastic turned dullish white inside the section, but otherwise the pen still works.

 

I had Waterman Serenity Blue, and that ink was amazing in that it cleaned out very easily and looked good on even the cheapest paper, but it didn't have any water resistance at all and I didn't like the color. I've since tried out Mysterious Blue and Harmonious Green, but none have really grabbed my attention.

 

The Corn Poppy Red looks great, I think I might check that one out. Le Couleur Royale has me intrigued, might get a sample of it.



#24 mhosea

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 23:15

Regarding the Preppies and using rubbing alcohol, when I used it once on a Preppy the plastic turned dullish white inside the section, but otherwise the pen still works.

 

Ah.  OK.  That might mean that the gray plastic "collector" isn't alcohol safe.


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 00:57

I have always longed to try Blue Steel...does anyone sell samples?


i will send you a sample.
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#26 Flaxmoore

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 03:12

i will send you a sample.


I wish it weren't an exclusive. Beautiful ink, and I have a few bucks at Amazon.

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#27 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 18:53

i will send you a sample.


Thanks! :D

#28 amberleadavis

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 18:55

I wish it weren't an exclusive. Beautiful ink, and I have a few bucks at Amazon.

If you ever call Dromgoole's you will be thrilled.


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#29 Doc Howell

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 23:32

+1 on the Waterman's inks and the use of cartridges.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:14

Omas Blue is a relatively saturated ink and one of the easiest inks to clean out of a pen.  But for me, the easiest-to-clean has always been Pelikan 4001 Black.


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#31 PaperQueen

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 21:34

I have a lot of pens that would be stained were it not for the wonders of Noodler's eel inks.  Here is the wonder of Rattler Red.
 
What is ink is amazing for ... getting out stains. 

 

Hot damn.  :eureka:

 

Do you flush with the red, as you would with water or solvent? 


Why are there fourteen samples of dark plum ink on my desk? Because I still haven't found the right shade.

Is that a problem...???  : : : sigh : : : 

 

Update: Great. Finally found one I love (Lamy Dark Lilac) but I can't get more. Ah, life in my inky world....


#32 amberleadavis

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 01:45

 

Hot damn.  :eureka:

 

Do you flush with the red, as you would with water or solvent? 

 

No, I do a regular flush with water and then I refill with eel red and doodle until it's empty then clean as usual.


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#33 ac12

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 02:40

I have always longed to try Blue Steel...does anyone sell samples?

 

If you are coming to the SF Pen Show, we will have Dromgoole's Blue Steel at the ink sampling station.  Plus a few of their other exclusive inks.


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#34 PaperQueen

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 14:07

 

No, I do a regular flush with water and then I refill with eel red and doodle until it's empty then clean as usual.

 

Fabulous---thanks for the tip. :)

 

Last question: Is this true with all Noodler's Eel inks, or only the Rattler Red?


Why are there fourteen samples of dark plum ink on my desk? Because I still haven't found the right shade.

Is that a problem...???  : : : sigh : : : 

 

Update: Great. Finally found one I love (Lamy Dark Lilac) but I can't get more. Ah, life in my inky world....


#35 amberleadavis

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 21:18

I know for sure it works on the red, I don't know if it works for other colors, but I think it would.


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Posted 09 August 2015 - 22:26

+1 on the Waterman's inks.

++1, they are super easy to clean out of pens.



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Posted 09 August 2015 - 23:58

Waterman inks are wonderfully easy on pens.
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