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#1 Xozzen

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 20:28

Hey there!

 

I am looking for inks which can be used in a professional setting but have a tiny bit of fun with them.

 

For me, these inks should be very dark, so that by not taking a closer look you could mistake them for a blue or even black ink, but at a second glance you can see a tiny pop of color. So almost black, but with something extra.

 

 

Some inks that could be used as examples:

 

- Noodler's red-black

- Mont Blanc British Racing Green

- maybe Mont Blanc Albert Einstein

 

 

 

I am happy to hear your suggestions, as I am not that knowledgable about all the inks yet, and I am sure you have many good ideas.

 



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 20:36

Private Reserve Ebony Purple- looks like black on first glance then you notice it's a little bit unusual and beautiful.


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#3 Xozzen

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 20:38

Private Reserve Ebony Purple- looks like black on first glance then you notice it's a little bit unusual and beautiful.

Thanks, that looks good!

 

Hope there will be more!



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Posted 14 October 2015 - 20:50

Diamine Grape is a pretty dark purple when used with a wet nib.

Oh, and Diamine Bilberry is rich blue with a purple tint.

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 20:53

My new favorite very dark blues are De Atramentis Steel Blue and Indigo Blue

 

And of course there's always Diamine Registrar's 

 

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 21:41

These come to mind, with the realization that beauty is in the eyes o the beholder

 

Visconti Blue

Noodlers Bad Blue Heron (water resistance is great, archival)

Mont Blanc Oyster Grey

Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black (water resistance is great)

Noodlers Burma Rd. Brown (water resistance is very good)

Noodlers Legal Lapis (water resistance is great, achival) (avalible from Pendemonium)

Diamine Asa Blue (with the right paper)

Mont Blanc Iriish Green and Noodlers Forest Green which are identical looking (for certain papers and times)


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 00:32

I am trying not to become an ink junkie but, as a business owner, I enjoy these three inks as I consider each one of them to be "professional" in their own unique way:

 

Parker Quink Permanent Black:  This is an ink that will write on almost anything and not assault inexpensive paper.  It even has a good track record with thermal paper.  I use this in my daily knock-around/carry pen which at the present time is an upgraded (with special cap) Hero 616.  I can loan the pen with abandon and know that it will perform well thanks to the Parker Quink ink.  The combination is quite smooth and I have given away several of the 616's loaded with Quink Black.

 

Hero 232 Blue Black:  Hero 232 is an iron gall ink that goes on blue and then goes to almost black or a heavy muted blue on most papers.  Like Parker Quink, it is very well behaved on inexpensive papers.  For me personally, it happens to dry on my company stationary to the exact color of dark, muted blue in our company logo.  It is the ink I leave in my Levenger Truwiter (medium nib) and it generally is with me when wearing a coat and tie.

 

Levenger Cobalt Blue:  This is a dark blue that pops.  While it is less than kind to inexpensive papers, it is a wonderful color for personal notes either for business or whatever.   This is the ink presently in my 1949 Parker 51 and is also with me for business meetings and the like.

 

Perhaps you noticed the order in which I placed these inks.  It is the same order that I tend to consume them with the Parker Quink being my daily go-to right behind the Hero 232.

 

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 00:55

+1 on the Hero 232 Blue-Black.  A really nice ink and a bargain at about $6 shipped from a popular auction site. I use a *lot* of this ink.

As with any iron gall ink be sure that your pen is washed thoroughly of any other ink.  If I change ink colors I do a diluted vinegar flush then followed by several flushes of water and have never had any problems.


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 00:56

Private Reserve's DC Supershow Blue is a rich color that I call "pure blue".  


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:08

I use Rohrer and Klingner Scabiosa every day at work.  My manager thinks of it as black, but to my eye it is a dusty purple that turns to coppery lilac over the course of months.  It works beautifully even on very inexpensive paper, and it washes easily out of my pen.

 

Scabiosa contains iron gall but works very well in a daily writer.  I suppose one would need to be more careful in a pen one intended to use only on an occasional basis.  The only special care I would would suggest with Scabiosa, or any ink with a relatively low pH, is to flush the pen very, very well before using an ink that might be alkaline, e.g., an Iroshizuku ink.  



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 01:10

+1 on the Hero 232 Blue-Black.  A really nice ink and a bargain at about $6 shipped from a popular auction site.

 

Wow, it really is cheap - just £3.28 (around $5) for a 60ml bottle inc shipping from Hong Kong to the UK. UK-based sellers have it for around £6 ($9.30), so Hong Kong it is as I'm in no rush (and it's fun to get things from far away places).

 

Thanks for the suggestion folks.

 

Alan



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 02:31

Sailor Jentle Miruai. Pure stealth.


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Posted 15 October 2015 - 02:53

Hmmm... I'll relegate it to inks that are easily obtained:

Sailor Nano Kiwa-guro - A matte black with dimention.
Sailor Nano Sei-boku - Variegated indigo.
Sailor Jentle "Four Seasons" Miruai - Green/black with subtle blue untertones.
Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-guri - Charred sepia.

All intresting, unique and rather dark inks. Work place tested and approved.

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:15

+1 on the Hero 232 Blue-Black.  A really nice ink and a bargain at about $6 shipped from a popular auction site. I use a *lot* of this ink.

As with any iron gall ink be sure that your pen is washed thoroughly of any other ink.  If I change ink colors I do a diluted vinegar flush then followed by several flushes of water and have never had any problems.

 

It smells funny though, doesn't it?  I would really like to use it in my Parker 51 but don't want to run any risk.  Instead, the Truwriter has an easily removable nib and converter so a complete flush is a snap.

 

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:26

indigo blue
Sailor (I'm not sure of its current existence as of this posting), De atramentis and private reserve has them...
http://www.gouletpen...en-ink/p/DA1034
http://www.gouletpen...pen-ink/p/D2002

for me this looks like pro

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:48

Rohrer and Klingner inks would be a good choice. Especially Salix, Scabiosa, Verdigris and Leipziger Schwarz. 



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 04:54

Thanks for the suggestions, they all look very good! Keep them coming!

 

Does anyone know some inks which fit these criteria and have maybe some red in them?



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 15:30

+1 to the Rohrer & Klingner recommendations.

My favorite workplace inks are as follows.

Diamine Midnight- a deep, rich, blue black that almost has a purple tint to it.
Diamine Twilight- - dark teal. Or maybe you'd call it a blue-black that has a green tint to it.
Diamine Eclipse- a dark purple, almost black, that shades to cool grey tones.

Diamine Oxblood and Deep Dark Red for red tinted inks. De Atramentis Atlantic Blue and Sherlock Holmes for Dark Blues.

Diamine Macassar for almost-black Browns. Noodlers has some good colours, but I don't have many of them. But I've heard good things about 54 Massachusetts and Bad Blue Heron.
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Posted 15 October 2015 - 15:34

Diamine Midnight- a deep, rich, blue black that almost has a purple tint to it.
Diamine Twilight- - dark teal. Or maybe you'd call it a blue-black that has a green tint to it.
Diamine Eclipse- a dark purple, almost black, that shades to cool grey tones.

 

Ooh, that's interesting. I have and really like Midnight and Twilight, but for some reason I hadn't noticed the Eclipse - looking at swatches at a couple of sites, it really does look good! Thanks for the tip :thumbup:

 

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 15:39

Sailor Oku-yama and Do-you kinda fits its almost back at its saturated point but its near brown would fit that bill
I'm not saying about looking for more elusive inks though
http://www.fountainp...shi-red-urushi/
try to look this review if any of the reds fancy your liking

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