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Looking For A New Ig Ink

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#21 inkstainedruth

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 00:47

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Akkerman #10 yet.  It's well behaved and while it may be made by Diamine it does not resemble Diamine Registrars in the slightest, oxidizing quite dark (the sample I had of the Diamine Registrar's oxidized to a washy grey -- the phenomenal shading was about all that could be said for it).

If you want more than a blue-black IG ink though, the KWZI inks I've tried have been good (there were a few for which I didn't like the final color, but that's just me).

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#22 tinta

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 01:22

I would have mentioned Akkerman Ijzer-galnoten blauw/zwart # 10, an "old" favourite, but I guess my mind was still in that old time when Akkerman inks were not easily available.

 

My first two large bottles were on group buys. 

I've forgotten that this lovely IG ink is available from Vanness (no affiliation) in the USA, though in a smaller 60 ml. bottle.

 

I agree Ruth, about the difference (when fully oxidized) between Akkerman # 10 & Diamine Registrars. 

Registrars, in my wide edged nibs,  seems to become almost black.  In fact,  I use it as a substitute for black.


Edited by tinta, 09 January 2016 - 01:23.

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#23 jabberwock11

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 01:53

The Chesterfield Archival Vault that I most frequently use is a dark black when oxidized, but I was not really looking for another IG ink that looks black when it is done doing its thing.

 

I did seriously consider KWZ IG ink, but in the end the cost including shipping was more than I wanted to pay for ink that I had not ever seen or tried in person.  Their colors look quite nice, so I may end up taking a gamble on them in the future anyway, but I'm not big on having tons of inks sitting around on my desk.



#24 Laura N

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 02:17

The Chesterfield Archival Vault that I most frequently use is a dark black when oxidized, but I was not really looking for another IG ink that looks black when it is done doing its thing.

 

I did seriously consider KWZ IG ink, but in the end the cost including shipping was more than I wanted to pay for ink that I had not ever seen or tried in person.  Their colors look quite nice, so I may end up taking a gamble on them in the future anyway, but I'm not big on having tons of inks sitting around on my desk.

 

I have absolutely no connection with Vanness Pens -- I'm not even a customer, yet -- but Vanness Pens does seem to sell KWZ ink samples, as well as bottles.

 

I've been using a lot of KWZ inks lately, and I can only rave about them: the KWZ iron gall inks that I've used perform very well and are easy to clean.  The ones I've used have also been fairly wet-flowing, as opposed to traditional iron gall inks, which I love but which tend to be dry.  My favorite right now is KWZ Iron Gall Blue #5, which is one of the nicest blue inks I've ever used.  And I've used dozens and dozens of blue inks; I mean, I have a blue ink problem.  But possibly not any more.  :)

 

Here's a link to my review, just to give a better idea of the color. It's not a traditional blue black, but more of a dark standard blue. But there are a lot of KWZ iron gall inks from which to choose if that's not for you.



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 03:02

I am intrigued by KWZ ink, but the shipping costs charged by Vanness make ordering samples or even single bottles of ink cost prohibitive.  If I were to place a larger order then it would be worth it, but Vanness just doesn't have anything else that I am interested in.



#26 tinta

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 06:04

................... but the shipping costs charged by Vanness...................

You are at least in the States.  I'm north of the Border. 

Try the shipping costs to Canada.  Paid in USD.

 

However, If I need the very occasional bottle of Akkerman ink, I just bite the bullet & order from Vanness.   For me, availability trumps price (shipping & all).


Edited by tinta, 12 January 2016 - 06:06.

*Sailor 1911S, Black/gold, 14c. 0.8 mm. stub(JM) *1911S blue "Colours", 14c. H-B "M" BLS (PB) *2 Sailor 1911-M Burgundy/gold pens: 14c. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 1.1 mm. CI (JM) *Sailor Pro-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14c. (factory) "H-B" *2 Kaweco SPECIAL fountain pens: 14c."M" "B",-0.5 mm & 0.7 mm stubs (PB) *Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14c "B" -0.6 mm. stub (PB) *Montblanc 254, 14c. "BB" (1.1 mm?) flügelfeder factory stub

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 05:16

The only difference between ESSRI and Diamine Registrar's is the flow. ESSRI is a little bit less dry, and thus a little bit more prone to show-through on *very* poor paper (not an issue on copier paper or better). After a few days of drying, I don't see any difference in color. 



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 13:49

jabberwock11 - i could send you a sample of KWZ IG Gummiberry and the IG Turquoise if you would like to try them.  Only thing I ask is that you return the sample bottles or a least two empty usable sample bottles.



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 19:53

they are in the mail.







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