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54Th Massachusetts Mixes (With Quink, Pilot Parallel, Sheaffer, Lamy)

54th massachusetts noodlers mix ink precipitate

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#1 nathanpaulo


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:54

I am aware from reading around that some Noodler's inks aren't made for mixing because of some components reactive producing precipitation and what not.
I am wondering if any of you has had any experience with mixing 54th with quink, pilot, sheaffer, lamy. To my experience with the 4 inks, they are all completely compatible, but I am wondering if they are harmless to mix 54th as well.. thank you!

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 19:35





As for blending N54M with another ink, I'd likely start with something benign/washable, such as Lamy Blue or Waterman Serenity as proof of concept.


According to Richard Binder, the Japanese inks in general have a low pH, so vigilance would be a good thing if going on that route.


One may well consider other Noodler's inks, such as the semi-bulletproof Liberty's Elysium, to add a greater Blue aspect to N54M and retain much of the inks' robust properties.  


When starting with an ink so dark as N54M I often dilute it a bit so the addition of the other ink's colour is readily apparent, so my formulae would include N54M, water and another ink. 





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See also:

Tips for a Beginning Mixer http://www.fountainp...ixer/?p=2821339

> My IR of N54M : http://www.fountainp...etts/?p=2825711

> As for evaluating 'safety' of a blend and other bits : http://www.fountainp...rown/?p=2517090

Edited by Sandy1, 22 February 2016 - 20:02.

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