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Have You Seen The New Ink Miser Inkwells?

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#21 Sasha Royale

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 11:10

See the distance of the slot from the mouth of the InkMiser ?   In an inverted bottle, THAT is the minimum ink depth required to reach the slot and fill the "funnel".  Less than THAT, and you are back to pouring ink out of the bottle.  

I'd bet against using the last drops !   I don't see that as the useful purpose of InkMiser.  

 

Ever lower your pen into a bottle of Noodler's, not knowing how deep to go ?  Are you submerging the nib, nib and feed, entire section, or half the pen barrel ?   I doubt that InkMiser  will access the last drops of ink.  I believe that InkMieser will let you keep your pen at the top of the bottle, when filling.  A worthy solution !  

 

I really miss the Sheaffer Script ink bottles with the glass well at the bottle mouth.  


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 15:33

@dcwaites -- :lticaptd: Too funny!

@ Sasha Royale -- I've run across a few vintage bottles of Skrip inks and completely agree -- the bottles are awesome (still making up my mind about some of the ink colors, although Skrip Peacock is AMAZING, and the vintage Skrip Brown -- don't remember if it's washable or permanent -- is quite nice).

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 17:16

A minor correction to the YouTube video, the website address is www.luxurybrandsusa.com, not www.luxurybrands.com.  



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 17:56

Reminds me of the funnel fill :-)

 



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Posted 09 March 2016 - 20:24

Quick newbie question:

 

In the video the clean-fingered woman pumps the cartridge a few times; fills & empties, fills & empties.  Is that the best way to fill a pen?  I've always been hesitant to empty a pen (even a scrupulously clean one) back into the ink.

 

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 20:45

I personally don't empty back into the bottle.

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 20:51

Quick newbie question:

 

In the video the clean-fingered woman pumps the cartridge a few times; fills & empties, fills & empties.  Is that the best way to fill a pen?  I've always been hesitant to empty a pen (even a scrupulously clean one) back into the ink.

 

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It may not be the textbook way to do things, but if I have a pen that is thoroughly clean and I'm staying within the same brand (or compatible subbrand if it's Noodler's), if I'm using a piston I'll fill-expel-fill, so as to get a full fill.


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 21:57

See the distance of the slot from the mouth of the InkMiser ?   In an inverted bottle, THAT is the minimum ink depth required to reach the slot and fill the "funnel".  Less than THAT, and you are back to pouring ink out of the bottle.  

I'd bet against using the last drops !   I don't see that as the useful purpose of InkMiser.  

 

Ever lower your pen into a bottle of Noodler's, not knowing how deep to go ?  Are you submerging the nib, nib and feed, entire section, or half the pen barrel ?   I doubt that InkMiser  will access the last drops of ink.  I believe that InkMieser will let you keep your pen at the top of the bottle, when filling.  A worthy solution !  

 

I really miss the Sheaffer Script ink bottles with the glass well at the bottle mouth.  

 

This is a grab from one of the Youtube videos

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On the filling inserts on the Parker Penman bottles, the slot is much closer to the flange, and so you would get more ink. I would suggest moving that slot closer to the flange and then perhaps making the cone a bit shorter. 

And, perhaps, selling in bulk (5 or 10) for a reduced price.


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Posted 11 March 2016 - 19:33

 

Wow, that website hasn't been updated in 20 months, and the YouTube channel looks like it's 3 days old.  

That seems about right, as Martha announced on their social media account, that Dick had passed away from Pancreatitis in February 2015, one would assume he was not well enough to update the Luxury Brands LLC web sight for sometime before that.
As far as a YouTube account being open recently, Dick had never opened one for Luxury Brands. It would be safe to assume the new operators, John and Carol are now tasked with bringing the company into the YouTube arena.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 16:59

Subscribed to see how well this works.  Like others, I would have preferred this to be clear.  I like being able to see just how full things get, and increases my enjoyment of the ink colors :)



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 20:25

Here is the YouTube video of this product;

 

 

I ordered a couple from Ipenstore and they arrived today.  Brilliant idea!  This is a less messy (and easier) way than filling from vials.


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