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Dr. Ph. Martin's Ocean "edge Blue"

dr. ph. martin ocean blue ink ink review

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#21 dcwaites

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Posted 09 September 2016 - 01:20

I have been using this ink now for several weeks, due to the kindness of strangers Mistress Amber.

I will be penning a longer write up soon, but I found two essential points -

  1. Make sure the nib has a gap, however minute, all the way to the end of the tines, otherwise the ink will clog up in the nib.
  2. Make sure the inner cap in the cap perfectly, 100% anna a bit more, seals the nib off when the pen is capped, otherwise, again, it dries up in the nib.

I am currently using Edge Blue in a Pilot Prera as a EDC pen, and it is delightful. I know that anything I have to sign is permanently permanent, and I don't have to worry about the paper I'm writing on.


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#22 amberleadavis

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 21:00

Great advice, David, thank you.


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 04:13

Thanks for the review :)

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 14:05

I filled my Lamy Safari (1.1mm stub nib) with Ocean Edge Blue yesterday, and so far, it's been really great.  No hard starts, the flow is good, and I like the color a lot.  And at $5, it's hard to beat the price.  Unless the behavior takes a real nosedive, I think I've found my envelope-addressin', form-signin', water-resistin' ink.  Heck, currently, I can see using this ink regularly just because I like the color and behavior.  (Though I should hold off on filling everything under the sun with it until after I've actually cleaned it out of my Safari.)


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 19:53

Any 'staining' is actually an accumulation of pigment particles. It can be manually wiped off with a damp tissue, if you can get it to where the stain is.


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 23:37

Any 'staining' is actually an accumulation of pigment particles. It can be manually wiped off with a damp tissue, if you can get it to where the stain is.


That's good to know, thank you. I just saw the stain in the converter and it scared me off using it in other pens.

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 21:00

If you can find the cleaner that the company made for this ink, you will be thrilled.


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 13:55

If you can find the cleaner that the company made for this ink, you will be thrilled.

 

The only Dr. Ph. Martin pen cleaner I can find is one that says it's for use with their India inks, to clean dip pens, brushes, and airbrushes.  Is that safe for the delicate and beloved innards of my fountain pens?  Or do they have another product that I'm just not finding?



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 18:51

 

The only Dr. Ph. Martin pen cleaner I can find is one that says it's for use with their India inks, to clean dip pens, brushes, and airbrushes.  Is that safe for the delicate and beloved innards of my fountain pens?  Or do they have another product that I'm just not finding?

I am happy to know I am not the only person who searched the Martin website only to find same!  

 

I wondered about the Rohrer & Klingner cleaner, introduced I think maybe last year?  I bought a bottle after I bought their Documentis ink.  The instructions on the bottle say: "fill, wait 5 minutes & rinse," and has no listed ingredients.  I may have just bought a fancy bottle of pen flush, but it will surely be no more foolish than many other purchases.  I filled a Kaweco Sport with the Documentis ink & because of it's capacity (filled eyedropper) I have not had any reason to refill or hence clean it; it has written every time I uncapped it & has been filled for several months.



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 19:01

OH, I don't know. I was given some to test. I will ask them.


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Posted 16 September 2016 - 03:56

The cleaner is Bombay pen cleaner. It does not specifically say Fountain pens, but it doesn't specifically mention any types of pens. The description is pretty multi purpose and it claims to be non toxic and safe for metal pen parts.

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 20:01

Thanks, Z. It's great stuff.

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 22:27

The cleaner is Bombay pen cleaner. It does not specifically say Fountain pens, but it doesn't specifically mention any types of pens. The description is pretty multi purpose and it claims to be non toxic and safe for metal pen parts.

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Excellent!  On the site, it notes: "Safely clean brushes, airbrushes, dip pens, and ruling pens."  And while I don't know much about airbrushes, I know that you can clean dip pens and brushes with stuff you likely wouldn't want in your fountain pen.  If it's safe for fountain pens and does the bang-up job @amberleadavis describes, I'm on board.  (Assuming the bottle of Goulet Flush I already have isn't equal to the task.)

 

Many thanks.



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 17:00

I had never heard of this before and am grateful to your excellent review for bringing it to my attention. Like other enthusiasts I enjoy the detail! 


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 23:09

I impulse bought this because of this thread when I saw it was only $5 on Amazon. I've had it in an ebonite ranga since August 16th (so that's five weeks) and it hasn't dried out or hard started, so as long as the pen's seal is good it's definitely fine. The shading is excellent, a very good value if you can get the Amazon price. 

 

I have no desire for a pure red ink, so it's a shame Amazon doesn't also stock the black. Actually... I only see the red now, not the blue. Did this thread sell them out...?  :o



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 18:55

 

Excellent!  On the site, it notes: "Safely clean brushes, airbrushes, dip pens, and ruling pens."  And while I don't know much about airbrushes, I know that you can clean dip pens and brushes with stuff you likely wouldn't want in your fountain pen.  If it's safe for fountain pens and does the bang-up job @amberleadavis describes, I'm on board.  (Assuming the bottle of Goulet Flush I already have isn't equal to the task.)

 

Many thanks.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 14:58

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Ooh, neat.  I may have to go pick up a bottle, then -- many thanks!







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