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How To Make A Light, Dry Ink More Wet Without Severely Diluting It?

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#1 Arctic_Wolf

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 21:22

The ink in question is Kingdom Note's "Aequorea Coerulescens" (https://www.kingdomn...m/2717001422257) and I swear to god if I hadn't actually put in it my pen myself I would have exclaimed "WITCHCRAFT!" and asked how the person made a fountain pen write colored pencil. It's  THAT dry. I've already put it in my best pen, a vintage-style Omas Paragon, and it is still bone dry. Are there any steps I can take to improve the flow without severely diluting this already light ink?

 

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#2 migo984

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 21:33

The ink in question is Kingdom Note's "Aequorea Coerulescens" (https://www.kingdomn...m/2717001422257) and I swear to god if I hadn't actually put in it my pen myself I would have exclaimed "WITCHCRAFT!" and asked how the person made a fountain pen write colored pencil. It's  THAT dry. I've already put it in my best pen, a vintage-style Omas Paragon, and it is still bone dry. Are there any steps I can take to improve the flow without severely diluting this already light ink?
 
Thank-you for your help!
 
-Arctic Wolf


Try a very very tiny (pin head size) drop of Photo-Flo in a fill. It even makes the dry-as-dust Diamine Golden Brown feel more lubricated & free-flowing.

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 21:42

Or any dishwashing detergent/soap.


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Posted 18 July 2016 - 23:41

First do you have a WET writing pen? Try the ink in that pen, and verify that the ink flows decently.

If the ink flows in the WET pen, then adjust the nib of your pen(s).

If you do not have a WET pen, then consider adjusting the nib of your pen(s).

It might be that your pens are set to flow WET inks, so a dry ink will hardly flow.

Edited by ac12, 18 July 2016 - 23:41.

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