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Must Have Inks For Newcomer (Lamy Safari)

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#21 Runnin_Ute


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:32

Lots of good suggestions if a little heavy towards Pilot/Iro. for my tastes. Nothing against them, liked the ones I have tried, but don't own any beyond samples.



Saddle Brown - a nice mid shading brown - I have it in a TWSBI 580 with a B stub nib

Steel Blue - - turquoise family In a Pelikan M150 right now

Classic Red - good true red

Blue Black - not my favorite blue black, but I do like it and it behaves well

Sherwood Green - nice dark green



Apache Sunset - fun, playful happy ink. I think it is quite good for correspondence and journals. I have in a TWSBI Eco 1.1 stub right now

Black - not bad, I don't use it much. It came in a set I got from Goulet. Leuchtturm notebook, Pilot Metropolitan and Noodlers Black. It is bulletproof. I don't often use black. But generally well behaved

Eel Blue - this I got as a PIF - not a bad ink. I like the color, but almost like Serenity Blue better.

54th Massachusetts- bulletproof blue black, interesting color. Not sure why I don't use it more.


Pelikan 4001

Blue Black - My favorite Blue Black.


Waterman Serenity Blue - plays nice in all my pens,


Levenger Pomegranate - one of my favorite reds. Like the rind of the fruit. No longer available. :(



Iron Gall Turquoise - a beautiful turquoise that is very wet for a IG ink.

Azure of Sky - interesting blue. My bottle is very dry. Not sure if it is mislabeled, a bad batch or what. The IG Turquoise is wetter.



Daintree Green - beautiful mid to bright green

Uluru Red  interesting mid red.

Sydney Harbour Blue - almost blue black and sheens like crazy

Barrier Reef Blue - beautiful blue and with a gorgeous red sheen.

Red Cashmere- a dark red that almost looks like Pomegranate sometimes. A pre-production ink that never made it to production

Green Cashmere- an interesting murky/mossy green (some might call it green/black). Another pre-production ink that didn't go into full production.


Akkerman - (never had more than 30 ml)

Shocking Blue

Voorhout Violet - this is an  interesting purple. I have it in a Esterbrook J with 9550 (EF) right now.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 03:40

I ended up purchasing a Diamine sample package and a Waterman sample package from The Goulet Pen Company on my latest purchase.  So I will have the chance to test out like 15 of the inks all discussed.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:10

For almost a week and half now I have been trying all the ink samples in my safari and its like a totally different pen.  I mean I knew it would be different based on all the research i've been reading and youtube videos I have been watching.  Still though it's like night and day in the safari.  It actually has made big differences in my other pens as well. Pretty much all the Diamine and Waterman samples I bought behave quite awesome compared to my Noodler's bottle I have.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 04:21

Glad to hear you're enjoying trying out the new inks, that's something that never gets old. The hard part is deciding which ones you'll want to keep using on a regular/daily basis.


Except for the Skrips, my suggestions are all fairly dark, so suitable for work or school.



Pilot/Iro Tsuki-yo - nice blue/black, red sheen

Sailor Yama-dori - greyed blue, red sheen

Skrip Turquoise - bright blue



Sailor Miruai - very dark evergreen, silver/red sheen

Sailor Tokiwa-matsu - very dark green, gold/red sheen



Pilot/Iro Yama-guri - dark greyed brown

Diamine Macassar - dark brown, siver/green sheen



Diamine Oxblood - dark brown/red

Skrip Red - bright red

It's hard work to tell which is Old Harry when everybody's got boots on.

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