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#1 Fit_to_Print

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 04:46

As my ink collection continues to grow, I'm getting more concerned about contaminating my supply. The germaphobe in me is a little anxious about dipping a nib into a nearly full 3 oz. bottle of water-based ink. Plus, if I knock over a 1/2 oz. bottle of ink, I'll be less angry with myself than if I spill 3 ounces of Apache Sunset all over my desk.

Anyone know a good source for smaller glass bottles?

I've been on the hunt (on Amazon) for some 10 to 15 ml glass bottles for decanting ink, but most of the reviews I've seen are very mixed: cracked or poorly fitting caps.

I also plan to keep a few little bottles of ink at work as a backup supply, in case I get careless and forget to check my ink levels.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 05:28

You could use a syringe to draw the ink and trasfer it to the converter/cartridge and some piston fillers.

No help on the small bottles, except to reuse the Iro 10? (15?) ml bottles.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 06:30

Nalgene bottles come in various shapes and sizes and I use them quite frequently for ink storage.

If you have a Container Store nearby, you can drop in and check them out. Very inexpensive and gets the job done.

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 07:33

The only place I have seen the empty Iroshizuku bottles for sale has been Vanness Pens; they were $3.00 each but are currently sold out.  They do have the 5 ml ink sample vials @ $4.00 for 13, (their "Baker's Dozen,") which I find become sturdy if put inside a small glass jar, jigger or such.  



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 07:44

Thanks for all the tips. The Iro bottles look perfect, but I'll try hitting up a craft store first.

I assume there's no risk using different types of glass (clear, amber, cobalt), right?
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Posted 27 November 2016 - 09:08

Thanks for all the tips. The Iro bottles look perfect, but I'll try hitting up a craft store first.

I assume there's no risk using different types of glass (clear, amber, cobalt), right?

 

As long as it's clean I don't see why it should make any difference what colour the glass is. As long as you don't mind not being able to see what colour your ink is though, when you tilt the bottle.  :)



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Posted 27 November 2016 - 10:34

I have bought these --

 

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from eBay vendor fashionladyshop

They are the middle ones. I have also bought 20 ml bottles, which is to the left.


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Posted 27 November 2016 - 14:05

Nalgene bottles come in various shapes and sizes and I use them quite frequently for ink storage.

If you have a Container Store nearby, you can drop in and check them out. Very inexpensive and gets the job done.

+1 for the Container store.



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 02:59

As long as it's clean I don't see why it should make any difference what colour the glass is. As long as you don't mind not being able to see what colour your ink is though, when you tilt the bottle.  :)

Lol. I'm definitely partial to clear, though cobalt bottles look so wonderfully exotic. Amber just make me think of medical procedures.

I wasn't sure if the composition of certain glass colors would interact with ink. It seemed unlikely, but I definitely had to ask.

Edited by Fit_to_Print, 28 November 2016 - 04:08.

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 13:40

I have a Sheaffer Skrip ink bottle I purchased at a local antique shop.  The bottle is in excellent condition, but the lid isn't in great shape and I didn't want to chance the decades old paper gasket in the lid leaking when tilting the bottle.

 

I took the Skrip bottle to the Container Store and tried using lids from their bottles on the Skrip bottle.  Bottle SKU# 688290 lid fits perfectly!  Purchased the bottle for $1.49.

 

 http://www.container...ductId=10008180



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 21:03

I have a Sheaffer Skrip ink bottle I purchased at a local antique shop.  The bottle is in excellent condition, but the lid isn't in great shape and I didn't want to chance the decades old paper gasket in the lid leaking when tilting the bottle.

 

I took the Skrip bottle to the Container Store and tried using lids from their bottles on the Skrip bottle.  Bottle SKU# 688290 lid fits perfectly!  Purchased the bottle for $1.49.

 

 http://www.container...ductId=10008180

 

 

+1

 

I have to check those out at my store. I have some sheaffer skrip well bottles with caps that are either rusted or the paper is not sealing very well, and I'm looking for a cap that replaces it.

 

Thanks for the link.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:04

 
I took the Skrip bottle to the Container Store and tried using lids from their bottles on the Skrip bottle.  Bottle SKU# 688290 lid fits perfectly!  Purchased the bottle for $1.49.
 
 http://www.container...ductId=10008180


I just bought a few of these from the container store today and tried them out.

Fits perfectly!!

I have two issues though.

This replacement cap is also metal and it will probably also become a victim to rust. It would be nice to find a plastic cap that fits.

Have you managed to find a use for the glass jar which now has no cap.





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