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Don't Just Tell Us About The Pen You're Using *show* Us!, 2017


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#1301 RoyalBlueNotebooks

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 15:27

 

Wow, you sure are organized!

 

I tend to simply clean them whenever I'm changing ink (which is typically very often, so many cool inks out there) or when I know I won't be using a certain pen for a while. 

 

That's an advantage to the converters, a lot quicker to clean. With some of the piston fillers it can take ages, twisting and turning, twisting and turning..... Then letting them rest for a while with water in the reservoir to dissolve any remaining ink, and then start all over again  :) Especially if you've had some heavily saturated ink in there, red inks in particular in my experience. 

I just have a bad memory for many things. If it weren't for post-its and phone notifications, I'd wave any resemblance of organization bye bye.

 

In my experience, the twisting and turning part can be shortened by using warm water. It also helps that I don't demand 110% like-new condition from a used fountain pen when I flush one. Once I see the almost-clear water coming out of the nib, I stop.

 

Do you do the soaking-in-water-overnight part every time you change inks? What stubborn inks do you use?

 

Red inks are a delicate topics for me. Pelikan 4001 Red and Diamine Matador have actually been well-behaved, but holy saints, J. Herbin Rouge Hematite is hanging onto the feeds of my pens worse than a haunting ghost. Perhaps I should call an exorcist.. 


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#1302 Bronze

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 16:41

I just have a bad memory for many things. If it weren't for post-its and phone notifications, I'd wave any resemblance of organization bye bye.

 

In my experience, the twisting and turning part can be shortened by using warm water. It also helps that I don't demand 110% like-new condition from a used fountain pen when I flush one. Once I see the almost-clear water coming out of the nib, I stop.

 

Do you do the soaking-in-water-overnight part every time you change inks? What stubborn inks do you use?

 

Red inks are a delicate topics for me. Pelikan 4001 Red and Diamine Matador have actually been well-behaved, but holy saints, J. Herbin Rouge Hematite is hanging onto the feeds of my pens worse than a haunting ghost. Perhaps I should call an exorcist.. 

 

Yes, I also typically use slightly warm water to quicken the process. However, I do demand 110% clear water every time, so that definitely adds quite a bit of time. (I think I have around 70 inks or so, and I don't want any cross contamination happening between inks or pens. If you ever experience the dreaded SITB you will know why :) And also, I can't sleep if my pens aren't properly clean and 100% clear). 

 

Sometimes I will leave the water in overnight, but often it'll just be an hour or two, or occasionally just a few minutes. Or sometimes if I'm flushing out let's say eight pens I'd do a bit of flushing with one pen, then leave the water in the pen, move on to the next pen, repeat the process, and eventually do another round or two, or three, or......... And then leave the troublesome ones for a few hours or overnight. 

 

Regarding stubborn inks, I'd say that typically the more saturated the ink, the longer it takes to clean out, especially so for red/orange/pink inks. I have a lot of Diamine and Noodler's inks which are mostly very saturated (compared to say Waterman inks), so they generally take a little while to clean out. I'm perfectly happy with that little trade off though. For instance Noodler's Habanero typically needs quite a bit more flushing than something like Waterman Florida Blue. I've been out of the game for a little while though, so my ink tales are not really up to date :)

 

I recently came back to using fountain pens after about three years being pretty much 100% computer based. And during that time a friend borrowed a Pelikan M1000 and an MB 149 which were filled with Navajo Turquoise and Apache Sunset, both of which dried out. Both pens were completely fine after a bit of flushing and cleaning.  

 

Haha, call that exorcist!!

 

 

As for read inks, I really like Diamine Monaco Red. (Posted this in the Montblanc forum earlier. Click it for a bigger version).

 

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#1303 RoyalBlueNotebooks

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 19:07

 

As for read inks, I really like Diamine Monaco Red. (Posted this in the Montblanc forum earlier. Click it for a bigger version).

 

 

Welcome back to fountain pens then! And I tip my metaphorical hat to you for lending an M1000 and a MB 149. I have one gold nib and it's not going anywhere anytime soon.   :ninja:

 

Diamine Monaco Red seriously tempted me when I did my first haul of Diamine inks, but I opted for Matador for its slightly deeper red instead. I love it, it's not an in-your-face-Ferrari red, it's darker and more... virgorous? If I'm excused this artistic word-usage.  I feel like I do Matador a disservice by keeping it in a Jinhao. I should get a nice stubby nib like the Pluminix to fully enjoy it... 

 

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:29

Twsbi eco with Diamine ancient copper. This combo makes me so happy.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 13:03

Lamy Al-Star - Sailor Kin-Mokusei

Platinum #3776 Century Bourgogne - Sailor Rikyu-Cha

Platinum #3776 Century Chartres Blue - Sailor Souten

 

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I just noticed both of my 3776 Centuries seem to have some kind of cracks on the caps and barrels. They kind of look like scratches but they all start at the end of the barrel or cap... and I don't have any other scratches on these pens. They definitely aren't mould lines either.

 

Both pens still work perfectly, but I'm not too happy to see something like this :(



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 15:07

Today I am using my wonderful Edison Herald in Honey Tortoise.  Ink is Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo.

 

 

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Parker "51" Special (M) - Diamine Syrah

Pelikan M200 Smoky Quartz (F) - Cult Pens Deep Dark Brown


#1307 ArturiaP3ndrag0n

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 22:18

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 05:36

One of the pleasure of using a fountain pen is seeing that super wet line linger from a juicy wet nib.  You just can't get that from any ballpoint or rollerball.  

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Montblanc The Beatles Psychedelic Purple SE ink.  MB 146 oblique broad.

 

 



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 15:22

New Pen Day: ASA Nauka in Concord Ice blanks. I call it the Nebula Nauka. jlTque4.jpg



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 20:01

Feeling blue today:

 

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Ink samples to trade:   Blackstone Blue, Chesterfield  Antique Crimson, Chesterfield  Antique Jade, Chesterfield  Antique Orchid, Chesterfield  Antique Raspberry, Chesterfield  Antique Raven, Chesterfield  Antique Walnut, Chesterfield  Antique Yankee, Chesterfield  Night Sapphire, Cross Blue, Diamine Ancient Copper, Diamine Bilberry, Diamine Blue Black, Diamine Damson, Diamine Indigo, Diamine Oxblood, Diamine Purple Pazzazz, Edelstein Amber, J. Herbin Emerald de Chivor, J. Herbin Lie de The, J. Herbin Rouge Hematite, J. Herbin Storm Grey, Levenger Always Greener, Levenger Amethyst, Levenger Blue Bahama, Levenger Cardinal Red, Levenger Cobalt Blue, Levenger Cocoa, Levenger Fireball, Levenger Gemstone Green, Levenger Pinkly, Levenger Raven Black, Levenger Skies of Blue, Levenger Smokey, Montblanc Black  , Montblanc Montblanc for BMW, Noodler's Bay State Blue, Parker Quink, Pilot Blue, Sailor  Souten, Sailor  Waka-Uguisu


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 10:19

I received this glass dip pen in the mail today for $2.96 shipped. It is a full 7 and a half inch long and the 'section' is pretty thick although not the most ergonomic.

 

I was finally able to use my Yellow Ochre to write a couple of pages today. That ink claims to be FP friendly but just clogs a lot due to sediments.

 

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This is the first time I use a dip pen, well I do use a sharpened bamboo skewer sometimes so not entirely true. With the bamboo stick I'm able to write a couple of words but with this glass pen which has a long glass 'section' to hold ink I can write a few sentences between dips and that's a pretty quick operation. I was able to write a couple of pages at a good pace. I have no idea how durable the tip on these pens is. I guess they write fatter over time until they can't write anymore.



#1312 parkerwasmyfirstlove

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 11:58

Happy holidays to all you fountain pen addicts. Lots of ink and stationary for you and maybe another pen or two 😉.
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 21:35

This card was created using 5 pens from 4 countries, and spanning about 90 years.

Montegrappa 211 (M,14k, semiflex), 1940's - Diamine Teal

Conklin Crescent ringtop (F,14k, semiflex), 1920's- Diamine Syrah

Soyuz Kremlin pen (M,Stainless?), 1950's- Pilot Red (what other color could one possibly put in a communist pen?!)

Stipula Ventidue (1.3 stub,Titanium), 2000's- Waterman Absolute brown

Lamy Vista (1.5 stub, Stainless), 2015- Diamine Grape

 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:14

This thread is now closed, the new 2018 thread can be found here  http://www.fountainp...g-show-us-2018/








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