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Please Help Me To Make My Own Blue Black Ink.

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#21 alwayspete

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:53

 

All needles and syringes fit each other. I have 1 ml, 3 ml, 5 ml, 10 ml and 30 ml syringes. The needles fit all of them. I use the appropriate syringe depending on how much ink I want to move or mix.

Awesome to know!! Would it be best if I use the 1 ml syringe during experimenting? When later satisfied with the color of the ink I think of filling the cartridge up using a syringe. I think a cartridge holds 1.1 ml, more than a converter. Am I right? Are insulin syringes the only 1 ml syringes available? It comes with a tiny needle. Can that needle be removed and replaced by a dispensing one? Thank you!

Pete :")


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 17:56

Thanks Ted A for the ratio tips & suggesting a ratio that I can experiment! Did you mean 1 drop of black to 5 drops of blue?

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Just parts. Drops, milliliters, gallons. There shouldn't be differences from the volumes. The ratios would be the same so the color should be the same.

 

Though when you are dealing with small volumes it is easier to get slight variations than if you are using large volumes.

 

Use the volume size that you're comfortable with.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 19:17

 

Just parts. Drops, milliliters, gallons. There shouldn't be differences from the volumes. The ratios would be the same so the color should be the same.

 

Though when you are dealing with small volumes it is easier to get slight variations than if you are using large volumes.

 

Use the volume size that you're comfortable with.

I thought variations would be found when mixing large volumes of ink. Thanks!

Pete :")


Edited by alwayspete, 03 April 2017 - 19:18.


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 18:03

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Don't dare to add more black! Pen used was a very wet Standard lever-filler.

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 18:04

Doesn't take many drops of black to do the trick.... beware...

 

Pelikan 8001 black never let me down with dozens of inks and different brands...



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 19:25

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Don't dare to add more black! Pen used was a very wet Standard lever-filler.

Thanks for making some time, mixing the inks & coming back and posting your results! That looks amazing!! That's 13 drops of P.Q. black in total to a half full bottle of P.Q. blue if I'm right!!! What did you use to transfer drops of black ink to the blue bottle? How does a true/good blue black really look like? I tried google but it came up with very different results (images). I like how you write your Qs! But this mix is far better than plain blue or black or teal!! Thanks again a bunch for the update! Cheers & thumbs up!!!

Pete :")


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 19:27

Doesn't take many drops of black to do the trick.... beware...

 

Pelikan 8001 black never let me down with dozens of inks and different brands...

Thank you torstar! I will!!! Hmmm... Pelikan is an expensive brand for me. But I know for certain they make beautiful pens!!!

Pete :")



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 19:51

Thanks for making some time, mixing the inks & coming back and posting your results! That looks amazing!! That's 13 drops of P.Q. black in total to a half full bottle of P.Q. blue if I'm right!!! What did you use to transfer drops of black ink to the blue bottle? How does a true/good blue black really look like? I tried google but it came up with very different results (images). I like how you write your Qs! But this mix is far better than plain blue or black or teal!! Thanks again a bunch for the update! Cheers & thumbs up!!!
Pete :")


You're welcome! :)

It was half a VIAL of the blue...you know, like you get when you buy sample vials. And it would probably work out to more like fifteen drops, as the first three were added with a needle-fine pipette, and the rest with a regular glass eyedropper. I'm terrible, I know.

If you want to run a similar experiment, test your mixture after adding about five drops, and every three thereafter until it looks good to you. Every pen/ink/paper combo will react a little differently. Good luck!

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 02:34

Pete, I'm sorry for getting back so late. I use a dropper/syringe for every ink receptacle because I mix on the fly (just noting the ratios on a notepad. If I only had one, I think it would take longer since you need to dry the dropper first before filling again—but that is speaking generally. If you're just adding Quink Perm. Black to a bottle of Blue I'm sure you can make do with just one filler. Have you started mixing?


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Posted 26 April 2017 - 14:37

I use a small vial and syringes and mixing, as others have noted.

 

When I'm out I go to the pharmacist and tell them my fountain pen hobby and they give me the real deal, spike and all.  Or the nurse or massage therapists give me a handful of real syringes.



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 16:02

You're welcome! :)

It was half a VIAL of the blue...you know, like you get when you buy sample vials. And it would probably work out to more like fifteen drops, as the first three were added with a needle-fine pipette, and the rest with a regular glass eyedropper. I'm terrible, I know.

If you want to run a similar experiment, test your mixture after adding about five drops, and every three thereafter until it looks good to you. Every pen/ink/paper combo will react a little differently. Good luck!

That's okay! Yes I do intend to mix inks. Thanks for the tips!!! Cheers!

Pete :")



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 16:07

Pete, I'm sorry for getting back so late. I use a dropper/syringe for every ink receptacle because I mix on the fly (just noting the ratios on a notepad. If I only had one, I think it would take longer since you need to dry the dropper first before filling again—but that is speaking generally. If you're just adding Quink Perm. Black to a bottle of Blue I'm sure you can make do with just one filler. Have you started mixing?

No problem. You got back!! That's all that matters! Do you mean a syringe with a dispensing needle? Problem solved by using two droppers. Yes I intend on mixing PQ Black wth PQ Blue. No I haven't, but as soon as the dispensing needles reach me. Thanks!

Pete :")



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 16:12

I use a small vial and syringes and mixing, as others have noted.

 

When I'm out I go to the pharmacist and tell them my fountain pen hobby and they give me the real deal, spike and all.  Or the nurse or massage therapists give me a handful of real syringes.

I wish the pharmacists, nurses or massage therapists here did the same! Most of them I met don't have a clue when I ask for luer lock dispensing needles. I already bought the syringes that have the sharp ends by default. Now I'm waiting for the safe needles to reach me. Lucky you!

Pete :")



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 17:18

I wish the pharmacists, nurses or massage therapists here did the same! Most of them I met don't have a clue when I ask for luer lock dispensing needles. I already bought the syringes that have the sharp ends by default. Now I'm waiting for the safe needles to reach me. Lucky you!
Pete :")


You might also look under craft, or industrial, syringes. I remember buying those a while back. I do tend to use plastic pipettes and glass eyedroppers for ink mixing, though.

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 17:21

I wish the pharmacists, nurses or massage therapists here did the same! Most of them I met don't have a clue when I ask for luer lock dispensing needles. I already bought the syringes that have the sharp ends by default. Now I'm waiting for the safe needles to reach me. Lucky you!

Pete :")

 

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  The first time I wasn't expecting that response from the pharmacist...

 

So just ask if you want them, you might have friends with access to supplies that can sneak a few out for you....



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 19:46

Hi,

 

Kindly see the Topic Tips for a Beginng Mixerhttp://www.fountainp...ixer/?p=2821339

 

In the beginning there was ink, then the mixers showed-up...

 

Bye,

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Edited by Sandy1, 26 April 2017 - 19:48.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:16

You might also look under craft, or industrial, syringes. I remember buying those a while back. I do tend to use plastic pipettes and glass eyedroppers for ink mixing, though.

Yes I'll try that. I too did think of getting eyedroppers if the dispensing needles are going to take so much time! Aren't plastic pipettes like huge in size for testing purposes? Thanks!

Pete :")



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:20

 

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.  The first time I wasn't expecting that response from the pharmacist...

 

So just ask if you want them, you might have friends with access to supplies that can sneak a few out for you....

True! I have tried. They seem completely blank and say that not even their suppliers have it!! No friends locally that can help me that way! :") It doesn't matter because they don't have it with them in the first place.

Pete :")



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 07:21

Hi,

 

Kindly see the Topic Tips for a Beginng Mixerhttp://www.fountainp...ixer/?p=2821339

 

In the beginning there was ink, then the mixers showed-up...

 

Bye,

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Thanks Sandy! I'll check it out!

Pete :")



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 13:55

Yes I'll try that. I too did think of getting eyedroppers if the dispensing needles are going to take so much time! Aren't plastic pipettes like huge in size for testing purposes? Thanks!
Pete :")



Yes, for the amount of liquid they can transport, but not always. Some of the nozzles are almost as fine as needles. I have a set from years back that is teeny.





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