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Kung Te-Cheng Pen Pairing

noodlers ktc eternal ink ink pen pairing pairing kung te-cheng

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#1 antichresis



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:05


I'm a fan of Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng. Great colour as it is or diluted and great performance on cheap paper. Gosh darn permanent too. I am, however, not blind to its mischievous character. I posted here before asking if anyone's tried it on a TWSBI. I ended up passing because I was (am still) thinking of selling the pen further down the road.

I've used it on some pens with no problems. The nib dries up if you don't use it for a week, but a 10 second rinse under a tap and it's good to go. There are, of course, some pens where it doesn't work. It kept clogging my Metro and I unimaginatively used it on a 78G. Ink turned to sludge. :yikes: :lol: What pens do you use with KTC?

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 19:23

I've never tried that ink.  It does look like a good pairing with that pen though!

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 01:34

I've used it my 580 on and off for a long time.  It does not, however, work in any pen with a sac.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:55

It has performed reliably in my preppy. I haven't dared putting it in any other pen.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 18:45

I pretty much use it only in a Noodler's resin Konrad.  I tried it one time in the ebonite Konrad but still had the pen get cloggy after a while.  (Usually it's fine for one fill, but refilling it gets the bad behavior).

I really need to find a way to dilute the ink without changing the color -- because I have yet to find an ink that gives me that intense dark indigo blue with purple undertones that is quintessentially KTC.... And diluting the ink with water just makes it more purple. :(  I don't need another purple ink (okay I do, but the whole point of KTC is that it ISN'T mostly purple... AND still has the incredible permanence).  

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 01:03

My go to KTC pen is a Sailor Sapporo. I add two drops of FormaFlo to a 5 ml vial. That helps the performance a lot.

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