This is interesting... I tried adding glycerin to make inks feel more lubricated.
The ink did feel a little silkier at first, but the flow was dryer. So it was sort of a stalemate.
Sounds like a complete win to me -- dryer flow is what I'm asking about, and silkier feel would be a bonus.
How much glycerin did you add in your experiments (what proportion to original ink)?
So what's the catch? What's the downside?
Hello BrassRat, et al,
I started by adding 1 drop of glycerin per 1 oz. of ink... shook the bottle... dip tested it, using a fountain pen and kept adding one drop and shaking until I got the feeling I was looking for, (2 drops in a bottle J. Herbin brown... it's slipping my mind right now, which one).
The catch... or down side is that if you favor wide medium and broad nibs, (like yours truly); or if you're using stubs, italics and especially Flex nibs, (which all require heavier flow rates), the diminished flow can be problematic.
If anyone is interested; here's where I got mine:https://www.naturalp...m/glycerin.html
PLEASE NOTE: I bought mine from the same place a while ago, but received a different brand than what is pictured here; if that will make any difference, I cannot say.
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