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#1 JessLJessup

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 14:06

What is a suitable ink for a dipless base like the above?

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 19:38

I feel that the best ink for one of these is a mild, "easy" ink that can tolerate being reconstituted with water should it dry out, and be easily cleaned off of your pen should it dry out. Waterman, Parker, Sheaffer, Pelikan are all good bets. Basically, ink made by a pen company is generally a good bet. 

 

You can also use any other fountain pen ink, from an iron gall to a dense pigment ink, but you're more likely to have trouble with those than with a general, fountain pen ink. 

 

I wouldn't recommend dip pen ink, like india or even walnut ink. Even though there are no real feel channels to get clogged, they tend to not be as easy to clean should they dry on a nib, especially india ink or sumi ink. (let alone guache!)

 

Others may have differing opinions, so your mileage may vary, but that's my two-cents. 

 

That all said, I have used iron gall ink in a 444. It worked ok, and when it dried out, I was able to wash it out, but it also seemed to dry out faster than fountain pen ink. And it was much more difficult to clean from the 1555 nib unit. Not sure why it dried faster. May have been the specific iron gall I used. 



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