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Twsbi Eco

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#21 flyingpenman


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 02:38

No stains and no cracking on my Eco.

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#22 Fuzzy_Bear


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 00:55

My ECO, w/ 1.1 nib, is my current signature pen.  It is loaded with Dromgoole's Noodler's Texas Bluebonnet.  Yes, the barrel is stained.  But it is blue and I have no problems with that.  

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 16:36

My Eco also has a stained barrel.


One fill of Diamine Grape.

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 22:55

Diamine Grape did the same to me. -- Now run through a cleaning ink (Noodler's Eel, Sailor Do You, Vintage Sheaffer) and it will be cleaned up fast.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 14:24

Same for me with Diamine Grape! I now enjoy my Eco with a pink barrel :D Just kidding, some enrgic washing with water did the trick. Shame on Grape for staining barrels, it's a gret ink under any other aspect (colour, shading, cheap paper performance, lubrication).

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 18:54

Totally worth the price. The piston is really smooth and works really well. I really like the industrial design but thats preference. The plastic probably isnt the highest quality but its nocer than a preppy or the like. I think its resistance to staining would depend on the ink. Ive used mine with Noodlers black, Lamy Turquoise, Diamine Sherwood, and probably others without problems. I wont use Private Reaerve Tanzanite in demonstrators because it has a tendency to stain.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 00:19

I've had my Eco for about six months now, and it's a solid workhorse. I have used two Noodlers semi-bulletproof inks (Navy and Kiowa Pecan) and neither have stained it at all.  I did have a scuff and rust on the cap band and contacted TWSBI... they did say it was caused by my damage... but for $3 USD it was replaced.  Can't complain at all...

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