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Any Ink Recommendations For Note Taking And Signing Docs?


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#1 PanDeBer

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:26

I am a student who also works in the legal field. So I need an ink that is good for taking notes. It also needs to be suitable for any legal documents I sign.  I am looking for any recommendation of inks with the following specifications:

 

Color - Blue/Turquoise (I'll grant some latitude with what reasonably constitutes blue) 

Permanent/Bulletproof or some kind of Water Resistance

Won't dry the nib when pen is uncapped for a few minutes

Well behaved on cheap copy paper

 

The inks I currently have are:

 

Noodler's Liberty Elysium,

Pilot Iroshizuku Kon Peki

Diamine Majestic Blue 

 

The closer it is to a nice dark blue like Liberty Elysium or Majestic Blue, the better. 


Edited by Erggg, 09 March 2018 - 03:33.


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#2 displacermoose

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:45

Sailor Sei-Boku. A lovely green leaning blue black that is stunning well behaved on horrible paper and waterproof.

The other one that immediately springs to mind is Pilot Blue Black. The color is not so interesting, but it is highly water resistant and writes nicely on pretty much anything. It is also inexpensive if that is an issue for you. These are my go to blues for work (I work in tax law).

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#3 LizEF

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:55

I'll second displacermoose's recommendations!  Both great inks.  I have no idea about drying on the nib, though, as I haven't explicitly tested that.  What I can say is that it will depend in part on how dry the climate (which includes heating and AC) is where you are, and how exposed the nib is, and the pen itself (some pens just seem to dry ink faster).

 

Sei Boku in my push-cap Pilot Stargazer worked particularly well in my arid environment - I was surprised at how well.  Whether that indicates it'll work well in your environment, I don't know, but that should make it a strong contender.

 

I'd strongly recommend ink samples first, so you can determine what works best for you in your pen and environment.



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:09

Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher is a good darker blue for notes.


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#5 PanDeBer

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:28

Thanks for all of the recommendations.  I'm going to order samples of all the recommended inks.  I'm excited to experiment with some ink/pen combinations to see what works best.



#6 dcwaites

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 05:46

Don't forget Koh-i-noor Document blue. Document certified to ISO standard, a nice, well behaved blue, a pleasant dark royal blue colour and cheap as chips. $5 for a 50ml bottle, postage included.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:46

Sailor Sei-Boku... well behaved on horrible paper and waterproof.

 

And lightfast.


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#8 PanDeBer

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 15:54

Don't forget Koh-i-noor Document blue. Document certified to ISO standard, a nice, well behaved blue, a pleasant dark royal blue colour and cheap as chips. $5 for a 50ml bottle, postage included.

 

I never heard of that ink. When I look around my typical retailers, I can't seem to find it.



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 21:20

 

I never heard of that ink. When I look around my typical retailers, I can't seem to find it.

 

I get mine on eBay --

 

https://www.ebay.com...53.m1438.l2649


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#10 Runnin_Ute

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 01:24

Pelikan 4001 Blue Black. Great ink, but a bit dry. But that makes it good on crappy paper.

Diamine Blue Black is wetter, but not bad on that same paper. Not as water resistant though.

Blackstone Barrier Reef Blue or Sydney Harbour Blue. Not water resistant to my knowledge, but more interesting.

Iroshizuku Kon Peki, more of a turquoise type color though. Diamine Steel Blue is a bit greener.

Markup inks: Noodler's Apache Sunset or Diamine Classic Red. Robert Oster Astorquiza Rot or Levenger Amethyst would be good for that too.

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#11 PanDeBer

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 20:04

 
I get mine on eBay --
 
https://www.ebay.com...53.m1438.l2649


Neat, I'll try that ink too. Thanks.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:41

Sei Boku! Sei Boku! Sei Boku!

Seriously, Sei Boku.

If I ever find myself in a situation where I can only use one ink for the rest of my life it would be this one. It's my EDC and I keep a pen inked with it at home for writing checks, addresses, anything important, as well as taking notes on crappy paper. It never, ever fails. Ever.

#13 welch

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:21

Diamine Oxford Blue. Dark blue. Can be scrubbed off fingers with some work, so it's about as permanent as traditional permanent inks were, such as Sheaffer Skrip or Parker Quink about 1955. 

 

We ran out of space to store paper copies. The company from which I retired digitized documents and then shredded them. Kept copies in four or five different continents. So did our owner/customers, the global banks. Around 2010, the biggest company in the world demanded that their banks begin sending monthly statements by PDF rather than on paper.  

 

Have other legal departments moved that way?


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 21:32

Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher. 

It's a nice looking blue. It's very permanent - It was developed, because some lab guy in Stanford U was able to figure out to use lasers to wipe Bulletproof ink, so Tardiff and this guy worked together and came up with the Warden series. 

 

Lasers. Pew pew!


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#15 bluebellrose

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 08:35

Have you tried Platinum Pigmented Blue? Or Platinum Blue Black?








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