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Inky T O D - Ink Pen Paper And Handwriting Musings #5 - Which Ink Makes Your Handwriting Look The Best?


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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 23:44

Inky TODs are Topics O'Day and are meant to generate conversation about a particular topic. Yesterday, my beloved nib guy (who is also a penpal) sent me the following following:


I was contemplating on some of the things you expressed about your handwriting.
 
I like to know what your opinions are concerning this matter as we leave our marks behind with the pen we use.
 
Personally, before I go six feet under, I like to impress my daughter and everyone that is left behind with the knowledge that I have acquired and mastered three handwriting script, of which I deemed most useful: Fraktur for the times when I want to be a little mysterious, Spencerian for all the times I like to show off, and for the everyday hand italics. These three scripts, I am currently nurturing and to perfect. The closer I get to it, the more I like it.

 
Musing one:  http://www.fountainp...y/#entry4035298
 
Musing two:  http://www.fountainp...g/#entry4036188
 
Musing three: http://www.fountainp...-like-the-most/

 

Musing four:   http://www.fountainp...l-learn-to-use/

 
You have told us about your handwriting - what you like, what you dislike, which scripts you like and which you will learn - now tell us about the inks that you like, what you like about them, and which inks make your handwriting look better.

 

 
For the best handwritten reply (or perhaps more than one great reply), I will send out a gift. (Nothing huge, but you can be surprised.) Enter as many times as you want. Only the handwritten posts will be considered for special gifts, but all posts are appreciated.


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#2 amberleadavis

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 16:15

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 16:16

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#4 amberleadavis

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 16:16

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

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Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

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#5 amberleadavis

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 16:23

The inks are what I have been using all week, except I added Diamine Bilberry and Levenger Cobalt to the line up.
 
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Whose handwriting do I like?  

Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 19:51

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Jenny


"To read without also writing is to sleep." - St. Jerome

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 01:20

I don’t have a perfect ink. I have a favorite, Platinum Carbon Black. It’s a good black, minimal shading, good dry time, reasonable permanence, makes most nibs feel nicer, makes pens take longer to dry out. I’m not opposed to a shading black but when I want black I tend to want something as pleasing as the bits of fine pre printing press books I’ve seen in person. (There’s a lot of other nice black inks mind, which is why I go for favorite)

For basically everything else I don’t yet have a favorite. Shading inks look the best usually with my writing. They’re lively and vivid, even if the color I’m using is subdued or businesslike.

If you held a gun to my head and said I had to keep it to 2 ink bottles, the second would be a blue black.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 14:55

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Jenny

Your handwriting definitely looks best dressed in blue! (But maybe that's just me being biased towards Diamine Eau de Nil... )


Inks (always willing to trade samples!):

Diamine: Amaranth, Ancient Copper, Asa Blue, Bilberry, Classic Green, Earl Grey, Eau de Nil, Golden Brown, Macassar, Majestic Blue, Oxblood, Sargasso Sea, Syrah / Lamy: Black / Noodler's: Heart of Darkness / Rohrer & Klingner: Alt-Goldgrün / Sailor: Jentle Yama-Dori, Nano Sei-Boku

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(fluent in SK, CZ, DE, EN

currently learning EO, JP, NL)


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 21:13

Your handwriting definitely looks best dressed in blue! (But maybe that's just me being biased towards Diamine Eau de Nil... )

 

 

:D Eau de Nil is one of my favourite inks, too.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:17

And some of the results of the musings.

 

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#11 amberleadavis

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:18

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:20

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:20

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

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What do I like about my handwriting? 

Whose handwriting do I like?  

Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:22

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

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Whose handwriting do I like?  

Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

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Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:41

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Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:44

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

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Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

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Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:45

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

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#18 amberleadavis

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:45

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

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Whose handwriting do I like?  

Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 02:47

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Participate in the newest Inky TODs: 

Why do I like those nibs? 

What do I like about my handwriting? 

Whose handwriting do I like?  

Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

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