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I Need A Quick Drying Purple Ink


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#1 usnavydoc

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:49

Being a lefty is a curse. If the ink doesnt dry fast enough then its smudge lol. Does anyone have a recommendation on a vibrant purple ink that dries quick? Thanks in advance.
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#2 cattar

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:04

I use sailor shigure.
Paper might make a difference for you, the most coated paper I use is leuchturm. Tomoe, rhodia take too long to dry.
I prefer being a lefty.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:06

https://www.jetpens....pen-inks/pt/896

Found this. Very interesting.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:10

You can also try adding 10-20% water to each fill. Water will make the ink write drier and dry quicker.

Edited by cattar, 17 May 2018 - 05:11.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:28

If you don’t want scented, Violette Penseé is very good, about on par with Herbin’s scented violet. I haven’t tried Pelikan Violet yet, but Lamy Violet is only available in cartridges and it’s really good and very close in look to Violette Penseé.

I don’t always agree with Jetpens’ tests. Nothing wrong with their methodology just the papers I choose tend to be more absorbent than Rhodia. Rhodia is about the opposite of lefty friendly in my book. But it’s about as slow drying a paper as is practical for most situations.

#6 usnavydoc

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:43

What paper would you recommend that is left hand friendly?  I am getting someone into fountain pens and she is a lefty too so any info will help her too lol


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:56

Jetpens sells a Maruman basics line, 80 sheets for $6. It’s one of the most cost effective “fancy” notebooks. Fabriano Eco Qua notebooks also have nice paper, and if you like pocket notebooks theirs are some of the cheapest. I haven’t done math on the larger sizes.

There’s usually at least 3-4 good choices for copy paper, tho it’s not something I focus on. But there’s usually annual discussion about which ones are good. Same for composition books. If you got through a lot of paper both can be very cost effective options.

All of these are assuming you’re in the US. If you’re not in the US, things will be different. But as you get a feel for what you like best, it gets easier to tell stuff that will suit your taste by touch.

And it’s not that Rhodia is bad, just for me the combination of poor dry time, show through, warping when wet, price and poor performance with italic nibs makes it a no. Plenty of lefties disagree with me. And they’re not wrong. I’m usually drawing or doing calligraphy, so I tend to be a little nuts about what paper qualities I like. But for other uses the traits that give me problems can be great. Depends on your goals.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:59

R&K Scabiosa.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 13:13

If you want shading, a 90g & or + laser paper will give it.

 

Ink Jet & Laser is a compromise and not as good.

Stay away from Ink Jet paper, in it will feather, in it 'must' absorb ink quickly, and not let the ink sit on top for the seconds needed to shade.

 

There being different ways left handers can hold a pen, shading is still a possibility.

Do look up the different ways lefties can hold a pen.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 17 May 2018 - 13:14.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 21:52

I just tested it... Monteverde Purple Reign on Baron Fig paper with LAMY Aion medium... totally dry and smear proof in 5 seconds.  (I was actually surprised... didn't think it dried THAT fast)  I really like the color too... it really pops but isn't too feminine looking.

 

just retested on Rhodia... same result... dry and smear proof in 5 seconds


Edited by MHBru, 17 May 2018 - 21:55.


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Posted Yesterday, 17:10

https://www.jetpens....pen-inks/pt/896

Found this. Very interesting.

 

 

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I too liked Monteverde Purple Reign.


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Posted Yesterday, 20:11

Pelikan Violet and Private Reserve Purple Mojo are quick drying, well behaved purples. I prefer Purple Mojo for vibrancy and the sheer joy of writing with it, but YMMV.


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Posted Today, 01:56

Birmingham Pen Co. "Waterfront Dusk", a bluish purple, dries quickly.  Has good water resistance too.  I really like it with a fine Lamy Safari steel nib.

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Posted Today, 18:49

I'm in love with Montblanc Lavender Purple.








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