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What Are Some Of *your* Favorite Fountain Pen Inks? =)

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#121 NeverTapOut

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 13:36

I've tried a few brands of ink and all have delivered in terms of colour. How they live within my pen's feed and filler mechanism is another matter however, since a number have contained elements that gum up the works if not drained and cleaned after every use!

 

The best fire and forget inks I've used so far are the Pelikan brands, with both 4001 and the Edelstein lines being truly excellent. Key things I like about these inks are:

 

They don't readily bleed

They don't penetrate thinner paper as much as others I've tried

They stay fluid and flow easily within the pen for a long time

They wash out of the pen without too much effort

They don't corrode my nibs or gold plating

They provide a good range of colours, although since they dropped the truly excellent Edelstein Amber, there's not much available at the yellow end of the spectrum - (blatant hint by the way Pelikan!)

They are very affordable (especially the 4001 series).

 

There would have to be something truly exceptional about a product before I'd be lured to another ink brand now, since I tend to be conservative and stick with the products I trust.

 

 

That's how I feel about MB Inks...I owned Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire...Great ink for my uses.



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#122 MHBru

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 13:54

Ditto how I feel about both Edelstein and Iroshizuku. Both great ink brands and zero problem with either of them
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#123 Aquaria

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 14:46

Well I have waaaaaaaaaaaaayyy too many inks (about 50) in an OCD fueled buying craze but there are some inks I refill and use a lot. It changes often but here are some of the current contenders.

 

You think 50 inks is way too many? You do realize the group you're talking to, right?



#124 pgcauk

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 18:49

Here's what I have in pens at the moment. Winter I contracted down to a core of seven main inks (which are all still present), Spring I have expanded, especially blues, greens and violets.

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Interestingly enough that makes fifteen (or so) colors pretty evenly distributed nib-wise; five "nails", five italics and five flexies . . . . oh, and five that are "just trying this out!"



#125 BaronWulfraed

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 19:28

Tuesday's Child must have been adopted... :lticaptd:



#126 NeverTapOut

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:14

pgcauk...

What ink is Monday's Child...

Regards,

David



#127 pgcauk

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 01:57

David,

 

Monday's main ink is Scabiosa (my first love!), with Robert Oster's Sydney Lavender (I'm calling it "Jacaranda", or possibly "Pewter"!) and Claret (= "Mauve"?) and Birmingham Pens' Violet Starling as Flower Girls!

 

Baron W,

 

It's always the redheads, huh?

(I even heard some gossip about Prince Harry, but I wouldn't want to spread such things here!)

. . . . also, if you look at the balance of warm to cool colors . . . .



#128 NeverTapOut

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 14:58

Hey pgcauk...

I see what you did...so you wrote Monday's Child in RO Claret...Am I correct...

Thanks,

David



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 17:21

David,

 

The text is Scabiosa, then the scribbles alongside are in rotating sequence: Scabiosa, Lavender, Starling, Claret

Claret is also the red-violet alternating with the red-orange on Tuesday.

 

All the violets can be seen more clearly here (which is from my red-violet through blue-violet thread):

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Edited by pgcauk, 23 May 2019 - 17:25.


#130 amberleadavis

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 21:18

That is wonderful! Please be sure to add it to the Purple page too.

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#131 TSherbs

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:07

I am really looking my recent sample of Monteverde Sapphire Blue. It's outperforming my Diamine Royal Blue and my 4001 RB

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:10

David,

 

The text is Scabiosa, then the scribbles alongside are in rotating sequence: Scabiosa, Lavender, Starling, Claret

Claret is also the red-violet alternating with the red-orange on Tuesday.

 

All the violets can be seen more clearly here (which is from my red-violet through blue-violet thread):

fpn_1557090795__blue_violet_through_red_

This is stunning !



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:12

My current favourites are Iroshizuku Kiri Same, Iroshizuku Shin Kai, Diamine Eau de Nil, Diamine Ancient Copper and J Herbin Lie de The.
In no particular order.







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