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Your Favourite New Ink Of 2018 ?


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#1 namrehsnoom

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 21:58

There have been lots of new inks that were released in 2018. Im curious about your top ink of the year, your real favourite. And no cheating... there can be only one ! One ink to rule them all.

I discovered a number of very interesting new inks in 2018, and find it difficult to select my precious. But after lots of soul-searching, Ive gone for J.Herbin Vert de Gris, which I really really like.

Whats your favourite ?

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#2 carlos.q

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 23:03

That's easy: Pelikan Edelstein Olivine! :thumbup:

#3 sakib

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 00:30

I use black inks a lot. And this year I finally saved up enuf to buy KIWA GURO. I don't think I'll need any more black inks after kiwa guro.

#4 OCArt

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 01:18

Monteverde Horizon Blue (thanks to a review by dcwiates)  Monteverde, in general, was a discovery of mine in 2018 and I have come to greatly appreciate their inks.



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Posted 28 December 2018 - 01:20

I did not buy any ink released in 2018, but this year I finally bought Sailor Kobe Suma Purple, which is not only my favorite new ink of 2018 but probably my favorite ink overall.



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Posted 28 December 2018 - 01:25

Waterman inks were a personal new ink for me... I was looking for a nice bright pure blue and really like Serenity Blue.  I tired a lot of new inks this year but that one would be my winner.



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Posted 28 December 2018 - 03:02

The stand-out for me is Stipula Dark Blue. Instantly bowled over by the color and shading.


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 03:07

I've found a few new-to-me inks this year that I really like.

 

FPN member NickiStew's Randall Blue Black is very nice.

Another vote here for Monteverde Horizon Blue -- great sheen and very well behaved.

A new one for me is a partial bottle a friend gave me that she got from someone cleaning out his basement -- Campo Marzio Bordeaux (it's not really a burgundy, so much as a berry-red).

MB Beatles Psychedelic Purple LE -- great color (one of my favorite purples).

 

Honorable mention: Noodler's Luck of the Draw -- a sort of a weird dark green black, but works very well in my Noodler's Boston Safety.

 

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 03:49

Sailor Nano Souboku for me! Gonna become my exclusive permanent ink, I reckon.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 09:12

Me?!? I like Private Reserve Inks, BUT my "NEW" favorite ink of 2018 is Monteverde's "Purple Reign" which came FREE when I bought my first NEW pen since 1998, the Conklin Duragraph "Purple Nights". I've tried this ink in all my vintage Waterman's and even my ancient Parker 45's. I may be buying more Monteverde inks in the future in addition to my Private Reserve inks.



#11 Lgsoltek

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 10:01

Sailor Yodaki.



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Posted 28 December 2018 - 13:23

rohrer and klingner aubergine and herbin rouge grenat. they work perfectly in my very dry and fine Pilot 74 EF. not many inks can be used with that pen.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 16:16

Hisoku.


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#14 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 16:48

KWZ Walk Over Vistula - a great, deep, blue which leans to teal but not so far that it is a teal.

Monteverde Fire Opal - a dark orange with great shading and lots of character.



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Posted 28 December 2018 - 16:55

KWZ Baltic Memories for me....

It was the only ink released this year that I bought, but as I have more than enough ink, and blues at that, I couldn’t stay away from the subtle range of color this ink possesses...
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#16 Herrjaeger

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 21:21

3 Oysters Purple Gray;  it's what Robert Oster Purple Rock wanted to be.



#17 NT-Ned

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 22:03

While the ink itself wasn't released in 2018, their 140ml Limited Edition glass bottles were, Blackstone "Sydney Harbour" blue.

 

For me anyway, it's the most amazing blue!



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 00:30

3 Oysters Purple Gray;  it's what Robert Oster Purple Rock wanted to be.

 

Could you be more specific?  Is it wetter?  Does it never turn green? 



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 01:05

Of the inks that came to me in 2018, only one was released this year to my knowledge. Edelstein Olivine.

But it was only one of a handful that I love and gwt used regularly. Olivine, KWZI El Dorado and Pine Green. El Dorado truly surprised me how much I like it.

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#20 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 03:15

That's easy: Pelikan Edelstein Olivine! :thumbup:


For the ink that was released in 2018, Pelikan achieved epic victory royale with the Olivine






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