I have a question that people have asked before, but in so many variations that I'm not sure if I can find the answers I'm looking for.
I have a vintage pen (a Parker Vacumatic) that writes with a wider line than I'd like. I'm looking for a dry ink, as in an ink that spreads as little as possible on the page.
I'm specifically looking for a traditional color: a blue, blue-black, or black. I've tried both Quink and Waterman black, Quink blue-black, and Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue (which is actually brighter than I want). They all produce too thick of a line.
Because it's a vintage pen, I don't want to try iron gall or any other techniques that might damage it.
Can anyone suggest another ink, or should I go with one of the techniques for altering the nib?
Thanks so much!
Edited to add: The nib is very fine, so small variations could help. Also, I have seen a post that suggests modern iron gall inks aren't as bad as I've previously read -- does anybody have further input?
Edited by SockAddict, 15 March 2019 - 00:44.