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I Need A Green-Black...

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#1 Starrfish

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 05:20

Hello All

 

I am looking for a green black ink that has shading ink, that is the similar price to Noodler's, Diamine, or Rohrer & Klingner.

 

Thoughts? Tall order?

 

Thanks in advance

 

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#2 uceroy

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 08:06

I'm not sure about shading qualities, but Noodler's Zhivago, Diamine green black and Robert Oster green black come to mind 😄

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 08:41

I have been enjoying 3Oysters "Black Moss."



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Posted 01 May 2019 - 15:04

I am looking for a green black ink that has shading ink, that is the similar price to Noodler's, Diamine, or Rohrer & Klingner.


So why not just shop within what those brands offer? It's not like Diamine doesn't have an ink it aptly named Green/Black, as well as others in that category.

Whether you'll be able to get shading from your choice of pen, nib and paper to go with the use of the ink is... well, a matter of your choice of pen, nib and paper. I don't think anyone is in a position to guarantee you'll get the degree of shading you'd like when you use it. From Diamine's 'swatch' of its Green/Black ink in the product's marketing image, shading is definitely possible from the use of the ink.

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#5 BaronWulfraed

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 17:46

Don't know about shading -- I've only used it in fairly fine points -- but Herbin Vert Empire appears a green/black to my eye. Platinum Classic (Iron Gall) Forest Black might be a candidate.

 

 

So naturally just after posting the above, a review of Vert Empire shows up in the next forum down...


Edited by BaronWulfraed, 01 May 2019 - 18:00.


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Posted 01 May 2019 - 19:36

+1 for Noodlers Zhivago, it is a lovely green black, but I think its too saturated to shade. Maybe if you dilute it and use a very broad nib italic? Or add a little black to R&K Alt Goldgrun? It has lovely shading on white paper.

#7 SchaumburgSwan

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 19:44

Hi,

 

I like these ones:

 

Diamine Green-Black, a cold green-black,

Diamine Classic Green, a warm dark green,

Platinum Forest Black, very close to Diamine Classic Green, but IG,

Diamine Racing Green, subtle dark green, a tad warm.

 

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#8 Maccabeus

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 20:58

Have you considered Noodler's El Lawrence?


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#9 Herrjaeger

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 22:41

I have been enjoying 3Oysters "Black Moss."


+1 for Black Moss-it’s really dark and murky for me. Monteverde Jade Noir is another to look at, inexpensive , and well behaved-not as dark as Black Moss but a color I enjoy.

#10 sidthecat

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:42

Stipula Calamo Black. Quite greenish.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 15:52

Another vote for Diamine Classic Green (by extension also its Doppelgänger Sailor Jentle Tokiwa-Matsu). I do have Diamine Green-Black, Sherwood Green and Salamander here and suspect that they might fall into this category, but haven't tried them yet.

 

 

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#12 Mechayoshi

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 16:04

Noodler’s Aircorps Blue-Black is actually green black. Near black with green shading in smaller nibs and a dark green in wider. Images online show it as a teal but my bottle and the sample I tried before it had little blue content.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 18:44

Cultpens Deep Dark green would be my top choice. Not green-black, just a dark green though.

#14 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 18:51

De Atramentis and I think Monteverde make 'Black Edition' inks. I've tried the DA Black-Brown (or Brown-Black!) and I have the Diamine Green- Black (or Black-Green!).

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 19:44

The 'shading' parameter is subjective and is also paper, nib dependent.

Plenty of options have been posted, but there is still no guarantee.

 

What nib/paper do you generally use? Broader the nib, greater the chances.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 03:55

Another vote for Diamine Classic Green (by extension also its Doppelgänger Sailor Jentle Tokiwa-Matsu). I do have Diamine Green-Black, Sherwood Green and Salamander here and suspect that they might fall into this category, but haven't tried them yet.

 

 

Dominique

 

Hi Dominique,

 

I'm not surprised Classic Green to have a japanese Doppelgänger... a warm and naturally vielschichtig (hmm, whats an english word for that? Complex doesn't match it completely...) color.

 

At first view Diamines Green-Black seems simplier, but the more I use it, the better I like it...

And it is my reference ink, showing how a new pen behaves.

 

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#17 mke

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 07:46

> vielschichtig

multifaceted



#18 chromantic

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 11:59

I've used a few very dark greens that could probably pass as green-black - Miruai, GvFC Moss Green, heck, even Dark Forest.


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 19:01

> vielschichtig

multifaceted

 

Thank you.

Best

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:48

I've been using Iroshizuku hoteison lately and really like it. It's a back-green with nice flow and saturation. Unfortunately, it's a limited edition and may be all gone by now.

 

I've also used Private Reserve Ebony Green and liked it.







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