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Mold In A Fresh Bottle Of Ink?

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#1 BalancedCraftsman

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:46

I recently purchased my second bottle of Diamine Poppy Red from a reputable source that sells over Amazon, and I have had it on hand for about a month while I've been finishing up the last few drops of my first bottle. When I opened up the fresh bottle today, I was immediately hit with a strong scent resembling mildew (mold). I know some inks can have a certain "musk" to them (such as Diamine Imperial Purple), but my first bottle of Poppy Red had no discernible smell. I should also note that the new ink is much darker in appearance (more opaque) as seen in the bottle than my first bottle of Poppy Red. I compared samples of the new bottle's contents to some from my old bottle, and the colors matched up on paper. It could be possible that there was a bit extra of some ingredient put in my new batch that would darken the appearance and make it smell funny, but I'd rather play it safe until I know for sure. Thoughts?



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#2 mke

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 03:05

What does the customer support of Diamine say?

#3 SamCapote

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 06:32

If there is a moldy smell that is not a good sign. Next step is to pipette some into a vial looking for slimy stringy strands.

Buying it from Amazon, you dont know if that seller opened, tested, and contaminated it by mistake.

If you are still in the window, I would return it to Amazon for refund. I think you have 45 days?

Sorry this happened, but it does happen randomly.
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#4 Lgsoltek

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 08:09

My Diamine Poppy Red turned into something with an oily film on the liquid as well.



#5 amberleadavis

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 21:49

Follow Sam's advice and check out his biocide shoot out thread.


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