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#81 Biber

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 14:30

1. Diamine

2. R&K

3. Pelikan


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#82 gawain3

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 15:11

Sailor, despite the bottle changes.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 20:43

I am pretty new to this, but I love Birmingham inks.  I have only had a couple that I didn't care for. Diamine  for great colors, definitely not the bottles and I really like a few Lamy inks.



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 00:48

I would definitely say Diamine. I have yet to try an ink of theirs that I dislike, or doesn't behave in my pens. After that would be Pilot Iroshizuku, then Herbin.



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 08:48

What a no-brainer - Diamine every day for me!

 

One Diamine 80ml bottle costs £5.90 but Iroshizuku costs £46.32 (50ml bottle £28.95 * 1.6 = £46.32) here in the UK.

Iroshizuku are great, but are they worth that much? Hell no.



#86 LyaT

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 17:33

What a no-brainer - Diamine every day for me!
 
One Diamine 80ml bottle costs £5.90 but Iroshizuku costs £46.32 (50ml bottle £28.95 * 1.6 = £46.32) here in the UK.
Iroshizuku are great, but are they worth that much? Hell no.


Iro costs 24.9 euro on LcdC.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 20:06

KWZ

I like their inks more than any other brand I have tried. Applies to standard and iron gall inks.

 

The inks perform very well, I have never had any issues with any of them, and Konrad is a really nice person and does not hesitate to answer people who ask him questions. After all he makes the inks because he has fun writing with them (if you put the money he earns aside).

 

I wrote him an email because I wanted to know something about the iron gall inks in specific pens. Two days later I got a very detailed answer, not only about the specific pens I asked to use, but also he explained why my pens will be fine based on the chemistry behind his inks. That is what I call customer service and transparency!

 

Also, the price in Germany is about the same as Pelikan 4001 and only beaten by R&K, which are dirt cheap at about 3,50 €/50 ml.

As much as I like R&K as a company, I don't like the inks as much as the ones made by KWZ.


Edited by khalameet, 25 August 2019 - 20:08.


#88 AndyYNWA

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:55

Sailor! 

Lots of colours and great performance!


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 09:39

Sailor

Waterman

Pilot



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 10:35

Trusted is one thing:

Pilot (wet)

Sailor (wet)

Pelikan (dry)

Liked is another:

Birmingham this month 

Sailor ink studio last month (low numbered: dry)

Who knows what next month.



#91 Thymen

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 20:20

One brand, one colour?

 

 

That would be Diamine Majestic Blue for me.

Nice, well-behaved, saturated deep blue for a very fair price.



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 20:32

One brand one colour?

Waterman Serenity Blue

 

Just one brand?

Waterman



#93 JR-McPen

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 00:20

1. Diamine

2. J. Herbin

3. Monteverde

 

I thought I'd found ultimate happiness with Diamine Blue Velvet. And then I found J. Herbin Bleu de Minuit!

 

There seems to be no love in this thread for Robert Oster or Colorverse.

 

All this is personal preference, of course.

 

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#94 AndyYNWA

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:05

One brand, one colour?

 

 

That would be Diamine Majestic Blue for me.

Nice, well-behaved, saturated deep blue for a very fair price.

 

Hard to clean, prone to smearing/smudging and on lower quality paper it feathers like crazy...

However, the sheen is really nice! 


Edited by AndyYNWA, 28 August 2019 - 07:08.

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#95 francoiacc

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:20

I hardly trust Diamine inks, most of them are pretty nice though. I trust inks that are easy to clean, doesn't clog or stain pens and are well behaved, nevertheless I have lot of inks that I don't trust much but I really like.



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:57

iron gall and nano carbon inks need overseeing.

I can't think of a bad ink. Some are overly saturated or undersaturated, lubricated underlubricated, matte or sheeny etc... Matter of personal taste.



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 01:03

Actually, I trust every brand except Noodler's, PR and Abraxas. Also, I don't trust Lamy because A. they don't print the name of the ink on the bottle or bottle's box or cartridge's box, and B. they don't sell their own LEs in their own country.


What is LE ?

#98 frankmike1983

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 01:05

I'm new to fountain pens. What are some thoughts on parker quink? I'm trying to find something that is document resistant; permanent seems too vague of a description from what I've read....

#99 sharonspens

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 01:52

Another Pilot pick for the Iros, since those make up the majority of my regularly used inks.

 

+1


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#100 A Smug Dill

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 02:17

What is LE ?


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