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#1 by_a_Lady

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 13:37

Hello everybody! It's my first time in this subforum, so please alert me if I'm doing something wrong.

 

I have somehow accumulated over 20 different bottles of ink and 50 samples in the past two years. Love the variety, but some of these bottles don't get much use, and the ink in them just ages on my shelf. That's been bothering me a lot, since they're actually superb inks that just have had the bad luck of ending up in the hands of someone who doesn't appreciate them the way they deserve. So I'd like to send some of these out as big 5ml samples to anyone who's interested, in exchange for the same courtesy. I feel that that way, each of us gets to try new inks, and since everybody would pay postage, it wouldn't cost one more than the other.

 

Full-sized bottles:

  • De Atramentis Aubergine
  • Diamine Amaranth
  • Diamine Ancient Copper
  • Diamine Autumn Oak
  • Diamine Asa Blue
  • Diamine Bilberry
  • Diamine Classic Green
  • Diamine Earl Grey
  • Diamine Golden Brown
  • Diamine Majestic Blue
  • Diamine Oxblood
  • Diamine Syrah
  • J. Herbin Bouquet d'Antan
  • J. Herbin Lie de Thé
  • J. Herbin Poussière de Lune
  • KWZ Honey
  • KWZ Maroon
  • Noodler's Heart of Darkness
  • Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrün
  • Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus
  • Rohrer & Klingner Salix
  • Rohrer & Klingner Sepia
  • Sailor Jentle/Shikiori Miruai
  • Sailor Jentle/Shikiori Oku-Yama
  • Sailor Jentle/Shikiori Rikyu-Cha
  • Sailor Jentle/Shikiori Tokiwa-Matsu
  • Sailor Jentle/Shikiori Yama-Dori
  • Sailor Nano Sei-Boku

 

Samples:

  • Diamine China Blue
  • L'Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Heure Dorée
  • Sailor Jentle/Shikiori Waka-Uguisu
  • J. Herbin Vert Olive
  • Super5 Frankfurt

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#2 by_a_Lady

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 09:21

Updating some important info that I forgot!

 

I'm located in Austria but can also ship from Slovakia if it's more practical. Participants are limited to the EU because of postage (except if you want to do a really big exchange that would make sense with a 20€ international shipping fee, I'd think about that). A minimum of 5 samples is required (or its ml equivalent in full bottles, etc.).

 

I'm looking for samples of the following inks:

  • Akkerman 01 Passage Blauw
  • Akkerman 03 Akkerman Blauw
  • Akkerman 11 Trêves-Turquoise
  • Akkerman 28 Hofkwartier Groen
  • Akkerman Delfts Blauw
  • Akkerman Dutch Masters 07 Rembrandt's Karmozijn
  • Blackstone Colours of Australia Barrier Reef Blue
  • Blackstone Colours of Australia Sydney Harbor Blue
  • Diamine Aurora Borealis
  • Diamine Meadow
  • Diamine November Rain
  • Diamine Pumpkin
  • Diamine Iridescink Maureen
  • Diamine Iridescink Robert
  • Diamine Shimmertastic Citrus Ice
  • Diamine Shimmertastic Pink Champagne
  • J. Herbin Café des Îles
  • J. Herbin Diabolo Menthe
  • Krishna RC Poyka
  • KWZ IG Red #3
  • KWZ IG Turquoise
  • KWZ Azure #3
  • KWZ Azure #4
  • KWZ Azure #5
  • KWZ Cappuccino
  • KWZ Maroon #2
  • Lamy Petrol
  • Noolder's Baystate Blue
  • Organics Studio Masters of Writing Ernest Hemingway Santiago‘s Sea Blue
  • Organics Studio Masters of Writing Henry David Thoreau Walden Pond Blue
  • Organics Studio Elements Nitrogen Royal Blue
  • PenBBS 178 Rose Quartz
  • Pilot Iroshizuku (any)
  • Robert Oster Motor Oil
  • Robert Oster Ng Special 16 sample
  • Robert Oster Shake 'n' Shimmy Black 'n' Blue sample
  • Robert Oster Shake 'n' Shimmy Rose Gilt Tynte sample
  • Robert Oster Shake 'n' Shimmy Schwarze Rose sample
  • Sailor Ink Studio 123
  • Sailor Ink Studio 162
  • Sailor Ink Studio 373
  • Sailor Nano Kiwa-Guro

 

I'm also looking for (half-)full bottles of these inks:

  • Akkerman (any)
  • Diamine Shimmertastic Arctic Blue
  • Diamine Shimmertastic Golden Ivy
  • J. Herbin 1670 Emeraude de Chivor
  • KWZ (most)
  • Noolder's Blue Ghost
  • Sailor Nano Sou-Boku

 

Also, of the inks in my own collection, I'd be willing to trade these in full:

  • Diamine Ancient Copper*
  • Diamine Autumn Oak*
  • Diamine Asa Blue - 75%
  • Diamine Earl Grey - 75%
  • Diamine Golden Brown* - 99%
  • J. Herbin Lie de Thé*
  • J. Herbin Poussière de Lune*
  • Noodler's Heart of Darkness - 75%
  • Rohrer & Klingner Alt-Goldgrün - 75%
  • Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus - 99%
  • Rohrer & Klingner Salix - 99%
  • Rohrer & Klingner Sepia - 99%
  • Sailor Jentle/Shikiori Miruai** - 80%
  • Sailor Jentle/Shikiori Oku-Yama** - 70%
  • Sailor Nano Sei-Boku** - 60%

The ink levels are up to date, no samples have been taken yet (I will update them as they go). I wouldn't mind parting with these, but the primary purpose is still the exchange of samples and discovering new colours.
* I have 100ml bottles of Ancient Copper, Autumn Oak, Lie de Thé und Poussière de Lune, from which I'd be filling 30ml into empty Diamine containers. So you do get a regular-size J. Herbin ink, but the bigger bottles have already been used to fill from, etc. (the inks are fine, of course, this is just a disclaimer).
** The Sailors are an exception. I like the round bottles with the filling cones very much, and now that they're not made anymore I wouldn't want to give them away, so I'd fill the ink in them into a different container.

 

Happy sampling!

 

 

Dominique


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#3 Dmact

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 15:34

I seriously need to get some more variety in my ink collection and stop buying ink as it runs out so i can participate in these LOL I write a LOT between notes, bullet journal, and letters to inmates so i just never seem to have extra ink laying around -.-

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 15:34

I seriously need to get some more variety in my ink collection and stop buying ink as it runs out so i can participate in these LOL I write a LOT between notes, bullet journal, and letters to inmates so i just never seem to have extra ink laying around -.-

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 05:19

Hi! I am looking to trade samples and or bottles. Please let me know if you are interested.  Here is what I have (amounts are very close estimates):

 

Samples

Aurora Blue - 2 ml

DeAtramentis Hyacinth – 1.5 ml

Diamine Blue Lightening – 3 ml

Diamine Blue Velvet – 1.75 ml

Diamine Sapphire – 1.5 ml

Diamine Sargasso Sea – 2.0 ml

J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir – 1 ml

J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage – 1.75 ml

Monteverde Doc Blue – 2 ml

Monteverde Ocean Noir – 2 ml

Noodler’s 54th Massachusetts – 1.5 ml

Pilot Iroshizuku Asa Gao – 1.5 ml

Rohrer & Klinger Document Light Blue – 1.75 ml

Visconti Blue – 1.75 ml

 

Bottles

DeAtramentis Document Brown w/box (over 98% left)

DeAtramentis Document Yellow w/box (over 98% left)

Pilot Blue w/box (over 80% left)

 

Looking for –

Birmingham Truss Blue

Diamine Asa Blue

Diamine Deep Dark Blue

Diamine Eclipse

Diamine Havasu Turquoise
Diamine Imperial Blue

Diaine Radiant Blue

Diamine Red Dragon

DeAtramentis Indigo Blue

KWZ Rotten Green

Pelikan Edelstein Topaz

Sailor Bungbox Sapphire

ST Dupont Blue Black

 

This list is not exhaustive and I’m open to suggestions. I really like wet, lubricated, vibrant, and saturated inks that don’t look dusty/musty/chalky/muted. – been in the mood for some slightly green leaning blues or blue leaning teals lately (open to suggestions if they are vibrant or halo). I also love inks that halo in any color. Some brands I’m interested in Sailor, KWZ, Akkerman, Diamine, Pilot Iroshizuku, and Montblanc. Not interested in Noodler’s


Edited by CoolBreeze, 28 July 2019 - 05:35.


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Posted 21 September 2019 - 18:43


 

I'm looking for samples of the following inks:

  • Pilot Iroshizuku (any)

Dominique

 

I've got 1 ml left from a Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku sample. If you think that's enough for you to try it and see what it looks like, I can send it to you (if you want to try the ink with different pens, then it may be too little). If not, I'll use it myself. I'll probably end up buying a full bottle, but not before I've run out of Diamine Eau de Nil (I don't write too much these days, and I've made up my mind not to have at the same time two inks which are relatively similar in colour). Even though postage will cost more than the ink itself, I'm willing to pay it if you think the ink will be useful for you. After all, it's great to see this kind of things within Europe.

 

(I have nothing else to offer, so this wouldn't be an exchange, just a chance this ink may be spent in the most useful way of the two - either by me, or by you.)


Edited by Cassotto, 22 September 2019 - 10:31.

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#7 A Smug Dill

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 15:45

So I'd like to send some of these out as big 5ml samples to anyone who's interested, in exchange for the same courtesy.

I'm located in Austria but can also ship from Slovakia if it's more practical. Participants are limited to the EU because of postage (except if you want to do a really big exchange that would make sense with a 20€ international shipping fee, I'd think about that).
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I'm looking for samples of the following:
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  • Pilot Iroshizuku (any)

Now that I finally have all the bits in place, I'm in a position to offer you (or anyone else) — not in exchange, and with no "strings" or reciprocal obligation attached — sets of eight or maybe even a dozen different Iroshizuku ink colours as samples, but the idea of 5ml of ink as a sample doesn't make much sense to me, any more than a six-month "free trial" of a streaming media service would.
 
I could send something along the lines of this ink sample set to Austria for A$3.20 in postage costs, and eight 0.75ml ink samples would make 6ml in total. However, as far as I'm concerned, the idea would be so that you could write between two and four pages (on different types of paper if that's how you want to test for colour and performance) with each included ink, and decide from that whether you're ready to spend money (not with me, but) with retailers to buy full bottles of the ink colours you like if you want to do more with them.

 

I'll consider putting up a set of Pilot Iroshizuku ink samples as a giveaway, if that's the sort of experimentation and discovery exercise you're after. I have all twenty-four regular Iroshizuku (but none of the 100th anniversary limited edition) ink colours. 


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