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Kwz "olive" Mixes

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#1 Intensity

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 20:09

I am really enjoying using KWZ inks (other than the vanilla scent), and I've been looking into finding my perfect olive green ink.  One of my requirements is good water resistance -- it does not need to be 100%, but the writing has to withstand being touched with damp hands or a small spill and still remain easily legible.  I hoped KWZ I.G. Green Gold was going to be it, but when my bottle arrived, I've found that it's really more like a somewhat olive-leaning dark green.  Not a green-gold as one might imagine (or olive).  In a moment of inspiration, I decided to see what will happen if I mix I.G. Green Gold with KWZ Honey.  Honey is a translucent and "layerable" honey-caramel color that can shade to off black if piled on.  I.G. Green Gold is a very saturated low transparency ink.  Both have silver sheen outline, but I.G. Green Gold just barely a hint of it, whereas Honey sheens silver around the letters very easily on good paper.

 

Here are my results.  No precipitate or odd behavior found so far.  I very much like the first mixture and will be using it from now on in an empty Iroshizuku bottle.

 

KWZ "Olive #1" :  KWZ I.G. Green Gold 3/4  :  KWZ Honey 1/4

 

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KWZ "Olive #2" :  KWZ I.G. Green Gold 2/3  :  KWZ Honey 1/3

 

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Both together:

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#2 Tas

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 20:26

Even I mix IGs with much trepidation. Delighted youve found a happy mix. Its s great feeling. 🤗

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 20:33

It's true!  But KWZ inks with I.G. content are already mostly dye with a small amount of iron gall, and it's easy enough to mix in the little plastic vials and use cheap pens to test.  No risk of a thermite reaction :D  In this case no precipitate or adverse effects so far.  


Edited by Intensity, 29 July 2019 - 20:34.

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 20:37

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:14

Missed this one. Love that first mix!
I have the green-gold myself, but not the honey (guess I have to do some experimentation myself with a honey substitute:-)

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 15:10

Nice I especially like the 3 to 1 mix
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Posted 17 August 2019 - 16:32

As an update, I had mixture #1 sitting in a pen for 3 weeks with periodic writing and just changed to a different color. The mix flushed out very quickly, with low effort. As always with mixing, I recommend starting with small plastic vials or bottles to test the mix stability and hue.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 18:56

Well done and thanks for the recipe. 







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