Registration on the Fountain Pen Network
Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.
Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team
FPN Quick Navigation
- Our New FPN 2015 LE Pen!
- - FPN Blue Pearl Celebration LE
- FPN Forums & Forum Categories
- - FPN News forum
- - The Mall forum
- - FPN World forums
- - The Marketplace Forums
- - Writing Instruments forums
- - Brand Focus forums
- - Regional Focus forums
- - Inks, Inc. forums
- - Paper, & Pen Acc. forums
- - Creative Expressions forums
- FPN Store, Donations, Accounts & Advertising
- - Store Home
- - FPN Ink Store
- - Advertise on FPN - Info
- - FPN Marketing & Advertising
- - Variable Amount Donations - Iridium, Rhodium & Platinum
- - Fixed Amount FPN Rhodium & Platinum Supporters, & FPN without Ads Donations
- - Premium (Trader/Retailer) Accounts
- - Straight PayPal Anonymous Donations
- - FPN Without Ads Donation, Annual Subscription
- - FPN Without Ads Donation, Monthly Subscription
- - The FPN Café Press Shop
- FPN Apps & Modules
- - Blogs
- - Classifieds
- - Gallery
- - Downloads
- - Home Page
- - Members
- - Pen Events Calendar
- - FPN's RSS Feeds
- - Shoutbox
- - Upload
- - Classifieds: Browsing
- - Classifieds: Creation
- - Classifieds: Questions & Answers
- - Upload: How-to
- Rules & Guidelines
- - FPN Rules, Guidelines, TOU
- - Classifieds Rules
- - Premium Accounts: Rules
- - Market Watch Rules
Posted 28 December 2019 - 09:56
A lot of threads and websites mention safe inks to use in these older lever filler pens, but I'd just like confirmation on safe inks for this particular hard rubber material pen.
My current ink of choice is Aurora Black, which I believe is fine to use, but would I be better off to use Waterman or Sheaffer for example?
Additionally, I will only be using black ink for this pen.
Posted 28 December 2019 - 15:05
You really can't go wrong if you stick to ink made by fountain pen makers such as Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman, Pelikan, and even your Aurora. Best of luck and weclome to FPN
Posted 29 December 2019 - 12:31
From what I understand, the weakest link is the Latex Sac. There was talk that some of the super saturated inks degrade the Latex Sac at an accelerated rate. Some people seemed especially leary of reds.
I have no personal imperical data on this.
Posted 29 December 2019 - 16:15
I now use Waterman blues and Aurora black in my vintage pens. Richard Binder also recommends Diamine inks, but I have to wonder how some of their more recent inks behave long term, especially their more saturated and shimmer inks. I have had Noodler Polar make a sticky mess in some of my pens if I let it dry out a bit(do not do that).
Posted 29 December 2019 - 20:08
Speaking of Noodlers, I recall at least one highly respected vintage pen seller who states firmly that the usual guarantee is void if the pen's been filled with Noodlers. It sound like an ink to be used only in modern pens that don't have latex sacs.
Posted 30 December 2019 - 01:27
In the Repair Q & A forum here, red inks and purple inks have been said to degrade latex sacs and turn them to a gooey mess. I asked about PVC sacs, since I have some vintage pens which have had latex sacs replaced with PVC sacs. Reply stated that red or purple inks would stain silicone or PVC sacs, but would not ruin them or turn them into a gooey mess.
"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.
They took the blue from the skies and the pretty girls' eyes and a touch of Old Glory too . . .
Posted 02 January 2020 - 22:57
Waterman Blue, Blueblack and Black (I forget the fancy names Waterman devised for them these days) are among the most well behaved inks available.
If someone complains about a pen not writing well I always advise to use one of these inks. If the pen still misbehaves with these inks there might be a hardware problem.
KEEP SAFE, KEEP INSIDE, KEEP A DISTANCE.
Freedom exists by virtue of self limitation.
Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: waterman ink, aurora, rubber
Inks, Inc. →
Ink Comparisons →
Regional Focus →
Italy - Europe →
FPN Community →
Writing Instruments →
Repair Q&A →
Writing Instruments →
Repair Q&A →