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Dry Ink And Dry Pen Combo


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#1 IndieNote

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:27

Hi!

What will happen if you use a dry ink with a dry pen? Is there a way to make this combo work efficiently and smoothly?

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#2 corniche

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:38

What will happen if you use a dry ink with a dry pen?


You'll switch to gel pens. :rolleyes:

Hi IndieNote,

If you're stuck with cheap paper; you're better off using a dry ink like Pelikan or Lamy in a normal pen; e.g., a Pilot Explorer and go with a finer nib.

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:39

I see at least 3 possible consequences:

 

1) No fun. It just won't flow well.  :(

2) Congrats! You just found the perfect combo for this definitely not ink friendly paper you always searched for!  :bunny01:  :thumbup:

3) --> 1) No fun! Not at all!!! Just desert dry scratchiness. Uff. :unsure:  +   :huh:  +   B)    Solution: Switch pen/ink or make pen (i.e. nib) wetter.  :D


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#4 ENewton

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 04:28

A dry ink that is vivid and well lubricated can provide a satisfying experience even in a relatively dry pen.

 

I am thinking of Pelikan 4001 Violet, which I used for decades, in wet pens and dry ones.  It is considered a dry ink, but it doesn't feel dry when one writes with it, and it produces a legible line even in a Japanese extra fine nib.

 

A dry ink that is low in saturation can produce a depressingly dim line in a dry pen.  One that is low in lubrication can cause a nib to feel as if it were dragging across the page. 



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 04:50

A dry ink that is vivid and well lubricated can provide a satisfying experience even in a relatively dry pen.
 
I am thinking of Pelikan 4001 Violet, which I used for decades, in wet pens and dry ones.  It is considered a dry ink, but it doesn't feel dry when one writes with it, and it produces a legible line even in a Japanese extra fine nib.
 
A dry ink that is low in saturation can produce a depressingly dim line in a dry pen.  One that is low in lubrication can cause a nib to feel as if it were dragging across the page. 


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Pelikan Turquoise and Dark Green are both slow-flow inks that do not feel sandy/gritty, either.

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 14:55

You will get a fast drying pen+ink combination.

Personally I don't fancy it when I can't see an ink glistening for quite a while on a piece of paper.



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Posted 42 minutes ago

The worst is when one gets a dry pen and the perfect color ink is also dry... I recently got a Diplomat Excellence A2 Marrakesh (red/gold/brown) and the ideal ink color is Waterman Absolute Brown.  That ink has few reviews, but most suggesting it is average to above average wetness.  Not my experience. The pen just felt like nails on a chalkboard at all times with this ink, and a very thin/unsaturated, quick-drying result.  I threw in some Sailor green/brown ink I had (Rikyu-Cha) and it feels like a different pen completely... beautiful, smooth. wet, luscious writer.  








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