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New Black Ink: Which?

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#21 carlos.q

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 19:56

Oh stop it with all the praise! I have enough ink as it is already :wallbash:

 

Ha! There is no such thing as "enough ink"... ;)



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Posted 06 March 2020 - 20:01

Oh stop it with all the praise! I have enough ink as it is already :wallbash:


:lol:

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 20:05

I'd suggest straight, old-fashioned Lamy Black, Sailor. A real good, under the radar ink.



I'm on my fourth or fifth bottle, (but I also really like Aurora and Perle Noire, too).

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 20:08

 
Ha! There is no such thing as "enough ink"... ;)


True. :)

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 20:14

Of those 4, the Diamine Onyx is decent. Have you tried Platinum Carbon?

 

The Diamine Onyx dries and shades a bit to a grey-green



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Posted 06 March 2020 - 21:47

I wonder whether bottled Lamy Black is the same as the ink in their carts.

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 22:10

I wonder whether bottled Lamy Black is the same as the ink in their carts.


I can't say for sure; I never buy cartridges. Up until the Visconti Blue debacle, I would have given you an emphatic yes; now, I'm not so sure. But I would ASS-U-ME so. :D

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Posted 07 March 2020 - 00:31

Samples. Why did I not buy SAMPLES?

PS: Visconti Blue debacle? ❓

Edited by Sailor Kenshin, 07 March 2020 - 01:03.


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Posted 07 March 2020 - 02:02

I quite like the Pilot black, though I've only used it in cartridges with Metropolitan-series pens. I generally like Monteverde inks (Horizon Blue is my EDC), and I'm a fan of a good black, but the Midnight Black was underwhelming--dry in all the pens I've tried it with.



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Posted 07 March 2020 - 08:30

PS: Visconti Blue debacle? ❓

I think he's referring to the huge difference between Visconti blue in carts and Visconti blue in bottles mentioned somewhere around here recently...



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Posted 07 March 2020 - 13:44

My Pilot Namiki Black arrived and yes, it's black this time. Filled a Wing Sung 3008 and it seems to work very well.

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Posted 09 March 2020 - 00:39

A discussion of black inks at Jet Pens here: https://www.jetpens....-pen-inks/pt/20

 

I don't write with black much at all but Aurora Black is a very smooth very dark black. 



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Posted 09 March 2020 - 01:05

 Have you tried Platinum Carbon?

 

 

Oh, I have and I love it. It is a very beautiful, pitch black black. I've used it a lot with a bent nib, and it is completely opaque. I've left the pen over a month without using it and it started right away. Here in Belgium though, it is quite expensive so I wouldn't use it for everyday notes (sadly).



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Posted 09 March 2020 - 02:05

Samples. Why did I not buy SAMPLES?

 

 

I don't know about you, but for "some of us" — including me, but I suspect I'm not alone among fountain pen users in the "Western" or English-speaking world, of which Australia is part — buying ink samples by way of online ordering just does not seem to be an economically sensible thing to do, whether that's because a 30ml bottle (of Diamine) from Cult Pens in the UK costs almost as little as a sample from a sample of it from Australian (or North American) sellers, or there's only one known overseas seller of samples for certain brands (e.g. PenBBS and Troublemaker) with no free international shipping offer/threshold.

 

I just ordered eight bottles of Hero #234 carbon black ink with the same international shipping charge as the lot as a single bottle of ink. Trying to acquire a sample of that ink commercially would most likely cost me as much as buying a whole bottle.


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