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How To Properly Store Iron Gall Ink?

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#21 tinta

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Posted 22 April 2020 - 22:09

My former post (#20) may have veered off a bit from the original thread's topic, but it's still related.  This bottle of Akkerman #10 Ijzer-Galnoten blauw/zwart ink had gone bad, with heavy black staining in both the ink reservoir & the filling chamber.  After the cleaning steps I described in the previous post, the totally clean bottle is used to dispense my pen flushing solution. 

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As to how to properly store Iron-Gall ink:   -- keep it in a cool dark place

                                                                  -- inspect the ink frequently

                                                                  -- try to use up the iron gall ink as soon as possible (my rule is about three years tops).

                                                                  That said , I still have an 8+ yr. old MB Midnight Blue that I'm loath to part with.  It's still OK


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Posted 23 April 2020 - 02:30

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As to how to properly store Iron-Gall ink:   -- keep it in a cool dark place

                                                                  -- inspect the ink frequently

                                                                  -- try to use up the iron gall ink as soon as possible (my rule is about three years tops).

 

Hi,

 

right,

and keep oxygen away by filling the ink into a glass bottle, if it came in a plastic one.

If you want to go for perfection, fill the air space with protective gas (butane, e.g. Tetenal Protectan), like it is done with developers in silver based photography.

 

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 03:50

 

Hi,

 

right,

and keep oxygen away by filling the ink into a glass bottle, if it came in a plastic one.

If you want to go for perfection, fill the air space with protective gas (butane, e.g. Tetenal Protectan), like it is done with developers in silver based photography.

 

Best

Jens

 

I had no idea that I could use butane for that.  Thanks Jens!  I learned something new today.  



#24 Tasmith

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 12:26

 

Hi,

 

right,

and keep oxygen away by filling the ink into a glass bottle, if it came in a plastic one.

If you want to go for perfection, fill the air space with protective gas (butane, e.g. Tetenal Protectan), like it is done with developers in silver based photography.

 

Best

Jens

How do you get the butane in the ink bottle?



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Posted 23 April 2020 - 18:11

How do you get the butane in the ink bottle?

 

Hi,

 

you just press a button and the butane streams through a plastic tube whereever you want it.

I have this one:

 

https://www.fotoimpe...pers-400ml.html

 

The data sheet says it's a mix of butane, propane and iso-butane.

 

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 18:18

Or one could carefully just trigger (don't ignite it) a butane lighter, holding the burner end over the bottle.

 

Butane is heavier than plain air, so should settle into the bottle.



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Posted 23 April 2020 - 19:54

 

Hi,

 

you just press a button and the butane streams through a plastic tube whereever you want it.

I have this one:

 

https://www.fotoimpe...pers-400ml.html

 

The data sheet says it's a mix of butane, propane and iso-butane.

 

Best

Jens

Thanks!



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Posted 23 April 2020 - 19:54

Or one could carefully just trigger (don't ignite it) a butane lighter, holding the burner end over the bottle.

 

Butane is heavier than plain air, so should settle into the bottle.

Good to know!







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