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#61 MissCellany

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 03:47

Well, I've been looking for a nice grey that's a bit lighter than my Diamine Earl Grey, and now you go and post this! Gorgeous review, thank you so much! I'll for sure have to pick a bottle up and try it out in my M405 Stresemann. >.>

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 08:24

How about Diamine Graphite?


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 15:27

Another really nice grey I have discovered recently is Sailor 223. Medium shading, lovely flow and more than legible on the page, especially on TR paper. My only beef with Sailor inks is how expensive they are, but sadly, worth every penny. ;) 



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Posted 18 May 2020 - 19:13

Quadratus, have you had the chance to try out a sample of Hieronymus' Grey inks? Among the DARK GREY and LIGHT GREY, you might find one to suit your needs. I like them both!


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#65 Karmachanic

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 20:02

I like a strong colour on the page ................  So perhaps I just prefer a "deeper" ink.

 

 

 

Have a look at Diamine Quartz Black.


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 20:34

 

 

Have a look at Diamine Quartz Black.

+1 Amazing dark grey if you can get past the "black" label


Edited by Eclipse157, 18 May 2020 - 20:34.


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 20:41

Quadratus, have you had the chance to try out a sample of Hieronymus' Grey inks? Among the DARK GREY and LIGHT GREY, you might find one to suit your needs. I like them both!

 

:yikes:

I just looked at their prices....

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#68 Tas

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 22:18

 

:yikes:

I just looked at their prices....

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 22:39

H's prices are even topped off by their shipping costs. No wonder how come they can't find any company and/or store here in Germany who is willing to take over their imports.


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Posted 25 May 2020 - 10:17

Many thanks, all, for the recommendations for "strong" grey inks!  As always there is an embarrassment of choice...!



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Posted 25 May 2020 - 20:43

Well, I'd have to needle load it into a cartridge on one of my nice springy regular flex Pelikan cartridge pens, ( :headsmack: forgot my 200's have nice springy regular flex nibs also) in I still have one perhaps two, cartridges of very old '90's grey and silver grey, both of whom I liked a lot. I had been hoping they would try to match either of them.

Run it though three or so papers. Three widths of nib too.

 

Gee I'd have to learn how to make pictures too.....sigh cubed.

Going to have to go on line to find out if my pen shop is open...............in I want my pen shop to stay open, I buy new from it, and not on line.


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www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 04:36

H's prices are even topped off by their shipping costs. No wonder how come they can't find any company and/or store here in Germany who is willing to take over their imports.

 

H's ink is made in Germany (probably in romantic Wuppertal or the picturesque Rhein village of Ludwigshafen-Friesenheim).

 

It must be a thing to behold as it travels down the A5 sloshing about in the back of a DHL truck. All is calm as it reaches Basel and joins the A3. Yet during this final part of the journey it magically transforms itself: no longer mere 'ink' but now precious 'writing culture fluid'. When the consignment is off-loaded in Zurich it's worth 50 CHF for a 30ml bottle.


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 05:07

Montblanc's elixir inks still have those beat on 'precious liquid' prices.  I actually like all the 01-level hues--did not know about that line, but thanks to the discussion on page 4, I've now looked through multiple reviews.  Probably won't be getting any at that price.


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#74 sebastel23

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 06:30

 

Gee I'd have to learn how to make pictures too.....sigh cubed.

 

Going to have to go on line to find out if my pen shop is open...............in I want my pen shop to stay open, I buy new from it, and not on line.

 

 

pictures: just do it. if you have a mobile phone, that should be a good starting point. observe light and shadow. yes you can!

 

shop: garlic is open. they took delivery of moonstone some weeks ago. bring your mask.


Edited by sebastel23, 26 May 2020 - 06:31.


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Posted 26 May 2020 - 08:41

 

 

pictures: just do it. if you have a mobile phone, that should be a good starting point. observe light and shadow. yes you can!

 

shop: garlic is open. they took delivery of moonstone some weeks ago. bring your mask.

+1



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Posted 28 May 2020 - 18:22

I bought a bottle of Moonstone yesterday. Put it in my Pelikan M1000 with an F nib, and as mentioned here before, it is very 'pencil-like'. Although not an every-day ink, it is nice for leisurely writing.

 

I bought it to try out an Edelstein in said pen for it's perceived smoother writing experience. And because I did not have a gray ink yet.

 

Indeed, the inks writes smoother than the Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black. But when this fill is through, I'll put Moonstone in another pen and use the BB in the M1000 again.








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