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Your Most Recent Impulsive Ink Purchase? (Replacement Bottles Don't Count.. Only 1St Timers!)


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#21 Aysedasi

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 15:42

Diamine Inkvent 'Fire Embers'.....  Fabulous.   :)



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#22 GreenMountain

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 19:14

I bought a bottle of Diamine Golden Sands that I have no specific use for.
I just fell in love with how cool it is. I’ll have fun thinking up decorative flourishes
and calligraphy with it.

So how is it?



#23 VivaTerlingua

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 03:46

Decided that since I absolutely adore the old Japanese woodblock prints, I needed the other half of the Taccia Ukiyo-e ink collection - the 4 inspired by prints from Sharaku.

There should be 8 more coming soon for sale in the states, I reckon. So, Ill be back for those too!

#24 ridiculopathy

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 20:33

I bought sample vials of all the new and pricey Jacques Herbin inks--including the scented ones! I'm surprised by how much I like the green and purple, since those aren't colors I often use.



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Posted 02 August 2020 - 05:25

Monteverde Brown Sugar. An impulsive purchase since I already have Monteverde Brown/Marron/Cafe and wasn't sure if it would be the same. The real reason for the purchase was as salve for the uber-long wait for some other inks stuck in transit. This one was sitting on a shelf in a shop - a real shop - a newsagent (Garden City, Booragoon for any interested locals - not a huge range but enough to lift the spirits a little if a trip to the city isn't an option). I tipped the bottle around a few times peering at the ink through the glass trying to see it was different. Anyway, my swatch makes it look a lot darker even if similar when thinned out (and I can't find the brush and nib I used last time so it's not an exact comparison).

 

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#26 Flaxmoore

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 20:45

KWZ iron gall blue black. Love iron galls, and wanted to try an alternative to Diamine Registrar.

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 01:04

Some Robert Oster inks: Motor Oil, Dragons Night, Velvet Storm, and Caffe Crema.

Just 25 days ago I bought 3 of these R O inks including Velvet Storm on the basis of rave reviews.  Highly overrated.  Bought 10 bottles of Taccia.  Nine are doing fine.  Ruri, Sabimidori, Fukaki Hanada, Koiai are a revelation, no less.  So Smooth. Will buy them again just like Sailors, Iros & MBs.



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Posted 12 August 2020 - 01:30

Just ordered Ackkerman SBRE Brown, admittedly half for the wonderful bottle.  But I am searching for the perfect brown, Looking at swatches and colors on screen can be so tempting but also so misleading.


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#29 inkstainedruth

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 17:48

Let us know how you like SBRE Brown.  I've been curious about that one.

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#30 Herrjaeger

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 20:08

KWZI IG Blue Black- comparing it to about a dozen other BB samples I have, it seems about the most blue of them but is still very dark blue  when the color change happens(not as black/dark as Diamine 1864 BB or Akkerman Stormächtig Blau).  It seems virtually identical in color to Sailor Kano Cho Midnight, without much gray or purple from what I've seen so far.  



#31 Arkanabar

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 03:01

I got a new phone a month or two ago, and a few days ago, got around to using Amazon to get accessories -- an otterbox, chargers, and cables.  Then I tacked on a sphygmomanometer and a radiant temporal artery thermometer.  Then I tacked on a 30ml bottle of Pilot Blue Black.  I've been waffling over a blue-black for years, and I finally decided to just go with this ink that Sandy1 reviewed so very highly.



#32 chromantic

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 13:41

My last 'new ink to me' purchase was Sailor Yomogi; that was several months ago now. I've been using it fairly regularly.


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#33 A Smug Dill

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 01:31

35 bottles of Diamine ink in different colours. Five of those are colours I already have; the rest are new to me.

 

Still waiting on news about the four bottles in the new series of Sailor Manyo inks for 2020 that I pre-ordered several weeks ago.

 

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Oops! Only now that I've updated my spreadsheet did I discover there were two unintended repeats of colours I already have. I just can't remember what I have any more! Hopefully Cult Pens will amend my order in time as per the request I sent them just now, and replace them with two other Diamine colours.

 

Once all these inks on order have arrived, I'll have 301 different ink colours in retail bottles — not counting 'back-up' bottles in my hoard, and not counting any ink sent to me by fellow hobbyists as samples. That's way too many.


Edited by A Smug Dill, 16 August 2020 - 02:36.

As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


#34 A Smug Dill

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 04:02

Cult Pens obligingly amended my order, on Sunday in the UK, no less. So now, 30 new-to-me Diamine ink colours and five top-ups of what I already have, are on my way to me.

 

Then, today I ordered one more 'new' ink from Amazon: Monteverde Brown Sugar. Not that my storage space isn't already bursting with brown inks! I excuse myself for needing to find something to pad my order for other Prime-eligible international items, so that the whole lot will qualify for free shipping to Australia (even though Amazon automatically split my order into three separate pieces to be shipped independently of each other).

 

This is hopeless.


As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


#35 JanisOnTheFarmette

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 13:47

Pilot Blue-Black cartridges. 
 

I usually use bottled ink, and I love swapping in new inks. However, I have a Pilot Vanishing Point with a stub nib that really goes through ink. Another VP user recommended using and refilling cartridges with a syringe for greater capacity...and, as it happens, I’ve been wanting to try Pilot Blue-Black. I tend to like blue-black inks, so if the ink is as good as the reviews, I’ll be buying a bottle before too long. 
 

(I’m a long time FPN reader, but I think this is only my first or second time posting.)



#36 A Smug Dill

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 15:32

New to me: Visconti Blue, Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black and Edelstein Moonstone.

 

Top-ups: Platinum Blue-Black, Diamine Graphite and a bunch of blues.

 

All in the name of getting free international shipping...


Edited by A Smug Dill, 24 August 2020 - 15:34.

As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


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Posted 25 August 2020 - 01:50

Kyo-no-oto Kokeiro and Kyo-iro Moonlight of Higashiyama.

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 02:30

Montblanc James Purdey & Sons Single Malt

Yes, it does smell like whiskey.

Crazy Impulse because I cant see myself using a burnt orange color much, no matter how pretty it looks on the paper.

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 20:27

On Saturday I went to an estate sale and picked up two small bottles of Sanford Pen-It: the Green is mostly full, and the Brown is roughly half full.  Haven't had a chance to try them yet (I've been trying to empty and flush pens before filling up too many more).  I may have paid a bit too much at $2 per, plus tax.  But I'm also hoping that they will be still "good" (unlike the bottle of Pen-It Blue Black where the IG part had clearly gone bad...  :().

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Posted 25 August 2020 - 20:30

On Saturday I went to an estate sale and picked up two small bottles of Sanford Pen-It: the Green is mostly full, and the Brown is roughly half full.  Haven't had a chance to try them yet (I've been trying to empty and flush pens before filling up too many more).  I may have paid a bit too much at $2 per, plus tax.  But I'm also hoping that they will be still "good" (unlike the bottle of Pen-It Blue Black where the IG part had clearly gone bad...  :().

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

 

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