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How long does a bottle of ink last you?

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#21 TwilightFury


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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:14

QUOTE (Ink Stained Wretch @ Feb 21 2009, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Roger W. @ Feb 21 2009, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know but, I think will will last a little while anyway. You did say one bottle of ink, right?

Roger W.

Lol roflmho.gif ! Well, that should last anyone for at least a month! Oh, I think that this photograph has excited my ink lusting hormones. Now I'm desiring a one gallon jug of ink. I really shouldn't look at such photographs when I'm already hungry.

Indeed. I had the irrational desire to drink this ink like a jug of fine wine. (And I don't even drink wine)

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:29

QUOTE (Roger W. @ Feb 21 2009, 08:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know but, I think will will last a little while anyway. You did say one bottle of ink, right?

Roger W.

Oh gosh! How often do you paint your fence? roflmho.gif

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 13:37

It depends on how wet your pen writes.
(As far as I am aware a fine nib can be wet too)
And on how much you write and on what paper.

(Inkejet paper is wetter than cheap squared paper for me...)

I use a Montblanc M ib - used possibly 3,5 bottles of blue black and about half a bottle of blue in 2 years.
A bit more with a few other pens.

But I'm writing a lot - A levels, now university.
Unless you write several pages every day and scribble a lot - 2 bottles can last over a year.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 13:43

I have not yet made it through a bottle of anything -- I keep buying new inks.

My guess is that I'll end up using about 4 bottles worth (150 to 200 mL) of ink each year.

ETA: bad math

Edited by Jimmy James, 18 April 2009 - 13:48.

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