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  1. Hello FPNers, I’m a huge fan of shading inks but dislike sheening inks. In the blue-teal-green spectrum (and nowhere else), can you recommend high shading inks that have no sheen? My current champion blue is Colorverse Supernova and my current champion green is Diamine November Rain. But there have to be more! Again, only in the blue-teal-green spectrum. Thanks! Gary
  2. Hello my fellow fountain pen lovers. I love rich, vivid, deeply saturated fountain pen inks, particularly those that shade. My favorite inks are Colorverse Supernova, that shades gorgeously from a rich blue to a lighter blue, and Diamine November Rain, which in my green-and-black Pelikan M600, shades (you guessed it) from green to black beautifully. For my Lamy 2000, which I just bought to be my daily-use pocket pen, I’m searching for a waterproof ink for a specific reason: so when I sign restaurant checks with it, there is no danger of the waiter losing his tip because his check slip got wet and the ink disappeared. But my dillemma is that I love saturated, vivid inks. With one exception, all the waterproof inks I’ve tried are cloudy and unsaturated and unsatisfying. I just bought a bottle of Sailor Seiboku. To me, this is a pale, cloudy ink, the opposite of the rich, saturated colors I love. And iron gall inks are generally dry writers, so that’s a nonstarter. Got to have a wet ink. The exception is Noodler’s Baltimore Canyon Blue, which is saturated and beautiful, and in my own tests is fully waterproof, but… when I write on restaurant checks with this ink, the pen simply stops writing and has to be primed. The ink seems to react to the thermal paper restaurants use and it clogs right up. Thanks in advance for your advice! GNL
  3. I decided to review this ink sample as it isn't long before the new POTUS will be inaugurated. So this is Diamine Presidential Blue This is a medium range blue, an everyday sort of blue that you could use at home or in the office. I expected it to be darker than it writes. Although it doesn't look like it leans either red or purple like many Royal Blue types, it's chroma test reveals a little violet dye as well as the blue dye. So there is some violet in there. It exhibits plenty of shading, with no noticeable sheen, and feels slightly drier than some other inks I've used recently. I experienced no problems while I was using it, no skips or hard starts, and it didn't dry out on the nib while I was doing swab tests. So for me it's a well-behaved ink It felt slightly wetter when I changed from the F nib to the M nib, and then the B nib. It seems to get darker when the nib is broader. The dry time on all of the papers I used was 10-12 secs. Once dry there was no smearing. It isn't sold as water resistant, but after I soaked the patch then blotted off the water, there was still enough ink left to show the original diagram. This isn't sold as a waterproof ink, but shows some water resistance.Bearing in mind the review form paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and I used Lamy F, M and B nibs this ink took 10-12 secs to dry using the M nib. No smear after dry.It exhibited quite good flow and I found it reasonably smooth to write with. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests.It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles or 30ml plastic bottlesDiamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.It's a reasonable price. Ink blot on paper towel
  4. My latest ink is Diamine Kensington Blue I'm reviewing two similar Diamine blue inks separately, this one, Kensington Blue, and Florida Blue. They are quite similar, but Kensington Blue is a more general blue, a more muted colour. I would call it an everyday blue ink. Kensington Blue is a very good blue ink. It flowed beautifully while I was writing with it, and lubricated the nib so well that it wrote smoothly across the page. I really enjoyed writing with it. Although it felt nicely wet to write with, it was a quick drying ink. Although this isn't a waterproof ink, it shows good water resistance, as do many Diamine blue inks.Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and I used a Lamy M nib, this ink only took 5 secs to dry. That's very quick on this paper.It flows through the pen very well and lubricates the nib very well. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests.It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic refill bottles or International sized cartridges.Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.It's a reasonable price.
  5. BlkWhiteFilmPix

    Blue Inks In A Mb 146 Broad

    Bonjour - having experienced some stops / drying out with BayState Blue in a 146 90th anniversary edition Broad nib, I tried some other inks in addition to the bottle of J. Herbin Éclat de Saphir on hand. The Éclat de Saphir looks the most vibrant after BSB, then MB Royal Blue. Thanks for your thoughts.
  6. My latest ink is Diamine Florida Blue I'm reviewing two similar Diamine blue inks separately, this one, Florida Blue, and Kensington Blue. They are quite similar, but Florida Blue is a brighter colour. It used to be known as Tropical Blue Florida Blue is a very pleasant bright blue without being a turquoise type. It flowed beautifully while I was writing with it, and lubricated the nib so well that it wrote smoothly across the page. I really enjoyed writing with it. Although this isn't a waterproof ink, it shows good water resistance, as do many Diamine blue inks.Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and I used a Lamy 1.1mm nib, this ink took 10-12 secs to dry. That's quick on this paper.It flows through the pen very well and lubricates the nib very well. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests.It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic refill bottles or International sized cartridges.Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.It's a reasonable price.
  7. taike

    Bril Royal Blue

    I had a chance to try out Bril Royal Blue thanks to Vaibhav Mehandiratta's generous giveaway last year. I found the ink to be a gentle shade of blue that behaved wonderfully well in all the pens I tried. The ink does just what you'd want: flows nicely, doesn't feather, drys pretty quickly and shades well with broader nibs. In short, it is a pleasure to use. On copier paper, it's tough to distinguish from Waterman Serenity Blue. In a TSWBI notebook, the ink drys to a lighter shade of blue. For me, the color is rather subdued and careful and would be fine for work or school. It's not waterproof but doesn't disappear completely when doused. As far as I can tell, Bril inks are not available outside India - but who knows, that could change. At Rs. 20 per 60ml bottle on the Bril estore, they have the advantage of being very affordable.
  8. 1. Rohrer & Klingner- China Blue (Taiwan limited edition, 2014) Dip pen "Blue Pumpkin" on ROSSI paper: http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK04.jpg 2. Diamine- China Blue Also with Blue Pumpkin on ROSSI: http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK05.jpg Shades of Diamine China Blue on calculating paper: http://blog-imgs-60-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/jiahsin5.jpg Diamine China Blue fades REALLY FAST. This is how it's supposed to look when it's still wet: http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK07.jpg Compared with R&K: http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK08_20151102020452d92.jpg Diamine acquires a slightly greenish hue when it dries. And neither of the two inks is water resistant: http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK09.jpg http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK06.jpg Comparison: with Blue Pumpkin/ glass dip pen/ Platinum 3776 14K EF nib R&K on Moleskine with Blue Pumpkin and red watercolor: http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK10.jpg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you read Chinese, here's a more detailed review on my blog: http://chingdamosaic.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-51.html Thanks:)
  9. ArmaSpinaRosa

    Parker Vacumatics And Blue Inks

    Hello everyone! I have a very specific question; what blue ink is safe in a parker vacumatic. I am not ocd about cleaning out my pens and am sometimes forced to write on cheap paper. Thanks! -a first time poster
  10. Following on from my thread announcing the launch of Diamine Shimmertastic inks I am happy to post my reviews of them. This one is Blue Lightning. This ink is bright cerulean blue type with a great silver sheen My reviews show you my experiences with these inks in several of my pens. I’ve experimented by having these inks in my pens for weeks, and have intermittently written with them to see how they start, and how they write. I must say I’m pleasantly surprised. I’ve experienced no feathering with any of them, and they have all behaved really well for me. Diamine recommend that you gently agitate the bottle to mix the particles through the ink before filling your pen. They also recommend that you gently agitate your pen to mix the particles with the ink in your pen when starting a new writing session. I recommend good FP maintenance when using ink that contains particles. I suggest you clean your pens out a little more frequently than you might do with normal ink. These inks will come in 50ml glass bottles, and they have either gold or silver particles in them.
  11. Morbus Curiositas

    I've Got The Blues

    Servus* FPN Friends This is a quick comparison of the blue inks I currently own. It's nothing fancy not a full test, but I hope it is still amusing I also made a quick test of the water resistance... But then again it's just a quick test... Extensive reviews of the inks will be posted soon. I like all the blues posted. Some are more smooth, some are dry some are wet, but that's all for a more extensive review... It is not completely fair to compare the water resistance of the De Atramentis inks with the other inksin the review. The De Atrmanentis inks are document inks for doctors,lawyers and the notary for example... they are bombproof. Still these inks are blue so they are in the comparison... I love vivid vibrant blue inks.... (although I like other blues and colours too off course)....J Herbin has lovely inks but there Bleu Azure is or Perchevance is too much... I would love to get any ddvice on a nice vibrant blue which still can be used at work. I really love De Atramentis , but simply name me your favourite blue ink (of any Brand) I am curious already to hear about your favourite blues(s) Thank you and enjoy Kindest regards, Peter * Tyrolean greeting means "hello" and funnily enough goodbye also





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