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Part of the appeal of fountain pens is using specific inks to organize my thoughts, after quite some time I finally managed to group these colours by topics (business topics I won't bore you with). Some colours get along great with all the others, others are a lot more particular to my eye; there are many more combinations possible, but I didn't want to repeat colours in other groups. Each group has an anchor: Ajisai, Tsuyu Kusa, Vert Empire (missing in action), Ina Ho, Mandarin. There are two general purpose inks, Verdigris and Perle Noire (also momentarily orphaned).
mpennxr posted a topic in Fountain & Dip Pens - First StopHey there community! For all you newer folks out there wondering about how Noodler's Ink's Bad Blue Heron works in a Pilot Metropolitan (F) and Lamy Al-Star (EF). Here's the story. YMMV. A while ago I made a posting asking about how to pair Noodler's Ink's Bad Blue Heron successfully with my Lamy Al-Stars (EF) and what nib replacement I should use. I was running into major flow and start issues at the time with the EF nibs; Bad Blue Heron would often dry on the nib and cause the pen to fail to start immediately upon touching paper, and the overall flow through the pen after I got it to
I'm a biology student, and all my notes involve a bunch of illustrations, diagrams, labels etc. This semester I've been using two LAMYs with some stock standard LAMY blue ink and a bottle of Herbin's Cafe Des Iles. on it's own LAMY blue is boring as hell, I can certainly see a lot of use for it but it's by no means an exiting color. Cafe Des Iles on the other hand is like writing with rich, silty, honest dirt from a healthy creekbed. But I digress. The two inks play off against each other in a way I simply haven't ever seen before. Neither demands attention from each other, Both keep from be