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  1. nightfury11

    Camlin Royal Blue Ink

    This is my first ink review, and it's going to be CAMLIN ROYAL BLUE! I saw this as one of the requested inks, so I gave it a shot! Constructive critics, are always welcome! Here you go![ attachment=466681:camlin royal blue .pdf] Right. It comes in a 60 mL bottle, and is dye based, costs around 20 INR or .30 Dollars. I have covered the rest in the attachment. SCORES: 1. Saturation: 4 / 5. It isn't the same throughout, as the colour varies over a few days. 2. Drying: 3 / 5. As you can see from the drying test, it isn't very great. 3. Smoothness: 4.5 / 5. It feels brilliant writing with this ink, it's really smooth, but not as good as PR or Waterman for example. 4. Shading: 2 / 5. It is TERRIBLE! There is zero shading! It isn't something very good, or pleasing to the eye. Final Score: 13.5 / 20. Hope you enjoyed! The file is attached here, as I couldn't figure out how to have it in the middle of the review! camlin royal blue .pdf
  2. I really like to draw with my fountain pens, it is a pleasure, the flow, line variation etc is very nice and gives a lot of possibilities. The problem is that after the drawing is done I like to use watercolors, at that point the chosen ink is of great importance. I tried everything, noodles, carbon, indian ink for fountain pens etc. All those inks are waterproof, but not as good as indian ink. Indian ink is the best waterproof ink you will find, extremely black and with an special sheen. Everyone in the forum discourages to use indian ink in fountain pens, but I couldn't resist trying it. I bought a carbon pen, that is intended to use with carbon ink and filled it with indian ink. Here are my findings. Used with indian ink the flow is ok and does not clog The cap is very airtight and the pen can be used without cleaning for at least two weeks If the ink is not extremely dry, it can be cleaned with a mix of ammonia and water with no problem I find it is a very good solution to use indian ink, at least with the carbon fountain pen. I wouldn't recommend to use indian ink on fountain pens, but if you need it for your art work and you don't mind to do some maintenance and clean the pen often, it is a good option in my experience. Any one has any other experiences or any other options????
  3. I recently purchased a few standard (60ml) ink pots of the camlin royal blue ink. As soon as i laid down the first line. I noticed that the colour has been changed. I had purchased a few ink pots from Mumbai and the other from Ahmedabad. I noticed that no matter the location, the colour now is different than the previous ink. (Both have manufacturing dates of around mid-late 2014) The change is ever so mild, but it is noticeable none the less. The newer colour has become more of a uniform blue which is a bit lighter in hue. The earlier colour had a purple-grey undertone to it which made it a bit more saturated and darker. (I hope all this makes any sense!) I guess it will be better if i just showed the pictures! Here they are. The left one is the new colour. The right one, the old colour. I suppose it is more clearly visible in the last picture. So what are your thoughts? Please share your views. If you haven't noticed it, do you think you will like the new colour? And if you already noticed this, What is your opinion?
  4. Prashant Pandey

    Captin Fountain Pen Ink

    Dear Friends, This is my first post on this forum. I love writing with fountain pens and have a few of them. Today,I added today to my collection an old bottle of Ink - Captin ink. This ink is from the Maharana Industries Bangalore. I checked with a few old stationary shops in Avenue Road,Bangalore and only Information that i got was that this company has shut down its operations quite a few years back.Apart from this there were a few other brands from Bangalore like iris, brank, quink (later became Chelpark) I would request members here to share their views and relevant information about this company or its inks. Regards, Prashant

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