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Hi! I received my first TWSBI—an Eco—and I was wondering how resistant it is to staining from "strong" inks. In particular, I am looking at filling it with Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng, which is a great ink but also something that people have described as "apocalypse-proof". I have lent it successfully to people when their ballpoints (ew) would not on the signature space on credit cards so it is that kind of special and stubborn. I don't have high hopes for its compatibility but if it has been tried and tested it would a welcome surprise. nb. I get the whole battle scars argument but I prefer my pens to be on the side of "pristine"
I'm a fan of Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng. Great colour as it is or diluted and great performance on cheap paper. Gosh darn permanent too. I am, however, not blind to its mischievous character. I posted here before asking if anyone's tried it on a TWSBI. I ended up passing because I was (am still) thinking of selling the pen further down the road. I've used it on some pens with no problems. The nib dries up if you don't use it for a week, but a 10 second rinse under a tap and it's good to go. There are, of course, some pens where it doesn't work. It kept clogging my Metro and I unimaginatively used it on a 78G. Ink turned to sludge. What pens do you use with KTC?
I've always like Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng, but its quick-drying times, chalky texture, and high maintenance means I'm limited to using it in my Platinum Preppy eyedropper....until now. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/9429776061_7d1caf655a_c.jpg P1050685 by Jiadepix, on Flickr At last! A serendipitous mix of Iroshizuku Yama-budo and Ku-jaku has given me an ink with all the lovely indigo color of KTC and none of the fuss. Best of all, the flow is silky smooth and easy to clean....perfect! http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/9429777231_8bf8e5a9a8_c.jpgP1050688 by Jiadepix, on Flickr 'Course, the color isn't 100% matching, and I'm still in the process of tweaking my formula (which consists of just throwing random colors together), but I do remember it was something like 60% Yama-budo and 40% Ku-jaku. I like how the Iroshizuku clone is slightly more blue than the original KTC...gives it a cooling effect that's easy on the eyes. http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/9429778169_6a37c1e033_c.jpgP1050689 by Jiadepix, on Flickr The difference is most noticeable on white papers like my Rhodia dot pad, but on yellow or cream colored papers the two inks are virtually indistinguishable. I call that success! http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5328/9429779193_181f8f4d16_c.jpgP1050695 by Jiadepix, on Flickr And to end this all, if anyone's interested, I'm currently selling off my bottle of KTC (Preppy included), as well as another purple, the discontinued MB Violet. Cheers!