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If there were a support group for blue ink addicts, I should attend the meetings. I just can't resist the blues. I already have more than enough but still keep buying and comparing them, always in search of yet another perfect blue ink. Until recently my favourites were Diamine Midnight (dark blue), Visconti Blue and Akkerman KoninginneNach-blauw (light blue). Rohrer & Klingner Blau Permanent fell out of favour when I discovered that it was rather too washable; pity, because it's lovely. After many months of sticking to the same inks (mostly to use up the ones that failed in similar compa
What inks do you add to mixes to fortify them against water? Here I have two recent blends that incorporate Pilot Black and Pilot Blue since those inks are cheap where I live and offer a modicum of water resistance. I'm happy with both but I'm open to trying other components you have had success with. I generally like to add some resistance to all my blends even if I haven't gotten any paper wet (except with ink) since primary school because you never know.
I thought I would do a simple test of the properly Permanent blues* I have at hand. The inks tested were Pilot Blue, Platinum Pigment Blue, Noodler's Aquamarine (for Swishers, now discontinued) and Koh-i-noor Document Blue. I have selected Blue inks, as there are lots and lots and lots and lots of Permanent Blue-Blacks out there of varying chemistries. I wanted to do Blue. My exhaustive testing regime consisted of writing samples of all four inks with a FP nib mounted in a pen holder onto Double A Premium copy paper. After letting the ink dry for at least half an hour I then ran it under a