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From the album: Odds and endsThese are the two types of containers, of which I've bought hundreds, for ink sample giveaways. On the left, nominally 1.8ml sample vials, which can in fact hold in excess of 2.1ml of ink, with removable and replaceable threaded caps in different colours. Under each cap is an O-ring, which is just about the right size to fit around the section threads on a Preppy, On the right is 1.5ml centrifuge tube. The hinged lid can be re-closed several times, after which I expect the thin strip of plastic may tear or break along the crease. For sending the equivalent of one or two ink cartridges' volume of an ink to test, these would be perfect… but for the fact that, in my experience and from my observation, about a tenth of these are defective and don't seal liquids well enough to make it across the oceans without leakage. Both of these will fit inside a cardboard mailer for the closed package to fit inside the maximum thickness of 20mm for a large letter. (That's how staff at my neighbourhood Australia Post office tells me to send the contents, even internationally; such a thin package does not count as, and would not be treated as, a parcel even if I paid Parcel Post postage.)
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Hey FPN'ers, I just made a post over on the G+ fountain page about making a case for carrying around four ink bottles to gage response, and one of the users made a really interesting suggestion. He said he wouldn't want anything the size of a actual glass bottle, but would want something more like the Goulet ink sample vials. I think his suggestion is awesome and would work with the design I already make for my pen cases. What I would like to know is how many ink vials would people want to be able to carry around with them? Also, if you would want a different type of marterial from the fleece/raw silk combo? I also think it would be worth while, if there are more than two ink vials, to include a strip of vynal type material above the ink vials so that users could write the ink name on a small label and place it there and easily remove/apply a new label when they change their regular inks. What do people think? Would anyone be interested in that? Cheers, Phil