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  1. (tldr: scroll down to see image of the soggy test results) For reasons both pragmatic and neurotic, I almost exclusively use inks with some reliable degree of water resistance. Recently I noticed that a sizable range of Faber-Castell inks, while not mentioned in any of the online water resistant ink guides/forum threads I’d consulted when first getting into the FP hobby, are categorized as “waterproof” on the Vanness website and described as “document proof” in the Amazon product descriptions. So I got my hands on some cartridges of Moss Green, which struck me as the mo
  2. From the album: Ink performance testing

    Lamy Benitoite was also included at the end, because there seems to be some uncertainty and conjecture online as to whether it has any iron-gall content.

    © A Smug Dill

  3. From the album: Ink performance testing

    This is the paper used: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/346033-daiso-d-98-series-b7-7mm-ruled-memo-pad/

    © A Smug Dill

  4. From the album: Ink performance testing

    This isn't pretty! I don't count an ink as waterproof if contact with water is going to cause any amount of colour to run off the page observably. Originally posted here:

    © A Smug Dill

  5. From the album: Ink performance testing

    The sheet was soaked for roughly half an hour, patted dry with a paper towel, and then hung out to dry on the clothesline. Originally posted here:

    © A Smug Dill

  6. From the album: Ink performance testing

    Sailor Seiboku and Souboku are not completely waterproof on Rhodia 80g/m² paper after all, in the face of prolonged soaking. Nevertheless, for most intents and purposes, I think they are close enough; a splash of water, or even putting the sheet under a running tap, will not cause any of the colour to run. Originally posted here:

    © A Smug Dill

  7. A few days ago I managed to find my long lost twenty-year-old bottle of Parker ebony writing ink (which I think is marketed as the Penman line somewhere, just not in Australia?) of which I had fond distant memories. I decided to test whether I should use it now for journalling, or stick with what I presently trust most for archival writing; the second-most important quality – behind simple fading with time – to me for that purpose, is water resistance. The paper I used is a Daiso Word Card (5mm grid, ~108gsm, made in Cambodia), although that is not what I use for journalling; I have a stack
  8. It's time for another look at how different inks fare when soaked for an extended period of time in water. This test was a 12 hour soak in room temperature tap water. Ink was applied to Rhodia 80 gsm paper and allowed to dry for over 24 hours. Once dry, the sheets were placed into a pan of water. A photo was taken just as they were inserted into the water to capture the ink behavior on first contact with water. Many of the inks had components that quickly flowed off the page. The full 12 hour soak revealed the true permanence of the inks, or lack thereof. Some of the more colorful and fun to
  9. Noodler's amazes me. The color options, the shading, the water resistance (some-but-not-all inks). I have nothing but respect for Mr. Tardif. This thread is one of wonderment, amazement, and homage. One thing that irritates me, however, is that he does not offer a true bulletproof CYMK set (with the obvious exception of Black.) This means that the inks I want to make for myself won't be bulletproof. And bulletproofness is a sticking point for me, or at least water resistance. (I don't write anything worth forging anyway, so for the time being let's throw out bleach/acetone/ammonia/..... res
  10. Water resistance tests on Reflex Blue copy paper (ie not white). 1 minute under running tap water. Selection of currently inked pens and personally preferred ink blends written with dip nib. Mostly Noodlers CMYK blends, a few Iroshizuku, one Private Reserve (Ebony Purple), and couple of J Herbins. Interesting outcome for one commercial ink and for a couple of blends. Noodler's Yellow: check out the paper bleaching after 1 minute rinse (third link below). Unexpected. Wouldn't have shown up if I had used white paper. While damp, I held the paper to the light to check it out, and the bleached
  11. I'd like to test some of my inks for water resistance. However, I've noticed that people test differently, and when I test, I get different results on different papers. Can we discuss an appropriately rigorous determination of resistance? I'd like to standardize my approach. For example: What paper should be used? Are there any papers known to shed inks better than others? How much water? For how long? Dropped, swabbed, scrubbed, soaked, run over the paper, or licked? Do you blot off the water? Wipe it? Let it evaporate? How should ink be laid down? Grids? Words? Solid lines? Is there





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