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@skrutt: ditto - I'm in Australia. Will people still want to swap ink with me? ;)

 

Also, I'm a bit unclear on the procedure for obtaining vials - I'm sure it's written somewhere in this thread, but it's 26 pages long. TL, DR. :) Do we just email Dillon and then throw money at him, or what? (The vials look useful in general, for securely carrying travel-sized portions of ink... can you get them anywhere else? I don't want to tax Dillon's resources for my own personal gain.)

 

Now, inks I have to trade:

Parker: Blue, Blue-Black, Black. Ho, hum.

Diamine: Umber, Imperial Blue (a.k.a. WES Imperial Blue), Blaze Orange, Monaco Red. (I'm particularly unlikely to ever get through an entire bottle of blaze orange, nor imperial blue. Umber and Monaco red are yummy.)

Lamy: Blue-Black, Red (more of a pink...)

Pelikan 4001: Black, Brown, Green, Violet, Turquoise. (I actually have two entire bottles of Brilliant Brown. Samples for everyone!)

 

Inks I want:

Noodler's Tiannamen and Baystate Blue.

A nice, subtle sepia.

Also after a slightly more understated turquoise than Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Turquoise, which is a bit too brilliant.

Otherwise, I dunno... surprise me!

 

 

- Lewis.

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Noodler's

Polar Black

Rattlers Red

Forest Green

Navajo Turquoise

 

Private Reserve

Velvet Black

Electric DC Blue

 

Waterman

Black

South Sea Blue

Havana Brown

 

Chesterfield

Zircon ( A kind of light blue)

 

Herbin

Perle Noire

Saphir

 

Sailor

Irore Red

Shigure Purple

Nioi-Sumire Blue

 

Pilot

Black

 

Mont Blanc

Midnight Blue

 

Rohrer & Klingner

Black

Old Golden Green

Blue-Black

Royal Blue

Sepia

Fernambuk Red

Magenta

Solferino Purple

 

Campo Marizo

Dark Blue

Black

Red

Green

Olive Green

Sepia

Turquoise

Bloody Red

What i want:

I'm interested in any colors except light grey colors, and bright neon colors. Just pm me for a trade.

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So I guess I need to re-place my vial order request from several months ago? (I know I must have sent it when there were no vials to be had; just hate to miss out again! :))

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GreenVelvet: Thanks for the heads up. I've been looking for ages for a place that sells these in quantities less than "case of 1000." ;)

 

 

Now I'll have to figure out what else I can get from Brian to make the shipping worthwhile...

 

- Lewis.

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GreenVelvet: Thanks for the heads up. I've been looking for ages for a place that sells these in quantities less than "case of 1000." ;)

 

 

Now I'll have to figure out what else I can get from Brian to make the shipping worthwhile...

 

- Lewis.

 

You're welcome! Brian's company and service are fantastic.

 

If you're looking for something else to make the shipping worthwhile, I highly recommend his ink samples! They are a generous amount for a sample, and he has a huge range of colors.

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Don't forget about Dillon, who sells these vials for 10¢ each, at cost. I purchased 30 vials from him for $3.00 (you can buy however many you want) plus $1 for a bubble envelope plus shipping, for a total of $6. It works on an honor system; you email him how many you need and your address, then send him a check after you receive the vials (add $1 if you pay by PayPal since their fees are high).

 

I ordered these from him in July 2010, so he's still selling these. fpninkvials@gmail.com

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So I guess I need to re-place my vial order request from several months ago? (I know I must have sent it when there were no vials to be had; just hate to miss out again! :))

 

Brian Goulet of Goulet Pens also sells vials on his website.

 

I ordered 2 packets of 8 vials each, with a few ink samples ( since I couldn't resist! ) and got the whole package delivered in two days!

 

Now I'm ready to trade!! Thanks for the tip, Ilona.

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I have:

Pelikan Edelstein Topaz - I love it a great deal.

 

 

and am looking to trade samples for any of the other Edelstein colors.

 

 

PM if interested

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I just got my vials (Thanks Dillon!) so I'll list what I have so far.

 

Mont Blanc Violet

Private Reserve Spearmint

Private Reserve Foam Green

Noodler's V-Mail North African Violet

Noodler's V-Mail Mandalay Maroon

Quink Black

 

I have a few cartridges I'd like to trade for Petit1 or Sheaffer or Pilot (in other colors) cartridges.

2 red Platinum

2 green Platinum

Pilot Black

Pilot Purple

Black old style Sheaffer (poke through the plastic type)

 

I'll add to my list once my Diamine order comes in :clap1:

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Hey folks! How does one sign up for this? How do you get vials? Thanks for your help!! :cloud9:

If lefthanded is wrong, I don't want to be right!

 

 

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Hey folks! How does one sign up for this? How do you get vials? Thanks for your help!! :cloud9:

The very first post in this thread has the email address to get the vials.

 

 

 

 

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I would like to try some Herbin ink. Really any color, but preferably a blue, green, or red shade. I will settle for any though. I have never used a Herbin and am curios how they are.

 

I have to share:

 

Parker Black

Lamy Blue

Diamine Monaco Red

Noodler Firefly (yellow highlighter ink)

 

I also have Iroshizuku Yu-Yake (reddish-orange color) that I'd be willing to swap for maybe 2 different Herbin colors?

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I have:

Noodler's:

#41 Brown

Bad Black Moccasin (Warden's Ink)

Navajo Turquoise

Antietam

 

Swisher Pens' (Noodlers):

North Sea Blue

Emerald Green

Apricot Orange

 

Private Reserve:

Spearmint

 

I am interested in trying:

Noodler's:

Aircorp Blue-Black

Green Marine

Fox Red

Bad Green Gator (Warden's Ink)

La Reine Mauve

Baystate Blue

Baystate Concord Grape

Nikita

Lexington Grey

FPN Dumas Tulip Noire

FPN Van Gogh Starry Night Blue (planning to buy this and the prev. one but wanted to try them first)

 

Waterman's Florida Blue

 

Skrip (Slovenia):

Red

Gold

 

 

Almost anything else with either interesting performance characteristics or a good color (particularly inks that look good in a fine or XF nib as that is what I generally write with).

 

I can be contacted by email: gewalker at gmail dawt com

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Updating my list with all my new inks. :clap1:

 

Diamine Amazing Amethyst

Diamine Asa Blue

Diamine Burnt Siena

Diamine Havasu Turquoise

Diamine Marine

J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir

Noodler's V-Mail North African Violet

Noodler's V-Mail Mandalay Maroon

Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng

Mont Blanc Violet

Private Reserve Spearmint

Private Reserve Foam Green

Quink Black

Swisher (made by Noodler's) Cocoa Brown

Swisher (made by Noodler's) Dark Purple

Swisher (made by Noodler's) Emerald Green

Swisher (made by Noodler's) St. Elmo's Fire

 

I have a few cartridges I'd like to trade for Petit1 or Sheaffer or Pilot (in other colors) cartridges.

2 red Platinum

Pilot Black

Pilot Purple

Black old style Sheaffer, maybe a little dried out

 

I'm interested in Purples, Violets or Blues, really just about anything that's not too light or shockingly bright.

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I'm looking for samples of:

 

Noodlers

Burma Road Brown

Walnut

Green Marine

 

Conway Stewart

Brown

 

Private Reserve

Ebony Purple

 

 

I can offer:

 

Visconti

Blue

Green

Turquoise

 

Private Reserve

Electric DC Blue

Chocolat

 

Waterman

Blue-Black

 

Herbin

Perle Noire

Lie de The

 

Diamine

Teal

Oxblood

Sepia

 

Rohrer and Klingner

Alt Goldgrun

Alt Bordeaux

Smaragdgrun

 

Noodlers

Tulip Noire

Starry Night

Tiananmen

Ottoman Azure

 

Aurora

Blue

 

PM if you have a trade.

 

Carl

"Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch" Orson Welles

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I got a few small cartridge samples today for Private Reserve Velvet Black and one for a Private Reserve medium blue (it wasn't labeled, so I don't know the name). That's all I have for now- I just bought my first pen today!

 

I don't know much about inks yet, but I can use the small cartridges and am interested in trying pretty much anything that isn't too light. The recommended refills for my pen are Schneider®600 FP ink cartridges; MonteVerde® standard ink cartridges. I'm not sure what's comparable to those, but maybe you knowledgeable folks on here do!

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I just ordered vials (yay!) so it may take a week or two for me to be up and running. In the meantime I'll list my (meager) ink collection and my wishlist. I'm really easy going, so if you would like a sample and want to trade paper or something else cool, just ask. B)

 

My bottled inks:

 

PR Chocolat

PR Cosmic Cobalt**

 

Noodlers Empire Red

Noodlers Heart of Darkness Bulletproof

 

Lamy turquoise

 

J.Herbin Larmes de Cassis

 

 

 

My cartridges:

 

Waterman Red (short/int'l)

Waterman Florida Blue (short/int'l)

Waterman Green (short/int'l)

Waterman black (long carts.)***

J. Herbin Rose Tendresse (short)

J.Herbin Ambre de Birmanie (short)

 

 

 

**The PR Cosmic Cobalt doesn't write as well as I'd like. I'm not sure if it's defective, or just typical of PR. Since I only have used two PR inks, it's hard for me to guess based on personal use! It lays down on the paper as a thin, very shaded, very watery ink. If you'd like a fill for free to see if it's just my personal preference at play or if it really is a cheapo bottle, just lemme know! "Buyer" beware though!!!

 

***I'm swimming in black Waterman long cartridges!! If you're feeling the pinch of the economy or would like to try one for free, just let me know. I have quite a few that I can send for free or a modest trade if you like. Also, I have a tall bottle of Noodlers HOD--if you would like a fill of that I have enough to send some free fills for a while as well.

 

 

What I'd like to try:

 

Nearly anything!! I'm pretty new to bottled inks, so I'm eager to try some brands before I commit to buying a whole bottle!

 

My favorites so far are Noodlers and J. Herbin. I'm a little soured on Private Reserve, but feel free to try to convert me!! I'm keen to try Iroshizuku ink, but I know it's pricey so we can barter a little if you'd like. I'm laid back and grateful to try anything really! I'm in the CONUS, but will ship worldwide.

 

Cheers,

 

TofuKat

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