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Samples I Have to Trade

(These are mostly from Gouletpens. Some have been tried but still have plenty left to get a sense of the ink. Some have never been tried.)

 

  • Noodler's Polar Black
  • Platinum Carbon Black
  • Noodler's Bad Black Moccasin
  • Montblanc Toffee Brown
  • Diamine Macassar
  • Noodler's #41 Brown
  • Noodler's Walnut
  • Noodler's Brown
  • Akkerman #23 Bekakt Haags
  • Noodler's Kiowa Pecan
  • De Atramentis Black Ed.-Brown
  • Private Reserve Electric DC Blue
  • De Atramentis Indigo Blue
  • Diamine Eclipse
  • Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher
  • J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir
  • Diamine Midnight
  • De Atramentis Sherlock Holmes
  • De Atramentis Atlantic Blue
  • Noodler's Baystate Blue
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-Iro
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuy-kusa

 

Inks I Have And From Which Can Fill Sample Vials

  • Noodler's Heart of Darkness
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Asa-gao
  • 5:4 blend of Kon-peki:Asa-gao (This is what I use in my primary pen most of the time. To my eye, it looks somewhat like Noodler's Elysium. Demonstrates some shading depending on the paper. On Pomegranate brand postcards, it's amazing.)
  • Diamine Majestic Blue

Inks I'd Like to Sample

  • Noodler's Lexington Gray
  • J. Herbin Rouge Hematite
  • J. Herbin Bleu Ocean (reformulated w/ sparkles)
  • Noodler's Cayenne
  • Diamine Ancient Copper
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-Yake
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi

I'm open to other suggestions. I like bold colors and I'm especially interested in inks that shade (and, yes, I realize that shading inks are not necessarily ultra-saturated in pigment) and inks that sheen. I tend toward blue, black, grey and some brown. Not into pink, purple, or green, generally speaking. I don't care for blue-green inks. Probably be worth swapping 2 or 3 vials to make postage worth it.

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Here's an updated list of what I have for trade:



Lamy


Turquoise



Noodler's


Heart of Darkness


General of the Armies


Liberty's Elysium


54th Massachusetts



J'Herbin


Stormy Grey



Organic Studio


Vanadium Purple



Rohrer & Klinger


Blu Mare


Verdura


Magenta


Verdigris



Pelikan


4001 Brilliant Brown


4001 Brilliant Red


4001 Brilliant Green



Private Reserve


Electric DC Blue



Diamine


Violet



Montblanc


Irish Green


Mystery Black



Franklin-Christoph


Blue 72


Noir et Bleu


Midnight Emerald



Sailor


Ikuta Orange


Sky High


Yama-dori


Miruai


Grenade



Pilot Iroshizuku


Ku-Jaku





Let me know what you have and we can come up with a trade.


Thank you.


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Updated Listing:



Samples I Have to Trade


(These are mostly from Gouletpens. Some have been tried but still have plenty left to get a sense of the ink. Some have never been tried.)



  • Noodler's Polar Black
  • Platinum Carbon Black
  • Noodler's Bad Black Moccasin
  • Montblanc Toffee Brown
  • Diamine Macassar
  • Noodler's #41 Brown
  • Noodler's Walnut
  • Noodler's Brown
  • Akkerman #23 Bekakt Haags
  • Noodler's Kiowa Pecan
  • De Atramentis Black Ed.-Brown
  • Private Reserve Electric DC Blue
  • De Atramentis Indigo Blue
  • Diamine Eclipse
  • Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher
  • J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir
  • Diamine Midnight
  • De Atramentis Sherlock Holmes
  • De Atramentis Atlantic Blue
  • Noodler's Baystate Blue
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-Iro
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuy-kusa


Inks I Have And From Which Can Fill Sample Vials


  • Noodler's Heart of Darkness
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Asa-gao
  • 5:4 blend of Kon-peki:Asa-gao (This is what I use in my primary pen most of the time. To my eye, it looks somewhat like Noodler's Elysium. Demonstrates some shading depending on the paper. On Pomegranate brand postcards, it's amazing.)
  • Diamine Majestic Blue

Inks I'd Like to Sample


  • Noodler's Lexington Gray
  • J. Herbin Rouge Hematite
  • J. Herbin Bleu Ocean (reformulated w/ sparkles)
  • Noodler's Cayenne
  • Noodler's Habanero
  • Diamine Ancient Copper
  • Diamine Pumpkin
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-Yake
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi

I'm open to other suggestions. I like bold colors and I'm especially interested in inks that shade (and, yes, I realize that shading inks are not necessarily ultra-saturated in pigment) and inks that sheen. I tend toward blue, black, grey and some brown. Not into pink, purple, or green, generally speaking. I don't care for blue-green inks. Probably be worth swapping 2 or 3 vials to make postage worth it.


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Inks that I can fill vials with

Noodlers Heart of Darkness

Noodlers Zhivago

Noodlers Black Swan in English Roses

Noodlers Liberty's Elysium

Noodlers Apache Sunset

Rohrer and Klingner Scabiosa

Iroshizuku Shin-Kai

Iroshizuku Chiku-Rin

Diamine Red Dragon

Omas Turquoise

 

Inks that I'm Interested in

I'm particularly interested in blues, turquoises, purples, and reds.

Also, any of the JH 1670 inks or the Diamine Shimmertastic inks would be great as well.

 

Strange brands that are not as widely known would be neat too: e.g. Organic Studios, Akkerman, etc...

 

Let me know what you'd like and what you have and we can work out a trade. Just PM me.

"It's our choices that show who we really are, far more than our abilities." - J.K. Rowling

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I just ordered a bunch of vials so I can now offer samples. :D

 

What I have:

Noodler's Zhivago

Noodler's Midnight Blue

Noodler's Polar Blue

Noodler's Sunrise

Noodler's Walnut

Diamine Wild Strawberry

Diamine Dark Green

 

I would like to try any of the more colorful inks and I'm in the US.

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I'm looking to find samples of:

Pelikan Royal Blue

Sheaffer vintage Royal Blue

Sheaffer vintage Jet Black

 

Have these:

Waterman vintage (40's) permanent Blue-Black; either in sample or almost full bottle for similar quantity above (my 2d bottle)

Waterman vintage (60's) Bleu Nuit; either in sample or almost full bottle for similar quantity above (my 2d bottle)

Diamine Registrars

Diamine Deep Dark Blue

Diamine Poppy

Parker Quink

Noodlers Old Manhattan Black

Noodlers Eel Blue

Aurora Black

Pelikan Violett

Pelikan Black

Pelikan Blue-Black (not available in US)

Akkerman Royal Akkermanblauw

 

thanks!

Tim

Tim

 timsvintagepens.com and @timsvintagepens

 

 

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Ok,

I have a ton of inks to trade with including my own highlighter mixes.

 

N polar black

N North African violets

N green marine

N army

N Tiananmen

N first Chinese emperor (coral)

N shahs rose

N purple

N Navajo turquoise

N yellow

N Nikita

N heart of darkness

N golden pig

N Georgia peach

N hellfire

N atlantic salmon

N blue ghost

N dragon pink, green, orange

 

Diamine imperial purple

D imperial blue

D matador

D peach haze

D sunshine yellow

D meadow

D pink

D flamingo pink

D emerald

D Apple glory

D amaranth

D chocolate brown

D majestic blue

D majestic purple

D grey

D hope pink

D Amber

D ruby

D Crimson

D passion red

D wild strawberry

D silver fox

All D Shimmer inks except Red luster

 

Lamy Orange

L Lime

L coral

 

JH rose tendresse

JH Gris nuage

JH Diablo Menthe

JH vert reseda

1670 red, blue, grey, green with sparkles and red, blue without sparkles

 

 

PR chocolat fast dry

 

Waterman purple

 

My mix Highlighters. Pictures can be seen in my post in the ink recipe section.

Fuchsia

Green blue

Blue purple

Blue green

Yellow orange

Yellow green

Purple

Red

Red orange

 

I will also trade any of my mixtures I posted. Just let me know which ones.

 

 

What I would like in return is Luster Dust in different shades. I looked into buying some but there are too many colors and I want them all. So thought I would offer ink samples in exchange for Luster Dust to experiment with.

Edited by aj3537

<span class='bbc_underline'><strong class='bbc'>Ink Trade:</strong></span> D Imperial Purple and Blue, Madador, Chocolate, Amber, Majestic Blue and Purple, Grey, Peach Haze, Marine, Emerald, Meadow, Apple Glory, Crimson, Passion Red, Wild Strawberry, Ruby, Flamingo Pink, Pink, Amaranth, N Army, Polar Black, Purple, Green Marine, North African Violets, Nikita, Army, Heart of Darkness, PR Chocolat FD, Lamy Coral, Burnt Orange, Neon Lime

And much more.

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Hi,

 

FYI, I'm still distributing these vials, so let me know if you need them via PM or other means. They are still 10 cents a piece, I'm located in the US, and I don't earn anything from these. We just want people to enjoy trying new inks. It's certainly helped me find some of my favourite inks. For the past year, I have been a few hundred miles away from my stash of vials, so some orders have been slow in coming, and I apologise for that. My vials are going to be once again close by so that I can ensure that you get them all as soon as you can so that you can start trading inks right as soon as possible.

 

Dillon

Stolen: Aurora Optima Demonstrator Red ends Medium nib. Serial number 1216 and Aurora 98 Cartridge/Converter Black bark finish (Archivi Storici) with gold cap. Reward if found. Please contact me if you have seen these pens.

Please send vial orders and other messages to fpninkvials funny-round-mark-thing gmail strange-mark-thing com. My shop is open once again if you need help with your pen.

Will someone with the name of "Jay" who emailed me through the email system provide me an email address? There was no email address provided, so I can't write back.

Dillon

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These new posts reminded me that I got some vials recently (thanks KCat) and meant to post a note here.

...

 

I'm mostly looking to try Blue-Blacks, I'd like to find a good green and I always want to try any blue I haven't tried before. I'd like to try any of the Noodlers waterproof inks besides black.

...

John

 

 

I like very much the Diamine blue black 1864 (either the standard or anniversary bottle) as well as for greens the Diamine Safari Green and the Private Reserve Ebony Green. Both greens quite different but both have their charm.

-RH

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Hello, I have some inks that I will to supply as samples

 

Noodlers

- Concord Grape

- Polar Blue

- Apache Sunset

- Black Swan Australian Rose

 

I can be contacted at jhudson175 at gmail.com if you are interested in trying my inks. I am interested in trying any other colors that Noodler's offers.

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I will happily offer either 2ml or 3ml samples.

I have to trade:

  • Waterman Purple
  • "Waterman Florida Blue" (I suspect this bottle is either mislabeled or concentrated; it is much more saturated and lightfast than I would expect of Waterman Bleu Effacable)
  • Diamine Sherwood
  • Sheaffer Turquoise (Slovenian)
  • Noodler's Borealis Black
  • Noodler's Red-Black (diluted a bit with local well water, soft and a touch acidic, to mitigate smudging)
  • Chesterfield Archival Vault IG blue-black
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku (Peacock)

and while these are my wife's inks, she's said I may make exchanges as long as I notify her in advance of doing so:

  • Noodler's Bad Black Moccasin
  • Noodler's VMail Midway Blue
  • Noodler's Blue
  • Noodler's Widow Maker (a somewhat darkish, highly lightfast red)

I am interested in lightfast inks, particularly dark, middling-to-warm browns, and really well-behaved blue-blacks, such as:

Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Guri
Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-kai
Pilot Blue-Black
Diamine Macassar
J. Herbin Lie de The
MontBlanc Toffee Brown
Sheaffer Red

If you have any other suggestions, by all means PM them to me.

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Greetings,

 

The initial post states that vials shouldn't be filled to more than 5ml, but I know Goulet ship 2ml samples, I have also seen 3ml samples mentioned. So what size are people using for exchange samples?

 

Our vials arrive today (Thanks Dillo) and we (my wife and I) have the following inks...

 

Noodler's -

  • Borealis Black
  • Legal Lapis
  • The Violet Vote (formerly Iraqi Indigo)
  • Ottoman Azure
  • Apache Sunset
  • Cayenne
  • Periwinkle
  • Fox

 

J. Herbin -

  • Vert Pré
  • 1670 Rouge Hematite (My wife loves this ink but is willing to part with one sample)
  • 1670 Emerald de Chivor (My wife loves this ink but is willing to part with one sample)

 

We are currently (almost) out of Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Red, but I see us getting more in the near future.

 

We are particularly interested in samples of...

  • Anything Shimmery or Sparkly (although we currently have the Diamine Shimmertastic sampler package from Goulet pens on the way)
  • Inks that shade well
  • Bright reds
  • Jewel tones of all sorts

We are not particularly interested in ...

  • Blacks
  • Browns

PM me with any suggestions or offerings

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Updated list

 

The initial post states that vials shouldn't be filled to more than 5ml, but I know Goulet ship 2ml samples, I have also seen 3ml samples mentioned. So what size are people using for exchange samples?

 

We (my wife and I) have the following inks...

 

Noodler's -

  • Apache Sunset
  • Bad Belted Kingfisher
  • Bad Blue Heron
  • Borealis Black
  • Cayenne
  • Fox Red
  • Henry Hudson Blue
  • Legal Lapis
  • Ottoman Azure
  • Periwinkle
  • The Violet Vote (formerly Iraqi Indigo)

J. Herbin -

  • Vert Pré
  • 1670 Rouge Hematite (My wife loves this ink but is willing to part with one sample)
  • 1670 Emerald de Chivor (My wife loves this ink but is willing to part with one sample)

We are currently (almost) out of Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Red, but I see us getting more in the near future.

 

We are particularly interested in samples of...

  • Anything Shimmery or Sparkly although we have the Diamine Shimmertastic sampler package
  • Inks that shade well
  • Bright reds
  • Jewel tones of all sorts
We are not particularly interested in ...

  • Blacks
  • Browns
PM me with any suggestions or offerings
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What I have:


Noodler's Zhivago


Noodler's Midnight Blue


Noodler's Polar Blue


Noodler's Sunrise


Noodler's Walnut


Diamine Wild Strawberry


Diamine Dark Green


Lamy Blue (? came in a gift box and I haven't open the bottle yet)



I would like to try any of the more colorful inks and I'm in the US. You can email me at my username @ gmail


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What I have:
J. Herbin:
All 4 1670 Anniversary inks

De Atramentes:
Atlantic blue

Noodler's:
Blue Ghost
Apache Sunset
Bad Black Moccasin

Diamine:
Jade Green
Bilberry
Midnight

I'm interested in the Pilot Iroshizuku, and shading inks. You can pm me

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I have the following inks available for trade.

 

 

Noodler's

 

Fox

Cayenne

Henry Hudson Blue

Periwinkle

Bad Blue Heron

Legal Lapis

The Violet Vote (formerly Iraqi Indigo)

Ottoman Azure

Bad Belted Kingfisher

Apache Sunset

Borealis Black

 

Diamine

 

Autumn Oak

Blue Lightning (Shimmertastic)

Golden Sands (Shimmertastic)

 

J. Herbin

 

Vert pré

1670 Rouge Hematite

1670 Emerald de Chivor

1670 Bleu Ocean

 

Lamy

 

Green

Turquoise

 

Waterman

 

Audacious Red

 

Pelikan 4001

 

Brilliant Black

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I know this is specific, but I am looking for a sample of Noodler's Old Manhattan Black. I would like to do an ink review/comparison between this shop specific ink and Noodler's Texas Black Bat from Dromgooles.

 

Here are inks I have for trade:

Noodler's Texas Black Bat

KWZI Turquoise

KWZI Mandarine

Waterman Intense Black

Pelikan Blue-Black

 

Please Pm me if interested.

Edited by dfo

Daniel

 

 

The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.

 

Gramsci

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What I Have:

 

Iroshizuku
Kon-Peki
Tsuyu-kusa
Ama-iro
Asa-gao
Tsutsuji
Kiri-same
Shin-ryoku
Fuyu-gaki
Momiji

Noodlers
Bad Black Moccasin
Midway Blue
Ottoman Azure

De Atramentis
Myrrh
Pine Green

Chesterfield Xircon

Diamine
Kensington Blue
Asa Blue

Rohrer & Klingner
Salix

J Herbin
Emerald of Chivor

Levenger
Empyrean

 

 

My dream wishlist includes any of the Akkerman blues, but I would also like Noodler's Upper Ganges Blue, Diamine Presidential Blue, and Noodler's Baystate Blue.

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