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Greetings Sample Traders,
My sample bottles should arrive in the next few days, so I'll be up and running, offering these at that point.

HAVE TO OFFER/ SHARE:

Caran d'Ache Sunset

Carter's Deep Green (more teal than green, IMO) ca. 1940's

J. Herbin Rouille D'Ancre

Noodlers 5 O'Clock Shadow (sold through Badger & Blade)
Noodlers Berning Red
Noodlers Cactus Fruit
Noodlers Golden Brown
Noodlers Kung Te-Cheng (I think this is the old/ original formulation)
Noodlers Midway Blue
Noodlers Old Manhattan Black
Noodlers Orange Tanager
Noodlers Year of the Golden Pig

Organics Studio Arsenic Grey
Organics Studio F. Scott Fitzgerald Orange
Organics Studio Jules Verne Blue
Organics Studio Neon Red/ Orange

Platinum Mix-Free Flame Red

Private Reserve Orange Crush


LOOKING FOR:

For the most part, I'm looking or dark inks that aren't black, but look close to black at first glance: blue-black, murky-green, dark purple, etc.
I also love orange, so if you have an exotic orange you are willing to share a sample of, I'd be delighted to hear from you.

 

 

Best Regards, greg

Don't feel bad. I'm old; I'm meh about most things.

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I have:
Lamy - 2016 Dark Lilac.
Montblanc - Corn Poppy Red, Mystery Black, Midnight Blue, Irish Green, Lavender Purple, Toffee Brown.
Noodlers - Apache Sunset, Black Swan in Australian Roses.
J Herbin - 1670 Emerald of Chivor, 1670 Stormy Grey.

Looking for:
Iroshizuku inks - Ajisai, Murasaki shikibu, Fuyu gaki, Yu yake, Shin ryoku, Syo ro, Tsuju kusa, Fuyu syogun, Tsutsuji, Kosumosu, Momiji, Ina ho, Chiku rin, Ama iro, and Kiri same.

 

PM me if you're interested. I'm looking for 5ml samples for a specific art project.

 

Thank you.

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SAILOR Special Store Editions and a few Kobe inks...

 

I have to trade:

 

Sailor

Store exclusives

 

Maruzen: Eternal Blue

Maruzen: Hatobanezu Grey

 

Morita: Green

Morita: Red

 

Athena: Blue

 

Sailor Nagasawa Kobe

#13 Nunobiki Emerald

#47 Aoya Cascade Green

#53 Kitano Pearl Silver

 

I also have some common inks for trade:

Pilot Iroshizuku: Shin Kai (I can get any color of Iroshizuku if you have one of the LE's I am looking for).

J. Herbin: Gris Nauge

Lamy: Copper Orange

 

Looking for some Limited editions:

 

Sailor Kobe

Monet Violet

Van Gogh Cobalt

Vermeer Blue

Renoir Pink

Santica Port Blue

Uruapisu

 

Maruzen:

Kyoto Lemon

 

I will match ML amount offered (up to 5). I am not interested in any common samples like Noodlers/Diamine or anything I can get through ebay, Goulet or Anderson samples. But I would be interested in hard to get or find inks, special or limited editions.

 

PM me

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I'm packing up to move, so I'll have to opt out of the exchange for a while. I'll post a new list once I'm moved and unpacked.

Best Regards, greg

Don't feel bad. I'm old; I'm meh about most things.

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Hello All,

 

I have a few inks that I am willing to exchange. For the inks I have in full bottles, I will send 5 mL (with the exception of some rarer inks, which I will send 3 mL). I have some smaller sized samples too. We can make a 1:1 exchange (for example, if I only have 3 mL available, you can send me 3 mL of your ink).

 

My bottled inks are as follows (in order of subjective increasing interestingness):

 

Pelikan

Koeningsblau (royal blue)

 

Pelikan edelstein

Onyx (black)

 

Waterman

Black

Florida blue (blue)

Mysterious blue (blue-black; really more of a blue-green when dried)

Purple (can also send with a sample of Waterman Purple so you can create Blinder Burgundy)

Green

 

Sheaffer skrip (Slovenian)

Red (can also send with a sample of Sheaffer Red so you can create Blinder Burgundy)

Turquoise

 

Pilot

Blue

Blue-black (also have cartridges that can potentially be exchanged)

 

Omas

Sepia

 

Sailor jentle

Blue-black

 

Sailor four seasons

Shigure (dark purple/aubergine)

 

Montblanc

Toffee brown

Golden yellow

 

Noodler's

Black swan in Australian roses

 

Diamine

Majestic blue

Ancient copper

Evergreen

Blue velvet

 

Pilot iroshizuku

Kon peki

Yama budo

 

Akkerman

Zuiderpark blauw-groen (blue-green; #24)

 

KWZI

Honey

 

Bung box

Hatsukoi "first love" sapphire

 

 

 

My samples that I have available for trade are as follows:

 

Noodler's navajo turquoise (2 mL)

Diamine 150th anniversary tropical green (3 mL)

Private reserve American Blue (2 mL)

Visconti blue (4 mL)

Pelikan edelstein sapphire (4 mL)

Waterman inspired blue (turquoise) (2 mL)

Platinum aurora blue (3 mL)

 

 

 

Inks samples that I'm looking for:

 

Aurora blue

Aurora black

DeAtramentis petrol

Diamine autumn oak

Diamine bilberry

Diamine claret

Diamine eau de Nil

Diamine grey

Diamine kensington blue

Diamine misty blue

Diamine Oxford blue

Diamine peach haze

Diamine Prussian blue

Diamine presidential blue

Diamine pumpkin

Diamine sepia

Diamine syrah

Diamine Tyrian purple

Diamine 150th anniversary silver fox

Diamine 150th anniversary safari

Diamine 150th anniversary regency blue

Diamine 150th anniversary blue black

J. Herbin emerald of Chivor

Lamy turquoise

Lamy blue-black

Lamy dark lilac

Montblanc JFK blue black

Montblanc Honore de Balzac dandy turquoise

Montblanc Shakespeare red

Noodler's Bay-state blue

Pelikan edelstein aquamarine

Pelikan edelstein amethyst

Pelikan edelstein aventurine

Pilot iroshizuku ajisai

Pilot iroshizuku ama iro

Pilot iroshizuku ina ho

Pilot iroshizuku fuyu syogn

Pilot iroshizuku kiri-same

Pilot iroshizuku kosumosu

Pilot iroshizuku momiji

Pilot iroshizuku murasaki-shibiku

Pilot iroshizuku shin-ryoku

Pilot iroshizuku tsutsuji

Pilot iroshizuku tsuyu-kusa

Sailor jentle epinard

Sailor jentle sky high

Sailor jentle grenade

Sailor storia balloon green

Sailor storia lion light brown

Sailor pigment ink sei-boku

Sailor four seasons tokiwa matsu

Sheaffer blue-black

Visconti turquoise

Wahl-eversharp wahlberry

Wahl-eversharp everberry

 

Also, if you have any Akkerman, bungbox (or other region-specific Sailor-made inks), blackstone, bookbinder, callifolio, KWZI, papier-plume, Robert Oster signature, or Seitz-Kreuznach inks please let me know what you can offer.

 

There are a ton of inks I have not tried, so please feel free to make any offer, even if the ink is not listed above. I'm open to trying any ink that I have not used before.

 

Thanks for tolerating my long-windedness.

 

--dsolmei

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Dsolmei

 

I have three inks that you seek:

Aurora black

Noodler's Bay-state blue

Pilot iroshizuku shin-ryoku

 

Others:

 

Ink List bottles

Wancher

Green

Imari Blue

Violet

Chocolate

Private Reserve

Avocado

Cadillac Green

Sherwood Green

Aurora

Black

Noodler’s

Blue Eel

Black

Walnut

Bay State Blue

Lexington Gray

Rome is Burning

Diamine

Imperial Purple

Macassar

Ruby

Amaranth

Evergreen

Rorher and Klingner

Smaragdgrun Viridian Green

Mont Blanc

Black

Waterman

Green

Sailor

Jentle blue black

Miruai

J. Herbin

Vert Reseda

Diabolo Menthe

Eclat de Saphir

Monteverde

Blue

Green

Lamy

Blue

Green

Levenger

Cobalt Blue

Forest Green

Greystoke

Pilot

shin ryoku

shin kai

yama guri

tsuki yo

Chesterfield

Antique Oxford

Erinite

Sheaffer

Blue

Be Happy, work at it. Namaste

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Inks Available:

Diamine

  • Ancient Copper
  • Bilberry
  • Midnight
  • Oxblood
  • Presidential Blue

Noodlers

  • Zhivago
  • Violet Vote

J.Herbin

  • Stormy Gray
  • Bleu Ocean
  • Emerald of Chivor

Looking For...

Noodlers

  • Baystate Blue
  • Midway Blue
  • Liberty's Elysium

...and really, any other intense/deep blues (or really well-shading blues) that smear less on Tomoe River than the Diamine Bilberry does. I'm madly in love with the color, but I can't use it in my Hobonichi at all. (Same with Oxblood. It seems like a major Diamine problem.)

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Inks Available:


Diamine


  • Ancient Copper (~2 samples left)
  • Bilberry
  • Midnight
  • Oxblood
  • Presidential Blue

Noodlers


  • Zhivago
  • Violet Vote

J.Herbin


  • Stormy Gray
  • Bleu Ocean
  • Emerald of Chivor

Looking For...


Noodlers


  • Lexington Gray
  • Midway Blue

Sailor Jentle Souten



De Atramentis Steel Blue



Dr. Ph Martin's Ocean Edge Blue



...or any inks that are known to exhibit noticeable shading with EF nib pens. Because I like hunting unicorns! lol


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This is a lot of fun. First off, thanks to those with whom I have traded. So far everyone associated with FPN is cool.

 

I am having fun exploring new inks. Now I have found out that there are two inks I really like:

one is: Noodler's Forest and one is: Noodler's Sequoia.

The Noodler's bottles are awesome, 3 ounces filled to the brim.

Problem = 3 ounces of each color, along with all other inks I have, means I spend my life writing till I die and have left over ink.

 

So perhaps some one will be willing to swap a vial's worth or two for something from my stash.

Stash listed below.

 

Once again, a shout out to those with whom I have traded.

 

Regards,

 

 

Ink List bottles
Wancher
Green
Imari Blue
Violet
Chocolate
Private Reserve
Avocado
Cadillac Green
Sherwood Green
Aurora
Black
Noodlers
Blue Eel
Black
Walnut
Bay State Blue
Lexington Gray
Rome is Burning
Diamine
Imperial Purple
Macassar
Ruby
Amaranth
Evergreen
Rorher and Klingner
Smaragdgrun Viridian Green
Mont Blanc
Black
Waterman
Green
Sailor
Jentle blue black
Miruai
J. Herbin
Vert Reseda
Diabolo Menthe
Eclat de Saphir
Monteverde
Blue
Green
Lamy
Blue
Green
Levenger
Cobalt Blue
Forest Green
Greystoke
Pilot
shin ryoku
shin kai
yama guri
tsuki yo
Chesterfield
Antique Oxford
Erinite
Sheaffer
Blue

Be Happy, work at it. Namaste

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Inks Available:

 

Noodlers Nightshade

Pilot Kon Peki

 

Interested in trying:

 

-Montblanc or Pelikan Inks (open to suggestions)

-Other inks from the Pilot Iroshizuku family, especially the persimmon (orange?)

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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)
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku (Peacock)
  • a single sample of 16% Blackstone Cashmere Red (check out the sheen!) that's been sealed in a 3ml pipette for a couple years
  • Noodler's Borealis Black
  • Noodler's Red-Black (diluted a bit with local well water, soft and a touch acidic, to mitigate smudging)
  • Noodler's Bad Black Moccasin
  • Noodler's VMail Midway Blue
  • Noodler's Blue
  • Noodler's Widow Maker (a somewhat darkish, highly lightfast red)
  • Noodler's Rattler Red Eel


I am interested in lightfast inks, particularly:

  • a dark, middling-to-warm brown, perhaps Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi (Horsetail) or something like Waterman Havana /Absolute Brown (but lightfast, which the Waterman isn't)
  • an attractive, lightfast purple, something like Waterman purple but able to stand up to light, perhaps Noodler's original Purple;
  • a really well-behaved blue-black, such as Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo or Pilot Blue-Black

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

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How do you folks, experienced traders, deal with "mailing the samples?" In a small post office supplied Priory box? I think the postage is somewhat over $6.00 to mail these boxes. Information please. C. S.

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I Have:

 

Noodler's:

Black

54th Mass

Antietam

Golden Brown

Habanero

Libertys Elysium

 

Private Reserve:

Foam Green

Spearmint

Tanzanite

 

Diamine:

Blue Lightning

Golden Brown

 

Lamy

Charged Green

 

Iroshizuku

Momiji (Autumn Leaves)

Asa-Gao (morning glory)

Take Sumi (black)

 

J. Herbin

Eclat de Saphir

 

Looking For:

 

Anything in a bold blue

A great shading ink

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How do you folks, experienced traders, deal with "mailing the samples?" In a small post office supplied Priory box? I think the postage is somewhat over $6.00 to mail these boxes. Information please. C. S.

I'm inclined to use a padded envelope marked "hand cancel / no machine processing" and send it first class. IMX, that winds up costing about $3 for a few samples. Also, instead of sending a sample vial, perhaps a polypropylene bulb pipette with the tip heat-sealed shut. Those are at least flexible, and should better survive the mechanical abuse.

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How do you folks, experienced traders, deal with "mailing the samples?" In a small post office supplied Priory box? I think the postage is somewhat over $6.00 to mail these boxes. Information please. C. S.

I use the standard plastic ink vials and wrap the cap with stretchy electrical waterproof tape to prevent any leaks. I'll also wrap them in a lil bit of bubble wrap. Then I typically send them by the smallest bubble mailer at the post office for around three dollars (mailer and postage) for two or three samples.

I'm always up for an ink trade!

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I don't have much....

 

But I do have Noodler's Polar Eel Black.

Real good for people who go to cold places or have drier pens.

 

I'm interested to try out Pelikan Blue (Blue/Black) ink....

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Hi I have the following :

Private Reserve -DC spershow blue

Chesterfield - teal , night sapphire

Noodlers - Squeetegue, Apache sunset ,,black swan in Australian roses ,

J herbin - rouge opera , éclat de sapphire , amber burmanie

Levinger - shiraz

Waterman - blue , black , green , purple

 

I'm Looking for : I'm open on that so let me know what you have and then maybe we can strike up a trade .

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Well, I went all out and got myself over 50 different vials of ink samples to try. Still waiting for a few, but there were some that were totally unacceptable to me, so I thought I'd trade for some others. Here's the first round of what I'd like to trade.

 

I have:

 

Noodler’s Mata Hari

Noodler’s Dragon’s Napalm

Diamine Hope Pink

Private Reserve Velvet Black

Diamine Apple Glory

Noodler’s Rachmaninoff

Noodler’s Tchaikowsky

Diamine 1864 Blue Black

Diamine Registrar’s Ink (I have a full bottle, I don’t mind parting a bit out)

Sailor Yuki Akari

 

I am interested in:

I am new to fountain pens and I’d really like to try wide samplings. Please let me know what you’d like to offer and I’ll consider it. However, here’s a specific list of inks I really want to sample

 

S.T. DuPont’s violet converter cartridge

Akkerman #5 shocking blue

KWZI – pretty much anything, but I’m especially interested in the iron gall series

Levenger - any color

Organics Oops Accident

 

All my samples have 2 or 3 oz’s in the vial depending on where I got it. I just dipped the pen once to test the inks and see the results myself.

 

PM me your offers.

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Here's what I currently have. Sorry if it isn't much:

 

  • Pilot Iroshizuku Asa-Gao
  • Noodler's Midnight Blue

 

Let me know what kind of inks you have so we can reach a deal. Some inks I would prefer in particular include:

 

  • De Atramentis - Petrol, Pigeon Blue, Blackcurrant, any scented ink.
  • Diamine - Any blue, green, blue-black, or purple ink.
  • Noodler's - Bulletproof Black, 54th Massachusetts, Bad Belted Kingfisher, Baystate Blue, Burgundy, Cactus Fruit Eel, Heart of Darkness, Navy, Nikita, North African Violet, Ottoman Azure, Pacific Dawn at the Golden Gate, Polar Blue, Polar Green, Purple, Tiananmen.
  • Private Reserve - Any blue, green, or purple ink.
  • Pilot Iroshizuku - Kon-Peki, Syo-Ro, Tsuki-Yo, Yama-Budo.

 

Shoot me a private message if you're interested!

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What 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)
  • Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku (Peacock)
  • a single sample of 16% Blackstone Cashmere Red (check out the sheen https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/270920-i-c-u-ink-review-susemai-red-cashmere/page-1 !) that's been sealed in a 3ml pipette for a few years
  • Noodler's Borealis Black
  • Noodler's Red-Black (diluted a bit with local well water, soft and a touch acidic, to mitigate smudging)
  • Noodler's Bad Black Moccasin
  • Noodler's VMail Midway Blue
  • Noodler's Blue
  • Noodler's Widow Maker (a somewhat darkish, highly lightfast red)
  • Noodler's Rattler Red Eel

I'm still trying to fill out the Six Essential Inks for Writing, which need to be lightfast, rather well-behaved, rather low-maintenance, and appeal to me as colors. I am trying to fill out the following:

  • The Essential Blue-Black. My top candidate is Pilot Blue-Black. I'm open to suggestions, if you want to recommend an alternate, as I might prefer something a bit darker.
  • The Essential Purple. My top current candidate is Noodler's original Purple. It doesn't have the sort of lightfastness that Diamine Damson does, but it's better than Diamine Sherwood. I would love and use Waterman Tender Purple, if it wasn't heir to Waterman Purple, which is the second-worst ink I have for fading. If you'd like to recommend other purples, please do.
  • The Essential Brown. My top current candidates are Noodler's original Brown and Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi. Again, I'm willing to consider your suggestions; I like a warmer, reddish brown like Waterman Havana, which unfortunately is prone to fading into an unfortunate teal.
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