Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

The Smell Of Ink.


Ernest
 Share

Recommended Posts

Someone just remark that Sailor's ink has a unpleasant and odd smell.

That got me thinking. Well , I opened a few of my ink and took a few whiff .

Has anyone tried this?

Be careful . I felt a little dizzy after the test. Not sure who's the culprit.

The worst smelling was my Noddler's Tienanmen Red Ink....Strong ammonia smell.

The Sailors , Platinum are equally horrible.

Lamy , Caran d'Ache , Montblanc , Omas...no discernible smell.

 

Care to share your experience?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 85
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Ernest

    3

  • lapis

    3

  • sallywally

    4

  • 79spitfire

    4

Hi,

 

After a suggestion from a fellow-FPNer, I have been including the smell of inks that I review in my observations.

The intent is to provide a quick, but not too reliable/quantifiable, means of detecting ink spoilage & contamination.

The smell 'test' is also useful to distinguish between an ink that has spoiled and/or is contaminated and ink that has simply decayed (over time).

 

Best Regards,

S1

The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just got an old bottle of Quink Black and mmmmmmmmmmm I still love the smell of that ink! It's something special about it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The horrible smell of the blue black ink we had to use at school in the 50s has put me off smelling ink for life! :(

Whatever is true,whatever is noble,whatever is right,whatever is pure,whatever is lovely,whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

Philippians 4.8

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Other than scented inks, most of the inks I have put to the sniff test don't have a very apealing smell!

PAKMAN

minibanner.gif                                    Vanness-world-final.png.c1b120b90855ce70a8fd70dd342ebc00.png

                                                 My Favorite Pen Restorer                                 My Favorite Brick and Mortar Store

                                                                                                                                Vanness Pens - Now selling Online!

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Lorna Reed wrote:

 

"The horrible smell of the blue black ink we had to use at school in the 50s has put me off smelling ink for life!"

 

Oh, yes. I attended public school in the U.S. In the late '50's we used a blue-black ink that was provided by the school. The teacher would fill our little desk inkwells from a huge bottle she kept in a closet. On days when she filled our inkwells, the room was filled with "that ink smell," presumably the phenols. Some of the kids liked the smell. I remember only feeling sick on my stomach. To this day, if I smell that smell I feel sick.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Namiki Black.. I do not like.

 

I like the smell of my Ebonite pens also!

www.stevelightart.com

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't much care for the smell of Noodler's bulletproof or eternal inks--which I think have a strong, head-ache-inducing odor of sharpie markers.

 

Most of my other inks smell wonderful. Also, I love the smell of ebonite and celluloid. For me, those smells are a bit like the distinct odor of photographic darkroom chemicals... smells like happiness. biggrin.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ah yes, I remember both the lovely smell of old Quink (though I did not like the ink) and the weird pong of the school blue-black-greenish ink that, I seem to recall, was made by adding water to powder before pouring into those little white china inkwells we had in the desks.

 

Chris

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had to stop using Baystate Blue for a while because I was getting headaches every time I refilled my pen with it. Can't describe the smell, other than strong. :hmm1:

read, write, grade essays, repeat

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Pelikan Brilliant Black smells fresh and slightly sweet. I dont know why...

 

Inks from developing countries such as China and Vietnam all have a certain smell that I cant really identify. I dont really like that smell.

 

Adi

Adi W. Chew

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I find the odor of Sailor inks quite strong, to where keeps me from using them much. Some other people don't seem to notice it at all.

 

The handful of Noodler's inks I have all seem to smell faintly like citrus (or pizza crust, but that's another thread).

 

Most other modern inks I don't really smell. Unless I spill them. *cough*

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Someone gifted me some violet-scented Herbin ink. It gives me a headache when I try to use it, which tells me it contains perfume oil and not essential oil. Phew!

 

Mont Blanc's rose-scented ink doesn't give me a headache. ::purr::

Edited by wednesday_mac

Is there life before death?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

de Atramentis Pinot Noir really does smell like red wine (very bad wine)!

Nice ink, too :)

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you.

 

Don Marquis

US humorist (1878 - 1937)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like the smell of Pilot/Namiki bottled inks. Their bottled blue-black smells like blood to me o_o and their black has a "inky" smell that just smells good to me for whatever reason o_0

my pen collection: Dollar 717i Demonstrator x3, fake Hero 616, Lamy Safari EF, Manuscript Dodec, Pilot 78g x2, Platinum Preppy F x7, Reform 1745 x2, Sheaffer Calligraphy Pen, Unidentified Wearever

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think the smell of Sailor brown in has infected my Bexley Magnum Dragon. Is that a possibility? How can I get the smell out? I can hardly use the pen any more. :bawl:

Nakaya Piccolo Heki Tamenuri 14K XF

Nakaya Ascending Dragon Heki 14K XXF

Sailor Brown Mosaic 21K Saibi Togi XXF

Sailor Maki-e Koi 21K XF

Pilot Namiki Sterling Silver Crane FP

Bexley Dragon XXF

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_qVJOiluU9_4/THp4iGeCcpI/AAAAAAAAA2A/xh2FRE0B8p0/s320/InkDropLogoFPN3.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share



  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37779
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      30882
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25587
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • Matthew TWP
      @Ruaidhri This was an absolutely wonderful bit of writing, and I hope that you're able to maintain the style once all of the medications are out of your system.  Take care and recover quickly!
    • Dr.X
      Very punny daniel
    • danielfalgerho
      These comments make me sad as I sympathise with Ruaidhri, having great difficulties in being taken seriously. Or being taken at all (no off-colors jokes, please!) In spite of overwhelming odds,  Ruaidhri -now I know how to spell it- made a courageous decision and stuck to it. I was diagnosed with a similar growth in a place I will not reveal. Oh, well, if you insist it was Mount Sinai Hospital. But I firmly intend to walk in Ruaidhri's footsteps, if he will let me, on my next visit to Dublin.
    • ParramattaPaul
      Reminds me of the day my associates and I developed a cure for all mankind's ills and mistakenly wrote it down with invisible ink.
    • AnneD
      Was that the end of the Laboratory? Somehow the exactitude created a fully destructive device, as always!
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 10 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 10 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 10 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 10 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 10 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. aspettando
      aspettando
      (44 years old)
    2. Ayaz Ali Laghari
      Ayaz Ali Laghari
      (41 years old)
    3. backwards lefty
      backwards lefty
    4. beagle81080
      beagle81080
      (49 years old)
    5. cancoi
      cancoi





×
×
  • Create New...