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Hello.

Here you have the result of a little experiment. The experimente was made by a friend of me (Tirozetas) and I.

These are the inks:

 


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  • - Sailor Jentle Ink
  • - Sailor Black (Kiwaguro)
  • - Omas Black
  • - Caran d'Aceh Carbon
  • - Mont Blanc Black
  • - Mont Blanc Mystery Black
  • - Namiki
  • - J.Herbin Perle Noire
  • - Parker Quink
  • - Diamine Onyx Black
  • - Aurora Black
  • - Pelikan 4001
  • - Rohrer & Klingner Lieipziger Schwarz

 

 

The result is surprising. I have discover new good black inks, like Sailor & Caran d'Ache.

 

 

A family photo of the inks before the experiment.



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I have tried to adjust the photo to make the colors as real as possible ::blush::

 

 

 

In this pic I have poor some ink into a kitches paper. The diferent colors of the composition appear over this paper. The ink samples are in the same positon as the photo before.

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This photo is the result of pooring water over the samples.

 

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Here the Kiwaguro looks great.

 

 

 

 

Hope you like it. :thumbup:

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A really good comparison test - well done! It's good to see one of my favourites - Pelikan 4001 - in there!

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Nice thread, will make for good reference. Please update if you get more black inks. :thumbup:

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From your experiment, I cannot see any difference between Mont Blanc Black and Mont Blanc Mystery Black. They seem to have the same characteristics.

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Wonderful thread and comparative superb black inks, Pomperopero and Tirozetas, included the vast majority of blacks can be found here in Spain.

I would like to see similar work on other colors of the spectrum. A big hug friends.

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From your experiment, I cannot see any difference between Mont Blanc Black and Mont Blanc Mystery Black. They seem to have the same characteristics.

 

Hello Mr Ink.

I have made a bigger post in Spanish explaining many other diferences that cannot be seen in the photos. Is hard to show the diferences in photos and even more to explain with my little english :embarrassed_smile:

 

Mont Blanc Black is a little more darker than Mystery Black and dries faster. The Mystery Black looks mate and the old one in more brilliant. The lubrication in Mystery Black is better. Both of them are good ink and both of them can be cleaned and erased easily.

I prefer Mystery Black. :thumbup:

 

Hope I have help you.

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From your experiment, I cannot see any difference between Mont Blanc Black and Mont Blanc Mystery Black. They seem to have the same characteristics.

My unscientific guess is that they are the same ink...

 

Excellent experiments, both! Well done!

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From your experiment, I cannot see any difference between Mont Blanc Black and Mont Blanc Mystery Black. They seem to have the same characteristics.

 

Hello Mr Ink.

I have made a bigger post in Spanish explaining many other diferences that cannot be seen in the photos. Is hard to show the diferences in photos and even more to explain with my little english :embarrassed_smile:

 

Mont Blanc Black is a little more darker than Mystery Black and dries faster. The Mystery Black looks mate and the old one in more brilliant. The lubrication in Mystery Black is better. Both of them are good ink and both of them can be cleaned and erased easily.

I prefer Mystery Black. :thumbup:

 

Hope I have help you.

Thank you, Pomperopero. That is very clear and helpful indeed.

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Well done pompero (I miss the last pic of the show :roflmho: )

 

I think, for us, the great surprise was Caran d'Ache carbon black. Very nice dark, enough water resistant...i'm using it these days in mi Sailor 1911 and works very well.

But maybe kiwaguro was the winner in the overall. Is not so black, looks "carbon", but more than enough dark, makes writing very soft, and it's very uniform (no shades). And it's water resistance is very very high.

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Thanks for this test! You did a great job. I'm really impressed with the Perle Noire, I didn't expect that to do well at all.

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pomperopero, buen trabajo!!! un gusto verte aquí!

 

tirozetas, un saludo y :W2FPN:

 

 

3 hurray's for kiwaguro!

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an awesome comparison. i have sailor jentle, omas, j.herbin, pelikan, and rohrer & klingner. i was planning to get diamine black also. i now can see the difference between those blacks. thanks for the post.

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