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LOL

 

HOD is interesting.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mixing De Atramentis Document Fuchsia with Noodler's North African Violet produces a highly staining gelatinous sludge.

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Waterman havana brown and PR Avocado Green, Waterman hava brown turns dark green and becomes gunkish with age, never mix the both.

 

Waterman encre violette and MB Royale Blue, Waterman encre violette because gunkish with age and clogs pens , I had to rince intensively a pen filled with that mix because it was clogged.

Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

 

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Noodlers black and Sheaffer red.

No bad reaction but they are like oil and water. You can get them to mix mostly and if used after mixing it's a great red black but not in the traditional sense. It's like a darker red that pools black.

However after a day or so in the vial or a pen they separate out and the black sinks. Can be shaken back up but too much trouble for me.

-Stefan

 

 

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Perhaps this is already well documented, and if so, I only hope this post can help some poor soul like me who didn't already know.

 

I have a bottle of the washed out grey variety of Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black. It is so very well behaved...and such a dreadful colour. So I decided to mix it with some Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black.

 

Don't do it.

 

A month later, and after flushing my Lamy Studio section for a good ten minutes, it is still expelling black 'ink dandruff'. It is now soaking in a jam jar (full of water, not jam, otherwise the black particles may be strawberry pips!) and continues to cough up flakes of matter. The pen was writing well, so I think I've dodged a clog. Lesson learnt.

I'm surprised by this!!!

I haven't tried mixing any pelikan inks but the "rule of thumb" in my understanding is your best bet is mixing inks from same company/line.

That's crazy.

Thanks for the warning. I have many pelikan inks coming to play with and surely I would have ended up mixing some.

Do you know if it's just those two or is it any of the 4001 line?

-Stefan

 

 

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Noodlers black and Sheaffer red.

No bad reaction but they are like oil and water. You can get them to mix mostly and if used after mixing it's a great red black but not in the traditional sense. It's like a darker red that pools black.

However after a day or so in the vial or a pen they separate out and the black sinks. Can be shaken back up but too much trouble for me.

I apologize everyone. It was diamine poppy red and bulletproof black. I just dug out the bottle and I wrote bulletproof poppy on it.

-Stefan

 

 

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk245/WIKKID85/me/pen%20stuff/SnailBadge.png

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Monteverde Erinite and Monteverde Mulberry Noir.  I tried adding a few drops of Mulberry Noir to some Erinite, hoping to tone down the minty green and give it more depth.  It did create a decent teal, but the ink fizzed when I mixed them.  It looks okay now (a couple of hours later) but I'm afraid to use it.

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10 hours ago, InkyColors said:

Monteverde Erinite and Monteverde Mulberry Noir.  I tried adding a few drops of Mulberry Noir to some Erinite, hoping to tone down the minty green and give it more depth.  It did create a decent teal, but the ink fizzed when I mixed them.  It looks okay now (a couple of hours later) but I'm afraid to use it.

An update:  I never could find the pH of Mulberry Noir and I suspect that was the problem.  Since I know the pHs of Erinite and Fire Opal are nearly the same I tried adding a drop of Fire Opal to kill the mint.  It was more successful and I think I like the color better anyway.  Anything is an improvement over that bright, minty-green of Erinite alone.  (And this from a person who loves all greens.)IMG_4620.jpeg.d681eafad2435024defefd69b50a4ffc.jpeg

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Pelikan 4001 inks: brilliant green plus blue makes a really faded teal color, not pretty, not recommended. It fades even more.

Always looking for new ways to downsize my collection.

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MB Midnight Blue (Non-IG) + Waterman Serenity Blue: Looks fine at first glance, but begins to sediment slightly over long periods of time.

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