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So, I just bought this cool little pen with a cool little needlepoint for sketching and tiny twee notes. It's a dry writer and Michael Masuyama is no joke--it really is a foine nib--so I'm a little perplexed as to ink. The included cartridge is a pretty blue but the ink sometimes looks well-nigh invisible since the line is so very thin!

 

I don't want to abuse this precious nib, so any ideas for a dark, possibly black ink that will show up and flow well, yet maintain the delicacy of the line?

 

 

Thanks!

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I love xxf nibs and have found that most free-flowing inks work well, but have a few favorites. For black I use Private Reserve's Velvet Black which gives a true black line and great golden sheen even in the tiniest of nibs. Aurora black also works very well. Diamine Sargasso Sea, Bilberry, & Majestic Blue, and Private Reserve's American Blue, DC Supershow & Electric DC work quite well if you want a blue.

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I had problems with a very fine nib, and was able to get it working nicely with Wancher imari Blue.

 

For a black, you might want to look at Noodler's Heart of Darkness, it is a wettish black bulletproof ink.

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Well DA don't come in cartridges, so you'd have to needle load your cartridge or get a converter for DA Royal Blue...my 'wet' ink. I gave away Waterman Blue when I got this ink.

It is darker, well lubricated....tinges toward purple being 'royal'.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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Well DA don't come in cartridges, so you'd have to needle load your cartridge or get a converter for DA Royal Blue...my 'wet' ink. I gave away Waterman Blue when I got this ink.

It is darker, well lubricated....tinges toward purple being 'royal'.

Blues with a purple bent? My kryptonite.

 

Thanks, all! These are some fantastic suggestions!

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