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Hi all!

 

I'm looking for a black ink with a fast drying time for use on regular inkjet/office paper.

 

My previous focus on inks has primarily been towards permanency and flow but now I need to find something that will dry fast and not feather on cheaper paper.

 

Anyone got any good ideas, preferably for something I can source quickly in the UK. With these qualities in mind I hear good things on this site about J.Herbin Perle Noire, Waterman Black but if there are any others please let me know.

 

Thanks,

Badger

 

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Waterman Black is OK, and Parker Quink also copes week with cheaper paper (I used it all the way through school and university on those awful exam answer books without problem).

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Waterman Black is OK, and Parker Quink also copes week with cheaper paper (I used it all the way through school and university on those awful exam answer books without problem).

Might try the Quink Black, the modern production washable blue is rather dry in my own opinion and I'm fortunate enough to be able to get that just down the road. Might even be able to get a bottle of waterman black too if I'm lucky...

 

Thanks again :)

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Badger

 

I've only returned to using writing instruments for a year, but of the black permanent inks I've tried, Waterman Black is the best on office paper.

 

Jason

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I'm using Aurora Black for the first time today, in a really dry-broad-nib Rotring 600. Not only is it flowing just fine in the pen, but I'm shocked and amazed at how well-behaved it is on bad paper. We have these notepads here that feather so badly that you might as well be writing on Kleenex. It hardly feathers at all. Amazing. And it's a nice dark black too.

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I, too, have to write on nasty, cheap paper at work. Everyone talked about black, but does anyone have any colored inks to recommend? Any colors besides black and blue - the brighter the better! Thanks.

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If you can ignore their stupid names ( :P ), the whole Waterman series seems to work pretty good on copy paper.

I am talking about standard mediocre quality paper. Haven't tried absolute crappy paper, napkins, blotting paper etc.

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The relatively new Organics Studio Charles Darwin series is a black, waterproof, very quick dry ink that I find useful on all sorts of paper. It dries almost as fast as it hits the page. The downsides of this ink that I find are; it expands quite a bit on some paper, so a fine nib can almost look like a medium nib, and it has some bleed-through, but not terribly so for my purposes. It seems to behave well on any paper I have tried, and the dry time is amazing. It's a nice dark black too, nothing wishy-washy about it.

 

The only other issue for you is that it's from the US, but can be ordered on various web-sites.

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I, too, have to write on nasty, cheap paper at work. Everyone talked about black, but does anyone have any colored inks to recommend? Any colors besides black and blue - the brighter the better! Thanks.

 

If you want something more colourful, Waterman Purple is a lovely ink to use.

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I stopped at my local, wonderful art supply store - Wet Paint - planning on buying some J. Herbin perle noire. They didn't have that, so I left with some "Opera". I have no idea how it will work on my crappy office copy machine paper, but I am hopelessly fond of pretty inks and posess a weak character when it comes to nice, smelly things from France! The container declares the ink as parfume.

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I stopped at my local, wonderful art supply store - Wet Paint - planning on buying some J. Herbin perle noire. They didn't have that, so I left with some "Opera". I have no idea how it will work on my crappy office copy machine paper, but I am hopelessly fond of pretty inks and posess a weak character when it comes to nice, smelly things from France! The container declares the ink as parfume.

 

hmmm.... let us know what you think, please.

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I'm using Aurora Black for the first time today, in a really dry-broad-nib Rotring 600. Not only is it flowing just fine in the pen, but I'm shocked and amazed at how well-behaved it is on bad paper. We have these notepads here that feather so badly that you might as well be writing on Kleenex. It hardly feathers at all. Amazing. And it's a nice dark black too.

 

Aurora ink keeps flinging itself off my shelves as gifts to other fpners. Great ink.

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I had good luck with perle noir when I needed something along those lines.

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I concur with Sally

 

I have a WET M tip pen, and it will blot on paper that my F tips have no problem writing on.

So XF or F.

 

BUT, in my experience, my XF and F tips are sensitive to the surface of the paper. If the paper is rough, the tips will feel scratchy or snag. There are some good F tips that seem to avoid that problem, to some degree. My Parker 88 and Baoer 388 have F tips that seem to handle most office papers that my other F tips are scratchy on. You also do not want a VERY WET F tip, as that could blot. It is a tricky balance to play.

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Balance indeed! Having been a gov't employee (fed and 2 different cities) for nearly 40 years, I've written on a LOT of nasty paper. I've never considered ink flow as a factor, so that's good to know. Thanks.

 

The J Herbin Rouge Opera does have a slight scent with minimal feathering, but it's a little too faded looking for my likes.

 

The Noodlers X-Feather doesn't feather at all, but takes too long to dry.

 

God bless Goulet Pen ink samples!

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The absolute fastest black Ink for drying I have ever used is Sailor Kiwa-Guro. Believe me when I say that it dries almost instantly! It gives you a matte black. Not bad at all but the main downside is how expensive the ink is. Another one which dries at a reasonable rate is Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi(my favourite black of all time, try it and you'll understand why). Otherwise my two cents is that I dislike Perle Noir due to its brown-ness.

Fountain pens are like weapons. They just make your pocket bleed so much.

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