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What Ink To Use With My Waterman Hemisphere?



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Well I just got my waterman hemisphere along with a converter,I usually use catridges so I've been pretty much been using watermann intense black and Florida blue on my old waterman Phileas.Since I have a converter now I've decided to get some inks to experiment around.Any suggestions? And I've grown a small liking for the Mont Blanc midnight blue,but some people have been telling me that it could clog my pen due to iron gall and so on.Anyone have tried it before?

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I have used J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir as well as Perle Nuit in my Hemisphere. Eclat de Saphir is rather wet - but I quite like that. Perle Nuit is a little drier. Both excellent high-quality inks.

 

Mont Blanc is also a top of the line ink so I would be surprised if it caused any clogging in a pen as current as the Hemisphere. But perhaps some people have had a bad experience.

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Most inks will work fine with the Hemisphere. But since you have already used and liked Waterman (and you re just starting with inks) why not stick with their own series?

 

Purple, Brown and Turquoise (i can't recall the actual name) are the most *exotic* colors of the line. I like them all.

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Hi,

 

Given the vast array of inks in the market, I suggest trying to come-up with some criteria based on both performance and appearance. We have a trove of knowledge and samples in the Ink Review Forum and the ICS&T Forum, so those would be a good starting point. Also, what do you like and dislike about the Waterman inks?

 

As for Montblanc Midnight Blue, the iron-gall version was discontinued.

 

After you've narrowed your choices, you might try a number of samples rather than full bottles. Some Members offer samples in the Classifieds, and Vendors offer samples online. (Anderson Pens, isellpens, and Goulet Pens to name a few. Apologies to those not mentioned.)

 

I would be remiss not to mention that the Waterman inks have a well deserved reputation for being trouble-free 'safe' inks, which are very low maintenance. Some other inks are higher maintenance, so you should be prepared to undertake the small additional effort to keep your pens in good condition by giving them a thorough cleansing when switching inks, and not allowing ink to dry-out in your pens. Kindly avail yourself of the many Topics on pen maintenance/cleaning.

 

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I have used J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir as well as Perle Nuit in my Hemisphere. Eclat de Saphir is rather wet - but I quite like that. Perle Nuit is a little drier. Both excellent high-quality inks.

 

Mont Blanc is also a top of the line ink so I would be surprised if it caused any clogging in a pen as current as the Hemisphere. But perhaps some people have had a bad experience.

Thanks Darcy! I've been reading about the J.Herbin inks and they sound pretty interesting.I think the J.Herbin Perle Noir and bleu pervenche would be inks I'd enjoy.

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Hi,

 

Given the vast array of inks in the market, I suggest trying to come-up with some criteria based on both performance and appearance. We have a trove of knowledge and samples in the Ink Review Forum and the ICS&T Forum, so those would be a good starting point. Also, what do you like and dislike about the Waterman inks?

 

As for Montblanc Midnight Blue, the iron-gall version was discontinued.

 

After you've narrowed your choices, you might try a number of samples rather than full bottles. Some Members offer samples in the Classifieds, and Vendors offer samples online. (Anderson Pens, isellpens, and Goulet Pens to name a few. Apologies to those not mentioned.)

 

I would be remiss not to mention that the Waterman inks have a well deserved reputation for being trouble-free 'safe' inks, which are very low maintenance. Some other inks are higher maintenance, so you should be prepared to undertake the small additional effort to keep your pens in good condition by giving them a thorough cleansing when switching inks, and not allowing ink to dry-out in your pens. Kindly avail yourself of the many Topics on pen maintenance/cleaning.

 

Bye,

S1

Thanks S1,

It's a very informative post.To be honest I have no complains regarding the waterman inks,they flow perfectly,great shade and they never give me any issues.I'm particularly attached to my. Waterman intense black,but I could do without the Florida blue.So technically I'm looking for a blue to replace it.Since I don't have much experience with other inks,I think I will do what you say by getting a couple of samples for some inks which I've checked out on the forums.After all not all the pictures may justify how exactly the ink is like.

 

Have you tried the Mont Blanc midnight blue before? What do you think of it?

 

And no doubt about it the waterman inks are trouble free and perform really well,what are the examples of 'high maintenance ' inks? Just a few and not to forget any waterproof inks you particularly enjoy?

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I have used Parker Quink Black for almost 30 years (on third bottle now) and Waterman's Florida, South Sea Blue, Red, Green and Purple for about 5 years. I have only found the Purple to give me a few problems. It tends to penetrate paper more than the others.

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Thanks S1,

It's a very informative post.To be honest I have no complains regarding the waterman inks,they flow perfectly,great shade and they never give me any issues.I'm particularly attached to my. Waterman intense black,but I could do without the Florida blue.So technically I'm looking for a blue to replace it.Since I don't have much experience with other inks,I think I will do what you say by getting a couple of samples for some inks which I've checked out on the forums.After all not all the pictures may justify how exactly the ink is like.

 

Have you tried the Mont Blanc midnight blue before? What do you think of it?

 

And no doubt about it the waterman inks are trouble free and perform really well,what are the examples of 'high maintenance ' inks? Just a few and not to forget any waterproof inks you particularly enjoy?

 

Hi,

 

You're welcome!

 

For something other than Waterman Flodia Blue, now 'Serenity', you might want to start by looking at the One Of The Ten (OOTT) series of Ink Reviews and Comparisons. That was followed by the '11 2 20' series of Reviews, and other subsequent Reviews of Blue inks that have yet to be summarised. It is my practice to use some pen+paper combos in common, which allows quite good comparisons to be made. It goes without saying that there are far more Blue inks out there, and immense contributions of Ink Reviews by scores of other Members.

 

I am a big fan of the discontinued iron-gall version of MB Midnight Blue. The current stuff that was recently reviewed by Member BigEddie seems more than a little disappointing. If you develop a hankering for an I-G ink, R&K Salix is a fine introduction.

 

For a 'high maintenance' ink, you might want to take a shufti at the Ink Review I did for the rather surprising Noodler's 54th Massachusetts, which includes points more akin to a User Guide than an Ink Review. (Also follow the links.)

 

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◇ OOTT Summary : https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/196998-one-of-the-ten-blue-inks/

◇ 11 2 20 Summary : https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/212759-11-2-20-blue-inks/

◇ N54M Review : https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/255965-noodlers-54-massachusetts/?p=2825711

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I use Pelikan 4001 BlueBlack as my standard ink, but it seems a bit too dry for the Hemisphere. Waterman's Blue works great and so does Diamine Onyx Black (Diamine Jet Black feathers a lot with the Hemisphere). Also Cultpens' Deep Dark inks are nice in the Hemisphere.

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I've pulled the trigger on a J.Herbin éclat de sapphir and obviously a Waterman intense black,I guess I can't seem to get enough of the Waterman black.My girlfriend is getting me a Pilot Iroshizuku Asa Gao when she goes to Japan on holiday so that's something I have to look forward to :) thanks guys :)

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