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Can Ink Actually Expire (In A Closed Bottle)?


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Wow, they have trees in Nevada ;P

I probably should put my ink back in the drawer, but currently out on a shelf with no sunlight, just 6500K fluorescent bulbs.

Over the course of about a year, my Pelikan Sapphire's color shifted and my M205 Duo highlighter ink has become a bit of a science experiment to see what the small bits of filamentous material will eventually develop into.

 

If the ink has phenol in it, I can't imagine anything growing in it.

Imagination and memory are but one thing which for diverse reasons hath diverse names. -- T. Hobbes - Leviathan

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OMG, I love it!

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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Wow, they have trees in Nevada ;P

I probably should put my ink back in the drawer, but currently out on a shelf with no sunlight, just 6500K fluorescent bulbs.

Over the course of about a year, my Pelikan Sapphire's color shifted and my M205 Duo highlighter ink has become a bit of a science experiment to see what the small bits of filamentous material will eventually develop into.

 

If the ink has phenol in it, I can't imagine anything growing in it.

 

 

We have lots of trees in Northern Nevada and beautiful yellow pines in the mountains of Southern Nevada. Everything else is a transplant. That magnolia tree was about 50 years old and just died. The palm tree is "dwarf" (it grows slowly), but it's 50 years old now too.

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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After reading a few times that ink should not be in direct light, I've cleared out a smallish drawer especially for my four bottles. Some extra Waterman, Diamine and probably a few others will be there in due time, but I don't plan on collecting a bottle of every color and brand of ink on the planet. I only write in black, and a lot of non-dull, non-greyish blue shades.

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Floating Fountain, I wouldn't let that worry you. Like I said, I did a round of experiments and the big part of fading was having used the ink.

 

Here is how I store mine.

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Potions_Cabinet/slides/20140326_122405.jpg

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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That magnolia tree was about 50 years old and just died.

 

That's sad, as magnolia are such beautiful trees. There's one outside my window that has been there for around 15 years, so hopefully it has many more years left in it. We had major rebuilding work done at the front of the house, and one stipulation was "no deliberate interference with the magnolia".

 

One of my favourite places is amongst the magnolias at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London).

 

 

The magnolias encompass a vast range of colours. They seem a good subject for pen and ink, though I guess many artists would naturally lean towards watercolour for this sort of subject.

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