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I have Montblanc's Royal Blue and Mystery Black. I've been using the blue for about a week now and I quite liked it to begin with, but now I find I'm bored of it - it's a little flat (for me). I like blue/blacks and was wondering if I could mix it with Mystery Black to create something a little interesting. Has anyone done this with good results, and if so, what are the proportions of the mix?

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Hello Uncial,

 

I haven't tried this with MB inks; however, based on previous experiments with other brands, I'll say this much - black is a very strong color - it typically only takes 1 part black, mixed with 10 parts blue, to make a nice looking blue-black. Of course, YMMV, but I would start out with this mix ratio and work your way up, (adding black), until you get a color that satisfies you. :) I remember my first attempt was a 50/50 mix and the color still looked black - I couldn't detect the blue.

 

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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

I need your help!

 

Recently, I had the misfortune of falling in love with the colour of Montblanc Blue-Black (Iron Gall) formula. Right. After it was discontinued of course. So I never had a chance to 'horde' bottles.

 

The Midnight Blue is way different, at least to my eyes. I tried Fuyu-Syogun but nope.

 

I just love the steel grey/ blue quality of the ink, its shading.

 

Can you please recommend something similar? I do not care much for its waterproof properties, but that colour is what I am really after.

 

Any suggestions?

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I believe that all Mb have available now is Midnight Blue or Permanent Blue. Neither of these is the same shade as the old Blue-Black

Chrissy, I know that's why I am asking :)

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Tas just did a review comparing one od the new KWZI inks to the okd MBMB. If you find out which one, I'm willing to do a CRV and compare the inks.

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Tas just did a review comparing one od the new KWZI inks to the okd MBMB. If you find out which one, I'm willing to do a CRV and compare the inks.

Yaaay! Thank you.. But I am not sure I understood, can we try again? hehe

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Check through the KWZI reviews. ..I will do the same when I am back in the office. Lets see which one is the closest. If necessary lets ask KWZI and Tas. Then we can do a comparison.

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Check through the KWZI reviews. ..I will do the same when I am back in the office. Lets see which one is the closest. If necessary lets ask KWZI and Tas. Then we can do a comparison.

That's very nice of you thanks :)

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Tas just did a review comparing one od the new KWZI inks to the okd MBMB. If you find out which one, I'm willing to do a CRV and compare the inks.

 

 

I will vote for KWZI # 23... You can also check KWZI #22... is more grayish.

 

 

 

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I have both KWZI 23 and the old MB Midnight Blue (iron gall formula). Will do a comparison later today for you if needed.

Breathe. Take one step at a time. Don't sweat the small stuff. You're not getting older, you are only moving through time. Be calm and positive.

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Like Sandy1, and others chasing rainbows, I've been looking for a substitute for ages.

No real success though.

 

I've just bought two of KWZI's stunning blues that are fab to use and look at but if you're after a spot on match, I've yet to find one . . . even when buying the same bottle of ink !

 

Diamine's Eclpise is an ink that slipped through my net and worth a try, especially as 30ml is only around £3.00.

 

http://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_diamine_eclipse_swatch.jpg

 

 

Best of luck and let us know of your findings.

 

(I don't recall testing KWZI 23 - sorry)

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See... now you have some inky experts on the look out.

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You folks are the best or what! You humble me with your friendly flair and insightful suggestions :) will check the above now

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I will vote for KWZI # 23... You can also check KWZI #22... is more grayish.

 

 

 

C.

 

 

I know why I said #23... cause I like it better.... :lol: .. but KWZI #22 is a much better match....

 

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