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Ever Wondered What Ink Flow Looks Like Under A Microscope? Or What Rouge Hematite Looks Like Zoomed In?


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Hello!

 

I'm a new user.

 

I've created two videos showing the effects of ink under a microscope. The first one, "Fountain Pen Ink Flow Under a Microscope" is a video showing the ink flow of various inks from various pens under various (10-40 power) zoom. The second one, "Up Close and Personal With J. Herbin Rouge Hematite" shows the golden sheen coming out of the ink at various magnifications and it's pretty interesting to see!

 

If you're interested, check them out! Got any opinions or ideas, let me know! I'd love to do more videos on the subject.

 

edit: Here is a gif showing the Rouge Hematite in action!

 

Videos are inline below.

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Just beautiful. Thank you. It would be interesting to see some feathering samples, I guess...

 

I'll grab some cheap filler paper and maybe a bit of copy paper and give it a shot to see what kind of reaction I get.

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Here are the videos.

 

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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I love these... and Pachelbel's Canon.

 

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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xljj42, yes, I have wondered! Thank you for the amazing answer. You have created a inky masterpiece. They are a wonderful contribution. Welcome to FPN!

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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Woo Hoo!

 

Great Stuff. I'm very excited to see it. Thank you.

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! I'm really impressed. Sheen is no less magic because I've seen it happen close up, but it's really well done.

 

I was not expecting to enjoy watching video of ink drying nearly so much. The hobby really has got me, hasn't it? :)

 

Thanks for making and sharing these!

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Hello all,

 

Thanks for the fantastic videos, xljj42. All I know is now I have to get some of that Rouge by J. Herbin. :D

 

Best regards,

 

Chris

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watching ink dry. heh. awesome.

Looking for a cap for a Sheaffer Touchdown Sentinel Deluxe Fat version

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I hope you will continue with these very interesting videos. The Rouge Hematite was spectacular.

 

Projects like this are an excellent way of studying the pen/ink/paper interactions that we spend so much time talking about.

Rationalizing pen and ink purchases since 1967.

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Cool! Welcome aboard. :D

Pelikan 140 EF | Pelikan 140 OBB | Pelikan M205 0.4mm stub | Pilot Custom Heritage 912 PO | Pilot Metropolitan M | TWSBI 580 EF | Waterman 52 1/2v

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My favorite is the last 30 seconds or so of the Rouge Hematite video (Wahl-Eversharp >40x Zoom). Play it at YouTube's 2x speed and it is almost like it is alive.

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Spectacular! Try Stormy Grey too! It's a different kind of sheen!

Was just about to suggest that myself! I love watching that dry on paper like Rhodia, because you get to watch the deposit of the gold dust (dunno if it's really gold, of course) sort of materialize as the wetness of the ink part evaporate.

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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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