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Members ask ... What is the best BLACK for (insert purpose). This thread is not for comparisons or detailed reviews. Merely for you to show us some of your samples.

 

Also, some BLACKS are actually Blue, Green or Purple so let's not get to crazy with eliminating colors. If it looks Black to you, put it here.

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Black/00-Black.jpg

BTW, Blue was here.

 

BTW, Blue was here.

Brown was there.

Red was in the woods.

Did you ask about violet (or was it vioLeNt) purples?

Green was leafing us.

Orange is bouncing around.

Black is back.

Here be Pink.

Yellow is Spot On.

Jim says we must share our Black-n-Blues or was it Blue-Blacks?

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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Black/2014-Ink_568.jpg

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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Black/2014-Ink_585-Sailor_Miruai.jpg

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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/2014-Ink_2232.jpg

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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Black/OS_ArsenicGray.jpg

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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Black/OS_Carbon.jpg

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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Black/OS_CDarwin.jpg

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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Black/OS_Darwin.jpg

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I think we may need to just a do a gray...grey...

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/2014-Ink_2231.jpg

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Ooo, I love a black I do . . .

 

http://www.taskyprianou.com/black_cashmere_50ml_sachet_mix.jpg

 

 

SUSEMAI BLACK CASHMERE - A gorgeous, rich, dark, neutral well behaved POWDERED black.

 

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

 

DE ATRAMENTIS ARCHIVE BLACK - Another lovely dark black neutral ink. It's a coin toss between this and NOODLER'S BLACK as to which is my fave water resistant ink. Although this seems to perform better across a wider range of papers.

 

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

 

NOODLER"S BLACK - My staple for most sketching tasks until the discovery of DE ATRAMENTIS. I'll never be without a bottle of this magic.

 

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

 

J HERBIN PERLE NOIR - A well behaved, neutral black but I've not found it as black hole dark as NOODLERS and DE ATRAMENTIS.

 

http://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_lamy_black_swatch2.jpg

 

LAMY BLACK - A joy to use and cheap to boot. Neutral but not the blackest of my blacks.

 

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

 

MONTEVERDE BLACK - A lovely free flowing, saturated, dark black that splits and shows off some reds when washed over. Sadly not very water resistant but have plans to mix it with NOODLER'S LEXINGTON GREY.

 

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

 

PARKER QUINK BLACK - My first black and one of the most used due to it's colour make up. Subtle blues, yellows and browns can be coaxed out of this ink when gently washed over (apologies, the swatch doesn't really show this). I'm a fan and often defend this readily available joy to use ink.

 

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

 

PELIKAN 4001 BLACK - Not much wrong with this baby. Neutral and fairly water resistant. It's quite saturated but can be a little dry in some pens.

 

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

 

PILOT BLACK - Yum. Really dark & saturated. Lovely to look at. I only use it in my Vanishing Point as I only have cartridges. Not too water proof though.

 

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

 

ROHRER & KLINGNER LEIPZIGER SCHWARZ - I LOVE this ink. In a wet pen, it's line is black until shown water and then all kinds of blues, turquoises and magentas magically appear. In a dryer fine nibbed pen it's blue undertones can clearly be seen like that of a Magpie's feathers.

 

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

 

SHEAFFER BLACK - A lovely, light black that can shade and shows hints of cyan and magenta when washed over. Don't wash over too much though or there'll be nothing left.

 

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

 

SAILOR JENTLE BLACK - This is a beautiful, light, perfectly behaved coolish black ink. I'm unable to see ANY colour split in it's make up and when washed over leaves a uniform grey tone whilst still revealing some of the original line. This is wonderful for sketching with.

 

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

 

NOODLER'S LEXINGTON GREY - I placed this in the grey section but think it has a place here. Not much budges with water but what little, if any, does will show a little cyan.

 

 

Phew!

Told you I like blacks.

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I may rethink my blacks.... turns out I really liked Charles Darwin, I just wasn't a fan of the bad behavior. Perhaps I can select another.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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amberleadavis

What??? No more blacks? I admit I don't use them very often, but surely others do????

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Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



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amberleadavis

Wow, that's beautiful.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



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@Geek, you have been very busy!

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



Check out 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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