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Iroshizuku + ?black For Mixing



Intellidepth

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Intellidepth

Hi, after being indoctrinated by LindaMedley into Noodler's CMYK mixing, I'm going to venture into Iroshizuku as well.

 

Obviously, Iroshizuku don't offer a pure black nor a yellow. For yellow, I can get away with orange Yu Yake down the magenta end of the spectrum, and green Chiku-Rin down the cyan. Kon Peki will be my cyan, and Tsutsuji my magenta.

 

Along the black lines, Take Sumi will be adequate for most mixes down the cyan line, however my sample appeared to have a touch of yellow in it which gave Kon Peki a touch of green when blended. I have ordered a bottle of Take Sumi, I'll see what that's like.

 

However, Iroshizuku have no deep blacks down the Magenta line. Are there any pure black inks or black with magenta overtones in chromatography that I may be able to safely mix with Iroshizuku inks?

 

I do have Noodler's bulletproof black which I haven't tried yet, but I'm hoping someone's tried something else with Iroshizuku that they know works. Thanks!

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Noodler's Konrad Acrylics (normal+Da Luz custom flex) ~ Lamy AL-Stars/Vista F/M/1.1 ~ Handmade Barry Roberts Dayacom M ~ Waterman 32 1/2, F semi-flex nib ~ Conklin crescent, EF super-flex ~ Aikin Lambert dip pen EEF super-flex ~ Aikin Lambert dip pen semi-flex M ~ Jinhao X450s ~ Pilot Custom Heritage 912 Posting Nib ~ Sailor 1911 Profit 21k Rhodium F. Favourite inks: Iroshizuku blends, Noodler's CMYK blends.

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You may want to PM Linda.

 

Also, consider using Toucan, they aren't super saturated, but they were designed for mixing and they are inexpensive for you.

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Yeah I'm interested in this topic too. I have the iroshizuku syo-ro and I'd like it to be a bit darker. Is it posible to add a drop of PR ULTRA BLACK or diamine onyx black (just the 2 blacks I have at the moment) to make it darker?

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Intellidepth

You may want to PM Linda.

 

Also, consider using Toucan, they aren't super saturated, but they were designed for mixing and they are inexpensive for you.

Thanks amberleadavis.

 

Hi mrhr, welcome to FPN.

 

Normally I would look up ink reviews here on FPN, check out ink characteristics (waterproof or not at all etc) and if the two looked compatible from that point of view would mix them in a vial, give it a week for anything strange to happen (precipitates, gelling), then put it in a pen if it looked ok.

 

I'm planning to do a lot of mixing with the Iroshizuku, and I already know the characteristics of Noodler's black are different to the Iroshizuku inks which is why I'm putting out feelers for a, probably, non-bulletproof ink, which hopefully Toucan might be (gotta check it out yet).

 

Do you have some spare ink vials handy? Or a shot glass you can cover with plastic wrap? Try both your black inks out with syo-ro. Take-Sumi actually goes a reasonable way when darkening Iroshizuku inks, so ordering a couple of sample vials of it might also suit you/the budget.

Noodler's Konrad Acrylics (normal+Da Luz custom flex) ~ Lamy AL-Stars/Vista F/M/1.1 ~ Handmade Barry Roberts Dayacom M ~ Waterman 32 1/2, F semi-flex nib ~ Conklin crescent, EF super-flex ~ Aikin Lambert dip pen EEF super-flex ~ Aikin Lambert dip pen semi-flex M ~ Jinhao X450s ~ Pilot Custom Heritage 912 Posting Nib ~ Sailor 1911 Profit 21k Rhodium F. Favourite inks: Iroshizuku blends, Noodler's CMYK blends.

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