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Hello!

 

I recently purchased a Platinum 3776 Century in Borgogne with a medium nib. Gorgeous pen! I also purchased some Noodler's Black swan in Australian roses to go with it. Individually both are great, but my pen writes dry and the ink is dry and the combination is very bad!

 

Can anyone recommend some juicy wet inks that fall in the wine/burgundy range? I know of many that are popular, but I am unsure of which of them are nice and wet. I welcome the wettest ink available!

 

Thank you!

 

EDIT: It breaks my heart a little that the combo isn't working out because I really love the shading and the saturation in the ink.

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From inks that can be easily bought online Diamine Syrah is good choice indeed. I enjoy also De Atramentis Black/Red, Rohrer & Klingner Alt Bordeaux is rather "dry" and it will need very wet nib to show some class.

 

I remember I've enjoyed Noodler's Burgundy sample.

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Yes it is sad when a combo does not workout but pens and inks each have a personality.

 

I find I can often help flow by flushing a pen with a tiny drop of dishwashing soap in the water. You also have the opportunity to find an inexpensive pen with maybe a bit of flex for the Swan ink. That's always fun.

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Thanks for your feedback, everyone!

 

Yes it is sad when a combo does not workout but pens and inks each have a personality.

I find I can often help flow by flushing a pen with a tiny drop of dishwashing soap in the water. You also have the opportunity to find an inexpensive pen with maybe a bit of flex for the Swan ink. That's always fun.

Yes! It's such a beautiful ink! I did some flushing too. I am thinking of buying some PR Tanzanite for the pen until I get more info on a wet burgandy ink.

 

From inks that can be easily bought online Diamine Syrah is good choice indeed. I enjoy also De Atramentis Black/Red, Rohrer & Klingner Alt Bordeaux is rather "dry" and it will need very wet nib to show some class.

 

I remember I've enjoyed Noodler's Burgundy sample.

On Goulet Pens' website, Noodler's burgandy has a high "wet" rating. Did you find this ink to be very wet? How would you compare Syrah to this?

 

Lately, I am thinking that maybe Japanese pens are not suitable for my preferences in a nib. Every Pilot I have bought and my Platinum, I have had to adjust the flow(tight tines) or the nib. My Metropolitan had baby's bottom. I generally like pens with little to no feedback, so I think European/US pens are the way to go? I have been very satisfied with my Parkers and Lamys and even a Duke pen that I bought off amazon for 12CAD that surprisingly writes like butter. Japanese pens are gorgeous, but I find that the nibs don't give me that smoooth writing that I am looking for.

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I would recommend the De Atramentis Wine Series, I know they have Scottish Whisky and Merlot in there.

 

EDIT: They're supposedly made with real wine, but hey, keep them for your pens and drink the 100% wine kay? :lol:

 

 

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Hello!

 

I recently purchased a Platinum 3776 Century in Borgogne with a medium nib. Gorgeous pen! I also purchased some Noodler's Black swan in Australian roses to go with it. Individually both are great, but my pen writes dry and the ink is dry and the combination is very bad!

 

Can anyone recommend some juicy wet inks that fall in the wine/burgundy range? I know of many that are popular, but I am unsure of which of them are nice and wet. I welcome the wettest ink available!

 

Thank you!

 

EDIT: It breaks my heart a little that the combo isn't working out because I really love the shading and the saturation in the ink.

If all you need is for the Aus Roses ink to be more wet, then just put the absolute tiniest, most insignificant amount of detergent (dishwashing liquid, or PhotoFlo) in the ink, and it will dribble out.

 

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I like the old formula of montblanc's bordeaux, haven't tried the new one though.

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The De Atramentis wine inks. Saint Laurent is one of my all time favorites.

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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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2015-Inklings/2014-Inklings/2014-Ink_1920w.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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And here it is before the wash.

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2015-Inklings/2014-Inklings/2014-Ink_1920.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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Yes it was nice and wet but not overly wet. I preferred it over Diamine Syrah but it's just me.

Thanks! I might try that one :)

 

If all you need is for the Aus Roses ink to be more wet, then just put the absolute tiniest, most insignificant amount of detergent (dishwashing liquid, or PhotoFlo) in the ink, and it will dribble out.

Interesting! Does this have any negative effects on the pen/writing? Thanks!

 

And here it is before the wash.

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2015-Inklings/2014-Inklings/2014-Ink_1920.jpg

Those are gorgeous indeed! Would you rate them as wet inks?

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Interesting! Does this have any negative effects on the pen/writing? Thanks!

 

Just don't overdo it and try it with a small batch of ink.

 

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No one said Oxblood?

 

Maybe you prefer a rosé wine (R&K Fernambuk) or even a white wine (R&K Alt Goldgrün)

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