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Seems like you want a fast-drying ink that is also not fast drying.

Smooth ink tends to be slower drying because it is wet longer.

 

Haha very true, my first statements can be confusing. However, i was only really wanting a "wet" ink because of the smoothness if offers the pen. So what i was hoping would be gained from the prerequisites and my sloppy explanation is a fast drying ink that is smooth, while offering reliability of not drying out while the cap is off. Although those are all tendencies of wet ink, i was hoping somebody would know of an oddball! Though proved from the dilution, a fast drying ink can be really smooth! :) Also, most definitely, Nobody please don't think i am ignoring your suggestions! I've been researching and testing ( if i have them ) out all of the inks that i can that are suggested! I will post, finally, in the end when i find a ink that works best for me at college!

 

 

 

 

Coming to OP's request I can recommend Noodler's Bulletproof Black as a purchase. Either it can be used as a great black ink or it can diluted to a great grey which retains all the properties of the black with a much faster drying time. My dilution is 4 parts of distilled water for every 1 part of ink. Of course you can experiment with other dilutions as well.

I actually have your diluted version of my Noodler's black eel right now! It turned out more grey than i expected! But nonetheless, it's super smooth and has been good on the cheap paper i've been testing it on! Also, i've judged it's drying time at 3 seconds, 5 at the most. That's amazing! I just wish it was darker! I may try 3ml to 2ml ink and see how that works out!

 

Also please excuse the slow replies, i'm trying to get around to replying to you all, it just might take some time!

 

Thanks guys!

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You have already picked two great inks that meet your criteria. I use Sailor's Sei Boku and KWZI IG #3 in my pens and have been pleased with the results. In fact, I've got an Esterbrook at work right now loaded with IG #3 that works with some of the worst paper possible and goes with mountains of staff work. It's a great ink. I'm also a fan of nano pigment inks for work paper.

 

The only downside (if they need to be pointed out) is they both fall into the high maintenance category. With a good, frequent flush, you'll be fine.

 

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I completed an entire degree with Parker's Quink (Black) from a bottle. It's cheap, drying time was acceptable, and never had any problems with flow.

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I am going to echo the suggestions for Heart of Darkness, perhaps diluted 10%. I use it on cheap copy paper, and even cheaper 70-sheet Tops and Norcom spiral notebooks (under a quarter at Walmart during Back To School). With a fine nib (eg, Hero 616) legibility is impressive, feathering is minimal, dry time is plenty quick enough, the ink is absolutely everything-proof, and it readily cleans up from nonporous surfaces like formica and stainless steel.

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Sailor Sei-Boku. A blue black that's well behaved and quick to dry, though can feather on really bad stuff. It's 100% waterproof when dry. It's also quite permanent. When even the cockroaches are dead, Sei-Boku will still be on the page (assuming the paper is still intact). Only real downside is the high cost.

If the paper is truly horrid, DRI or ESSRI registrar's inks. If those don't work, the next question is whether the paper is even suitable as toilet paper. I used to use DRI to fill out pre-printed forms that had lots of tiny little boxes to fill out. Both inks will fade on prolonged exposure to UV light.

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Since you're on the dilution kick, Noodler's 54th Massachusetts diluted is an amazing ble-black/navy with all the qualities you're seeking. Straight from the bottle, it's always dried very quickly for me, sometimes a little too quickly (hence the dilution), and writes quite wet and smooth. I've tried everything from 10% all the way to 70% dilution and enjoyed the different colors at each stage.

 

Regardless of what you continue to use, good luck with all your writing adventures!

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Since you're on the dilution kick, Noodler's 54th Massachusetts diluted is an amazing ble-black/navy with all the qualities you're seeking. Straight from the bottle, it's always dried very quickly for me, sometimes a little too quickly (hence the dilution), and writes quite wet and smooth. I've tried everything from 10% all the way to 70% dilution and enjoyed the different colors at each stage.

 

Regardless of what you continue to use, good luck with all your writing adventures!

+1 for 54th.

 

I got through my 2 degrees with 54th and Chesterfield's Archival Vault (iron gall). The 54th was diluted some - I think I had a preference at 25 -30% - and the AV was used straight from the bottle.

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