Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network Messages

Dearest Visitors of the Fountain Pen Nuthouse,

Registration with automated checks is working again, with the introduction of our upgraded site!

You may do so here: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/?_fromLogout=1

Warm regards, The FPN Admin Team

Looking For A New Ig Ink



jabberwock11
Rate Topic 0

Recommended Posts

inkstainedruth

I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Akkerman #10 yet. It's well behaved and while it may be made by Diamine it does not resemble Diamine Registrars in the slightest, oxidizing quite dark (the sample I had of the Diamine Registrar's oxidized to a washy grey -- the phenomenal shading was about all that could be said for it).

If you want more than a blue-black IG ink though, the KWZI inks I've tried have been good (there were a few for which I didn't like the final color, but that's just me).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

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

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 28
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • jabberwock11

    8

  • tinta

    4

  • ink-syringe

    3

  • Sandy1

    2

I would have mentioned Akkerman Ijzer-galnoten blauw/zwart # 10, an "old" favourite, but I guess my mind was still in that old time when Akkerman inks were not easily available.

 

My first two large bottles were on group buys.

I've forgotten that this lovely IG ink is available from Vanness (no affiliation) in the USA, though in a smaller 60 ml. bottle.

 

I agree Ruth, about the difference (when fully oxidized) between Akkerman # 10 & Diamine Registrars.

Registrars, in my wide edged nibs, seems to become almost black. In fact, I use it as a substitute for black.

Edited by tinta

*Sailor 1911S, Black/gold, 14k. 0.8 mm. stub(JM) *1911S blue "Colours", 14k. H-B "M" BLS (PB)

*2 Sailor 1911S Burgundy/gold: 14k. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 14k. 1.1 mm. CI (JM)

*Sailor Pro-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14k. (factory) "H-B"

*Kaweco SPECIAL FP: 14k. "B",-0.6 mm BLS & 14k."M" 0.4 mm. BLS (PB)

*Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14k. "M" -0.7 mm.BLS, (PB)

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
jabberwock11

The Chesterfield Archival Vault that I most frequently use is a dark black when oxidized, but I was not really looking for another IG ink that looks black when it is done doing its thing.

 

I did seriously consider KWZ IG ink, but in the end the cost including shipping was more than I wanted to pay for ink that I had not ever seen or tried in person. Their colors look quite nice, so I may end up taking a gamble on them in the future anyway, but I'm not big on having tons of inks sitting around on my desk.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Chesterfield Archival Vault that I most frequently use is a dark black when oxidized, but I was not really looking for another IG ink that looks black when it is done doing its thing.

 

I did seriously consider KWZ IG ink, but in the end the cost including shipping was more than I wanted to pay for ink that I had not ever seen or tried in person. Their colors look quite nice, so I may end up taking a gamble on them in the future anyway, but I'm not big on having tons of inks sitting around on my desk.

 

I have absolutely no connection with Vanness Pens -- I'm not even a customer, yet -- but Vanness Pens does seem to sell KWZ ink samples, as well as bottles.

 

I've been using a lot of KWZ inks lately, and I can only rave about them: the KWZ iron gall inks that I've used perform very well and are easy to clean. The ones I've used have also been fairly wet-flowing, as opposed to traditional iron gall inks, which I love but which tend to be dry. My favorite right now is KWZ Iron Gall Blue #5, which is one of the nicest blue inks I've ever used. And I've used dozens and dozens of blue inks; I mean, I have a blue ink problem. But possibly not any more. :)

 

Here's a link to my review, just to give a better idea of the color. It's not a traditional blue black, but more of a dark standard blue. But there are a lot of KWZ iron gall inks from which to choose if that's not for you.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am intrigued by KWZ ink, but the shipping costs charged by Vanness make ordering samples or even single bottles of ink cost prohibitive. If I were to place a larger order then it would be worth it, but Vanness just doesn't have anything else that I am interested in.

Link to post
Share on other sites

................... but the shipping costs charged by Vanness...................

You are at least in the States. I'm north of the Border.

Try the shipping costs to Canada. Paid in USD.

 

However, If I need the very occasional bottle of Akkerman ink, I just bite the bullet & order from Vanness. For me, availability trumps price (shipping & all).

Edited by tinta

*Sailor 1911S, Black/gold, 14k. 0.8 mm. stub(JM) *1911S blue "Colours", 14k. H-B "M" BLS (PB)

*2 Sailor 1911S Burgundy/gold: 14k. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 14k. 1.1 mm. CI (JM)

*Sailor Pro-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14k. (factory) "H-B"

*Kaweco SPECIAL FP: 14k. "B",-0.6 mm BLS & 14k."M" 0.4 mm. BLS (PB)

*Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14k. "M" -0.7 mm.BLS, (PB)

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

The only difference between ESSRI and Diamine Registrar's is the flow. ESSRI is a little bit less dry, and thus a little bit more prone to show-through on *very* poor paper (not an issue on copier paper or better). After a few days of drying, I don't see any difference in color.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
wascallyrabbit

jabberwock11 - i could send you a sample of KWZ IG Gummiberry and the IG Turquoise if you would like to try them. Only thing I ask is that you return the sample bottles or a least two empty usable sample bottles.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Announcements


×
×
  • Create New...