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54Th Massachusetts Mixes (With Quink, Pilot Parallel, Sheaffer, Lamy)

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I am aware from reading around that some Noodler's inks aren't made for mixing because of some components reactive producing precipitation and what not.

I am wondering if any of you has had any experience with mixing 54th with quink, pilot, sheaffer, lamy. To my experience with the 4 inks, they are all completely compatible, but I am wondering if they are harmless to mix 54th as well.. thank you!

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As for blending N54M with another ink, I'd likely start with something benign/washable, such as Lamy Blue or Waterman Serenity as proof of concept.


According to Richard Binder, the Japanese inks in general have a low pH, so vigilance would be a good thing if going on that route.


One may well consider other Noodler's inks, such as the semi-bulletproof Liberty's Elysium, to add a greater Blue aspect to N54M and retain much of the inks' robust properties.


When starting with an ink so dark as N54M I often dilute it a bit so the addition of the other ink's colour is readily apparent, so my formulae would include N54M, water and another ink.





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See also:

> Tips for a Beginning Mixer : https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/255652-tips-for-a-beginning-mixer/?p=2821339

> My IR of N54M : https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/255965-noodlers-54-massachusetts/?p=2825711

> As for evaluating 'safety' of a blend and other bits : https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/234049-noodlers-lexington-gray-galileo-manuscript-brown/?p=2517090

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