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Pilot V7 Ink In A Pilot Parallel Pen.



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I had a Pilot V7 needle point pen that I have no use for. Had it since forever, I never use these things. They are an ugly experience, why did they even make them?

I was just messing about with some inks and decided to sacrifice 'something' to fill with a mix with unknown impact. The V7 came in the way. Onto the alter, and I plucked its head out.

 

The poor thing was full of ink. Do I throw it away? I may hate the pen, but what's inside was for me like liquid black gold. I syringed it all out, and into the one pen that I know can probably take anything your throw at it: the pilot parallel.

 

 

The result was outstanding with regards to coverage and blackness. The line you get out of this ink is like a black hole! More like a black rift, perhaps, but black as black. I loved that aspect of it.

 

The bad news? Drying times were impossible. I could leave it for several hours, overnight, come back the next day and still find some areas refuse to dry.

 

On anything you might call good paper, this ink, at least in a Parallel Pen, will certainly not work. However, on what you might call bad paper, fibrous and feathering paper, the type that everybody hates, might actually be just the thing this kind of ink needs.

 

Sorry for the lack of photos, I only took this one for you. Written with a Parallel 3.8mm pen. I was just trying to make the ink rung out, which it finally did. The good news is, it washes away really easily, and you know how easy it is to clean a parallel pen. No problems there.

 

 

 

I know there are "refills" for the V7 pens, but do you know if this ink can be had separately, like in bottles? And also, does anybody have any information about it, like what base it has, etc?

 

Thanks for reading.

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Interesting. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Oh, not everyone is as willing to pull pens apart and experiment.

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Haha, no of course not, but since refills are available I thought somebody might know something about the ink.

 

Myself, I did not expect an ink in a pen like this to be so much different from the others. It is a V-series after all, and I thought it might be the same family of production lines as the Varsity or V-fountain pens and the like. The ink consistency for this needle point turned out to be a whole different world.

 

I still like it for some purposes: as you could see above Pilot Parallel did a great job with this ink, I just need to figure out drying times; maybe paper type, maybe it would never work.

 

But anyway, yeah, it was my supposition that ink families used for writing are more closely related that they probably are.

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I found that the rollerballs have more surfactant.

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do u know if more surfactant also implies more drying times, or if that has any impact on ink going through to the other side of paper?

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Surfactant definitely slows dry times. I'm not sure about ghosting or bleed through.

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Bleed through was actually very well controlled in this ink, which is one of the thing I like most about it, next to its consistent blackness. There was little feathering too, even though this will have most to do with paper type.

 

What is ghosting?

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Ghosting can happen in two ways. The most usual is that the paper is thin and you can see the writing on the other side.

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2015-Inklings/slides/2015-Ink_0332b.jpg

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The other part of ghosting is when specific components of the ink seep through the paper over time. For example, this ink (which was test ink and has been replaced) The ink on the back page was a blue violet, but only the green component ghosted through.

 

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Ah, I was wondering what to call this. Often called it seepage, go-through-ness, or other made up words like that. Thanks.

 

The V7 ink in a Parallel pen, used on a smooth cardboard, maintained an embossed effect where the writing remained shiny and "raised" even after it was virtually dry.

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