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Hey everyone!

I recently recieved a sample of the ink mentioned in the topic title. As a leftie, I have high hopes for this ink, but as soon as I started writing with it in my pen(a fine nibbed Pilot Metropolitan), I noticed it bled through the paper of the notebook I was using! Has anyone else experienced this?

My other question is should I give up in wanting to use this ink?

Thanks for any help you can provide,


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When I did a wee review of that ink, I found that to deliver the ultra fast dry time, the ink penetrates the paper to a greater extent than most other simple aniline dye inks : it flees the surface. https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/190889-noodlers-bernanke-blue/


To my way of thinking the drying mechanism is more by absorption than evaporation.


Diluting it to perhaps 80% concentration with D.water might be some sort of low/no-cost fix. (?)

> Dilution - A Rough Guide @ Post № 23 : http://www.fountainp...pens/?p=2315439


Also consider the high performance Pilot Blue, which demonstrated quite reasonable dry times and is reluctant to bleed-thru. https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/241042-pilot-blue-bottle/




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That's the way fast drying inks tend to work: they rapidly penetrate the paper leading to feathering or bleeding through. Berning Red does the same thing.

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