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Week #49 / 3 Dec: First Come First Served - 2017 Weekly Ink Project


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Use the oldest bottle of ink you have.

As usual, don't forget to share with us your choice of ink, your writing, drawing, doodling or anything with the ink in this thread. You can take a photo, make a scan, or even better, write letters and CRV reviews (what is a CRV?) and mail them to the many ink pals here. You are welcome to check back on this thread even when we've gone past this week.

Click here to read more about this community project. Links to the two previous links can be found there too.


Next week: Kill Winter with Orange (or Kill the heat with aqua/turquoise/blue/mint)
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Most of my ink is in storage, but this bottle is one of my oldest:




Best Regards, greg

Don't feel bad. I'm old; I'm meh about most things.

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That looks very pretty!


Thanks. For the longest time, it was my very favorite blue, then they stopped making it (same story with Omas Vespucci Red.)

Now I don't have a "favorite" blue, but many of them.


Don't feel bad. I'm old; I'm meh about most things.

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“Them as can do has to do for them as can’t.

And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.”

Granny Aching

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This is a sample of an ink that I've never even heard of. It was very kindly sent to me by a FPN member. I suspect that it is no longer the colour that it was originally as it isn't blue-black. However, it's the oldest ink I currently have (I think)



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One of my first 2 pens was a Montblanc, and being a good guy, I did as Montblanc said and bought one of their inks as my first ink; Midnight Blue.


I'm really on the fence about this ink; I love the blue-black it can be, but I hate how sometimes (wrong pen? Wrong paper?) it can dry really grey, like a poor sorry 1 part blue, 1 part black, 2 parts water mix. I dislike that yellowish undertone when applying it with a brush, too, btw.


It has looked grey many times on crappy office paper, but this (written 12 hrs ago, with a dipped fountain pen, on Rhodia paper) and still looks great today. By now I haven't ruled it out but I have used Diamine Midnight and Tsuki Yo more often for blue-black cravings.

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