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Must say I adore the colour, perhaps the lovliest ink in this regard I have ever used. My only concern is it indeed dries rather quickly on the nib, particularly in case of finer nibs, but not in a very bad way (may cause a hard start initially but flows well almost immediately then). Definitely not an ink one can leave uncapped for 5 minutes without drying on the nib.

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Must say I adore the colour, perhaps the lovliest ink in this regard I have ever used. My only concern is it indeed dries rather quickly on the nib, particularly in case of finer nibs, but not in a very bad way (may cause a hard start initially but flows well almost immediately then). Definitely not an ink one can leave uncapped for 5 minutes without drying on the nib.

 

 

Yes, I have this ink in a Pilot Capless now and every time I want to write with it there's quite a lot of hard-starting.

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Yes, I have this ink in a Pilot Capless now and every time I want to write with it there's quite a lot of hard-starting.

 

But the colour is amazing - exactly what I love, so is the lubrication.

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Yes, I have this ink in a Pilot Capless now and every time I want to write with it there's quite a lot of hard-starting.

I'm still using this ink despite price complaints. It's just too good. I worked well in my Vanishing Point, and it works great in my Lamy 2000. But I tried it in my GVFC and it dry started every time. Basically as soon as I lifted nib from paper I was in for a dry start.

 

Do you leave your Pilot open for long periods of time?

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My only concern is it indeed dries rather quickly on the nib, particularly in case of finer nibs, but not in a very bad way (may cause a hard start initially but flows well almost immediately then). Definitely not an ink one can leave uncapped for 5 minutes without drying on the nib.

Yes, I have this ink in a Pilot Capless now and every time I want to write with it there's quite a lot of hard-starting.

 

 

I have occasion to refill my Pilot Capless Vanishing Point (fitted with a black ion-plated F nib) today, so I thought I'd give this a try, and fill it with Sailor Shikiori yonaga ink.

 

After scribbling down the time on the page, I left the nib protruding and parked the pen for at least five minutes (300-second countdown timer, plus time to move from one room to another), then picked it up to write with it. The first stroke (the round part of a minuscule 'a') was a bit dry but still fully legible, and the colour and thickness of the second stroke to complete the lowercase letter were just normal.

 

 

p.s. Monteverde Raven Noir was not at all easy to clean completely from either the nib assembly or the nose cone of the Vanishing Point pen. It took ten minutes in a warm ultrasonic bath of dilute detergent and ammonia solution before colour stopped spewing from where the clip connects to the 'section' and also the opening at the tip of the nose cone. Flushing the nib and feed repeatedly with the same sort of cleaning solution with a bulb syringe wasn't enough to clean the assembly; more colour came seeping out after further (hours of) soaking.

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Have this in a Lamy 2000, and it is holding its wetness on the nib. But I'm sure the hooded nib on the Lamy has something to do with that.

 

Also, I didn't expect to fall for this color the moment I used it, but it happened. I mean, it is just a dark blue (right?), but it just looks so good on Midori MD paper. The double-sheen is also unique, but not overpowering.

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