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Kwz Ink Marroon Gone To Rust



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Something very strange has happened to my my Kwz Ink Maroon. As far as I know there were two versions of this ink and mine is the second release. I really liked it but haven't used it very much. A couple of days ago I inked up a pen with it and it was writing a little deeper on the brown tone than I remember, but still very much maroon in colour. A day later, the colour has changed to a rather dull rusty brown. This isn't an iron gal ink. I wondered if my ink logs of it were the same and checked and they were still a nice maroon colour. I thought that maybe there had been a contamination of inks from the last fill so I filled a new pen with it and tested a dip nib on different papers - same effect; after about 24 hours it dries to a dull brownish rust colour. The ink is still in it's box, so it hasn;t been left exposed to bright sunlight. There's no SITBI and the ink smells fine and looks maroon in the bottle. I think I've ruled out everything which leaves the ink dyes as the only possible issue. Anyone else experienced this?

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If it has been stored for a while, it just might need a mighty shaking to remix dyes that have settled. If the shaking results in more browness (my new word of the day) then your dyes have shifted into the brown spectrum and you no longer have maroon colored ink.

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Shades of the old Private Reserves. Their reds used to do this. Might be the dye/pigment.

 

That is exactly what was in my head. I really hope not. The fact that what was previously written with this ink still looks maroon maybe bodes well and I might have simply picked up a bad batch. I found some of the iron gal inks doing the same thing when I tried samples, especially the red and mandarin, but I sort of expected that being iron gal. I've quite a few KWZ Inks and really like them, especially the Monarch Butterfly ink. Seeing as nobody else appears to have this problem (or at least aren't posting) might suggest it is an isolated incident.

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inkstainedruth

Is this one of their IG inks, or standard line? Because the description sounds like oxidation (I have IG Red).

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Yes, the IG Reds in the a few of the batches were problematic after years - Mrs. KWZI wrote back tome about it after one of the Inksters special IGF reds became rusty.

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OH, not fun.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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