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1. Diamine

2. R&K

3. Pelikan

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I am pretty new to this, but I love Birmingham inks. I have only had a couple that I didn't care for. Diamine for great colors, definitely not the bottles and I really like a few Lamy inks.

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Chrysiridia

I would definitely say Diamine. I have yet to try an ink of theirs that I dislike, or doesn't behave in my pens. After that would be Pilot Iroshizuku, then Herbin.

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CrimsonBlood

What a no-brainer - Diamine every day for me!

 

One Diamine 80ml bottle costs £5.90 but Iroshizuku costs £46.32 (50ml bottle £28.95 * 1.6 = £46.32) here in the UK.

Iroshizuku are great, but are they worth that much? Hell no.

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What a no-brainer - Diamine every day for me!

 

One Diamine 80ml bottle costs £5.90 but Iroshizuku costs £46.32 (50ml bottle £28.95 * 1.6 = £46.32) here in the UK.

Iroshizuku are great, but are they worth that much? Hell no.

Iro costs 24.9 euro on LcdC.

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KWZ

I like their inks more than any other brand I have tried. Applies to standard and iron gall inks.

 

The inks perform very well, I have never had any issues with any of them, and Konrad is a really nice person and does not hesitate to answer people who ask him questions. After all he makes the inks because he has fun writing with them (if you put the money he earns aside).

 

I wrote him an email because I wanted to know something about the iron gall inks in specific pens. Two days later I got a very detailed answer, not only about the specific pens I asked to use, but also he explained why my pens will be fine based on the chemistry behind his inks. That is what I call customer service and transparency!

 

Also, the price in Germany is about the same as Pelikan 4001 and only beaten by R&K, which are dirt cheap at about 3,50 €/50 ml.

As much as I like R&K as a company, I don't like the inks as much as the ones made by KWZ.

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Trusted is one thing:

Pilot (wet)

Sailor (wet)

Pelikan (dry)

Liked is another:

Birmingham this month

Sailor ink studio last month (low numbered: dry)

Who knows what next month.

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One brand, one colour?

 

 

That would be Diamine Majestic Blue for me.

Nice, well-behaved, saturated deep blue for a very fair price.

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1. Diamine

2. J. Herbin

3. Monteverde

 

I thought I'd found ultimate happiness with Diamine Blue Velvet. And then I found J. Herbin Bleu de Minuit!

 

There seems to be no love in this thread for Robert Oster or Colorverse.

 

All this is personal preference, of course.

 

richard hargrove

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We Britons had at that time particularly settled that it was treasonable to doubt our having and our being the best of everything: otherwise, while I was scared by the immensity of London, I think I might have had some faint doubts whether it was not rather ugly, crooked, narrow, and dirty.

-- Charles Dickens, in Great Expectations
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One brand, one colour?

 

 

That would be Diamine Majestic Blue for me.

Nice, well-behaved, saturated deep blue for a very fair price.

 

Hard to clean, prone to smearing/smudging and on lower quality paper it feathers like crazy...

However, the sheen is really nice!

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I hardly trust Diamine inks, most of them are pretty nice though. I trust inks that are easy to clean, doesn't clog or stain pens and are well behaved, nevertheless I have lot of inks that I don't trust much but I really like.

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iron gall and nano carbon inks need overseeing.

I can't think of a bad ink. Some are overly saturated or undersaturated, lubricated underlubricated, matte or sheeny etc... Matter of personal taste.

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Actually, I trust every brand except Noodler's, PR and Abraxas. Also, I don't trust Lamy because A. they don't print the name of the ink on the bottle or bottle's box or cartridge's box, and B. they don't sell their own LEs in their own country.

What is LE ?

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frankmike1983

I'm new to fountain pens. What are some thoughts on parker quink? I'm trying to find something that is document resistant; permanent seems too vague of a description from what I've read....

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Another Pilot pick for the Iros, since those make up the majority of my regularly used inks.

 

+1

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." Earnest Hemingway

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What is LE ?

Limited edition.

I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present, when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable; and link to third-party content where I can, when I make a claim or refute a statement of fact in a thread. If there is something you can verify for yourself, I entreat you to do so, and judge for yourself what is right, correct for valid. I may be wrong, and my position or say-so is no more authoritative and carries no more weight than anyone else's here.

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