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I am really enjoying using KWZ inks (other than the vanilla scent), and I've been looking into finding my perfect olive green ink. One of my requirements is good water resistance -- it does not need to be 100%, but the writing has to withstand being touched with damp hands or a small spill and still remain easily legible. I hoped KWZ I.G. Green Gold was going to be it, but when my bottle arrived, I've found that it's really more like a somewhat olive-leaning dark green. Not a green-gold as one might imagine (or olive). In a moment of inspiration, I decided to see what will happen if I mix I.G. Green Gold with KWZ Honey. Honey is a translucent and "layerable" honey-caramel color that can shade to off black if piled on. I.G. Green Gold is a very saturated low transparency ink. Both have silver sheen outline, but I.G. Green Gold just barely a hint of it, whereas Honey sheens silver around the letters very easily on good paper.

 

Here are my results. No precipitate or odd behavior found so far. I very much like the first mixture and will be using it from now on in an empty Iroshizuku bottle.

 

KWZ "Olive #1" : KWZ I.G. Green Gold 3/4 : KWZ Honey 1/4

 

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KWZ "Olive #2" : KWZ I.G. Green Gold 2/3 : KWZ Honey 1/3

 

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Both together:

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Even I mix IGs with much trepidation. Delighted youve found a happy mix. Its s great feeling. 🤗

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It's true! But KWZ inks with I.G. content are already mostly dye with a small amount of iron gall, and it's easy enough to mix in the little plastic vials and use cheap pens to test. No risk of a thermite reaction :D In this case no precipitate or adverse effects so far.

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“I admit it, I'm surprised that fountain pens are a hobby. ... it's a bit like stumbling into a fork convention - when you've used a fork all your life.” 

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As an update, I had mixture #1 sitting in a pen for 3 weeks with periodic writing and just changed to a different color. The mix flushed out very quickly, with low effort. As always with mixing, I recommend starting with small plastic vials or bottles to test the mix stability and hue.

“I admit it, I'm surprised that fountain pens are a hobby. ... it's a bit like stumbling into a fork convention - when you've used a fork all your life.” 

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