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Mixing Noodler's Bernanke Red Blue Black Inks


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Greetings. For the office and use on cheap photocopy paper I like the quick drying properties of Noodler's Bernanke inks. Color selection is limited to red, blue or black. Here is my go at mixing the three colors to get new options including purple (1 part red to 1 part blue) and my general go-to color: blue-black or midnight blue.


Drying time seems to remain the same and not changed by mixing (but will leave it to others to test and confirm).


I've read mixing inks made by different companies can be problematic. My assumption (right or wrong?) is mixing inks within the Noodler's Bernanke family should be okay.


(Tests done on old (1940s-1950s) good stock graph paper)



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Thanks a lot. I guess I would have tried some more diluted combinations, but what you have done is already wonderful.


BTW, and it reminds me I have to get some Bernanke ink. Mmmm...

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This is cool. Thank you for posting this

Btw I believe the Q-E’ternity ink is part of the Bernanke series and it’s a great blue black


Likely it’s a mix you can achieve on your own but for those of us who are lazy...

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Here is my col-o-ring card of Q-Eternity with my Waterman Mysterious Blue card for reference


It looks pretty close to your 1-4-1 mix



Just give me the Parker 51s and nobody needs to get hurt.

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Thank you this was a lot of fun to see.

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