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Akkerman

IJzer-Galnoten #10

 

Chesterfield [no longer available]

Archival Vault

 

Diamine

Registrars

 

ESSRI

 

Gutenberg

 

Gutenberg Urkundentinte G10 schwarz

  • (As of 18 May 2020 not yet reviewed here)

 

Hero

232

 

KWZ

Blue #1

Blue #2

Blue #4

Blue #5

Blue #6

Green #1

Green #2

Green #3

Green #5

Gold

Light Aztec Gold

Red #3

Violet #2

Violet #3

 

Lamy [old formula: no longer available]
Blue Black

 

Montblanc [old formula: no longer available]
Blue-Black (in the 50-ml shoe, was available up to ca. January 2010)

Midnight Blue (Blue-black iron gall, 60-ml shoe, January 2010 - September 2013). Note that after that, their Midnight Blue was again reissued in a 60-ml shoe but as a non-iron gall ink.

 

Organics Studio
Aristotle

 

Pelikan

4001 Blue Black

 

Pharmacist [no longer available]
Blue Black

Darkening Absynthe

Oriens Occidens

Purpura Imperialis

Terra Incinerata

Turkish Night

Urkundentinte Document Ink

 

Platinum
Blue Black

Cassis Black

Citrus

Forest Black

Lavender Black

Sepia Black

 

Rohrer & Klingner
Salix

 

Scabiosa

 

  • TWSBI

Blue Black

 

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For reference, there is a comprehensive maintained list of Iron Gall inks by Thiago Medeiros.

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I really appreciate this, I’m currently on a bit of an iron gall kick at the moment :).

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Such great inks, and with KWZ now making them in a range of colours, they are very hard to pass by!

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Great job siliverlifter...

I'm starting to appreciate Irongalls, thanks to your enthusiasm :)

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silverlifter

If you want to include it (it's limited to a Japanese EF nib), I recently reviewed R&K Salix: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/353653-efnir-rohrer-klingner-salix/

 

I'd love to. Unfortunately, I can no longer edit the original post (must be a time lock setting on these boards) :(

 

Thanks for this effort, silver

 

Cheers!

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I'd love to. Unfortunately, I can no longer edit the original post (must be a time lock setting on these boards) :(

Ah, yes, there is. Even so, the thread itself can serve as a sort of index and is highly useful! Thanks for all the work finding and putting the links in one place! :)

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I'm a huge fan of IG inks. So thanks for doing this, silverlifter.

And well, also not. :( I had resigned myself to never getting another bottle of Darkening Absinthe, because Pharmicist seems to have fallen off the map; have been weighing the relative merits of hoarding it (thus running the risk of it going bad when the iron part precipitates out) vs. using it (and not being able to get more, and no, KWZI IG Turquoise is NOT the same color).

Oh, and I'm not sure if there are reviews of it that were posted, but I really also like KWZI IG Mandarin (which oxidizes to a nice light brown) and wish that IG Cherry was still available (hint to Konrad here).

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because Pharmicist seems to have fallen off the map;

 

 

 

and wish that IG Cherry was still available (hint to Konrad here).

 

Thanks Ruth!

 

I emailed Pharmacist a few months ago to enquire about their plans: now word back :(

 

On the other hand, I have found Konrad and Agnieszka great to deal with, perhaps you should plead for a reboot of IG Cherry... :)

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I had resigned myself to never getting another bottle of Darkening Absinthe

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and no, KWZI IG Turquoise is NOT the same color).

KWZ's IG inks seem to mix ok, and I bet it's possible to reproduce the colour if you don't mind a little tinkering.

I could get fairly close adding a little Green #3 to Blue #1. If you have them Green #1 and Blue-Black might be better ingredients.

 

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Silverlifter, thanks for this great listing! This is something we've all been talking about for years but apparently nobody ever got around to posting such a fine selection here.
I have just edited a few things, e.g.

  1. I added Gutenberg's 30-ml plastic jug of IG ink which is a black document-ink. Yes, it is also safe for FPs. I use it occasionally and it does appear to be a truly archive-type of ink. AFAIK nobody has yet reviewed it on the forum but here are two links to it: Gutenberg Urkundentinte G10 schwarz and https://www.wenzel-buerobedarf.de/exklusive-accessoires/gutenberg-urkundentinte-30-ml/.
  2. Under Montblanc we might want to differentiate a bit. In the last 20 years and more, there have been several Montblanc blue-blacks. Not all were IGs, and that was not only the case for bottles versus cartridges (just like Lamy's). Please see under Montblanc in the list above.
  3. I have also added LizEF's contribution to Salix.

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Silverlifter, thanks for this great listing! This is something we've all been talking about for years but apparently nobody ever got around to posting such a fine selection here.

I have just edited a few things, e.g.

  1. I added Gutenberg's 30-ml plastic jug of IG ink which is a black document-ink. Yes, it is also safe for FPs. I use it occasionally and it does appear to be a truly archive-type of ink. AFAIK nobody has yet reviewed it on the forum but here are two links to it: Gutenberg Urkundentinte G10 schwarz and https://www.wenzel-buerobedarf.de/exklusive-accessoires/gutenberg-urkundentinte-30-ml/.
  2. Under Montblanc we might want to differentiate a bit. In the last 20 years and more, there have been several Montblanc blue-blacks. Not all were IGs, and that was not only the case for bottles versus cartridges (just like Lamy's). Please see under Montblanc in the list above.
  3. I have also added LizEF's contribution to Salix.

 

 

Awesome! Thanks for updating and clarifying it. :D

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Is Gutenberg's bible ink, the same as Urkundentinte G10?

Hi Yazeh,

 

no. I have both. Gutenberg Urkundentinte G10 is a brownish ink,

the bible ink is apurplish blue black - it is sold by the Gutenberg-shop, not a Gutenberg product.

 

... I know, a review would be fine.

 

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Hi Yazeh,

 

no. I have both. Gutenberg Urkundentinte G10 is a brownish ink,

the bible ink is apurplish blue black - it is sold by the Gutenberg-shop, not a Gutenberg product.

 

... I know, a review would be fine.

 

Best

Jens

Thanks Jens :)

Ok. So Gutenberg G10 is produced by another company and the bible ink by Gutenberg museum. Is that correct?

Anyway the Bible ink can be added to the list.... :)

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Anyway the Bible ink can be added to the list.... :)

 

Well, someone has to review it here first. :P

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