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Ink Mixes - "Vinta-Sirena" & "Montblanc-Irish Green" : SUCCESS!!!


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Whoooowee!!
A 1-to-1 mix is perfection!!
The beautiful wetness and heavy shading of Sirena...with the pure-green-perfection tone of Irish Green!!
 

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Oof...found a negative.

The mix is absolutely oil-phobic.
I think that's coming from the Irish Green side of the mix....I never had that issue with Sirena.
If you put your hand on the paper to write...when you go to write over where your hand was...the ink completely stops and does not go onto the page...AT ALL.
It's somehow magnified by mixing the two inks... 🤔 Going to have to think this one over...
I tested the ink on 98gsm Staples Inkjet copy paper and had this particular issue.
Didn't have this issue when writing on my Rhodia pad....

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4 hours ago, Detman101 said:

Whoooowee!!
A 1-to-1 mix is perfection!!
The beautiful wetness and heavy shading of Sirena...with the pure-green-perfection tone of Irish Green!!
 

SCAN0067.JPG

 

I agree - it does look really nice. Send the picture to Vinta - maybe it will inspire them to make a similar colored ink (and that doesn't have the oil-sensitivity problems you describe). 

"Most people enjoy the sight of their own handwriting as they enjoy the smell of their own farts." - W. H. Auden

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10 hours ago, PithyProlix said:

 

I agree - it does look really nice. Send the picture to Vinta - maybe it will inspire them to make a similar colored ink (and that doesn't have the oil-sensitivity problems you describe). 

I'll give it a shot. Perhaps they can overcome the ink-phobia of the combo.
I just don't understand it.
I will start testing with "Vanness White Lightning" to see if i can break up the surface tension of the mixture enough to overcome the oils present on the page....of course, without making the ink mixture a feathery mess.

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46 minutes ago, Detman101 said:

I will start testing with "Vanness White Lightning" to see if i can break up the surface tension of the mixture enough to overcome the oils present on the page....of course, without making the ink mixture a feathery mess.

Isn't White Lightning just a wetting agent? Not sure that will fix the problem. Have you tried just using a hand shield - either plastic or just a sheet of paper?

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1 hour ago, mizgeorge said:

Isn't White Lightning just a wetting agent? Not sure that will fix the problem. Have you tried just using a hand shield - either plastic or just a sheet of paper?

Yes, I've tried that...and it does work.
But other inks that I have do not have a problem with hand oils.
I find it odd that Sirena does. I thought that perhaps the surface tension of the ink is too high and cannot break through the hand-oils on the page due to that.
Maybe...I'm just guessing...lol

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