Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

Tiny grains in Sailor Sei Boku bottle


DomInkIk
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello,

I have just pulled out bottle of my Sailor Sei Boku ink and I have noticed some tiny grains sticking to the walls of the bottle.

 

I am not sure whether these are actual grains or the ink forming droplets on the wall of the bottle, but I have never seen such behavior with any other ink.

 

The ink does not smell and I did not notice anything floating on the surface apart from an almost unnoticeable oily stain.

 

So, is there a reason to be worried about using the ink? The bottle is already opened, but I think I have filled from the bottle only once and then it lied for the last 5 months in a drawer.

 

Below are photographs of the ink.

 

Thank you for your opinions!

DSC_0946 (2).JPG

DSC_0947 (2).JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 4
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • LizEF

    1

  • arcfide

    1

  • DomInkIk

    3

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

I believe this to be normal for certain inks, particularly pigmented inks.  I doubt there's anything to worry about.  I have some inks that do this (can't remember if Seiboku is one, probably is, but it's been a long time since I used it), and none have gone bad or grown mold, and I've had them for years.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

45 minutes ago, LizEF said:

I believe this to be normal for certain inks, particularly pigmented inks.  I doubt there's anything to worry about.  I have some inks that do this (can't remember if Seiboku is one, probably is, but it's been a long time since I used it), and none have gone bad or grown mold, and I've had them for years.

Thank you for your fast reply!

 

This is my first pigmented ink, so I did not know what to expect. I have spotted several similar spots in my Sailor Chushu ink, which is quite saturated, but there was several orders of magnitude less of them.

 

Anyway, it is good to know that the ink is safe to use. Thank you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I can confirm that this sort of thing happens with pretty much all of my pigmented inks, and a good shake does plenty for them. Additionally, I find that if left for a long time, the ink settles down and very little if any of those little "globs" are left on the glass to be seen. 

 

With Seiboku, I notice that it can show off some shading at times, and I think what you're seeing here is tied to the particular surface tension of the ink and its viscosity. My theory is that the pigments and the way they are suspended creates a more drastic transition from thick areas to thin, and these little spots tend to pool in the ink, thus showing this effect. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, arcfide said:

With Seiboku, I notice that it can show off some shading at times, and I think what you're seeing here is tied to the particular surface tension of the ink and its viscosity. My theory is that the pigments and the way they are suspended creates a more drastic transition from thick areas to thin, and these little spots tend to pool in the ink, thus showing this effect. 

 

This is what I am suspicious of too.

 

Actually, a good shake creates an even layer of ink on the walls of the bottle. What creates these tiny blobs - which mostly look like blue grains of sand  - is when I slowly rotate the bottle. It almost gave me a feeling as if it was floating on the surface and then getting deposited on the glass. Below I add another photo to show what I mean by these "blue grains of sand" - it was not that visible in the previous photos.

1654217091_DSC_0950(2)_LI.thumb.jpg.a46bb87459ec0e3c2bd265ee84bde94a.jpg

 

Anyway, thank you all for your replies. I guess that IF there would be something solid floating in the ink, then it would stick to the wall no matter how strong or weak I shake.

 

As you both said, this effect completely normal, so I will happily use the ink now.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share



  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37999
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      31127
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25602
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • A Smug Dill
      @Texas42 Thank you. I myself have recently had the experience of cleaning out a Wing Sung 699, in which the iron-gall ink has been sitting for six months. No damage to the metal piston rod (whereas, in a Wing Sung 3013 vacuum-filler, it would have been corroded, turned green, and contaminated the ink in mere weeks), but there was a ring of colour at the far end of the barrel that wouldn't budge, and I found it impossible to unscrew the filling mechanism to clean the interior wall of the ink rese
    • Texas42
      Dang. You are a great friend!   One comment as a relative newcomer would be within the cleaning section: issues/differences in cleaning vacuum filler, piston filler in addition to cartridge/converter. I just cleaned out my Pilot 823 and while it wasn't particularly difficult I was a little paranoid about the drops of water that I could not get out. Perhaps this is something you are already including.   Anyway, great project and very thoughtful of you. I know it's a project fo
    • Splat
      Ah Ruaidhri ya wee heid banger, you do indeed have an Irishman’s way wid dose words now. I’ll be from outer Aberdeenshire up in the blizzard riven braes of the Grampians.  Amateur medicine and surgery is it? Well what noble aspirations you do possess, we need to encourage such noble experimentations.  I pondered on leaving my own battered shell to science, but, until I read your pearls of wisdom and lament, I had comedown on the side of leaving my body to Findus frozen foods.  However, your rema
    • austollie
      Hi Smug Dill,   Nice project.  If it were me, I'd cover stuff like: - nib types available, i.e. styles, materials (SS vs gold), flex vs nails; - filling systems (I love the "thingie" comment) and how once can use them in practice (e.g. fill cartridges with a syringe); - pen body materials and their consequences (pen not balanced of too heavy and big for the hand); - and, whilst you've made it clear that you do not like vintage pens, a discussion of these beyond "I d
    • A Smug Dill
      Thanks for your input! Yes, not putting wood in the list of body materials warranting a mention was an oversight. I love pens with wooden bodies, but my main concern, or chagrin, is that I have not come across a wooden-bodied pen with a wooden cap that seals well. Actually, there is one, but it isn't really wood per se: the Pilot Custom Kaede's maple body is resin impregnated. All other wooden pens I have can dry out while capped and undisturbed; that includes several Platinum #3776 models.
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. arishabh
      arishabh
    2. baray
      baray
    3. Bob Helvey
      Bob Helvey
    4. bran
      bran
      (51 years old)
    5. calin
      calin
      (45 years old)





×
×
  • Create New...