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Fountain pen users: what are your EDC inks?

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by A144, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. A144
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    For those that use fountain pens on a daily basis, what ink or inks do you EDC in those pens?

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    Noodlers 54th Massachusetts is my daily "work friendly" ink. I also currently have diamine oxblood, ancient copper, and Mont Blanc racing green (discontinued) that another board member was generous enough to send me a sample of inked up in other pens for less "formal" writing.


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    My favorite inks all happen to be j herbin , the poussiere DE lune and this green that slips my mind. But I like noodlers for the cheap price.they work well but not to special imo. I iroshizuku is very nice, but to expensive. I also really like the vintage script inks, but obviously they are harder to find.
     
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    For everyday boring ink, I like Diamine Twilight, which is a blue black with just enough of a hint of dark green to make it interesting for me. As a bonus, it flows really well. I prefer bright colors, so I like J Herbin rouge caroubier for a red, and Diamine Apple Glory, which is a nice bright green. I'm still looking for a good orange, which is my favorite color. I've tried Noodler's habanero, which has great shading, but is too brownish to be orange.
    I'll take picture later!
     
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    • Pelikan Black-Blue (or is it Blue-Black?), cartridge in Kaweco Al Sport
    • Lamy Red, cartridge in Lamy Safari
    • Lamy Black-Blue (see above), cartridge in Lamy Safari
    • J. Herbin Lie de Thé (brown), converter in Lamy AL-star
    BTW: I like writing with ink on photo paper. Very saturated and nice shading.
     
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    Private Reserve "burgundy mist"
    Noodlers "anti feather black"

    I also have, but do not really care fo, diamine oxblood, and J herbin 1670 blue
     
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    I feel embarrassed saying what I EDC after these first few posts. Lol.

    I EDC a Pilot Varsity black. I've had a Lamy Safari in my amazon cart for a few months now... Someday....
     
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    No need to feel embarassed MicroMike. I EDC a $5 Chinese Baoer pen. Works just fine. Although I am in the market for something a little more reputable.

    Oh, and the only ink I have in right now is J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir, which is nice. I will add a bottle or two fof Iroshizuku when I get round to it, and possibly one or two of the excellent Diamines mentioned above (Ancient Copper is calling my name!).
     
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    My favorite is Rotring's Royal Blue/Königsblau, but those are rather hard to find over here. I ended up ordering a huge batch of diamine Imperial Blue, only to find out that I do not really like it all that much. It is a bit light, and looks a bit "thin" for my taste. I will use it anyway, as I cannot justify throwing it out just because I don't like the color.

    In my AL-Star, I use the Lamy Blue, which is quite good.
     
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    I use the Cross refill cartridges that came with my pen. Plain black ink. One day I will look into something nicer.
     
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    I write with a 1950's Esterbrook LJ, black. It was damaged probably out in the sun at a sale sitting in a cup so it has the characteristic "sun sale bulge." Figured it was a beater and I wouldn't be too upset if I lost it and wouldn't you know I've never come close! LOL I have like 50 super nice Esties and then this one and this is the one I use the most. LOL

    I was using ESS Registrar's Ink (iron gall) for a couple years exclusively. Writes VERY WELL on every paper I've ever tried, including the cheapest, worst quality stuff. It doesn't always look pretty, but for a job where I was writing on cheap paper all the time it was great. I finally had enough of it just because I needed a change and went to Noodler's Black again. Writes better if cut with water. Not sure what mix I am using, but it's probably 10% water or so and that reduces the dry time and feathering. I don't write that much now that work has switched to electronic health records so the dozen bottles of ink or so I have will likely last me the rest of my life.
     
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    I no longer carry my fountain pens as often as I used to - Lamy Al Star and Safari. When I did though, I used the refillable adapter and loaded them up with Noodler's Heart of Darkness. I have always been a simple black ink kind of a guy, and this one lives up to its name - deep black and good with most kinds of paper. Only feathers on the really cheap stuff in my experience. I find the Lamy brand refills to be lacking, too light and not smooth out of the nib.
     
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    For all you inky commitment-phobes, Goulet pens sells 2ml samples of all their bottled inks. I've ordered 7 so far.
     
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    I used to use J. Herbin Café des Îles and really liked it, but don't order from any of the shops which carry it anymore, which I'm kind of sad about.

    These days I use Higgins Fountain Pen India (you should be able to get this at any craft store) and Higgins Sepia Calligraphy (used to be able to buy it at Ben Franklin's craft stores, but not anymore). When I run out of the current two bottles of the latter (one on my desk at work, the other here at home) I'll probably break down and finish off the limited edition Noodler's Fountain Pen Network Galliley Manuscript Brown I've been saving.
     
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    Noodler's Lexington Gray
     
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    Just Parker quink black and blue (which is running out so something with a bit more character soon) and some very cheap "poky" green.

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    I use Waterman Tender Purple and Noodler's Blue.

    At some point I need to pick up a good black ink.

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    I've been happily switching between Hero's blue and blue-black. Great stuff at a price that spanks my other inks and sends them home crying.


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    Pilot Iroshizuku exclusively (Cerulean Blue, Forest Green, and Burgundy).
     
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    My EDC fountain pen is my LAMY AL-star Graphite Extra Fine with Noodler's Air-Corp Blue-Black. I write so infrequently these days, my handwriting is becoming more atrocious than ever. Doctor's be jelly! :p

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