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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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    It became available just last week in the US, but I thought it was available in EU on the 1st or 2nd of October. Goulet sold out in a couple of hours.
     
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    Seeing the gold reflection in that ink is gorgeous. Signing Christmas cards and other special momentos would be perfect. I just spent the last hour going through a variety of different online stores trying to find a bottle. I found one at last and ordered it.
     
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    Got my bottle today along with a Pilot 78g pen. Ink is interesting. The grey is a bit lighter then I thought it would be. I certainly don't see the amount of gold glittering in the light like I've seen photos of. Pen is scratchy as can be. I even rinsed and flushed out the pen before putting in the ink. I think it time to order nib finishing kit.

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    I just flushed out and filled up the first Pilot Metro with a Medium nib that I bought with the ink. What a dream. The ink flow is just amazing. There is a neat change from when the ink first touches the paper to when it dries. The gold shimmer is really quite exquisite. Not sure if perhaps being the oldest of my Pilot Metro that the nib has been broken in just right or that this nib and the ink is a perfect combination.
     
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    Still not released in the UK :( This is going to be my Christmas card ink this year if I can get some!
     
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    What I have been using for the past 2 weeks. Got the Diamine Tyrian based on the posts in this thread.

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    I’m still constantly looking for it, too. No luck so far.
     
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    Right now I'm using Noodler's El Lawrence as a Cthulhu-y ink for Halloween-month. It was sent to me, I think in an effort to speed my madness.
     
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    Noodler's Red Rattler ink is my favorite
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    Loving Edelstein jade in my kaweco sport at the moment.

    Sent from my Casio calculator watch. ;p
     
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    As much as I try, I keep going back to Noodler's BSiER. Maybe because it easy to see/read among the printouts and notebook lines? It always in a F Pilot Metro. Minimal, if any, from the other side of the page.

    I have a variety of others inked up, but all I do with them is doodling when on hold or other mind numbing tasks.
     
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    Noodler's Red/Black is my poison of choice.

    Stands out more than black but not as flashy as red.
     
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    I found a online shop without online shop today (just a home page with something like “here will be our shop, please call us or write an e-mail for orders”). So I wrote an e-mail asking if they have J. Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey, since I didn’t find it anywhere else in Germany. They have, and now a bottle is on the way to me. :bounce:
     
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    It’s here. :)
     
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    This post is useless with out pics!! :p
     
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    There’s no daylight today, and tomorrow I’ll be away. I have no unfilled non-leaking pen at the moment, so I can’t do it while at work. :rolleyes:
     
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    i don't do poison, but when i do, it's usually in form of some beer than fountain pen inks x) J/K!!! been too busy reading up on vaping lately to do any fountain pen fun.
     
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    I was kindly notified by an online retailer that they had Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey back in stock, so I bought two bottles :)

    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooon.
     
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    i use lahor and aki's longing, they are hand made by a chemist, pigment inks, very stabile and bulletproof.

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  20. thatotherguy

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    In honor of Halloween, my Safari is currently inked with Private Reserve Black Cherry due to its vague resemblance to dried blood when it's dry. It's a really nice brownish blackish red in my experience, and it has some good shading.
    I also have my Jinhao with the JoWo nib inked with Noodler's Baystate Blue, which I like considerably less than Liberty's Elysium. It's too saturated for me- it looks almost purple and there isn't much shading in my experience with either a very wet German fine or a wet neutral medium (Cross Aventura, I tried both pens). It does stain clear plastics too. One of my ink syringes and the cartridge I refilled are blue now.
     
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