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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. Halden

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    Noodler's Heart of Darkness
     
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  2. Halden

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    I really like Diamine Poppy Red
     
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    I like the suggestions you've gotten from Stonerman33 and Halden. Pretty much all the reds I've tried from Diamine are awesome:

    Wild Strawberry & Poppy Red are both pretty bright. Poppy leans a bit more orange.

    Matador is kind of in the middle for brightness. It's a nice, true red.

    Red Dragon (probably my favorite of them) and Oxblood are darker reds and work great for writing notes. It doesn't hurt your eyes to look at a whole page of writing either.

    Rohrer & Klingner Morinda is nice too.
     
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    I can't afford to try a bunch of ink. I've been doing delivery tickets in colors. Blue Orange Purple Green and Red so far. Again I find that I don't NEED Fountain pens. But I do want them!
     
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    I can say that about so many of my Hobbies/Addictions Boardgames, Razors, Beer...
     
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    Yep, I think that statement can be applied to this whole forum. :D

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    I would avoid the Lamy Red. It is light enough that it often looks almost pink. The Schaeffer red is sort of a medium shade and has been pretty well-behaved for me. In the darker reds, my preferences are the same as Stonerman33's - Diamine Oxblood and Red Dragon. IIRC, the Oxblood is a bit darker than the Red Dragon.
     
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    At the moment I only have a Steadtler calligraphy pen that writes pretty wet and a Zebra V-301 which writes very dry. I do have an old Speedball lever filler that had the rotten bag removed. It has an interesting nib.
    Can it be used as a dip pen?
     
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    Hot diggity! I found the Penatia Fountain Pen I was sure was gone! Flushed it and put a Cross Black refill in it.
    I would call it a rather wet fine nib but maybe a medium...

    I have a few of those Cross refills empty. If I ever get to Dromgooles with some money in my pocket I'll get a bottle or two of ink! And of course a small syringe to refill the cartridges!
     
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  11. A144
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    Some newly inked pens today. Going through a lot of ink so far this semester.

    First time posting pics from Imgur, so fingers crossed (finally got tired enough of photobucket's crap to find an alternative)

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    Curious to know your thoughts on both the R & K and the Diamine. They look appealing.
     
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    Noodler's 54th looks like maybe a blue black. The closer I get to buying a bottle has me thinking of a dark green.
    I have a Zebra Sarasa pen with Hunter Green and it's becoming a fave.
     
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    QuodErat The short answer, is I like the R&K and both Diamine inks pictured above.

    R&K Cassia is a nice purple. It's one of my brighter purples (although not too bright, IMO). However, it is one of the few R&K inks I've used that doesn't perform well on cheap paper. But I have no issues on Rhodia, Clairefontaine, or Tomoe River.

    Diamine Sargasso Sea is awesome. A nice dark, blueish purple that has a lot of sheen on good ink resistant paper. It can stain demonstrator pens though.

    Diamine Matador. I'm a big fan on Diamine's red inks in general. I consider this the middle of the road as far as color. It's a good true red that is saturated enough that it doesn't look pink. Performs well on all the papers I've use it on so far. It's like a brighter version of Red Dragon (which is also awesome). Like most (all?) of their reds, no waterproofness at all ...if that's important to you.
     
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    It is a pretty unique blue-black in that it has a lot of gray in it. More of a dark blue-gray really. It's a nice ink. Flows well, and is super waterproof. Another of my favorites that is similar is Noodler's Air Corps Blue-Black. It's a blue-black that leans green and is probably my favorite not-quite-black ink,
     
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    Thanks. I've never tried the Rohrer & Klingner inks, but I might give that one a shot. I use Diamine Blue-Black quite often--my demonstrator is already tinged, so that's not an issue. Also, I generally use FP-friendly paper, so I should be fine there, too. Think I'll put those purples on my list! Cheers.;)
     
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    I've come to another conclusion. When/if I visit Dromgooles and IF I'm able to score another pen I'm going for a stub nib in perhaps 1.1 to 2MM size. And fill it with a dark green ink.
     
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    Getting back to empty pens. Time to change ink! I've already cleaned a few and inked up:

    Diamine Oxblood - it looks great out of the TWSBI Eco 1.1mm stub
    Diamine Twilight
    Iroshizuku Yama-guri - I'm not a huge fan of brown inks, but I needed something different in the lineup.

    Pictures soon! (sooner or later anyways)
     
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    I sometimes break out the Mont Blanc Leonardo. It was a limited series and 35$ an ounce, so not very often.

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    I've fondled that pen more than once at the not so local Mont Blanc shop! Very nice pen!

    Have gun, Will travel.
     
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