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Good Ink for Cheap Paper

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by mwoj, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. mwoj

    mwoj Loaded Pockets

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    I've been using a Lamy Safari for most of the year, but at school we sometimes use really cheap paper. It's so bad that I have to switch pens or else it bleeds through really bad and my writing gets so bad that I can't even make an o without the feathering filling it in. What are some good inks that will work on bad paper that won't break the bank? Also, I just recently lost my Safari on the bus, so will a different sized nib help this issue? Thanks.
     
  2. WillAdams

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    Nathan Tardiff of Noodler's Ink makes ``X Feather'' which is designed not to feather. I have his Gallileo Manuscript Brown and it's amazing. Pricey, but a 3 oz. bottle lasts a long while.

    Higgins Fountain Pen India (not real India ink --- named for the colour and safe for fountain pens if you rinse the pen out at each refill --- I've used it for over a decade in two pens) feathers the least of any inexpensive ink I've tried.

    A finer nib w/ slower/dryer flow will help a little.
     
  3. ecksdog

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    Basic Noodlers Black works well on cheap paper. An XF nib should help.
     
  4. jdcovington1122

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    +1 on the noodlers black, and the lamy blue ink also worked well if i remember correctly. And sorry to hear about the lost pen man.
    JDC
     
  5. mwoj

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    Thanks everyone. I actually ended up on finding the pen, and I think I might go with the noodlers black, it seems to be pretty popular.