Ink samples:Browns,blues,purples

Discussion in 'The Display Case' started by moustache, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    I had a wee bit of free time to play with the pens and inks today.
    The result is a sample sheet of some of the inks in my collection and the pens used. The sheet lists which pen and ink was used. Maybe it will help anyone looking at these particular ink/pen combinations.Forgive the curve at the end of the sentences.The lens curvature caused that shooting at an angle.My scanner did a lousy job at colour seperation.So i used the camera.
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    Included is a photo of the pens used--top to bottom-left to right-
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    Tryphon Clef
    Signum Nova
    Visconti Van Gogh-three colours-sand red/blue/musk green
    Danitrio Alphaplus
    Monteverde Black Tie
    Monteverde Rose Gold
    Conklin Glider Moss Green
    Conklin Glider Blue

    Thanks for letting me share!!!I love fountain pens!!

    JD in Vancouver,Wa
     
  2. Daisy Buchanan

    Daisy Buchanan My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thanks so much for posting all of these different color inks. By the way, your handwriting is really nice. I've been practicing my different lines, but am still far from making it look good.

    I have bought a couple of Private Reserves inks, but haven't used them yet. I know that Tim has one, it looks like a Sepia brown, but I can't remember the name of it at the moment. I bought a pretty pink color, that I'm looking forward to using. I'm sure pink isn't your color!

    I like writing with a turquoise blue, and have it made by Mont Blanc. But, I have found that, aside from the typical black and blue, the other colors of Mont Blanc are kind of watery. They work OK in a fine nib, but get kind of blobby in anything thicker than that. I will have to get myself a bottle of the ones you have shown. I also really like the tanzanite. That looks like a great color.

    I like your pen collection too. I have a Conklin Mark Twain in blue that looks a lot like your Conklin. It is one of my favorite pens.

    Thanks again for taking the time to show us all of these great inks. I'm definitely gonna have to get my nibs into some of them.
     
  3. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    Thanks!

    Thanks so much Daisy!!!The comments are appreciated!
    I really enjoy using my pens.I would like to find some new inks.I like Noodlers and Private Reserve best.No local distributors for Noodlers.But i'm lucky to have a Paradise Pen store in Portland.And usually when i go to Seattle a few times a year i stop by World Lux for some Noodlers.Being in Boston you should have quite a bit to choose from.
    Conklin makes a nice pen.I want the Durograph Tobacco brown next.Waiting for a good price.They are still up there a bit.Near $125.Just too much right now.I need to sell a watch or two first.

    JD
     
  4. Love that DC Supershow blue!

    I got the PR Chocolate ink and it is a fine brown ink.
     
  5. max the cat

    max the cat Familiar Face

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    the Waterman havana brown -pretty much as i remember it.

    Hoping to get some turqoise ink much like the olds sheaffers-any ideas- what did they call it?
    For a while I more or less matched the color of pen to ink-need to restore sheaffers triumph in brown made about 48.
    moustache-the colors come across pretty well in photo-neat.

    max
     
  6. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    You have a nice printed hand, My Good Man.

    I am amazed at how different the Copper Burst looks through the Cross as opposed to my Conklin. I like a nice reddish brown ink, but for work, I must use blue because, as an officer of the bank, everything I sign is legally binding and, at least in Massachusetts, legal documents must be signed in blue.

    For that purpose, I like a nice vivid blue, a royal blue, rather than the mellower sky-like blues. ;)
     
  7. The Copper Burst color in the bottle will change over time. I think it oxidizes to a more rust-brown. New, though, it is a really cool color to write with.
     
  8. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    I like blues as well Mr Jones.The Dc Supershow and Naples are the main blues i use.Would like a vibrant permanant blue such as Polar Blue from Noodlers.
    Ahhh just too many inks and not enough pens.lol

    JD
     
  9. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    The Copper Burst really didn't inpress me at first.But i have warmed up to it quite a bit .Especially at work where it matches the colour of the much of what i sell:lumber and building materials!

    JD
     
  10. CanadaDoll

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    You've got some really nice handwriting Moustache, I'm still trying to learn how to write nicely with my waterman.

    Is there a website for these inks? I'd love to check em out
     
  11. poetman

    poetman A-List Customer

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    Hello:
    I am new to this site. I don't know how I found it, but I am glad I did. This is my ideal world. Well, I'm sure my personality will come through in due time. I was wondering specifically, Moustache, if you look at you pens in descending order top to bottom, what are the first,third, fouth, and fifth ones? The latter 3, atleast, look similar. I have a Philieas, which I love. The finish, weight, and price are wonderful. I have it in a fine tip and I would like to purchase a medium tip pen. I have toyed with purchasing another Phileas (in green marble), but feel it will look to similar to my fine tip in blue marble. Any thoughts are very appreciated.
    -Poetman
     
  12. Canadave

    Canadave One Too Many

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    Daisy, are you saying you have a colour custom made by Mont Blanc, or am I misunderstanding?

    Thanks,

    David

    PS Oh, and welcome, poetman!
     
  13. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    Here are a few links:
    www.noodlersink.com

    www.inkpalette.com


    JD
     
  14. CanadaDoll

    CanadaDoll Practically Family

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    Thanks a bunch! I'll go take a look!
     
  15. CanadaDoll

    CanadaDoll Practically Family

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    I really like the Noodler's Ottoman Rose! and the Navy, which is wierd cause I don't like blue ink for writing, black is usually my color!

    Thanks again for posting!:)
     
  16. Canadave

    Canadave One Too Many

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    Checked out this web site, and they refer to "refillable rolling balls". Never heard of them. Any experience out there?

    David

    edit Are they just referring to a rollerball refill, or is there a rollerball that can be refilled with fluid ink, if you know what I mean?
     
  17. Jay

    Jay Practically Family

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    Moustache, your handwriting is fantastic.
     
  18. Ruby Slippers

    Ruby Slippers One of the Regulars

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    I must agree.

    What wonderful penmanship.
     

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