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Old 04-13-2017, 12:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Hi Mike,

As you've already discovered, pens can be rather fussy about their diets. Richard Binder's article is well worth a read:

RichardsPens.com • Pens That Write Right!

For what it's worth, if you are looking for an extremely broad selection of colors from a brand with no apparent vices, try Diamine.

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HI Bill
Thanks for the link. I've used Richard's site for pen history but didn't notice the ink info. That is good info. I bought a sampler pack of black ink from Goulet Pens. I'll report my findings.
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If want more information you can try the Fountain Pen Forum.
http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/
There is an entire discussion board just about inks.


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I tend to use my fountain pens on plain paper a lot and settled on this for that purpose:

Sheaffer Skrip
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q5XQYQ
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Dan
Thanks for the link. There is a lot of info on inks there. I like how it is organized.

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Do you think that the Scrip ink is better than the other brands for plain paper? I write on plain paper at work and notice that the ink flows differently on each type of paper. I have Scrip red in a Lamy and it works great.


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Do you think that the Scrip ink is better than the other brands for plain paper? I write on plain paper at work and notice that the ink flows differently on each type of paper. I have Scrip red in a Lamy and it works great.
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I had some Pilot Iroshizuku and some J. Herbin Eclat De Saphir, which are nice on nice paper, but that I wasn't happy with on plain old paper. I did some research on the subject and ended up with the Pilot Scrip and some Noodler's X-Feather Black. Both worked great on plain paper, but I prefer the Scrip simply because of the color.
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I use Diamine inks. The company has been around for a long time and has a very wide range of colors. I believe they are rebottled by https://www.birminghampens.com/
under their own brand for a little less$, but they don't rebottle the whole palette of Diamine colors.
I'd be leery of Noodles as Richard Binder suggests they may be acidic and can,therefore, cause long term damage.
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Noodler's Massachusetts 54th or as I like to call it slate blue, is what I use daily. Dries quickly and everyone loves the color.
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Regret you have asked a rhetorical question :) ! Some pens like some inks some others, but can say the most consistent ink have used on all pens is J Herbin.


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I have stayed away from fountains being that I am left handed and smear ink everywhere. Being a "dry ink" as you call it would this maybe work for a lefty without smearing quite a bit?
That's a tough call to make. I don't think left handed people can completely eliminate smearing regardless of the ink unless they write underhanded, though a drier ink certainly helps.
My sister and niece are both left handed both use fountain pens and both love them with no smearing!
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