View Full Version : What ink do you use for Xmas cards?

October 16th, 2012, 12:24 PM
I do most of my writing with brown ink these days, but I don't think I'd use it for Xmas cards. I have a variety of cards in my stash, most of them printed on white stock. Maybe a dark green ink?

Just wondering, what do you folks use?

October 16th, 2012, 01:11 PM
chisel tip sharpie!

October 16th, 2012, 03:40 PM
great question. I'll probably use Diamine Ancient copper, this brilliant brown with great shading.

October 16th, 2012, 03:41 PM
Last year I used Private Reserve Ebony Green.

October 16th, 2012, 05:19 PM
yeah... a green or red is probably best...but with all the colored paper on cards these days...you never know how it will show up. The R&K scented inks might be just the thing.

October 16th, 2012, 05:55 PM
I used Montblanc Irish Green last year. This year I might either go a darker green maybe Diamine Evergreen or switch to a burgundy tone like Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses...

October 17th, 2012, 03:36 AM
I'm guessing I'll use Edelstein Aventurine.

auto winder
October 17th, 2012, 04:32 AM
I think Diamine Evergreen should work well for christmas cards.

October 17th, 2012, 11:12 AM
J Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite in a 1.1mm italic nib

October 17th, 2012, 05:41 PM
I used Diamine Evergreen last year and liked it. Will probably do the same this year.

October 18th, 2012, 10:20 AM
chisel tip sharpie!

Oooh, I hadn't thought of that! What colour? :)

October 22nd, 2012, 12:38 AM
Last year I used black swan in Australian roses. This year I might try Akkerman Chinatown Red or Diamine Sherwood Green. Haven't decided. Maybe both.

Sailor Kenshin
October 22nd, 2012, 09:00 AM
chisel tip sharpie!


I use metallic markers in gold, silver, copper! ��

December 4th, 2012, 12:01 PM
I bought Diamine Evergreen. I filled two pens one evening, & is this ink ever dark! At first, I thought the bottle actually contained black ink & was mis-labelled. Truly!

In daylight, however, it does look more green. I've since diluted it, and it looks good. I've written a letter & two Xmas cards as well already (the earliest I've written Xmas cards, ever!)

Thank you all for your suggestions. I may not be done yet ...

P.S. It's my first Diamine ink. If you have other Diamine inks, do they look very different in daylight as compared to artificial light?

December 8th, 2012, 02:38 AM
I did them today and used J Herbin Rouge Hematite in a Noodlers Konrad Flex Pen - first "public" outing of my attempts with a flexy nib. Not bad.

December 9th, 2012, 09:09 AM
Always reds or greens. This year it was J Herbin Rouge Hematite.

December 9th, 2012, 09:43 AM
I plan to get a bottle of Rouge Hematite and use it for cards.

December 11th, 2012, 02:33 PM
Mrs Bogon pulled out the Christmas cards last night and did some using Noodler's Ottoman Azure while I used Chiku-rin(BambooForest) & Heart of Darkness.

December 17th, 2012, 02:03 PM
Last year I used Diamine Monaco Red and Sailor Jentle Epinard. I am not sending out cards this year, but unless I find better selections I will probably do PR Sherwood Green and De Atramentis Oriental Red.

December 23rd, 2012, 09:10 AM
Diamine Sherwood Green with a Medium stub. Wanted to use Dew on Pine by Pilot, but haven't got a bottle yet.

December 23rd, 2012, 09:44 AM
This year I ended up alternating between Diamine Sherwood green and p. w. akkerman china town red. Green in a 1.5mm twsbi stub and the red in a sailor 1911m extra fine.


December 23rd, 2012, 02:36 PM
I used Diamine Majestic Blue (such a nice dark blue) and PR Avacado (sic)....

March 12th, 2013, 02:20 PM
This last Christmas I used MB's LE Winter Glow. The year before that I hadn't discovered the magic of fountain pens yet.