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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Sandy1's ink reviews.
    One of the reasons not to go there quite frankly. Unless you want an ink review to turn you off an ink. Dreadfully overanalysed.
    That's possibly true if you buy pens and inks as toys. But if you want to get real work done, knowing water resistance and feathering for the type of papers you will use is an enormous benefit. If you're looking for an excuse to spend hours of your life playing with sample vials of every teal on the market, then otherwise, yes.
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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikenails View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Sandy1's ink reviews.
    One of the reasons not to go there quite frankly. Unless you want an ink review to turn you off an ink. Dreadfully overanalysed.
    That's possibly true if you buy pens and inks as toys. But if you want to get real work done, knowing water resistance and feathering for the type of papers you will use is an enormous benefit. If you're looking for an excuse to spend hours of your life playing with sample vials of every teal on the market, then otherwise, yes.
    There is quite a difference between knowing water resistance and feathering for a particular ink on the type of papers you use, and those very long-winded and rambling reviews, covering lot's of aspects that hardly anyone ever needs or reads all of. In fact, admittedly, I plagiarised some useful bullet points of Sandy's reviews for my own ink reviews, but I can't really understand half of the stuff that's in there. I also plagiarised parts of namrehsnoom's ink reviews, that I think are excellent. Each to their own though.
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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikenails View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Sandy1's ink reviews.
    One of the reasons not to go there quite frankly. Unless you want an ink review to turn you off an ink. Dreadfully overanalysed.
    That's possibly true if you buy pens and inks as toys. But if you want to get real work done, knowing water resistance and feathering for the type of papers you will use is an enormous benefit. If you're looking for an excuse to spend hours of your life playing with sample vials of every teal on the market, then otherwise, yes.
    Nonsense. It takes literally minutes to test inks on the paper that I use. If the ink isn't suitable for any of my paper types it gets moved on or flushed. It's not rocket science and it really does not need pages and pages of analysis.

    BTW, I take exception to the "toys" remark. I use my pens for "real work". They are not toys, and neither are they magical devices. They are simply tools.

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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    I don't think anyone has done a review of ink on the jolly letter writing papers I use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    ... saved me from buying a bottle of ink that I didn't need.
    YOU NEED PERLE NOIRE!!

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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    Quote Originally Posted by SIR View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    ... saved me from buying a bottle of ink that I didn't need.
    YOU NEED PERLE NOIRE!!
    JJ: Don't buy it. There's a vial of it in the mail that was supposed to be a surprise.

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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    Well thank-you very much, Fred. You're a scholar and a gentleman!

    All the Best.

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