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    Default I've Been Mixing IG Inks: ESSRI+G10+Green+Sepia

    Hi,

    some of my favorite inks are iron gall. So I took some of these to see what happens when I mix them. :-)

    The inks:
    ESSRI, blue-black IG
    Gutenberg G10 Urkundentinte "Schwarz" black IG
    Platinum Classic Forest Black, green IG
    Platinum Classic Sepia Black, brown IG

    1. I wanted to make Forest Black darker and less yellowish:
    My favorite: 75% Forest / 25% ESSRI (darker but not a cold green)

    EG_01.jpg

    2.: Forest Black mixed with G10:
    Favorite: 67% Forest / 33% G10 (a "Moddergrün" = murky gray green)

    EG_02.jpg

    3.: Forest Black with G10 and ESSRI:
    Favorite: 40% Forest / 40% G10 / 20% ESSRI (subtle gray-green)

    EG_03.jpg


    4.: G10 mixed with ESSRI to remove the aubergine tint:
    Favorite: 75% G10 / 25% ESSRI

    EG_04.jpg

    5.: Sepia Black and ESSRI:
    Favorite: 50% Sepia Black / 50% ESSRI (nice dark gray-black)

    EG_05.jpg


    Nib used: Swan B-stub; paper: Clairefontaine 90g/m3
    Photos were taken 10 days after writing.
    No mixture developed a sediment in these ten days.

    Best
    Jens
    Last edited by SchaumburgSwan; November 25th, 2018 at 07:17 PM.
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    Default Re: I've Been Mixing IG Inks: ESSRI+G10+Green+Sepia

    Interesting results, Jens. While I've mixed an IG with another ink, somehow never got round to mixing two IGs together. Another thing to put on the One Day list. Thanks!

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    Default Re: I've Been Mixing IG Inks: ESSRI+G10+Green+Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    Interesting results, Jens. While I've mixed an IG with another ink, somehow never got round to mixing two IGs together. Another thing to put on the One Day list. Thanks!
    Thank You,

    well, it seems as long you don't mix IG with non-IG inks there is a chance to get a stable result.
    I'll keep the mixes for the next months...

    Best
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    Default Re: I've Been Mixing IG Inks: ESSRI+G10+Green+Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by SchaumburgSwan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    Interesting results, Jens. While I've mixed an IG with another ink, somehow never got round to mixing two IGs together. Another thing to put on the One Day list. Thanks!
    Thank You,

    well, it seems as long you don't mix IG with non-IG inks there is a chance to get a stable result.
    I'll keep the mixes for the next months...

    Best
    Jens

    That makes sense all round. Well done and thanks for sharing!

    Btw, if you want an alternative to IG inks then Koh I Noor black document ink is supposed to be a monster of permanence - the other 3 colours less so. It's fountain pen safe and passes the very tough British standard for archival ink. I've thought of getting some and seeing how it blends with eg Skrip Red myself.

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    Default Re: I've Been Mixing IG Inks: ESSRI+G10+Green+Sepia

    I like some of your results despite the fact that I don't use IG inks myself.
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

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    Default Re: I've Been Mixing IG Inks: ESSRI+G10+Green+Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikenails View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SchaumburgSwan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    Interesting results, Jens. While I've mixed an IG with another ink, somehow never got round to mixing two IGs together. Another thing to put on the One Day list. Thanks!
    Thank You,

    well, it seems as long you don't mix IG with non-IG inks there is a chance to get a stable result.
    I'll keep the mixes for the next months...

    Best
    Jens

    That makes sense all round. Well done and thanks for sharing!

    Btw, if you want an alternative to IG inks then Koh I Noor black document ink is supposed to be a monster of permanence - the other 3 colours less so. It's fountain pen safe and passes the very tough British standard for archival ink. I've thought of getting some and seeing how it blends with eg Skrip Red myself.
    Hi,

    thank you. :-)
    Here it's not mainly about permanence, I simply like the look of IG inks.
    Some De Atramentis pigmented archival and document inks are at hands anyway... ;-)

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    Default Re: I've Been Mixing IG Inks: ESSRI+G10+Green+Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I like some of your results despite the fact that I don't use IG inks myself.
    Dear Chrissy,

    thank You, which do You prefer?

    Me and my english Swan pens like IG ink, it seems... ;-)

    Sure, I respect the decision not to use IG inks, I don't put them in my modern (post 1979) pens with ink windows,
    especially "hard core" IGs like ESSRI, Diamine Registrar's or Gutenberg G10...

    Have a nice day
    Jens
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    Default Re: I've Been Mixing IG Inks: ESSRI+G10+Green+Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by SchaumburgSwan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I like some of your results despite the fact that I don't use IG inks myself.
    Dear Chrissy,

    thank You, which do You prefer?

    Me and my english Swan pens like IG ink, it seems... ;-)

    Sure, I respect the decision not to use IG inks, I don't put them in my modern (post 1979) pens with ink windows,
    especially "hard core" IGs like ESSRI, Diamine Registrar's or Gutenberg G10...

    Have a nice day
    Jens
    Of those in your pictures I liked the look of the green ones best. I don't have any vintage pens with sacs that would ever have been made around the time that IG inks were first introduced, so I never use either. An expert ink maker has advised me that IG inks would be safe to use in my modern pens as long as I cleaned them out every two or three days. Since I choose to not follow that regime, I also choose to not use inks that contain IG. There are plenty of inks around to use in my modern pens, so I have enough alternatives.
    Soon I will be reviewing one of your "hard core" IG inks. I'm not yet sure which pen I might use for that.
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

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