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    Default Blue black ink

    I'm on the hunt for a blue black ink.
    1. Does Noodlers make bullet proof blue black?
    2. Please recommend some for me to sample.

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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    Forget the Noodlerís writing fluids, I would recommend ESS Registrars Blue-Black, one of my all time favorites, might even be my number 1 all time favorite ink.

    Water proof, top notch behavior, easy to clean, not problematic by any mean, razor sharp line definition, writes excellent on anything, no matter how bad the paper is. You could almost write on toilet paper with this ink.
    No permanent staining, no corrosion (This ink sit in my Serwex more than 5 years, only refilling, no cleaning, also dried out a couple of times in it, but just refill it and it writes again).
    As a bonus it is also a awesome shading ink.
    Itís also not an expensive one, it can be purchased directly from the manufacturer with reasonable shipping rates all over the world.

    I canīt remember any ink which can compete with the ESS ink on bad paper.

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    (Serwex MB flex EMF ..... ESS Registrars Blue-Black)


    But I know already what will happen as it always happens.
    Somebody will start to tell horror stories about iron gall inks and at the end new users are scared to use this fantastic unproblematic ink.

    But I will not take part of such a discussion this time.

    People seem to be more willing to put every new chemical writing fluid from one man show ink designers into their pens without any hesitation than this proven top notch ink.

    I recommend this ink because it is outstanding.

    A must have ink, thatís all I can say.
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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    Quote Originally Posted by Pterodactylus View Post
    Forget the Noodlerís writing fluids, I would recommend ESS Registrars Blue-Black, one of my all time favorites, might even be my number 1 all time favorite ink....

    But I know already what will happen as it always happens.
    Somebody will start to tell horror stories about iron gall inks and at the end new users are scared to use this fantastic unproblematic ink.

    But I will not take part of such a discussion this time.

    People seem to be more willing to put every new chemical writing fluid from one man show ink designers into their pens without any hesitation than this proven top notch ink.

    I recommend this ink because it is outstanding.

    A must have ink, thatís all I can say.
    +1 on blue-black IG inks.
    I enjoy them a lot. (Swan pens with ink sacs).
    ESSRI is a great ink, Diamine Registrar's ink and Akkermann #10 (not as dry as ESSRI or DRI) are on the same level.

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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    IG inks are great particularly if you have pens with wet nibs, like most Pelikans. However, if you have a dryish nib an IG ink will not feel very nice.
    If you need water resistant or waterproof blue black ink you should also consider Pilot blue-black or Montblanc Permanent blue. Both are more to the bluer side of the spectrum.

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    I have six blue/blacks. The Diamine, the ESS and the old Montblanc are iron gall. I'm not sure if the new Montblanc (purchased soon after the bottles changed) is iron gall, but stories vary. I like the Randall (thank you Jim!) and keep it in a Pelikan on my desk, but I consider it a saturated dark blue, not blue/black. I've had the neglected Waterman blue/black for a decade, and I'm surprised it is as blue as it is. I'll have to use it more often.

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    Shall I run water over the page to see what happens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Shall I run water over the page to see what happens?
    Yessss!!!

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    Okay, you asked for it. By the way, the captions were written with old Montblanc blue/black.

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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    The old Montblanc Midnight Blue was/is an awesome ink, itís a pitty that they replaced it, fortunately I still have a almost full bottle.


    Whatís also always a recommendation worth is Pelikan 4001 Blue Black (which also has a very small IG potion).

    Guess the ink by Ptero Pterodactylus

    (Pelikan 4001 Blau-Schwarz, Dip Nib, Pentel Waterbrush)

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    Or itís luxury sibling, not IG, not that permanent, much more expensive, very similar in color and also very well behaved.

    Ink Splash by Ptero Pterodactylus

    (Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite)

    And of course in the very appealing Edelstein bottle (I was told that there are people which value a exclusive bottle almost as much as the the ink inside )

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    I can bring also an underdog into the game if permanence is not a must have feature.

    Die Blaue Elise by Ptero Pterodactylus

    (Sheaffer Skrip Blue-Black)


    Quote 015 by Ptero Pterodactylus, auf Flickr

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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    I enjoyed using Diamine Registrar's Blue-black. I know they say not to leave it in a pen too long but mine sat in my Jinhao 8802 for 2 or 3 months of infrequent check writing and occasional testing and it never dried out. I may yet buy a bottle but before I do, I have a vial of de Atramentis Document dark blue to try.

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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    Quote Originally Posted by Pterodactylus View Post
    Whatís also always a recommendation worth is Pelikan 4001 Blue Black (which also has a very small IG potion).
    Absolutely!

    A very good ink for wet pens (as is R+K Salix...), a very fine blue-blue-black.

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    Btw, great artwork, Ptero! :-)
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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    I'll do my usual bit of cheerleading for Platinum Blue-Black - also an IG, veering more towards the blue.

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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    Danke Jens 👍

    You are right Salix is also an awesome (IG) ink, but more on the blue side.

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    If it is anywhere near as good as Platinum Lavender-Black (IG) then I shall cheer with you.
    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    I'll do my usual bit of cheerleading for Platinum Blue-Black - also an IG, veering more towards the blue.

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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    Pilot-Namiki blue-black is very attractive, behaves wonderfully, and it is very water resistant, without any of the downside that iron gall inks are heir to. I use it a lot. It also comes in a very cool bottle, with an insert that lets you use up the last drop of ink.

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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    What attributes are you looking for? Water proof, water resistant, light resistant, feathering proof, gray versus blue versus black, wet versus dry?

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    What pens do you want to use it in? Do you prefer to leave inks in your pens for a while, and always use the same colour, or do you clean them out regularly?
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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    I would too recommend ESSRI and Diamine Registrars, I have a Parker Jotter (home ground nib) that I've had filled for a number of years.

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    Default Re: Blue black ink

    Quote Originally Posted by Spideysgirl View Post
    I'm on the hunt for a blue black ink.
    1. Does Noodlers make bullet proof blue black?
    2. Please recommend some for me to sample.
    Yes they do but it's called 54th Massachusetts. Their Blue-Black & Air Corps Blue Black are on the green side and aren' strictlyspeaking bullet-proof.
    If you can get hold of Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black from Europe or the UK, then that is an outstanding ink, possibly my all-time favourite, and has just a little iron-gall to make it interesting without any serious issues.
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