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    Default One ink...

    If you were limited to ONE ink, what would it be?

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    Louis Vuitton's Rouge Libertin.

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    Default Re: One ink...

    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpagan View Post
    Louis Vuitton's Rouge Libertin.
    I think this fabulous ink has a very close doppelgänger called Montblanc Saint Exupéry. (And, although my lips are sealed in an open forum, I would put money on my belief that they were made in the same factory.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
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    Louis Vuitton's Rouge Libertin.
    I think this fabulous ink has a very close doppelgänger called Montblanc Saint Exupéry. (And, although my lips are sealed in an open forum, I would put money on my belief that they were made in the same factory.)
    ...Which is rumoured to be the same Austrian one that produces Monteverde ink, I believe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikenails View Post
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    Louis Vuitton's Rouge Libertin.
    I think this fabulous ink has a very close doppelgänger called Montblanc Saint Exupéry. (And, although my lips are sealed in an open forum, I would put money on my belief that they were made in the same factory.)
    ...Which is rumoured to be the same Austrian one that produces Monteverde ink, I believe...
    My lips are sealed apart from to confirm that they are indeed both made in Austria, since it says so on their packaging. With Louis Vuitton inks, it only mentions that fact on the very outer layer of packaging that was usually discarded before the inks made it to the stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    My lips are sealed apart from to confirm that they are indeed both made in Austria, since it says so on their packaging.
    ...But one has to wonder how many ink factories Austria has room for? I'm a bit frustrated over Monteverde. I'd love to try some samples but only the Writing Desk offers them and the blue is just labelled "Blue." I think there are three in the current basic range alone...

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    Noodler's Black.
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    Pilot blue-black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    Pilot blue-black.
    Agreed.

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    De Atramentis black document ink. Waterproof, smooth and all around awesome.

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    Montblanc Oyster Grey

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevekolt View Post
    If you were limited to ONE ink, what would it be?
    If it had to go in everything, Waterman Serenity Blue.
    Whereas if it had to do everything, Platinum Carbon Black.

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    As of today I think my ONE ink would be Platinum Classic Lavender Black. Beautiful color and color change. Reasonable performance. IG for some permanence.

    I'm sure my answer will change as soon as I try a new ink.

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    Noodler's Upper Ganges Blue.
    Written on a real computer and real keyboard with capital letters, punctuation, and everything.

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    ....I need to lie down with a cold rag on my head...

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    My most common used ink, by far, is Waterman Serenity Blue. It's the first ink I use with any new pen because I know it's safe, easy to clean, and very well behaved. With the right nib and paper it can also have a nice sheen. That being said, it probably wouldn't be the one ink I'd keep (though it would be high on my list) only because I'd want a little more saturated ink. There are lots of great options but I'd probably pick Monteverde Horizon Blue. It's a purer blue that Serenity, has a little more shading and sheen (but still professional), and is still well behaved. There's another 3-4 I'd probably be happy with too (mostly blues).

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    I would choose ESS Registrars Blue-Black.

    Luckily we are not forced to choose only one, it would be a pitty not to use so many great inks.

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    Suddenly finding oneself with only one ink is a sure Sign of The End Times.
    "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life"?—Mary Oliver

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    Edelstein Topaz. Vibrant enough to not be boring, but conservative enough for professional use. Well behaved; excellent shading. Also, it often looks like a completely different ink depending on the pen/nib, so it’s like having three different inks in one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kulprit View Post
    Edelstein Topaz. Vibrant enough to not be boring, but conservative enough for professional use. Well behaved; excellent shading. Also, it often looks like a completely different ink depending on the pen/nib, so it’s like having three different inks in one.


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    This is my favorite ink, but the lack of permanence is what made me choose something else if I could only have one.

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