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    Default Mystery Ink #25

    Hi again, FP Geeks and ink aficionados, welcome to Mystery Ink #25, a continuation of the magical, mystical, methodical Mystery Ink series where volunteers receive and review an unknown ink sample.

    As always, Mystery Ink participation is open to FPG veterans, newbies, and lurkers. I will pick from the pool of volunteers and send free ink. Then you write and draw with it and share your reviews, thoughts, opinions, and observations.

    Guessing is welcome, but not required. If you guess right? Well... no prize but personal satisfaction. I won't confirm any guesses until the mystery ink is finally revealed.

    The point of the Mystery Ink threads is an unbiased review. Fear not about the quality of your handwriting or sketching abilities. We don't care. We are all appreciative of those with the gift of artistic ability, but how well you draw or write doesn't impact your ability to test an ink and provide your opinion on it.

    Volunteers located outside the United States are already signed up for the next few months and I shipped out the inks, but all the vials leaked. Fortunately, I have a little more of #25 left that I will send soon using a more leak proof approach. I will send more of the other inks later.

    So, who else would like to participate in the MI#25 review?

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    I would like to participate.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Me, too!
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    Dr. Inkenstein--it was a dark and stormy write!

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Im in, so long as Im not taking a spot from a newbie.


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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Guess I'll toss my hat in the ring too. With the same caveat as Kulprit's.
    Thanks.

    Last edited by calamus; April 11th, 2019 at 02:26 PM.
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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    I would love to participate in another Mystery Ink now that I have a little better grip on it and it is really fun actually reviewing an ink. But I don't want to take somebody's spot if it's their first time. Plus it gives me something to do while I'm still healing from knee surgery.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    I'll have a go. I love showing off my chicken-scratch handwriting.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Count me in for another one! We'll see if I can round up some other FP users here at the office to get their input on the ink.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Hellooooo... Anybody home?
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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    I will select and post the list today or tomorrow and get the inks on their way.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Is it too late to join this? What a fun thing! Thanks for all your hard work!

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Argh. Things keep coming up. Sorry.

    I had enough so everyone gets ink and our International friends get a little extra to make up (I hope) for what spilled last time.

    * Fredrydr
    * Voiren
    * Chrissy
    * Pterodactylus
    * Suzy01 (has anyone heard from Suzy01 lately? Is she ok?)
    * Countrydirt
    * Sailor Kenshin
    * Calamus
    * Kulprit
    * Mreeveshp
    * Sunshineboogie

    PM me your address if I don't have it.
    Last edited by azkid; May 1st, 2019 at 08:53 PM.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    If you didn't see it just above your post, newbie sunshineboogie wants to join in. If you don't have extra ink please reassign my package to her/him.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby921 View Post
    If you didn't see it just above your post, newbie sunshineboogie wants to join in. If you don't have extra ink please reassign my package to her/him.
    Got it. Will do thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby921 View Post
    If you didn't see it just above your post, newbie sunshineboogie wants to join in. If you don't have extra ink please reassign my package to her/him.
    You sacrificed yourself for a fellow geek! Truly a noble gesture!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby921 View Post
    If you didn't see it just above your post, newbie sunshineboogie wants to join in. If you don't have extra ink please reassign my package to her/him.
    Thanks so much!

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Packages are ready to go out tomorrow.

    Hopefully the measures I've taken will prevent loss of ink due to leaks. It probably also helps that it isn't -10F outside.

    As for staining, I doubt it will. I have loaded a couple pens and will let you know. Fingers are another matter but I've seen worse.

    As for saturation, it on par with like Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo or Diamine Twilight, more than Parker Quink Black or Waterman Black and much less than Diamine November Rain.

    It isn't an iron gall ink either and is dye based.

    I am loading it in my vintage pens.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    No leaks and it is here!!

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    First impressions are positive from my desk! I'll play with a day or two and give more feedback. I don't believe I have this color anywhere in my supply.

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    Default Re: Mystery Ink #25

    Really glad at least one came through without leaks. Crossing fingers for the rest.

    I don't see any sign of staining in my Wing Sung plastic converter or the syringe I used.

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