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    Pretty new to fountain pens. My sister got into them in Japan (I think) and then got me one for Christmas and Iíve been hooked since. I use them as daily writers at an animal hospital as a vet tech. We have paper charts so I write several pages per day. My first pen, the gift, was/is a Pilot Metropolitan M. I bought a Caran Díache 849 EF but returned it shortly after as I felt the nib was far to scratchy and was actually tearing through paper in some instances. In its place I got a Pilot Prera EF which I like. Iíve got a Lamy with a fine nib that my sister let me borrow. I just bought a Montegrappa Ducale that Iíll post about elsewhere. If all goes well with it then I more than likely wonít buy anymore. Iím definitely on the user end of the spectrum and donít much care for a huge collection unless there is a specific use intended. Anywho...

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    Welcome! What kind of ink do you like for a work pen?
    "Nolo esse salus sine vobis ...Ē óSt. Augustine

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    Hello and welcome.
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    Welcome to FPG, Hastur.
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    How far from the Big Chicken?
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    Thatís been a tough one for me. I write on quite a bit of regular printer paper but mostly on a much heavier paper made specifically for our charts. I also wrote quite a lot of prescriptions and the ideal ink would be water fast. Iím not too hung up on that part. I donít mind if itís illegible but I would prefer someone be able to tell that somethings awry. Iím also obsessed with the blue black inks as Iíve never known they were a thing until recently.

    So far Iíve tried Noodlerís Navy, Baystate Blue, Blue Black, Borealis Black, and Polar Blue. Iíve also used Rohrer & Klingner Salix, and De Atrementis Black Edition Blue Black. By far my favorite is the De Atrementis. Iím not sure itís very waterproof but I know it wonít just rinse off immediately. The Baystate blue is great as a regular blue ink but I donít typically write in blue. The Noodlerís Navy is okay but it depends on the nib and paper. Sometimes it looks like a nice dark blue. Others it has far too much light to dark blue shading, and in my opinion, doesnít look good for professional use. The Salix is okay but I have pretty consistent flow issues with it. The Noodlerís Blue Black has a great color but it dries FARRRR to slow for work use. It still smudges about a minute or so out. Polar blue has awesome characteristics but the color is just lacking. Itís too washed out. Like a really muted blue. The De Atrementis so far has been great, my only ďcomplaintĒ is the possible lack of waterproofness.

    So long story short I suppose Iím still looking for the perfect blue black, dark blue, or an incredibly black purple. I suppose thatís half the fun though.

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    Default Re: Hello from Atlanta

    Hahaha I currently sit at work less than 15 minutes from the Big Chicken.

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    As for inks, several here can advise you on the ďbullet proofĒ document inks. I think DeAtramentis has one and it may be like an iron gall ink thatís waterproof. I work in a lab and our hand written work must be legible and smear and water proof...
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    Default Re: Hello from Atlanta

    Welcome to the forum Hastur! If you've got questions about fountain pens, you've come to the right place to get answers!

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    I havenít come across a DeAtrementis iron gall yet. Iíll look into that. Diamine has their Blue Black Registrars ink which is an iron gall. I have it on a wish list of inks Iíd like to try. I absolutely love the almost greenish hue of the Noodlerís Blue Black and the DeAtrementis Blue Black. Iíve been really looking for something similar that is waterproof. Iíll be looking around here as well.

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    Default Re: Hello from Atlanta

    The Ducale Murano post I mentioned making.
    https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...627#post283627

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    Welcome!
    I use a fountain pen and a paper planner - paperinkplan.wordpress.com

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    Default Re: Hello from Atlanta

    Welcome I believe that you can mix De Atramentis inks, if you are interested in that. You might find this article useful: https://janeblundellart.blogspot.com...revisited.html

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    Default Re: Hello from Atlanta

    Hello and welcome
    I am a Penpaller and Correspondent. I have a blog. I have a snail mail forum for discussion and postal challenges....
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