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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DRY dark blue?

    Quote Originally Posted by sgphoto View Post
    ESSRI - It's the driest ink I own. Not wet. Fast-drying even with a broad nib. Bluish-blackish depending on paper.
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    This^^^
    I even turned it into a link for you
    Isn't that a P.O.S. Parker Vector?

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    Montblanc Permanent Blue is fairly fast drying and a beautiful blue. This is a document ink. The only downside is the cost. I use it in an Edison Menlo with a fine nib and it is really good. I used to use this in my scientific notebooks. I havenít tried Pelikan but heard it is really good too.


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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DRY dark blue?

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    This^^^
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    Isn't that a P.O.S. Parker Vector?
    Yup. You want to hear my sister-in-law's (she's a vicar) opinion of them when they've been filled with Registrar's ink for a while and no-one, naturally, has ever flushed it or maintained it at all. She lives in fear of there one day being a nasty ESSRI-meets-pristine-white-wedding-dress moment in the vestry as someone shakes it in a desperate bid to get it to write.
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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DRY dark blue?

    I would never put ESSR ink in any of my modern pens. I just don't want to have to try cleaning it out if it starts to dry out in there. Each to their own though.
    It's good that everyone is different.

    Faber-Castell pens and ink are made in Germany. If I wanted a dry blue-black ink for a modern Faber-Castell pen I would start with Pelikan 4001.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I would never put ESSR ink in any of my modern pens. I just don't want to have to try cleaning it out if it starts to dry out in there. Each to their own though.
    It's good that everyone is different.

    Faber-Castell pens and ink are made in Germany. If I wanted a dry blue-black ink for a modern Faber-Castell pen I would start with Pelikan 4001.
    I'm a fan of ESSRI but I'm also a flush-and-clean every month or sooner guy.

    Have you ever tried the R&K Salix? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I would never put ESSR ink in any of my modern pens. I just don't want to have to try cleaning it out if it starts to dry out in there. Each to their own though.
    It's good that everyone is different.

    Faber-Castell pens and ink are made in Germany. If I wanted a dry blue-black ink for a modern Faber-Castell pen I would start with Pelikan 4001.
    I'm not denigrating your suggestion, but I do think you're missing out. ESSR was my daily use ink for several years, in pens both modern and older. It does require some cap discipline, but it was great at taming my very wet-writing ebonite eyedroppers, and even worked well in my Noodler's pens.
    The OP asked for a dry blue ink recommendation, and I can't think of anything dryer
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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DRY dark blue?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I would never put ESSR ink in any of my modern pens. I just don't want to have to try cleaning it out if it starts to dry out in there. Each to their own though.
    It's good that everyone is different.

    Faber-Castell pens and ink are made in Germany. If I wanted a dry blue-black ink for a modern Faber-Castell pen I would start with Pelikan 4001.
    I'm not denigrating your suggestion, but I do think you're missing out. ESSR was my daily use ink for several years, in pens both modern and older. It does require some cap discipline, but it was great at taming my very wet-writing ebonite eyedroppers, and even worked well in my Noodler's pens.
    The OP asked for a dry blue ink recommendation, and I can't think of anything dryer
    I understand what you're saying and many people use ESSRI. However, I don't like Blue-Black inks that much and I like IG inks even less. When IG inks were first invented I'm guessing most pens had rubber sacs. The OP's Faber-Castell must surely be a modern pen that wasn't designed with ESSRI ink in mind. As I said - each to their own. I'm quite happily missing out.
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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DRY dark blue?

    Trivia: iron gall inks were invented in the 5th century and was a standard ink in Europe for about 1400 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Trivia: iron gall inks were invented in the 5th century and was a standard ink in Europe for about 1400 years.
    Quite old then
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    Default Re: Recommendations for a DRY dark blue?

    Hi! New here, but I will definitely have to second or third the Noodler's Q'Eternity or whatever it's called. It's the ink I use at my job about 90% of the time, very well behaved for me, even on those green engineering pads. No bleed through and only minor show-through, though I only use one side of the page as a general rule. I have an older bottle, and it is a bit darker than @ineedafinancialadvisor reports, but it is otherwise just as described.


    Quote Originally Posted by INeedAFinancialAdvisor View Post
    https://www.gouletpens.com/products/...oz-bottled-ink

    it IS (as correctly pointed out above) Part of the Bernanke series of inks
    they ARE fast drying inks (you can watch it sink into the paper the way Parker Superchorme/"51" apparently did)
    1-2 second drying time with a Wing Sung 601 nib on Rhodia Web Notebook paper.

    I have a bottle, and i like it quite a bit.

    My notes on it include:
    Colour: i personally LOVE this colour but 10 of my 34 bottles of ink are blue blacks... YMMV
    Shading: low/Nil
    Saturation: Very Good
    Feathering: yes, especially with wider wet nibs (shaking the hell out of the bottle before filling the pen does help mitigate this)
    Spread: some, worse on cheaper papers
    Cleaning from a pen: Easy
    Bleed: yes if heavily applied to a page, even Rhodia web notebook paper will bleed through, but we're talking like 6mm pilot parallels and multiple passes level of application here
    Waterproof: very good results. not PERFECT but very good.

    best colour match to my bottle I have been able to find online is this one:
    https://stationaryjourney.com/noodle...ity-ink-review
    mine certainly does NOT look like the goulet swatch.

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