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    Default Re: Good Dry ink for wet writing Wahl Flex Nib

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    I agree that iron gall ink is a good choice. You can also consider Pelikan 4001 inks like Royal Blue and Blue Black that are very dry.
    Do you have a US source for Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black in the US?
    Vanness and Lemur carry it, but are both out of stock. Amazon is your best bet.
    Vintage. Cursive italic. Iron gall.

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    Default Re: Good Dry ink for wet writing Wahl Flex Nib

    Quote Originally Posted by Baisao View Post
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    I agree that iron gall ink is a good choice. You can also consider Pelikan 4001 inks like Royal Blue and Blue Black that are very dry.
    Do you have a US source for Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black in the US?
    No, as 4001 Blue Black is no longer imported to the US. I buy mine from Amazon UK. You can also buy it from Cult Pens and Seitz-Global.

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    Default Re: Good Dry ink for wet writing Wahl Flex Nib

    I got some Pelikan 4001 BB from Pendomonium

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    Default Re: Good Dry ink for wet writing Wahl Flex Nib

    Is Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black safe with latex sacs?

    I noticed that Pelican Blue-Black* has a pH of 2.2 and Pelikan 4001 Blue is 2.7, which seems like it might be too acidic to me.

    That would be a shame if BB wasn't safe since so many flex nibs are vintage.

    Source: http://www.marcuslink.com/pens/ink/i...-ph-levels.htm

    * not indicated as 4001

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    Default Re: Good Dry ink for wet writing Wahl Flex Nib

    Pelikan IG 4001 Blue black works very well in latex sac pens. With latex, you have to worry more about alkaline inks.

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    Default Re: Good Dry ink for wet writing Wahl Flex Nib

    Quote Originally Posted by silverlifter View Post
    Iron galls would be my recommendation. Dry writers, that shade beautifully, and don't smudge. DRI or ESSRI would be great in your pen.
    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    Pelikan IG 4001 Blue black works very well in latex sac pens. With latex, you have to worry more about alkaline inks.
    +1

    Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black is a great ink for flex nibs and sacs, as are ESSRI and Diamine Registrar's/Akkerman #10.
    It stays blue-black after aging.

    If you want the final color to be more blueish, R&K Salix is a good choice. Or R&K Scabiosa as a purple ig.

    If the classic type of BB - the ink starts as blue-black and get's black (or nearly black) after some time - then the strong ig's ESSRI / DRI / Akk. #10 are great. I like those especially for eef or ef nibs.

    Vintage pens with sacs and gold flex nibs were made for such inks...

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