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    Default Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib ink recommendations

    Anyone have a good ink that they've used with the Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib? Something with a good flow, that can stand up to some slight flexing that occurs while doing generally daily writing. I recently got one of these and I seem to have some skipping on some of the downstrokes of some letters (T, L, B, Etc) periodically while taking notes. It almost seems like the feed is having issues driving enough ink to the nib at times but then recovers quickly.

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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib ink recommendations

    Aurora black

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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib ink recommendations

    I've had good luck with the mb egyptomania cobalt green ink, had no issues with sailor manyo haha either.
    Omas lover, and have a few other pens

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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib ink recommendations

    Mine has been inked with KWZ Grapefruit, Sailor Souten, and KWZ Walk over Vistula. They all performed well. I generally prefer KWZ in "modern flex" pens. E.g. their Thief's Red has redeemed an Aurora Optima Flex for me.

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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib ink recommendations

    My first post, yay! I keep mine inked with MB Permanent Blue, MB Pop Pink (i love this ink), Sailor Sei-Boku (amazing ink, lovely color).

    That's it. With the other inks, the pen writes too wet, and instead of having a nice EF line, I get an M line.

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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib ink recommendations

    MB Racing Green is always satisfying...


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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib ink recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by agentdaffy007 View Post
    My first post, yay! I keep mine inked with MB Permanent Blue, MB Pop Pink (i love this ink), Sailor Sei-Boku (amazing ink, lovely color).

    That's it. With the other inks, the pen writes too wet, and instead of having a nice EF line, I get an M line.
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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib ink recommendations

    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by adhoc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by agentdaffy007 View Post
    My first post, yay! I keep mine inked with MB Permanent Blue, MB Pop Pink (i love this ink), Sailor Sei-Boku (amazing ink, lovely color).

    That's it. With the other inks, the pen writes too wet, and instead of having a nice EF line, I get an M line.
    Welcome to our small community!

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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib ink recommendations

    Waterman Florida Blue: OK I had occasional railroading, but it was my first load of ink & i was just getting to know how the pen behaves. I like to use this ink on Rhodia paper with any pen that's new to me. My bottle is the old Florida Blue

    Iroshizuku Shin Kai : Lots of bleed-through on Rhodia paper.

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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib ink recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Aurora black
    Just wanted to come back to this that after 4 months and 25 inks tested / bought specifically for this pen, Aurora Black turned out to be the best by a significant margin. Could have saved a lot of money and time if I just followed this advice :P

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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Calligraphy/Flex nib ink recommendations

    I’ve tried two more inks with my 149 Calligraphy: Herbin Rouille d’ancre and R&K Salix.

    Rouille d’ancre is a bit light for most uses. I had some bleed through where the pen was flexed, on the dots on the letter I, and at the end of strokes. I used it mostly on Clairefontaine Seyes paper, but also tried some Mokeskine notebooks, Rhodia, TR & Fabriano Ingres. No issues with the Fabriano and just the usual see-through with Tomoegawa, but they’re not everyday papers. Otherwise, rouille d’ancre was well behaved. It rinsed out more easily than i expected. In sum, rouille d’ancre works OK but requires better paper. It may be most suited to final copies.

    Salix works quite well on a greater variety of paper, even the notoriously bad ones like Moleskine. I think drier inks are the way to go with the 149 Calligraphy.

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