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    Default Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    April Showers brings May flowers, and we have 3 new colors to look at! Mystery Ink is now open to FPG veterans, n00bs, newbies, and lurkers. You volunteer, I send free ink, you write with it and post your thoughts and observations. Guessing is welcome, but not required. There is nothing to "win" aside from perhaps personal satisfaction that you recognized it.

    No guess is confirmed 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.

    I will act as the Procurer, Packer, and Post Office Porter. This ink flight will consist of 1 packet containing 3 inks, each vial filled with 3mls of Mystery Ink labeled MI-51, MI-52, and MI-53. There will be 8 packets available, and thanks to DrPenfection, 3 of the packets will be for overseas participants. If you are international, please let me know. If there are more sign-ups for overseas participants than slots, then I will run a Random Number Generator to pick. As per past tradition, if you are brand new to Mystery Ink you will have a Priority Spot!

    The inks in this ink flight are dye based, not pigmented, no shimmer and not iron gall. I donít use any of the Noodlerís Bay State inks, so there wonít be any in the ink flights I send out.

    Post below if you would like to volunteer to receive a free ink flight. I will leave this open until 12 Noon PDT Monday 15 May [ 2000hrs GMT ].

    Note: Packets sent to the UK generally arrive within 8 working days. To the EU it may take much longer.

    Covid-19 Precautions -- I am now fully inoculated and boosted ( 4 shots ), but for everyone's safety ink samples will be prepared using an N-95 face mask and gloves. Ink Packets will be put together with an N-95 face mask and freshly washed hands. ( Sorry, but it's impossible to use sticky tape with gloves on... )

    Also, NEW sample vials from Gouletpens, so hopefully no leaks this round...

    Until then, please stay Safe and Healthy!

    All the Best.
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    I'm definitely in as long as it's not taking the spot of a newcomer, I really enjoyed having some new people in the last one.

    And as always, thank you junglejim for once again graciously hosting this event while also feeding our inky addiction

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    Thank you junglejim. I am happy to join in and for this particular round my address is US based.
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    Thank you junglejim. I'd be more that happy to join from Canada. However, if there's anyone new from overseas, let them take my place

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    Quote Originally Posted by mreeveshp View Post
    I'm definitely in as long as it's not taking the spot of a newcomer, I really enjoyed having some new people in the last one.

    And as always, thank you junglejim for once again graciously hosting this event while also feeding our inky addiction

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    Sign-ups for Mystery Inks are now closed. We have the following Participants:

    US: mreeveshp, Sailor Kenshin
    Overseas: Chrissy, Yazeh

    I will try and get the ink packets mailed out tomorrow. My thanks to all the participants!

    All the Best.

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    Once again huge thanks to junglejim for putting on this wonderful event for us.

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    Many thanks junglejim.
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    Thank YOU, junglejim, for your kindness and generosity! . 🥂
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    All Ink Flights were dropped off with the Owls this morning and tracking numbers have been sent to the participants.

    Enjoy!

    --- Junglejim

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    Looking forward to the owls

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    Mine arrived today, be careful I did have some leak but it was all contained in the bag.

    Thank you junglejim, I can't wait to get started

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    Sorry to say I had leakage too. Some dark color.
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    I'm surprised and saddened about the leakage in these new Goulet Pens vials. I remember when I used to be a member of their Ink Drop in the old days and never saw one leak during any of the monthly drops of 4 or 5 vials. None of my MI vials have leaked either. It's difficult to work out why some leak and others don't.

    I can fill one of these vials with slightly inky water and screw the cap down really tight then shake it vigorously inside a piece of kitchen towel and not one drop comes out. It's weird.
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    Maybe if these are defective ones, you could you use plumbers teflon tape in the future and avoid leakage

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Maybe if these are defective ones, you could you use plumbers teflon tape in the future and avoid leakage
    I just screw the caps on as tight as I possibly can and I don't use any tape. I believe that occasionally the tape can even drag the cap looser as you tighten it depending on the direction you place the tape around the cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Maybe if these are defective ones, you could you use plumbers teflon tape in the future and avoid leakage
    I just screw the caps on as tight as I possibly can and I don't use any tape. I believe that occasionally the tape can even drag the cap looser as you tighten it depending on the direction you place the tape around the cap.
    I think these are probably the defective stock Jim had. I haven't tried plumber's tape myself, but I though it might be a practical alternative. It works with leaky hoses, why not with caps
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    But the vials have tape on them. I haven't yet opened them, do I don't know how 'sticky' the tape is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    But the vials have tape on them. I haven't yet opened them, do I don't know how 'sticky' the tape is.
    Plumber's tape goes between the cap and the vial. It's different from a sticky tape

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #51, 52, and 53

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    But the vials have tape on them. I haven't yet opened them, do I don't know how 'sticky' the tape is.
    Plumber's tape goes between the cap and the vial. It's different from a sticky tape
    Plumbers tape actually works great, I had one that leaked pretty bad last time and after we were done testing I tried the plumbers tape. I put it on the threads and for extra measur put a few wraps around the outside of the cap just like the tape was and couldn't get it to leak no matter that I tried. I also had another vial from quite a while ago that leaked, put the tape on the threads and good to go.

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