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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    I'm expecting it anytime early next week! Canada Post is quite slow...you have Mondays and Fridays, and then you have the days when they don't even bother ringing. But usually the mail is properly handled and rarely arrives destroyed...you can't have it all!

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    It's here. No leaks!

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    I haven't, no.

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    I want some of that squishy-tapey stuff sealing the vials. Didn't even mess up my nail polish.
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    The tape is called Parafilm-m that is used in laboratories for sealing. You can purchase it from Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/Parafilm-Roll...l%2C155&sr=1-6
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    All Ink flights have now been delivered. Enjoy!


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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    It is here indeed! No leak! Thank you junglejim
    Now the question is, which pen to use for which ink, to bring them to the office tomorrow?
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Chromas, 54 seems very intriguing like maybe a really good shading ink or possibly a sheening ink, some very nice colors came out of that one.
    55 a little more monochromatic but a nice honey to dark brown
    56 looks so much darker than I would have expected when I made the line on the strip for the test, I'm hoping to see some interesting shading from that ink too

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    So far I've filled 3 Lamy pens that currently have M nibs and done the swab tests. The middle part of the swab test is where I dab the inky end of the cotton bud along the swab card in a line.
    It's a technique I've been using to show up shimmer and sheen on a few other inks.....

    Swab tests:
    MI's 54.55,56.jpeg
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    I inked 3 pens this morning and used them for the day at the office. #54 was much lighter on paper than anticipated from the sample tube. It's both quite wet, and lowly lubricated. Quite strange, and maybe there's something I'm not getting there.
    Looks almost like a chromoshading like Sailor Ink studio #123. Maybe something from Troublemaker's or one of the other Korean brands?

    #56 appears to me a more standard green at first sight, but I think there's more to it. I made the mistake of inking a Jinhao 80 with it (as to be able to change the nibs) but it seals so poorly (I had forgotten that) the ink darkens a lot between the morning and the afternoon. Unfortunately I have nothing in the same shades of green to compare...and I don't think it's Lamy green.

    I haven't played much with #55 so far, closest I have is Diamine Brandy Dazzle without the glitters!

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Forgive my excess apostrophies.

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Quote Originally Posted by Lithium466 View Post
    I inked 3 pens this morning and used them for the day at the office. #54 was much lighter on paper than anticipated from the sample tube. It's both quite wet, and lowly lubricated. Quite strange, and maybe there's something I'm not getting there.
    Looks almost like a chromoshading like Sailor Ink studio #123. Maybe something from Troublemaker's or one of the other Korean brands?

    #56 appears to me a more standard green at first sight, but I think there's more to it. I made the mistake of inking a Jinhao 80 with it (as to be able to change the nibs) but it seals so poorly (I had forgotten that) the ink darkens a lot between the morning and the afternoon. Unfortunately I have nothing in the same shades of green to compare...and I don't think it's Lamy green.

    I haven't played much with #55 so far, closest I have is Diamine Brandy Dazzle without the glitters!
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Silvine Notebook 80gsm Made in the UK. Usually decent paper for fountain pens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Pretty please:
    Haha I know, just been awfully busy with work these last few days. All good now.
    Here is a (terrible) first attempt; just can't get the colours right with my scanner so here is a (equally terrible) picture ; I will try harder...

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Some more lame attempts:



    Oxford Seyes notebook and Vietnam made Moleskine.



    Bleed through. Honestly not bad for Moleskine and such wide/wet nibs (for me!)

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Since tonight we have the Pelikan hubs, here's a test on Pelikan paper:



    I have to say I'm quite disappointed in that paper, it's very smooth but has a tendency to "suck" inks, widening the lines and killing all attempts at sheening. Also a lot of ghosting.
    (It does very well for me with super fine nibs and inks like Platinum blue-black).

    Mystery #55 did very well with the Falcon SEF, and so did #54.
    I tried to get out of my comfort zone and am not pleased by the result...will try to think of a good pen match for #56. After having tried these inks, I don't even know why I keep all these Lamy nibs...Z50 in EF/F/M, Z53 in EF, even the Z55 in EF I don't like much after all.

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Quote Originally Posted by Lithium466 View Post
    Since tonight we have the Pelikan hubs, here's a test on Pelikan paper...I have to say I'm quite disappointed in that paper, it's very smooth but has a tendency to "suck" inks, widening the lines and killing all attempts at sheening. Also a lot of ghosting....
    Pelikan isn't the only pen brand guilty of providing low quality paper for testing pens:

    MB feather.jpeg

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    My first writing was on Silvine paper. 80gsm Made in the UK.
    This is using Rhodia Clic Block

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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Mystery Trio

    Did some playing around with this latest batch of MI ️, on different papers, but with all the same pens: Dollar Demonstrators. I know they put down a fairly generous line, and they're good enough for one of the major pen shows to use as ink testers.

    On Cosmo Air Light.



    On Kokuyo Campus.



    On MiquelRius.



    Drops on Tissue.



    Paper towel chroma flowers.



    So far, I'm enjoying all these inks, so many thanks to junglejim for the fun.
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    Default Re: Mystery Inks #54, 55, and 56

    Mystery Ink 54 is a breeze to flush. Only one rinse and no M54 residue in the Pelikan nib/feed unit!

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