I’m always on the look-out for new (to me) fun inks to try. I recently discovered Ink by the ML and maybe went a little crazy with samples.
L’Artisan Pastellier Classique Bouton D’or is a terrific yellow/orange. I would say that this swab scanned a bit darker than the color is in real life. Some people may find this one a bit too light to have a practical application – I, however, adore it and will be hunting down a full-sized bottle.
So, since we’re on the topic, which off-the-beaten-path inks do you adore?
I believe Rohrer and Klingner has been around for well over 100 years. People who have tried their fountain pen inks seem to enjoy them. However, I believe R&K doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. This may be due to a rather limited line as compared with the likes of J Herbin, Noodler’s, etc.
I have yet to try Konigsblau. Have you?
I don’t recall having used Pelikan Royal Blue, but it is a very nice shade of blue, yes?
I hope everyone had a very long and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!
This is one of those rare inks – I’ve never used it and I don’t even remember seeing it in my collection. I Googled to see if it ‘s still available (it is!) and what people think of it (it seems to be well-liked!).
Have you tried it? I’d love to hear more about it!
Have a very happy Labor Day if you’re in the US. I leave tomorrow to visit my sister while Mr. Pentulant and his mom hold down the fort here.
Aurora Black is definitely black. One day, I’ll need to pull all of my black swabs and do a bit of a comparison.
Do you have a favorite? Mine has been Noodler’s Black. I’m definitely open to learning about others that write really well in nearly all pens.
J Herbin Orange Indien is a nice ink with decent color. It’s no match for my favorite orange, Diamine Pumpkin, though.
Because of all that’s been going on, I’m happily behind on ink swabs for the year. I’ll definitely get to 365 eventually – probably even more than that (so many inks, so little time). I also want to get back to full reviews here – I’ve been putting some mini reviews up on Instagram.
My sister said I should tell my “fans” #sorrynotsorry from her.
De Atramentis Indigo Blue
Ink Swab #200! Woooo!
Diamine Emerald leans a bit to the yellow side of green. More yellow than one might expect from an ink with this name, yes?
I might love R+K’s Cassia!
Sailor Sei Boku Blue Black ink swab.