Inks of Note

Grav von Faber-Castell Moss Green

My Inks of Note, the inks that I currently regularly use, are mainly in the blue, black, oranage and green tones.

I am often asked about how long ink lasts. Quite a while. But you have to make sure it is stores out of bright light. I keep my inks in a closed cupboard in my office. Keep light away from the ink light leads to a breakdown of the ink.

Cobalt Blue (Graf van Faber-Castell)

Cobalt Blue is a bold dark blue by Faber-Castell Not only will your enjoy the attractive bottle, but the ink has good flow .

Cobalt Blue

Cobalt Blue

Faber-Castell says the Cobalt Blue is "document-proof". They say this means the ink is not visible on the backside of paper (bleed through). The ink can not be erased or changed without leaving traces. It is resistant to both water and light.

Early in 2018 I came across the Skikiori Line of inks by Pilot. The Yonaga, a beautiful dark blue, has immediately become one of my inks of note.

Yonaga - Shikiori Ink

Shikiori - Yonaga

 

Oh what a beautiful blue it is. I find it has good flow and has worked well in a range of pens including Delta, OMAS and Montegrappa.

Full listing of Inks of Note

Over the past six or so years not only do we have choices of colours, but the manufactures have been putting the ink in array of interesting bottles.

Some of my current inks:

400-250-Carandache-ElectricOrange
Electric Orange by Caran d'Ache
On a bit of an orange frenzy and this is one of the oranges that I really like.
  • Electric Orange by Caran d'Ache
    On a bit of an orange frenzy and this is one of the oranges that I really like.
  • Graf von Faber-Castel
    The Moss Green is dark, rich green, without a jarring look.
  • Montblanc
    I bought up every bottle of Hitchock red I could get my hands on! Love it. It is no longer available.
  • Montblanc
    Johnathan Swift Seaweed Green is a very interesting colour. Really changes tone depending on the nib. The green/brown tones are very interesting and easy to take when looking at a full page of writing.
  • iroshizuki
    Shin Kai met my challenge of always looking for a rich dark blue. Good flow and of course, the beautiful sexy bottle.

Inks of Choice

Inks of Choice - the inks I most often load into my pens.