Looking forward to trying mine!
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Here’s my collection of hard rubber and overlay Watermans.
From left to right:
Red Ripple/”Woodgrain”: 56, 55, 55, 52, 52, 52½, 52V, 52½V, 52½V, 52½V, 52½V, 51V
Olive Ripple: 94
BluGreen Ripple: 52V, 52V
Cardinal: 52V, 52½V, 52½V
Overlays: 0552½V, 0552½V, 452½V, 452½V, 452½V, 442½V
Black HR: 0755 (kind of merged into the next), 55, 52, 52, 52, 52, 12, 14, 12, 12, 54V, 52V, 12V PSF, 52½V, 52½V, 0942½V
blue black, blue black ink, blue ink, crappy paper, dark blue ink, Diamine, diamine registrars blue black, ferric, ferric ink, gall, gall ink, iron, iron gall, iron gall ink, midnight blue, mont blanc, montblanc, montblanc midnight blue, registrars ink, rohrer & klingner, rohrer and klingner salix, salix
Something I’ve been meaning to post about for a while is a strange phenomenon that occurs when sheen-prone ink is at the last but of a pen’s fill (i.e., still able to write but going to need a refill very soon).
Sheeny inks’, well, sheen appears to concentrate itself on the page when the pen is running low. I’m guessing this has to do with evaporation, as diluting sheeny ink will do the opposite.
It’s a really fun thing to have happen, if somewhat unpredictable.
Here’s a sample of Sailor Sky High in a Waterman 52½V that was running low. You can see the intense sheen on the “Wa”, and the lessened amount on the “ter…”, which is when I stopped and refilled.
Just one more thing that makes fountain pens awesome. 🙂
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Any way, I got a small bottle and am trying it out on some parts. For this little experiment I followed the directions included with the bottle. The cap got a soapy ammonia solution/water scrub (roughly 1:1*). I then let it dry for a day and applied the dye.
I’m not considering this an official test, and I do have a working HR pen that will get the PMBHRPASDJKALSFMVMDUHWRMEPOISDFJSDNFSDFKKPN9 treatment in earnest.
*I forget the dilution ratio for the ammonia solution you can buy at stores, but the 1:1 is (store-bought ammonia solution)/(water). Sometimes it can get confusing because people aren’t sure if you mean the actual content of ammonia or a percentage of ammonia solution.
Last night I emailed J. Herbin expressing my disappointment that the original formulation of Rouge Hematite is not made anymore, and this morning I was surprised to find a response email waiting for me. I’m very happy to say that it looks like the awesome original formula is coming back!!! 😀
Here’s the text if the email:
The manufacturer is going to bring back the original red ink. I do not have
a time table yet! Thank you for writing; I am forwarding your mail to Herbin right now.
Thank you J. Herbin for listening to us! You’ve made me a very happy boy today.