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What are the best Indian made two toned shading inks?

I chase them, best normally used on 90g or better paper to show the shading.

 

A friend of mine is going back to India soon (in the next few days) , and I'd like to have him get me some good shading inks.

I have no Indian inks.

Hope to have him get me a good paper also. JK excel bond 85 g has been recommended.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

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Try out Krishna inks... They're one of the most popular ink makers that make sheening and shading inks... Krishna Moonview and Elegant teal are my favorites. you can check them out at www.thepenworld.com(i think they do offer international shipping)

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Which Moonview there is Moonview and Moonview 2.

 

What do you think of Sea at Night?

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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I thought Krishna was more of a sheening ink specialist.

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2 hours ago, Bo Bo Olson said:

Which Moonview there is Moonview and Moonview 2.

I personally prefer Moonview 1.. I do like all of krishna's inks but I'm a sucker for blue inks that's why i chose moonview...

 

2 hours ago, Bo Bo Olson said:

What do you think of Sat at Night?

All of krishna inks are excellent... and you can't go wrong with any of them

 

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4 hours ago, Bo Bo Olson said:

What do you think of Sat at Night?

Mountain of Ink describes it as a super-sheener, and it comes with the faults of super-sheeners. But yes, for the price it's good ink.

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Actually more interested in classic two toned shading, than glitter.

 

I guess I do need a sheen ink. I don't have any, in most of my inks are 4-5 years old or older and from before sheen.

I do have some glitter inks, Diamine and one Herbin.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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Well, Krishna makes some affordable super-sheeners. I'm not too sure of shading inks, our inks seem to be on the wetter side. hari317 might know of some.

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Thank you.

Hari favors Quink and MB.

I should, will go super sheener, in my inks are all too old, developed before sheen, or the darker Edelsteine inks. I don't care for yellowish, amberish type of inks.

 

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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Get Moonview, Sea at Night, Jungle Volcano for super-sheen. Maybe you'll like some of Krishna's regular line too, have a look. You ought to get 4 bottles of super sheeny ink for around 10 euros, so it won't be too heavy on your pocket, too. Indian Quink is about a Euro a 30ml bottle if I remember correctly. MB prices are more or less the same as in Europe (Might have misinterpreted, forgot to type Europe). You might get some Iroshizuku/Sailor/Taccia inks too, they're cheaper here than they are in Europe.

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59 minutes ago, IlikeInksandIcannotlie said:

Iroshizuku.........Kon-Peki

Thank you,

I will have to worry about making him and his wife overweight on the local flight which is more stringent than international flights according to my neighbor.

Will copy your and Hari's advice and give it to him...................I did set him up at real old there for friendship prices with the basics in fountain pens. An EF regular flex, a maxi-semi-flex F, a regular flex M and a semi-flex OB. He had some sort of Parker in nail M.

 

(He has a child so there is no need for him to wander in the wilderness and spend more money than needed on pens; learning expensive lessons. Gave him a couple good inks and told him where to buy Oxford Optic 90g spiral notebooks. ) Where as he didn't write much before doing software, he has done two full spiral notebooks of notes since he started using a fountain pen. Writing and fountain pens is the only comfortable way to do that, gives you a different thought pattern.

 

The only Japanese ink I have is the above and I find it very wet. Cost me E-25 at my B&M.

It is made of course for super skinny nibs.

 

Artus was a Lamy sub-brand. Lamy was a nail, Artus was/is regular flex. I hadn't used it in years...so it was time in it was an F. (Vintage F is thinner than modern Western F's, so would be Japanese M.)

 

I do have good to better papers AND Clairefontaine Triomphe, Rhoda 90g (haven't tried the 80g yet), and often use Oxford Optic 90g spiral notebooks.

I've been using Oxford Optic or Clairefontaine Velot`(both are equal) for some 12 years. Euro cost now @ E4.00, (5??? short memory) good affordable paper.

I had other good papers, but finally got off my dead rear and got some Clairefontaine Triomphe,& Rhoda 90g.

 

If a pen is old enough and sat around in the dark of the drawer for a couple generations instead of being used occasionally, the nib develops micro-corrosion or 'iridium-rust' .....drag.

 

Some folks will spend hours looking to make the old nib butter smooth...something it wasn't when new. Butter Smooth tipping IMO is new, once new pens were good and smooth; like a Pelikan 200's nib.

Of course in the good old days, there was better paper so butter smooth wasn't a necessity it is now.

 

Being lazy I can get rid of drag (iridium- rust)   in a minute using micro mesh. Bringing back the nib to good and smooth, I do feel the paper still.............and won't slide around on slick paper like Clairefontaine Triomphe or Rhoda.

 

 The Kon-Peki, made that old Artus Ballit F feel close to butter smooth on slick paper. It appears it will be my go to ink for my one or two dry nibs.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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Kon-peki is available at INR 1400 locally, and is often discounted by 10 percent if you look in the right places. Much cheaper than the 25 euro you pay.

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Well :eureka:, better a bit late than not. There is a huge amount of Krishna inks reviewed in Ink Reviews. :doh:

Well first had to know of them in the first place.

Going through it now. Bronze Leaf has hit my to get list.

Sooner or later I'll get down to hand full of them.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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Having looked through Ink Reviews. There are five inks that  I can hope for. If they are not out of stock in the next couple of weeks.

Moonview, Jungle Volcano (will designate a pen and converter to it…in it’s hard to clean. If folks can designate a pen to a bright but do nothing Baystate Blue, I can designate a pen to an ink that does something. 

Has anyone had problems with it, not listed in the review?

 

The other ones that looked interesting or didn’t conflict with other inks of mine were, Cool Breeze, Thulsi (I have three good shading Green-Green inks; R&K Verdura, MB Irish Green, & the discontinued Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Green.), this looks like a great shading green-green ink.

 

Bronze Leaf, great shading, no sheen.

One does need a good paper for shading. Some 13 years ago when I came back to fountain pens after spending 40 years in the Ball Point Wilderness, I learned that. The third ink I bought was Lamy Turquoise; the then basis turquoise that all turquoise inks were compared too. It was ok, but a bit Blaaaaa. Then I went over to Ink Reviews and then there were only two reviews. Both showed it shading:yikes:, something new to me. Both were using 90g paper……Ah Ha. Bordering the Yellow Brick Road is a lot of shading inks. If one has good to better paper.

 

I imagine, JK excel bond 85gsm paper, will shade. For sure your JK Cedar 100g. You do need good to better paper to shade.

In one don't feed a printer with good to better writing paper :angry::gaah:, a couple reams of such paper can last for years. In no time at all, with just one good ream or 100 sheet box of paper or two every year, one can have a paper collection that is envious.

 

I really know next to nothing about sheen inks, in that came in @ five years ago; after I bought most of my inks; mostly it’s only been an Edelstein ink a year since then, and some Diamine glitter inks. The ones that also shade.

 

 

 

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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