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    I bought a ton of ink samples in the past few weeks. It is a great way to try out inks before committing to purchase an entire bottle.

    Today's winners are KWZ - Baltic Memories (a medium blue with some nice shading) and Akkerman 26 Groenmarkt Smaragd (a muted dark olive green that's work-friendly).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
    I bought a ton of ink samples in the past few weeks. It is a great way to try out inks before committing to purchase an entire bottle.

    Today's winners are KWZ - Baltic Memories (a medium blue with some nice shading) and Akkerman 26 Groenmarkt Smaragd (a muted dark olive green that's work-friendly).


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    What pens are you putting them in?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky View Post
    What pens are you putting them in?


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    I tried out the inks using a $10 "Amazon Basics" fountain pen with a fine nib (that is closer to a medium).

    I expect to use the Akkerman in a 1990's Montblanc #146 with a reasonably wet. and on the wider side, medium nib. For the KWZ, I first thought about one of my Parker Flighter 51's, but I'm always wary of putting a new, unknown (to me) ink in a vintage pen. That's even more true when the new ink comes from a microbrand. My current thought is to try it in a Sailor Pro Gear Slim, of which I have a number, maybe the Purple Cosmos model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
    I tried out the inks using a $10 "Amazon Basics" fountain pen with a fine nib (that is closer to a medium).

    I expect to use the Akkerman in a 1990's Montblanc #146 with a reasonably wet. and on the wider side, medium nib. For the KWZ, I first thought about one of my Parker Flighter 51's, but I'm always wary of putting a new, unknown (to me) ink in a vintage pen. That's even more true when the new ink comes from a microbrand. My current thought is to try it in a Sailor Pro Gear Slim, of which I have a number, maybe the Purple Cosmos model.
    Where are you getting your samples from?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spooky View Post
    Where are you getting your samples from?


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    Many pen shops sell samples these days for $2 or $3. I got these samples from Vanness in Little Rock, Ark. and Anderson Pen Shop in Appleton, WI. I know Goldspot Pens and Goulet Pens also offer samples. Jetpens may do so as well; I can't remember.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
    Many pen shops sell samples these days for $2 or $3. I got these samples from Vanness in Little Rock, Ark. and Anderson Pen Shop in Appleton, WI. I know Goldspot Pens and Goulet Pens also offer samples. Jetpens may do so as well; I can't remember.


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    I have purchased all of my Pens, Inks, and Samples from Goulet.

    Part of it I think is their online presence, and having called them with a card issue once, I was impressed with their customer service.

    I’ve only ever put one ink in my Pilot 823. Love that color and will probably stick to it for years. The TWSBI however is a sock drawer.


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    Picked this BP up for quick use at work

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    Nice Starwalker BP.


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