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new inks and pens give me happy :)

A friend from the USĀ is in town, bearing inks and pens. How blessed am I? First, to have a friend who carried the heavy inks in his luggage all the way from the Midwest; and second, for my stuff to have been in the suitcase that was not lost along the way.

On the left photo, from the top, a batch of five Platinum Preppy refillable highlighter pens; a Preppy eyedropper (ED)-fill fountain pen; another refillable highlighter, this one an ED-fill; and a cartridge-fill Pelikan rollerball. Right photo, the Preppy ED filled with Noodler’s Habanero; the highlighter ED filled with Noodler’s Year of the Golden Pig; a Sailor “21″ Pink from Leigh; the Pelikan rollerball; and a Platinum Nature “Iris” long-short, also from Leigh.

Finally, beautiful inks! Now I can fill the “Leigh” pens. I got them way back in March, but held off inking them until I could obtain encres worthy of them. Now the Sailor “21″ Pink is filled with J. Herbin Rose Cyclamen. Sadly, there must have been residual blue ink in the cartridge; I probably hadn’t flushed it out properly, so it writes purplish. But the pen itself is a lovely writer. Smoooth.

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Left photo: Noodler’s Year of the Golden Pig highlighter ink (only 1,000 bottles were made), J. Herbin Rose Cyclamen, Noodler’s Habanero (orange), and Private Reserve Black Cherry.

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I filled the Plat Iris with Black Cherry, the Plat Preppy ED with Habanero. It’s my first time to have an ED pen, and a “demonstrator” ED at that; just like one of the Preppy refillable highlighters – see the topmost photo. You can actually see the ink sloshing around the barrel and creeping up the feed. Lovely! sends shivers up your spine, it does.

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Ten minutes later…

I flushed out the nibs of the Plat Iris and the Sailor 21. The Plat now writes a proper Black Cherry (kind of brown), but the Sailor won’t write pink as the Rose Cyclamen should. Sigh. Live and learn.

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Still, the inks are not your usual black, blue, or blue-black. I’m happy…and saving the environment by not using disposable ballpoint-pens and highlighters that take up a lot of landfill space and are non-biodegradable.

Yay for refillable and reusable pens!

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