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Fountain Pen Inks

A Sampler

By Greg Clark

ISBN non

Publisher: Greg Clark

Publishing Year: 2003

? Edition

? Print

Language: English

Book Format: Soft Cover

Book Dimensions: 21.5x28 cm

45 Pages



"During the course of writing “Slaying The Ink Myths” for the November 1996 issue of Pen World International Magazine, I amassed a collection of over 70 then current production fountain pen inks. As part of my procedure while testing and cataloging these inks, I painted samples of each onto paper. These labeled samples formed a little book that I used as a reference when selecting inks for daily use. Several friends found this a delightful idea and encouraged me to make this “Sampler” available to others, as it would cost over $ 3,500 for someone to duplicate my current personal ink collection.

This book has evolved out of my interest and work with inks and has grown to the unbelievable level of almost 290 fountain pen inks. The fact that there are this many types of ink currently available is a positive indicator for the future of the fountain pen.

I wish to point out that these samples were current at the tome of applying them to these pages. Ink colors change some with age, the type and color of paper on which they are used, nib width, how wet the pen writes and with manufacturers formula changes. Please keep in mind that the dye chemical companies are constantly adding and deleting dye stock colors, often causing the ink companies to reformulate to try to keep colors (somewhat ?) constant. They usually succeed well enough to defy casual observation, but some ink connoisseurs have most discerning eyes !"



An extensive review of inks currently on the market. literally "hand-made" booklet.



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