Best Inks

The Safest Fountain Pen Inks: 12 Examples

What makes fountain pen inks safe is controversial, and marketers may profit from obscuring the discussion. In this article, I'll list tried and true inks, as

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Ink Basics

How Long Will 50ml of Ink Last? (3 Different Nibs)

Your bottle of fountain pen ink will last up to 1.6 times longer using a fine nib compared to a medium nib. I've tested how many pages I could write on 50ml of

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How to Store Fountain Pen Ink Bottles (Make It Last)
Does Fountain Pen Ink Expire? (Shelf Life of Bottle & Cartridge)
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Ink Alchemy

Fountain Pen Ink pH test: Acidity of 36 inks

When choosing ink for your eyedropper conversion or vintage fountain pen, the acidity of the ink matters. However, most manufacturers don't show the pH value

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How To Lubricate Fountain Pen Ink Without Ruining It

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