Black and Sorta Black Inks

LPC member Kathryn R. from Calgary has provided us with two pages (see the bottom of this post) with some interesting pictures and entertaining comments on a number of black and sorta black inks.

My personal favourite is the Aurora Black which Kathryn seems to like as well.  I find her comments on the Private Reserve Ultra Black interesting and quite humorous.  I also note that Greg Clark found similar drying issues with this ink as noted in a recent Stylus Magazine article.

The Noodler’s Ellis Island Blue shown in the scan is a very attractive blue-black, at least to me, and she has also scanned Noodler’s Zhivago which is also a very popular black that has dark green undertones.

I must admit, while not an expert on black ink (blue is more my style), I was quite surprised at Kathryn’s positive remarks on Montblanc Black.  I have never really heard anyone speak about this ink, let alone make positive comments.  Perhaps I associate with people in “lighter” circles?

Black page 1 Black page 2

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