Fountain Pen Reviews: Call For Ink Suggestions

I want to pick up the pace of my fountain pen reviews this year. I’ve got several pens in the queue and part of what I want to do is run a variety of inks through the pen as part of the review. I’d like to get your suggestions for ink to use. I can’t promise to try every ink request. But if I have the ink available or can get a sample at low cost I can give it a try. These would be inks to try in the pen, not a full ink review.

Leave a comment on this post or use the contact form to submit your suggestion. Feel free to suggest a pen review for any pens in my accumulation. I figure it will take a month or so of use before I can review the pen, but I’m hoping to be able to write one every two weeks.

The pens currently in the review queue are:

  1. Sailor Pro Gear Imperial: I’ll use the supplied black ink cartridge along with the supplied Sailor bottle black ink. This pen demands black ink, so I’ll only take those for suggestions. Aurora Black is one of my favorites so it will get used eventually.
  2. Platinum 3776 Century in Extra Fine and Fine nibs. I have a couple Platinum 3776 Century pens and plan to do a combined review.
  3. Stipula Model T: This one currently has Noodler’s Apache Sunset. Wide open for ink suggestions on the Titanium “one size fits all” nib.
  4. Faber-Castell E-motion – Just finished a converter fill of Diamine Oxblood and I’m looking for the next ink to use on this smooth medium steel nib.

So let me know what you want to see.

4 thoughts on “Fountain Pen Reviews: Call For Ink Suggestions

  1. Namiki/Pilot standard blue. This is a wonderful ink in every way – especially the way it smells. It is wrongfully ignored by most reviewers in favor of over-priced fidgety inks in flashy bottles.

    • David, I’ll give it a try. I looked through my cartridges expecting to find one but didn’t. So I’ll add it to my next sample order. Thanks for the suggestion.


  2. Great site! I’m am kind of a fountain pen newbie (I only have Noodler’s Inks), but I really like the way the Pilot Iroshizuku inks look.

    • Hi Mike. Noodler’s was one of the first bottled inks I ventured into and I liked them. Just so many to chose from. I had a couple Iroshizku samples and just loaded Tsuyu-kusa (blue) in the Faber-Castell E-Motion. Only wrote a couple words so no opinion yet.


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