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I have 3 inks I find boring (and that's really just me, some people might like them, which is valid): Pelikan brown, Pelikan royal blue, and Lamy green. I've improved the green by adding some Waterman black to it. I do this in limited batches. I tried the same thing on the Pelikan inks and they're still boring. Maybe someone here has done something with these inks that I could try? I feel like dumping them in the sink hmmbut it seems like such a waste.



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Hey Issy!

You should be able to darken the blue with some more black ink. I'm glad you were able to shade the green to your liking!
The brown may be a saturating type color, which means you will probably no be able to change it. I have found that to be true with PR Chocolat.
I like the color, but I have tried to vary the shade/color on some experiments!

Frank

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I'll try more black with the blue. It's just that right now, it looks like a blah version of a good blue-black. :p I might try adding green to the blue to see how that looks. The Pelikan brown is just a weird shade -- like maybe close to a chestnut brown. Oh well. Back to my mixing bottles.


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Still on an "Quest" for the best Blue-Black (BB) Ink!!
(Darker the better!)



Frank

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I use Speedball Panache blue to liven up boring blues. They also make a very bright red.

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Still searching? - take a look ar Diamine inks 25 different blues and 100 colour in total and all intermixable!

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Since that post ages ago, I've given away most of the inks I wasn't happy with and acquired others including Diamine, Noodler's, Pilot Iroshizuku, Rohrer & Klinger, and Stipula. :) I'm into variations on olive green.

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Frank wrote:

Still on an "Quest" for the best Blue-Black (BB) Ink!!
(Darker the better!)



Frank


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Yes Freddy!

I have a sample of Denim from Goulet Pens!

I usually find myself mixing blues to get them dark, but the Denim does look pretty good!

My Motto- the darker the colorm, the better!!

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