RubyOpaltones
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Jun 20, 2015
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I've noticed a number of people suggesting a drop of all four colours., but since I already have one of the colours, I would prefer to be able to choose, "up to four colours". That way I wouldn't have to pay for a repeat bottle. Thanks.
I do find that the gold rarely shows in the writing for me. No matter how hard I shake the bottle before I fill my pen. I was astonished to see just how much gold was showing in your writing samples. I do hope I will be able to,get the same effect. Does anyone have any tips on getting the gold to show? I have the stormy grey at the moment. Thanks Jess
Jun 20, 2015
pyramus
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Jun 20, 2015
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To get the most shimmer on the page, you need the most ink, and that usually means a stub nib or at least a broad nib. If you have a particularly wet pen, that helps, too: the wetter the better (as long as your paper can stand up to it). I like the Rouge Hématite in a Lamy Safari with a 1.1 stub, but there are lots of options.
Jun 20, 2015
WendiG
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Jun 20, 2015
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Dip pen or broad and stub nibs might get more of it onto your paper.
Jun 20, 2015
BlueberryBear
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Jun 20, 2015
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I've only try the red and grey inks, but what worked best for me was a wet and/or large fountain pen (a stub, or broad, or fude or flexible nib if you have those) on fountain pen friendly paper. I tested them with my Hero 9018 with a fude nib, and in a Noodler's Ahab with flexible nib. I got almost no gold showing when I tested those inks on regular (copy) papers, or very little at best, but as soon as I tried them on Rhodia, the gold flecks were amazing. I'm guessing the less ink is actually absorb into the page (like it is on cheap paper), the more stays on top of it (like on Rhodia and other nice paper), resulting in more shimmery particles to reflect light.
Jun 20, 2015
asandholm
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Jun 20, 2015
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You need a broad nib with a very wet feed to get the gold to show up ( and a rather ink resistant paper), it works perfect in a flex pen
Jun 20, 2015
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