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May 21, 2015
Just a little heads up to my fellow pen lovers, as I always prefer to justify my votes. My #1 is Akkerman as their inks are as good as they're hard to find. My #2 is Diamine because their inks have the highest quality-to-price ratio IMHO, and with the huge number of colors they offer it would be hard for someone wanting to join a drop to be dissatisfied: even if the color you'd like to buy were sold out, there would still be a ton of other inks to get! #3 is De Atramentis, as I've always heard good things about their inks, but I've never had the chance to try them in person. Just my 2 cents, clearly. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Just a small edit: Aurora Black is by far my favourite black if not my favourite ink in general. However, I didn't vote to add Aurora to Massdrop, due to four reasons: it's relatively easy to find, it's so cheap (compared to other high end inks) that a drop discount would still be pretty low particularly for those living outside the US who would have to pay shipping, it's offered in only two colors so it wouldn't make a really good drop material, most black ink lovers already have (or have tried) it. That said, Aurora Black is by far my go-to black, leaving other competitors I tried, namely Iroshizuku Take-sumi, J. Herbin Perle Noire and Diamine Onyx Black, in the dust. Aurora makes just two inks, but they do them damn well (Black in particular)! I've heard good things about Noodler's Heart of Darkness, but I've yet to try it (and any Noodler's ink in general, they're impossible to find where I live, at least without having to pay three times their price in shipping fees).
May 21, 2015
May 31, 2015
Voted identically for similar reasons, except for De Atramentis. DA has a wide range of inks with pleasant colors (and scents, in some cases). They're more expensive than Diamine by the milliliter but still nice, and I could see myself joining a 3- to 5- drop of DA inks.
May 31, 2015
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