As summer moves towards fall, I wonder how many of our fountain pen friends are swapping out bright blue and vivid green inks for fiery oranges and deep brown ones. I personally like to use whatever I’m inspired by in any given moment – but then again, I’m also not one to swap out summer clothes for winter ones. I think it’s because I live in a constant state of denial pertaining to the weather here in the northeast US.
I don’t currently have many pens inked up, but what I am using is: Herbin’s Perle Noire in my Pelikan M200, (which I’m almost out of because it’s my favorite black ink) Violette Pensee in my vintage Parker Vacumatic (always), Sailor Blue in my Red Lamy Safari, (the one with the custom ground cursive italic nib from Pendemonium) and Diamine Damson in my Charcoal Safari. I also have Amaranth in my blue Safari but it’s an EF nib on that pen and the ink is flowing thinner than I prefer – will likely flush that out and pick a different shade of red for that pen.
What inks are you currently using?