Monday, May 31st, 2010

Changing ink colors with the seasons?

Stephanie

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With summer just around the corner, I was wondering if some people liked switching ink colors at various times of the year.

I have 11 fountain pens currently inked, and I recently just flushed & filled 9 of them. For the first time ever, I resisted putting a different color in every pen and actually have 5 pens filled with the same black ink and two with the same blue. That leaves 4  – one red, one purple, a magenta and a bright Florida blue.

What about you? Any new colors? Staying with the same?


14 thoughts on “Changing ink colors with the seasons?

  1. The change of seasons has always prompted me to change my inks. My inks for spring are softer or lighter versions of green, teal and turquoise. I also love Noodler’s Georgia peach, the only peach ink I have ever been able to find.

  2. The change of seasons has always prompted me to change my inks. My inks for spring are softer or lighter versions of green, teal and turquoise. I also love Noodler’s Georgia peach, the only peach ink I have ever been able to find.

  3. I love to have several different colored inked pens. I currently have black, blue black, turquoise, bright pink, purple, and a magenta. I would love to add a green and deciding between orange or yellow.
    I’d never thought of changing the colors for the seasons but that’s a cool idea, I’ll have to give it more thought and would have to purchase more inks. :) which is always fun to do, so many selections.

  4. I love to have several different colored inked pens. I currently have black, blue black, turquoise, bright pink, purple, and a magenta. I would love to add a green and deciding between orange or yellow.
    I’d never thought of changing the colors for the seasons but that’s a cool idea, I’ll have to give it more thought and would have to purchase more inks. :) which is always fun to do, so many selections.

  5. I just don’t have that many inks yet! :-( I just purchased a Visconti Rembrandt this weekend (in red) and filled it last night with Noodlers North African Violet and I have a Lamy All-star with JH Indien Orange.

  6. I just don’t have that many inks yet! :-( I just purchased a Visconti Rembrandt this weekend (in red) and filled it last night with Noodlers North African Violet and I have a Lamy All-star with JH Indien Orange.

  7. I like having each pen inked with a different color. My choice of what ink goes in which pen is where I take my time. My italic nibs are for the inks that have a tendancy for shading, an so on.
    Changing with the seasons? I hadn’t thought about it. I don’t have that many inks right now. I do have a whole bunch of samples from Pear Tree Pens and a dear pen pal that I’m having fun with, but I admit that the idea of seasonal inks intrigues me.

  8. I like having each pen inked with a different color. My choice of what ink goes in which pen is where I take my time. My italic nibs are for the inks that have a tendancy for shading, an so on.
    Changing with the seasons? I hadn’t thought about it. I don’t have that many inks right now. I do have a whole bunch of samples from Pear Tree Pens and a dear pen pal that I’m having fun with, but I admit that the idea of seasonal inks intrigues me.

  9. On some level yes I do this, but not with every pen. In the spring and summer more of my turquoise and light colors go into rotation. In the fall I use more reds and oranges. In the winter I stick to dark colors. But no matter the time of year blues and purples are always in rotation.

  10. On some level yes I do this, but not with every pen. In the spring and summer more of my turquoise and light colors go into rotation. In the fall I use more reds and oranges. In the winter I stick to dark colors. But no matter the time of year blues and purples are always in rotation.

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