[Zosslist] Waterman Blue Ink

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Sat Sep 26 21:30:17 EEST 2020


OK, Mark, I'll just order the color I like the best.  These days the darker
colors are the one's I can see which is important.

Best wishes and a tip of my beret to you,
David

On Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 1:39 PM <markh at marketfire.com> wrote:

> Here’s what I remember, which may be completely wrong:
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> If you opened a bottle of Waterman ink 10 or so years ago it had a unique
> smell. The ink was made with phenol to retard mold growth. I think this
> also improved, or at least increased, the flow. I think all of their ink
> colors were made this way.
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> Eventually they removed the phenol because it violated safety standards,
> because the ink wasn’t safe to drink (really!). Odor gone also.
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> In the same time frame Waterman decided that in the new ink world boring
> color names like “black” or “blue/black” were no longer competitive. Hence,
> “Intense black,” Serenety Blue, and “Mysterious Blue”
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> IMO – the colors appear the same to my eye. I still think Waterman is a
> higher flow ink. Still use and like them.
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> I never tried all the old colors, or all of the new colors. I’ve used
> black, blue/black, blue – old and new – and think they are all very useable
> with excellent flow. I don’t notice any particular flow difference between
> these three.
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> Hope that helps,
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> *From:* zosslist-bounces at zosspens.com [mailto:
> zosslist-bounces at zosspens.com] *On Behalf Of *D.J.J. Ring, Jr.
> *Sent:* Friday, September 25, 2020 9:21 PM
> *To:* ZossList
> *Subject:* [Zosslist] Waterman Blue Ink
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> Hello ZossList,
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> There was a particular type of Waterman ink that sometimes is called the
> "ExLax of Inks" because it makes the most recalcitrant of fountain pens
> flow nicely.
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> Waterman changed the names of their inks!
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> Which one was it?
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> They now have:
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> In order of "darkness" according to the photos of the ink.
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> Serenity Blue (looks almost blue green)
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> Inspired Blue (looks watery)
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> Mysterious Blue (looks deeper blue).
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> I'd like to find Ex-Lax type ink that is dark enough to read for my old
> tired eyes.
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> What do you think?
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> Regards,
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> David
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