In celebration of Inktober, we’ll be taking a look at the top 5 inks of each of our staff members.
First up I have my favourite blue ink. Diamine Majestic Blue is a dark blue ink with lovely shading. It also has some beautiful red sheen. This is probably the most fun you can have with a “serious” ink colour.
Another formal ink that fascinates me is Sailor Kiwa-Guro. This is a pigment based permanent black ink. It’s extremely water resistant, yet it has excellent flow. It’s also interesting to note that it doesn’t cling to plastic, so it looks really cool in a demonstrator pen. It has bit of a grey sheen, which makes it look matte black on the page.
A new addition to my list is Robert Oster Australian Opal Mauve. This is a soft, cool purple ink with some great shading. If you use a wet enough nib, you might notice the slightest hint of turquoise in the edges.
Graf von Faber-Castell Moss Green is a special kind of green ink. It’s dark, yet vibrant, and it reminds me of an E-Type Jaguar in British Racing Green. It has a little bit of red sheen that really adds depth to the colour. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also highly water-resistant.
Finally there’s my favourite ink of all time. Diamine Autumn Oak has the kind of subtle shading you only really notice once you’ve filled a page with it. Every colour you see in this ink is beautiful, and it is so perfectly named.
So those are my top 5 inks. Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of them out, and if you find them as mind-blowing as I do. I’d love to hear about your top 5 too.