Iroshizuku Ink Mix
– Handwritten Review –
Notes: I was lucky enough to get an ink mixing kit for Christmas, BUT I was not lucky enough to have two or more inks from the same brand that would mix to make a pleasing color. Something tells me that Diamine Oxblood and Diamine Evergreen wouldn’t make the best of browns. The natural choice was to use my Iroshizuku inks, the idea of a blue-grey sounded good, so I went to work mixing. After some back and forth, I ended up with 3 parts fuyu-syogun and 1 part kon-peki. The result was still very blue, but was muted down a bit. Below, I compared it to Diamine’s Eau de Nil, as that was the closest ink I had to the color that came out of the mix. The mix performed well (just like Iroshizuku usually does) and I didn’t have any problems with clogging or clumping or any of the other bad things that tend to come along with mixing inks. I would recommend trying it out, it’s nice to be able to get another color out of two already expensive inks that I had. It’s almost like it’s stretching them further.
Disclaimer: If you are going to try mixing inks, please do not try in your vintage Montblanc 149 that your great grandfather gave you, maybe try it out in a Lamy Safari (or better yet a Platinum Preppy) first. Even inks of the same brand can not get along, so beware.