Saturday, March 4, 2017

New Iron gall Ink produced by PLATINUM PEN Co., Ltd.

Hi there.,

PLATINUM PEN Co., Ltd., fountain pen manufacturer in Japan, has newly started selling six colors of iron gall ink.
→ Launch of ink that changes colors, enhancing the joy of using fountain pens
I am collaborating to develop Platinum Classic Inks (Iron gall ink).
For more details, please see Bruno's blog.
→ Gary's Classic Inks

Thank you.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cleaning method for iron gall ink using ascorbic acid

Iron gall ink was the traditional writing and drawing ink. You can buy the iron gall ink as blue-black ink for fountain pens (e.g. Pelikan blue black, Diamine Registrar's Ink, Rohrer & Klingner Salix and Scabiosa). Unfortunately, Montblanc and Lamy had recently discontinued the sale of iron gall blue black ink for fountain pens. One of the reasons, I think the popular old idea that fountain pens can be broken down by iron gall ink is involved.
It is not easy to remove the stains of a iron gall ink with water. However, You may set your mind at ease. You can easily clean your fountain pen that stain with iron gall ink using ascorbic acid (vitamin C) solution.

How to Clean Iron Gall Ink Stains
Above image is that fountain pen with iron gall ink stains.

Above image is after dipping in 1% of ascorbic acid water solution for 20 min.
No scrub, No detergents. But, Very very beautiful and shiny!  

Stains of iron(III) ion with gallic acid is solubilized by reduction with ascorbic acid.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

My homemade inks were sold in Pen Trading in Tokyo 2013.

My homemade inks were sold in Pen Trading in Tokyo 2013. One of them is iron gall yellow-black ink. Yellow-Black is not mistake. You can see the yellow-black ink in this video. 



Next day


 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My homemade inks were sold in Pen Trading in Tokyo.

My homemade inks were sold in Pen Trading in Tokyo 2010 and 2012. One of them is iron gall red-black ink. Red-black is not mistake. You can see the red-black ink in this video.
Mr. Bruno written impressions of my ink on his blog in English. Crónicas Estilográficas

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Making of the most basic iron gall ink

This video is the making of the most basic iron gall ink. It was made from only Iron(II) chloride tetrahydrate, Gallic acid monohydrate and MilliQ water.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My homemade ink in preppy fountain pens

This is preppy fountain pen made in Platinum pen co., ltd.
It looks cheap, but it has high quality. It has an iridium pen point, but it is only 200 yen.
I ink up my homemade ink in preppy.
Blueblack, Green, Melon green, Yellow, Orange and Brown.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

About My Iron gall inks

I made myself this ink which mixed the chemical reagents. I do not sell this ink, but I give about it to persons which will write about my ink on their blogs or webpages.
As such blogs is (http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/tinkpinktink/folder/1790156.html) , (http://inkmonitor.web.fc2.com/inkpass2.html) etc. And my blog in Japanese is (http://d.hatena.ne.jp/pgary/), please choose "handmadeink" category in the right sidebar.