Higgins Black Magic used...
Higgins Black Magic used to be my go-to ink years ago. Now, while I did not buy
it through Jet Pens, I decided to give Black Magic another shot. I don't know if
it was just this batch, or if this ink is not good as I remember. This ink bled
horribly on any paper I used it on, mainly Strathmore 400 plate britol,
Strathmore 300 bristol (smooth), Canson Artist series Smooth Bristol, and Eon
Art Boards. Upon further investigation, EonProd recommends staying far away from
this ink. Not only did the ink bleed, but it was a gray... nowhere near black.
This is NOT the Black Magic ink I remember from years past.
I'll recommend ANY ink over this ink. Heck, you're better off with Speedball
Super Black (actually not too bad of an ink).
I wanted to give this ink 2 stars, but I'm giving it an extra star because it
could just be my batch. However, I don't think it was as evidenced by EonProd's
ink recommendations for their Bristol.