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I'm probably still high...
, February 19, 2011
I'm probably still high from just getting my pen. I got a Kuretake no.13, and
it's just been an absolute joy to use.
But this is the ink, not the pen.
Personally, I got the pen for art rather than writing, though I've found it fun
for that too. At first, I ordered some of the platinum carbon ink because I'd
read Kuretake's included ink is not water proof at all. And it isn't! But it was
only after placing the order that I realized just how cool it'd be that it
And when I tried it out, I was absolutely right. I'm totally awesome.
Make a drawing with the pen, then take another brush (or anything else that can
carry and smear around water) and paint using the ink that's already on the
paper. Extremely fun. I just wish that Kuretake produced this ink outside of the
cartridges, because I think I'd rather use a syringe or a converter, long term.
So it would be 5 stars for being awesome, but it's 4 for coming only in
cartridges, not in bottles. (Though I would gladly revise my review if I did
find bottles of it.)
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Hello, and a wonderfull...
, November 16, 2008
Hello, and a wonderfull (whatever daytime you might be reading this...)
The Kuretake Brush Pen Refill Ink, suitable for nearly all Kuretake Fountain
Brush Pens, is one of the most saturated black inks I have worked with
A lot of people mention the disadvantage of "not being waterproof", but this
does not matter, really.
It is a deep, neutral, saturated black, which I use a lot for all the colouring
and shading in dark parts, which even looks great in washing effects with a
A lot of people tell you, not to use them because they are not waterproof, but
try these cartridges, it might be well worth it.
And the price is sensational.
If you want to work with these pens on a watercoloured picture, use the
watercolour first, then this ink. And if you are in need of Black lines, draw
thin ones with a waterproof ink first, then brush later.
And, a problem nearly everyone seems to mention and seems to have with
brushpens.... even if you do not find a converter and want to use a different
ink than the original one.... use a Syringe.
The normal cartridges have a larger capacity of ink anyway than most
I never buy converters, not for Lamy fountain pens not for any brush pen, just a
needle, a syringe and the desired ink.... works perfectly.
(Bob Ross, R.I.P.)
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Nice saturated ink, flows...
, April 28, 2010
Nice saturated ink, flows really well too. My favorite thing about this
cartridge is the small metal ball that sits at the opening -- when you snap the
cartridge into a pen, the ball is forced up into the reservoir where it bounces
around and keeps the ink mixed! Really good design.
| This ink is really lovely...
, July 2, 2014
This ink is really lovely to work with. It's a deeply saturated, neutral black,
yet is also transparent. It really works well for watercolor work and sumi
painting, alongside just being nice on its own. Using water, you can get some
nice gradient effects rather easily (unlike the Akashiya Kai Watercolor Brush
Pen's ink, which seems like you have to dip and dip in order to get the ink to
lighten), and once the ink dries, you can also paint over it with water to make
I use this in my Kuretake No. 13 brush fountain pen front section.. as the body
portion of the pen has been taken over by the No. 40 nib I bought. The
cartridges seat firmly onto the feed, so I don't even require the body portion.
Instead, I now have a short pen with lots of control thanks to the cartridge's
snug fit. (And in case you're wondering, I use the clear plastic cap that came
with my 40 nib to keep my No. 13 nib from drying out. It really is a nifty
combo. :D )
Anyway, this review is about the ink, not the pens, and the ink is wonderful for
wet media. I don't normally like to buy cartridges, but I will gladly buy these
over and over as needed until a bottled version becomes available.
| no, this wouldn't work...
, March 25, 2011
no, this wouldn't work on the pentel. the hole on this cartridge is much bigger,
i'm pretty sure the ink would just leak everywhere. get the kuretake pen, i
think it's even better than the pentel.