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I love this INK. I use...
August 25, 2011
I love this INK. I use this all of the time for Calligraphy with Dip Pens. I have bought many different types of ink but this is still my go to ink. It is very dark, will dry with a slight sheen. Great flow right out of the bottle but is so dark can be watered down if you want. MUST TRY!
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Top quality Sumi ink +Rich...
June 1, 2014
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Top quality Sumi ink

+Rich dark ink = to Ph. Martin's Matte Black
+Flows smoothly
+Marker proof which is very nice

Only possible con is it's not waterproof which isn't much of an issue as it makes for nice washes AND becomes extremly water resistant after about 2 days
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While I haven't had the...
September 24, 2014
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While I haven't had the chance to try as many inks as I would like, I've been very impressed with Kuretake's Sumi Calligraphy & Comic Ink, and is currently my favorite ink for drawing. Priced cheaper than Kuretake's other inks, it still lays down a nice, black color. What's more important is the consistency of the black AND i have yet to see it feather when laying down a line. Even when I used the ink to draw on standard printer paper.

Any ink that doesn't feather on standard printer paper is quality ink indeed.
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This has lately been...
January 19, 2016
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This has lately been one of my go-to inks when I'm not worried about how waterproof the ink is (because it's not).

The ink is smooth, flows nicely, and lays down a rich, dark line. It lays down even and dark with a brush, and there's no need to condense the ink. Next to Eon Vortex, this is one of my favorite inks to use with a brush. With a nib, I have no had it feather, and it dries reasonably fast. It dries semi glossy.

This ink is on par with the Kaimei ink (another Sumi ink), but seems to dry faster. The price is the same between the two, and would be the best comparison. The trade off is for the faster drying time, you must dip your pen more frequently. Both are compatible with alcohol based markers (the main reason I use sumi inks.

Whether I have this or Kaimei's ink makes no difference to me.
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Great ink for glass dip...
June 9, 2015
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Great ink for glass dip pens!

I am using this ink with a J. Herbin glass dip pen and I am very happy with the results. The ink is very dark and dries quickly. And the price is right! Thank you Ryan and Jet Pens.
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Ink is very fluid and...
April 23, 2015
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Ink is very fluid and works well with brushes. Color is consistent throughout usage. However, I noticed that when making broader strokes with dip pens the ink dries up rather quickly, requiring you to recharge the nib again.

Overall the ink is excellent I would purchase it again.
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I love this ink. I use...
June 26, 2016
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I love this ink. I use it for calligraphy and find that even on regular everyday paper, it does not feather and I haven't had it bleed through either. The ink dries with a slight sheen to it and is nice and dark. It flows very well in all of my dip pens and dries quickly.only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I wish it was water proof. But even when I dampen it slightly, it amused but still kept it's lettering clear with a crisp boarder. Loving this ink.
The bottle is so cute...
March 30, 2016
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The bottle is so cute and squat. And it's just deep enough that you can dip the nib all the way until you touch the bottom and it's just the right amount of ink. The ink works well, but I haven't tried very many calligraphy inks yet. I picked this one based on Jet Pen's calligraphy product review post.
Works goo dfor drawing...
January 6, 2016
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Works goo dfor drawing etc. I like it. Not an ink connoisseur so I can't judge beyond the surface :/
Great ink, but I want...
October 23, 2015
Great ink, but I want to focus on that bottle. I don't have it bouncing off the walls or anything but this bottle leaks quite easily. Other than that, fluid ink that is just fun to use.
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