Two of my fountain pens are inked up. (Ok, one of the four belongs to my daughter.) Jinhao X450 is filled with Noodlers The Blue Nose Bear and is a lovely teal shade of blue, which looks great with the gold trim on the pen. I just inked this up last night.
Jinhao X750 is inked with Noodlers Heart of Darkness. I admit, I ordered that ink primarily for the name.
Both of these pens, ordered from Goulet Pens, came with medium sized nibs. They were great, except for writing in my bullet journal. So my oldest ordered me a couple of Fine and Extra Fine nibs from other manufacturers. After switching out the nibs, I had the problem of the converter not filling (or not filling all the way) and the ink just dripping out.
After fiddling with it, I finally got the X750 to fill and keep it’s ink. It’s been writing beautifully ever since. And the extra fine Nemosine nib works great in my bullet journal!
I had the same issues with the X450. But, hopefully those are resolved. My next issue was the scratchiness while writing, and not laying down ink. I know, right...first it completely drips out, then doesn’t write. WTH! After tweaking this Knox nib slightly, it is writing so much better.
Sampled on some graphing paper, (I don’t know the weight), you can see The Blue Nose Bear bleeds a bit. But you can see it’s at the start and stop of the stroke, So that could be mostly due to my pausing to ensure that the ink continues to flow. The Heart of Darkness does have some ghosting, but not so much of bleed through.
Can anyone tell me how much bleeding/ghosting is due to the ink, and how much is due to the type of paper?
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