The long-awaited Platinum Mix-Free inks have arrived, and I’m tickled to begin playing with them, as I’m sure you are, too! I have purposely avoided mixing inks up until this point because I knew I would be falling down a rabbit hole, never to be seen again! It’s a tangent hobby from fountain pens that can be equally consuming as the pens themselves :) But, now that these inks are here, it’s time to give in and just have some fun sloshing some ink around!
Rachel and I have come up with a super sampler pack of Mix-Free inks to give you the most fun for the least investment for these new inks.
Here’s what we’ve put together:
- 5ml Mix-Free Aqua Blue
- 5ml Mix-Free Aurora Blue
- 5ml Mix-Free Cyclamen Pink
- 5ml Mix-Free Earth Brown
- 5ml Mix-Free Flame Red
- 5ml Mix-Free Leaf Green
- 5ml Mix-Free Silky Purple
- 5ml Mix-Free Smoke Black
- 5ml Mix-Free Sunny Yellow
- 1 Goulet Ink Syringe Set (2 syringes total)
- 10 empty Goulet ink sample vials
- 10 blank sample vial labels
Is it the best looking ink ever? Ehh…not really. It turned out better than I thought it might though. It’s a reddish brown with some yellow mixed in, kind of a different color than anything else I have. But still, the fun is in the process. It will really be a trip to mix each of the different colors with different ratios, and see what happens! I’m very eager to see all of the formulas that you all can create.
I also have a more detailed post on how to use the ink syringes that you can see here in this post.
I didn’t address this in the video, but the ink wrote very nicely. It’s about a medium wetness, not gushing out of the pen, but not dry either. I didn’t experience any feathering or bleeding on the Rhodia 80g paper I used in my No. 16 dotpad, and there was a noticeable degree of shading in my custom mixture. I have yet to thoroughly test the properties of the ink in different pens and on different papers, so if you’d like to add your experiences, I welcome you to do so in the comments below.