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Offline markc1975

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Glossy Envelopes & Ink
« on: January 07, 2018, 03:14:57 AM »
Hello all,

I'm looking for a bit of advice before I spend lots of money on different inks.  I have made some envelopes from old magazines, however when it comes to writing on them with my dip pen, the ink sits on the surface/separates/smudges/etc... 

As I'm relatively new to dip pen calligraphy, I don't have many inks.  I have a couple of Speedball inks, Higgins Black Eternal, and some Walkers Copperplate ink, all of which don't seem to be suitable for writing across the glossy magazine surface.

I'm happy to buy more inks, and I realise it's probably worth buying some white ink to go on the darker envelopes.

Can anyone recommend an ink for writing on my home-made envelopes?

Many thanks,

Mark

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Re: Glossy Envelopes & Ink
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 02:57:20 PM »
Hi Mark,

You need an acrylic ink.  Like Dr. Ph Martins Spectralite  https://www.paperinkarts.com/spectr.html  or Ziller https://www.paperinkarts.com/acrylic-ink.html

Acrylic is great for many of the tough surfaces and is waterproof when dry.

Good luck!
Lynda

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Re: Glossy Envelopes & Ink
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 02:29:43 AM »
Hello Lynda,

Thanks for the advice.  I'm in the UK so my supplies generally come from Scribblers.  Can't seem to find a supplier for Spectralite, but they stock a wide range of Ziller inks, so will buy a couple and give them a go.  I reckon white ink will be ideal for most of them though, as they're all fairly dark.

I'll let you know how I get on.

Kind regards,