A student wrote to me a few weeks back about a recently released dip pen—the Hocoro Fude Dip Pen from Sailor.
I have fude pens from Sailor already. I use Platinum Carbon Black ink in them. It’s a pigmented black ink that will not clog fountain pens. I have had great success with it in those Sailor Fude fountain pens and other fountain pens. Do I really need a dip pen?
That’s what my student wondered, but he knew I’d want to know about the fude dip pens.
I ordered one of the dip pens to test. My thought was, if it worked, then I could use acrylic inks, color acrylic inks, I can’t use in the Sailor fountain pen.
Well there was a hiccup in my plan. My acrylic ink has been in storage for over 3 years. (No temperature shifts just a steady 72 degrees or so.)
Maybe it was the lights in filming, but it seemed not to flow well in this pen and by the time I did the final color ink sketch in today’s video it was clogging the tip.
So I did a little “addendum” using the Platinum Carbon Black ink. You can watch the entire video and see what I’ve decided.
If the embedded video doesn’t run you can view it on Vimeo.
And I’ll put it up on YouTube and put a link here to that as well.