From the desire to increase the ink supply of the Pilot Petit1 came the following experiment. My goal was to convert the Petit1 into an eyedropper pen, but along the way I got curious and started creating my own ink which, for which the recipe will be posted next week. Back to the Petit1 though, it wasn't really a whole lot of work doing the conversion. The biggest problem I encountered was figuring out how much silicon grease I needed to prevent ink from leaking all over my fingers. It took a few days to figure it out, but once I did, there were no problems whatsoever.
|The fruit of my labor!|
The ink color I ended up creating is a dark teal, which is similar to one of my most desired inks. Noodler's Coral Sea Blue is exclusive only to Australia and as such would cost a LOT of money to ship to America, not to mention that a bottle before shipping costs $39.95 in Australian dollars! I knew I would never be able to get my hands on a bottle unless by some miracle, so I combined different amounts of blue, black and green inks to get the ink in the pictures, which matches up almost perfectly with Coral Sea Blue.
|This is probably my favorite color of ink now.|
The results of both experiments were successful and should keep me occupied for a while, which is both a good and bad thing.