Gigantic Ink Giveaway!!

Well, it’s not that big. In fact it’s only one bottle but if you get really close it looks quite large. In celebration (well, in something) of my second consecutive mention in the (5th)Β Carnival of Pen, Paper, and Pencil, hosted this time by Goldspot pens, I’m playing Santa and offering up some Montblanc Racing Green ink. I’ve heard the folks at the white snow-cap brand are discontinuing this ink so I grabbed a bottle on my trip to Art Brown in NYC. Now it’s your chance to own it (minus a tiny little bit I used for the sample).

Ink Giveaway: MB Racing Green

The rules:

Post a comment telling me your favorite brand and color of ink below. In one week on 12/15/09 Β at 2pm EST I will use a random number generator and pick a winner. It’s that easy! I’ll contact the person via their email address with the happy news. I’ll ship this international too! Just keep in mind how slow the mail is to some countries, please. Oh, pen in picture is not included, nor is the pad for that matter.

Since literally tens of people read this blog your chances are pretty dang good! Get on it and I wish you luck!

  1. December 8, 2009, 2:46 pm

    Current favourite is J. Herbin “Lie de The”

  2. December 8, 2009, 3:32 pm

    To be honest I haven’t had enough exposure to different inks to develop a true favourite. Living in South Africa where access to products like fountain pen ink is very limited (due to small market I guess) I have had to take what I could get. That would make my favourite Sheaffer Blue-Black, with others inks I’ve used being just Lamy Black, Parker Quink in Black and Royal Blue. I have an order with some other colours on it’s way to me in the mail though. Hopefully I’ll be the lucky one that gets to try out this green ink too.

  3. Kim
    December 8, 2009, 3:44 pm

    Oh! I do want this one! I was sad to hear it was being discontinued! I haven’t been buying much ink lately with the idea that maybe I should even try to use up some of the infinite supply I already have, but… πŸ™‚

    My favorite is still Herbin’s Gris Nuage.

  4. December 8, 2009, 3:53 pm

    ooo – an ink that I haven’t tried. I’ve heard great things about this ink, I’d love to win it.

  5. December 8, 2009, 6:16 pm

    Hmm, this is one of the iconic colors, I wonder why they are discontinuing it? I’d love to try it. I like the olive-y darkness of it.

  6. TAO
    December 8, 2009, 6:17 pm

    Thanks for the comments everyone. I wish I had a bottle for you all (but I’ve not so don’t go getting any ideas)!

  7. December 8, 2009, 6:34 pm

    my favorite ink changes often but right now it is Levenger Claret… because its deep and vibrant and warm and sassy. πŸ˜€
    thank you for the chance!

  8. pennednpapered
    December 8, 2009, 6:37 pm

    I have only tried one kind of bottled ink – Noodler’s Bulletproof black – so I guess it is my favorite πŸ™‚

  9. hazel
    December 8, 2009, 6:42 pm

    Quink Permanent Green….

  10. December 8, 2009, 6:48 pm

    Right now, it’s a toss-up between Private Reserve Chocolat and Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise. I’ve haven’t had a chance to try any Montblanc ink yet, but I’ve heard very good things. I think the Racing Green would be perfect for my Lamy Al-Star.

  11. MaryMG
    December 8, 2009, 7:30 pm

    My favorite ink of all time is Sheaffer Skrip Peacock Blue. Love the Sheaffer Skrip inks because they flow well in any pen you put them in.

  12. December 8, 2009, 7:41 pm

    My personal favorite is J. Herbin Cacao du Bresil. MB Racing Green is a close second, however!

  13. December 8, 2009, 7:59 pm

    My fave? MB Racing Green has finally nudged out Parker Penman Ruby, another discontinued ink, that topped my list for years.

  14. December 8, 2009, 8:26 pm

    Hmm… Favorite? The all-time fave is Waterman South Sea Blue, but currently I’m drwan to browns and greens. πŸ™‚ I even mixed a black-green combination, the proportions of which came from Mona. πŸ™‚

  15. Pensive
    December 8, 2009, 9:29 pm

    J. Herbin Vert Empire right now because it is so counterintuitively subtle and watery (other colors with this lack of saturation, I might term pale and washed out, but there’s something about this one …)

  16. December 8, 2009, 9:29 pm

    I realize I didn’t answer the question the first time around. My favorite ink is Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo (which I went to lengths to get). Of the commonly available inks am rather fond of Cross Blue (aka Pelikan Konigsblau).

  17. December 8, 2009, 11:34 pm

    I like J. Herbin’s Bleu Azur. I like blue inks.

  18. December 9, 2009, 4:16 am

    Wow, it looks great!
    My all time favorite used to be Noodler’s Nightshade (dark but not black and a bit purplish) but I’ve recently fell in love with Noodler’s Navy which in a slightly flexy nib gives great shading.

  19. Sam
    December 9, 2009, 7:06 am

    Oooh, I’ve always fancied trying this ink. My current favourite is, I think, a toss up between Private Reserve Avocado and Stipula Moss Green, though I’ve just received a bottle of J Herbin Lie De The… I am nothing if not fickle about my favourites!

  20. Raffy
    December 9, 2009, 10:05 am

    tom, my current favorite is j. herbin violette pensee:)

  21. December 9, 2009, 2:30 pm

    The ink on the block is one of my favourites, but I can’t settle on one. Even with a single colour, I find it hard to say, “That’s the one!” Sheaffer, Lamy, and Pelikan blue-black, for examples, are constantly in combat for the right to hold that particular patch of spectrum. I’m not fond of pinks, for my own writing, but will not deny the right of others to use it.

    I’m also feeling a little guilty for even entering, as I’ve got a bottle of it already… but not guilty enough to withdraw my entry. It’s good stuff.

  22. Marcus A.
    December 9, 2009, 7:26 pm

    My favorite would have to be J. Herbin’s Diabolo Menthe, although Mont Blanc’s got the best looking bottles on the block.

  23. Lourdes
    December 10, 2009, 10:33 am

    Blues mostly – Cross Blue and Waterman South Sea Blue. Great giveaway!

  24. TAO
    December 10, 2009, 10:58 am

    Wow…happy to see so many people trying to get this ink. I see a few in the comments I’ve tried and a lot I’ve not. The problem with so many inks is that unless you are a writer or use them in artistic endeavors they don’t get used up that quickly. I’ve got a few square feet on top of a desk filled with inks and not all of them I like.

  25. December 11, 2009, 8:03 pm

    I would love to try that ink! Please enter me in the contest. Thank you!

  26. TAO
    December 11, 2009, 8:10 pm

    JoinB: Well, you were supposed to state your favorite ink to enter. However, I’m really not a stickler for the rules and I’ll overlook that. πŸ™‚

  27. December 12, 2009, 8:07 am

    Hmm…it’s hard to choose just one favorite ink! It depends on my mood, the pen I’m using, etc.! I guess I’ll say Noodler’s North African Violet is my current fave. The bright purple cheers me up! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! πŸ™‚

  28. December 12, 2009, 8:36 am

    My all time favorite has to be good old Parker Quink Blue-Black. Next favorite is British Racing Green πŸ˜‰

  29. charles
    December 12, 2009, 10:56 am

    Diamine China Blue is my current fave.

  30. Withoutink
    December 12, 2009, 11:10 am

    I would have to say so far I love J Herbin Vert Pre (light green) Noodlers Baystate Blue. It’s a toss up between those two.

  31. December 12, 2009, 12:21 pm

    My favorite brand is probably Waterman. The colors red, blue, purple, etc. are bright and saturated. My favorite color is Florida Blue, mostly because of its excellent resistance to feathering when used in flex nibs.

  32. TheSilverLining
    December 12, 2009, 7:44 pm

    I feel for Steve Crane… Fountain pens and inks are hard to come by where i live. I’m currently using a MB Turquoise ink. I would love to have a Herbin Lie de The…

  33. Richard
    December 13, 2009, 6:29 pm

    My favorite ink is either vintage Sheaffer Skrip in brown or Parker Quink in brown. I love the old-style Sheaffer bottle with the inkwell and I love to use the inks that match the vintage pens I like. It’s cool to fill up my PFM from a bottle of ink that had an ad for the “new” Sheaffer Snorkel on the inside top flap! And I love the old art deco look to the Quink bottles that give them a somewhat pyramidal look. And, to me, brown ink seems to be a natural with fountain pens. So I do love that look on paper. I will say, I hate MB is getting rid of the Racing Green, though, as I love to use that particular color in my Namiki Vanishing Point with the Mottishaw nib. It’s got a nice conservative look that doesn’t draw attention and is, at the same time, not black.

  34. TAO
    December 15, 2009, 3:36 pm

    Giveaway is closed now. Working on who won. πŸ˜€