ok if people are willing to spend some money then I know how to make pigmented ink from scratch.
buy some dry pigments, linseed oil, japan dryer, & paint thinner.
step 1: pour the dry pigments out onto your surface (glass works best) & make it like a bowl with the hole in the middle or whatever. you get what i'm saying I hope.
step 2: fill the hole with linseed oil & take your pallet knife or whatever you got to stir. Then just stir it up until you got it all mixed together. if you're not comfortable with that then add more oil but you don't want to much oil or it won't be as opaque & it will be shitty.
step 3: put your paint in a bucket & reapeat steps 1 & 2 until you have as much paint as you want. then add paint thinner to it until it's nice & thin.
step 4: add your japan dryer to it then just stir it up. the higher quality pigments that you use the better staining & everything it will be.
i'm not gonna give exact proportions that I use because i'd be giving out my good recipe then. this does cost quite a bit of money & took me a hell of a long time to save up for but it's worth it in the end
Cool idea. I wonder if subbing the paint thinner out for xylene will make it any better.
Pretty sure xylene is a diffirent solvent altogether. I'm not a chemist or anything though so idk. And Im not too concerned about the slim to none possibility I'll get cancer from xylene
[QUOTE=CANADIANA;1791901]Pretty sure xylene is a diffirent solvent altogether. I'm not a chemist or anything though so idk. And Im not too concerned about the slim to none possibility I'll get cancer from xylene[/QUO
yea that's true. i've been using uni's which have a huge xylene smell & xylene content. also i've been using decos & shit so I think it's fine
Xylene has been found to lead to cancer. but so has everything else.. i wouldnt suggest using it to paint on people. And yes it is different then your average paint thinner. If you thing about it it has to be a smoother flowing thinner ink/paint to flow through the type of nib that a valve action pump marker uses. Especially when metal flake or pigment
Normal paint thinner will not thin synthetic enamels and blend with other chemical solvents or adhesives. Xylene Does.
I also Dabbled with N-Heptane, Basicly rubber cement thinner. Serious stuff, evaporates almost instantly and because of this if you mix it into a metallic ink with xylene it does really trippy stuff lol. the metal will never settle and continuously keep itself rolling and flowing even if just sittin in a cup for several hours till the heptane evaps, fun to experiment with but i didnt find alot of good in it for ink making.
EDIT: Are H3TT1NG3R or Bizerk still lurking anywhere?
Last edited by HëRbN; 04-25-2012 at 05:01 PM.
grog seems to be my favorite. it's hard to buff (i have done buff test and seen my tags try to be buffed) and bleeds through really well. it also is very controable and able to go from no drips to lots of drips depending on what kind of marker your using. i used to use illadel or whatever its called with the bleed through additives and that worked amazing but my local graf store stopped carrying that so i just go with grog now. they have this sick magenta color which shows really well and will let you right over most tags
Holy shit! I just remembered my password. Man I missed this place. So much nostalgia.
Edit: just read HëRbN's post. Thats pretty damn spooky. I just read that you mentioned me in your post. How come it's not soon after you asked if I was still around, it happens to be the time I decide do pay a visit to this place...
Last edited by BizerkIZ; 06-08-2012 at 08:30 PM.
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Hahah that is kinda crazy. You got my mind signals. We need a few good ink heads back in here. H3TT has been missing in action for quite some time as far as i know. Glad to see you back man, i took a little vacation from the site as well.
anyone know if acetone will eat through a plastic gatorade bottle?
how long has it been in there for?
Like 2-3 months
just picked up a masterpiece maker marker, the coversall one. the marker is a little disappointing cuz the nib falls out every damn time i take the cap off and it covers me in ink, but man is it some glorious ink. i tried tagging over some with some light blue paint marker and it not only ruined the tag with black streaks but it damn near ruined the nib of the paint marker! if youre lookin for some bitumen ink, its a good one. im about to get some illadel black label, and im debating between illadel colorz and smash ink, so far im leaning towards the illadel, anyone used both and have an opinion on em?
im sold, thanks bro