I’d been looking for a solution to getting to the bottom of those many bottles of Robert Oster Signature inks I’ve been acquiring lately. I’d considered purchasing some empty bottles from Vanness as one option but that’s a lot of bottles and I might do that for a few of my favorites like the Fire & Ice which I seem to be using on a regular basis. But I do like how compact the Oster bottles are to store so for most of the bottles, I think I will probably leave them as they are because I had the idea to try out the Ink Miser Inkwells. I thought maybe the intra-bottle inkwell ($5) might work but as you can see from the photo below, the intra-bottle design is too wide to fit into the Oster bottles. The standard Ink Miser freestanding design ($6) works just fine though.
I decant a bit of the ink from the Oster bottle into the Ink Miser and fill a pen, then return the remainder back into the bottle and rinse the Ink Miser clean. Easy peasy.
I do have some Noodler’s Ink bottles in which I can use the intra-bottle Ink Miser so it won’t go to waste.
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Hi Ana! Thanks for the info on the ink miser, which would be useful with my many small ink sample vials. Another great option is using an ink syringe, which are readily available from Goulet Pens. Have a wonderful day!
Do you think this will work with the j Herbin 1670 bottles? They are going to be a pain when they get lower.
I think it would be easy to dispense ink into the Ink Miser but you might need a funnel to get any excess back into those skinny-necked 1670 bottles.
And another option , free, for stabilization of inkwells
The issue isn’t stabilization as much as reaching the bottom of a bottle that is too deep for most pens without completely coating the barrel in ink. But your rice suggestion is excellent for smaller sample bottles.
Robert Oster is designing at this moment one inwell for your production