Trying out a newly re-inked ribbon in the Skyriter. I think this is going to be a good way of getting those really dark tones without having to go over and over the same spot on the paper.
Re-inking a ribbon is a bit messy, and you have to use metal stamp ink, NOT ordinary stamp-pad ink for rubber stamps, as this will corode your type. And we don’t want that. But re-inking, for me, is worth the slight hassle and time involved. Making typed drawings is using a lot of ink, and I hate to be chucking lots of plastic spools away. Spraying the ribbon with WD40 works, but works best for text typing.
Also hope that a heavily inked ribbon will work better in the large type Classic 12 when it returns from its hols in the Spa.