After a break I have come back to Vinta inks as I recently got my hands on some of the pastel shades and thought I would complete reviewing all I had. The first of the pastel inks I tried was Violet (Maskara 1890) and though I find it pale seeing it in the flesh so to speak I can understand why this ink is so popular.
PenBBS inks have been made since 2005 but it is only recently they have been making an appearance outside of China. This is the one PenBBS ink I own, it was part of an ink sample box. I had been reading about Pen BBS inks (love their pens) but couldn’t find them anywhere to purchase. A lot of trawling through the web reveals they are no longer available through aliexpress but can be bought via ebay at about UD$7.50 a bottle. However, the adverts come with the disclaimer they may not able to be shipped to me. The alternative is Vanness pens who now stock 43 colours at US$16 for 60ml (27c/ml), so tempting as there are some very nice colours .
3 Oysters inks are made in South Korea, they are pH neutral made from water-based dyes so are not permanent. Apart from that there is nothing more I can tell you about the inks despite many hours searching the web, one website may have been helpful but it was all in Korean.