Topolino Magnetic Stirrer
S950. Topolino Magnetic Stirrer. If you address envelopes with metallic ink, this little machine is for you. All metallic inks have a settling problem. When you first start working, it takes a lot of …Read More
S950. Topolino Magnetic Stirrer.
If you address envelopes with metallic ink, this little machine is for you. All metallic inks have a settling problem. When you first start working, it takes a lot of shaking to get the metallic color evenly mixed in the ink. While you are working, you have to regularly stir the bottle to keep the pigment evenly dispersed. This ingenious device provides a fine solution. You place a Teflon-coated magnetic stir bar in a wide-mouthed jar, pour in your metallic ink, and set the jar on the platform of the magnetic stirrer. Turn the dial on the magnetic stirrer, and, as if by magic, your ink is stirred! Leave your ink in the wide-mouth jar with the Teflon-coated pellet, and next time the machine will quickly and effortlessly stir your ink for you. No batteries; the stirrer plugs in. Because of its flat design, you are not limited to one jar size. Includes one magnetic stir bar. (Additional bars, see item S951.) A range of magnetic stirrers are available, but this one seems best for calligraphers: It is small and won't take up a lot of space in your work area. It is simple to operate, has no unnecessary features, and is modestly priced (for a magnetic stirrer). The manufacturer's price for this item has increased since our most recent catalog.
I treated myself to this electric mixer because I'd tried to go the (comparatively) cheaper route with a battery- operated one. Too much trouble! Not powerful enough, still had to stir. This one stays right there, plugged in and ready to go. The double-sided tape suggestion is a good one- the jar does tend to dance around- but that's definitely NOT a deal breaker! My only personal issue is that to do its job the platform requires full contact with the bottom of your jar; that and accommodating the large size of the magnet capsule ruled out some of my favorite little pots. So what... I still love it!
At my day job I have to write with Winsor & Newton gold ink. It seems I spent half my time stirring. This mixer saves all that time and allows for more consistency in the ink. It's very easy to knock the jar of ink off, so I stick it on with double-stick tape.