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Black and gray ink

I am a 5 year artist and I have been doing a lot of black and gray here lately and I am loving it. I have been using Kurosumi grey wash shading ink for all of my black and gray. I have been considering going to either Talens or Pelican but I am not sure on the difference of how drastic of a change it is going to make in my technique. I use a 6 cap system doing a full, half,7, 5, 3, 1 drop system. Can anyone give me some insite on there opinion of which one I should go to? I am looking for a lighter style black and grey almost west coast style but just not as light. My portraits have been coming out a lot darker than what I want with Kurosumi. Please give me an honest opinion. Thank you