My standard tools consist of:
-FW Acrylic Artists Ink for my whites (applied with quill or brush)
-Liquitex Acrylic White for stars (with an old toothbrush)
-Hunt 102 quill
-Rapidograph Ultradraw ink
-Raphael brush sizes 2-4
These work for me, but every inker should experiment and find what works best for him/herself.
Thank you all for the support and encouragement. Now I must get back to my deadlines.