Kindly adjust the brightness & contrast of your monitor to accurately depict this Gray Scale.
As the patches are neutral gray, the colour on your monitor should also be neutral.
Higher Resolution Scan - taken from blocked text on page 1.
Intended to show feathering and shading.
Ink Review : Parker Penman Sapphire. March 29-30, 2010. By Sandy1
- Waterman 'Florida Blue'.
- Parker 'Penman Sapphire'.
- Private Reserve 'American Blue'
Paper: G Lalo 'Verge de France' - Page 2.
exception as I don't feel like expending ink on [feed] floods & clean-up. Oh this is the white G. Lalo with an off-white warm base tint. This paper 'swallows' the luster of this ink. Perhaps it'll look better when the ink dries.
* I wanted to mention that there's been attempts to replicate this ink. I salute those who have slaved over the mixing cauldrons & vats. I think that intangibles of this ink make it so unique. Properties that I rather doubt will or can be conveyed in a mere scan: rather akin to photographing an oil painting.
Paper: Rhodia unlined; #18 pad - Page 3.
Now we have the unlined Rhodia, taken from their #18 pad. So it may not be 100% equivalent to papers that are printed with various lines.
So let's do some Ink review stuff:
Smear Test: No smear at 12 seconds. [Pool at the end of the downstroke finally dried]
Flow: A bit wet.
Nib Dry-out: OK starting after ten minutes with cap off. Ink darker.
Bleed/Feather: Neither on 3 papers. [sic Actually 4: I wrote on the back of a one-a-day calendar page, with the JRR Tolkien quotation; and my less lucid graffito.]
Saturation: Quite high.
Shading: Little if any (with this nib.)
I think this ink is becoming rare, as people are writefully using it for max. effect, I hope. But just because the ink is holding up well, is no reason to hoard it.
Drawn Swatch : Parallel lines from the review pen.
Scanner Densitometer: Generated from the Drawn Swatch - Red 92; Green 103; Blue 178; Luminosity 115.
Swirlies : From the back of a dip pen nib. Intended to show range of possible densities from this ink.
Soapy Soak : Not shown - nothing left.
Rain Drop : Barely there.
- Business: Might be used for Internal correspondence. Signatures.
- Personal: Definitely. Animated. Classy thrills. Can be used for friendly correspondence between opposite genders without imposition.
- Billet Doux: Love to get one written in this ink.
- Scarlett Johansson has this ink in her pen. Please, click me.
My penmanship remains dreadful. Ah me.
Not even an exquisite ink & pen can disguise that train wreck.
I still have some ink left in the pen, so if you want me to include anything else, please let me know soonest.
Edited by Sandy1, 31 March 2010 - 05:30.