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#1 hoppes no9

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:25

Diamine Syrah
Daimine Red Dragon
Montblanc Alfred Hitchcock
Herbin Hematite Rouge 1670
Diamine Ancient Copper
Diamine Wild Strawberry
Sheaffer Skrip Red

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:50

Ancient Copper is one of my favorites, thanks for the comparison.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:43

Thank you!
These days I'm more concerned about drying time than color subtelties. Can you tell something about that, too?
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:45

I only have the Syrah which I've never used: my wife has it now. However, nice to see these comparisons. Is a green one forthcoming, by any chance?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:28

Wauw...thanks for this as I was looking for the Hitchcock ink and now think I would prefer the Diamine Red Dragon! You might have saved me some money!!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:39

Thank you!
These days I'm more concerned about drying time than color subtelties. Can you tell something about that, too?


They all seem to dry pretty quickly from my pens, although I mostly have EF/F nibs that aren't particularly wet writers.


I only have the Syrah which I've never used: my wife has it now. However, nice to see these comparisons. Is a green one forthcoming, by any chance?


My only greens are PR Sherwood Green, Noodler's Sequoia, and Noodler's Zhivago -- I don't have them swabbed side-by-side but they're so different it wouldn't be that informative. Imagine bright green, dark green, and blackish green.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:30

I already liked the MB Hitchcock, J. Herbin Hematite Rouge, and the Diamine Ancient Copper, but seeing them compared I must say I also really also like the Diamine Red Dragon. Not only that, but just from that last thing you said about the greens, I have to investigate what Noodler's Zhivago looks like compared to one of my favorites greens, Stipula Verde Muschiato (musk green).


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:54

My only greens are PR Sherwood Green, Noodler's Sequoia, and Noodler's Zhivago -- I don't have them swabbed side-by-side but they're so different it wouldn't be that informative. Imagine bright green, dark green, and blackish green.

That's fair enough! My greens are mid to dark as well, with Zhivago at the 'end' as it were.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 14:19


Thank you!
These days I'm more concerned about drying time than color subtelties. Can you tell something about that, too?


They all seem to dry pretty quickly from my pens, although I mostly have EF/F nibs that aren't particularly wet writers.


Thank you!
Greetings,
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 18:58

My only greens are PR Sherwood Green, Noodler's Sequoia, and Noodler's Zhivago -- I don't have them swabbed side-by-side but they're so different it wouldn't be that informative. Imagine bright green, dark green, and blackish green.

That's fair enough! My greens are mid to dark as well, with Zhivago at the 'end' as it were.

Any chance you will put up a swab test/comparison thing like this thread, but for your greens?




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Posted 30 January 2013 - 19:26

My ophthalmologist told me the human eye can distinguish many thousands of shades of red. Reckon what are the implications of this when choosing an ink?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 20:10

My ophthalmologist told me the human eye can distinguish many thousands of shades of red. Reckon what are the implications of this when choosing an ink?

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Now that's just mean! Did your ophthalmologist know you were an FP fan?


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:44

Harlequin,

I can send you a sample of the Zhivago if you want to try it out.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:02

rusty- definitely, thanks!


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:30

My ophthalmologist told me the human eye can distinguish many thousands of shades of red. Reckon what are the implications of this when choosing an ink?

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Colour perception is not a simple matter nor is it the same for men and women. Some people principally female are tetrachromats and perceive many more hues than others.

See this thread http://www.fountainp..._1#entry2502273

part way down there are references to colour perception tests. I started the thread because I was interested in the possibility that the individuals colour perception might influence colour choices.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 23:50

Will Do.