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#91 amberleadavis

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 00:47

 

Damn... and I even use silicon tape... :(

 

 

I'm just thrilled to get them!!


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:06

...The orange died along the way, but another nice FPNer sent me some.

 

Do you mean there was a leak in your shipment? If so, how was your ink shipped, in bottles or bags?



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:24

 

Do you mean there was a leak in your shipment? If so, how was your ink shipped, in bottles or bags?

 

They were samples vials I send to Amberlea.  I use silicon tape on the caps, but obviously I did not do a good enough job. 

 

I am glad only the orange died.

 

 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 15:51

I'm enjoying the ink.  I started with the bright green. It's very pretty.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 01:47

Dear Kevin,

 

Can I get your details so that we can buy some of your inks?

I have friends not on this site that would like to buy and try it!

 

 

Regards

 

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 16:05

If you are in the US, we may be trying to put together a group buy.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:22

Please make the black more saturated or release a deeper black!

Sydney customer here looking for a nice deep black!



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:53

Another satisfied customer here. I ordered the inks on the 17th (granted, it took a while to get posted out - 7 days, but there was a disclaimer when I went to checkout, so I wasn't too worried about it). It arrived today, and I have to say, it was quite well packaged. The pouches had been snap sealed to prevent leakages, and everything arrived intact. I can't wait to try them out, and plan on writing up a few reviews. I purchased the bright blue, green and orange. 

 

The only thing that I wanted to mention was that I no longer see the 150ml and 400ml pouches available for sale. Are they sold out, or are these options no longer available? (I haven't even used the inks yet, and I'm already thinking about how to get more  :wacko: someone get me some help).


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 00:20

Regarding Penman Sapphire  it is also one of my favorite colors, and I have a bottle I use every so often. You comment about it being toxic when it burns, and then the comment below made me think. 

 

 

It's been speculated that the Penman inks used organo-metalic inks. If that's correct, depending on the metals the combustion products could be rather nasty.

I always wondered if Penman had azurite in it,or lapis lazuli, like the painters used to do for all those beautiful blues on Mary's skirts. Got a wild hair and googled "what happens when azurite burns"- got this and seemed possible...http://en.wikipedia....echnic_colorant

The reason I used azurite is because I have some on my desk and it has little metallic flecks in it that make me think of the ink, where lapis does not so much, and it is the base for ultramarine. So, if you use some azureite and come up with the next Penman Sapphire, think of me and send me a sample?;)

I wish you the best with your inks. I love the idea of the bags, and am happy to see a local business serving the local pen populous. I visited last year (the solar eclipse) and am looking forward to visiting again. Especially if I know I won't have to worry about getting ink while there.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:19

Dear Kevin,

 

Can I get your details so that we can buy some of your inks?

I have friends not on this site that would like to buy and try it!

 

 

Regards

 

Paul

 

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Web Site: www.justwrite.com.au  Email:  info@justwrite.com.au


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:22

Another satisfied customer here. I ordered the inks on the 17th (granted, it took a while to get posted out - 7 days, but there was a disclaimer when I went to checkout, so I wasn't too worried about it). It arrived today, and I have to say, it was quite well packaged. The pouches had been snap sealed to prevent leakages, and everything arrived intact. I can't wait to try them out, and plan on writing up a few reviews. I purchased the bright blue, green and orange. 

 

The only thing that I wanted to mention was that I no longer see the 150ml and 400ml pouches available for sale. Are they sold out, or are these options no longer available? (I haven't even used the inks yet, and I'm already thinking about how to get more  :wacko: someone get me some help).

 

We discontinued the 150 and 400ml pouches because the demand was so low but now that the inks have become more well known we will try them again.


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 01:54

Please make the black more saturated or release a deeper black!

Sydney customer here looking for a nice deep black!

 

I'm currently talking to a German based OEM ink manufacturer about a Permanent Blue and Black to compliment the Toucan range and these will be much more saturated inks. I'll post here when I have news about them but it may be some time yet. But these inks won't have Toucan's low maintenance and fountain pen "friendliness". Unfortunately the more saturated an ink is (or any solution) the greater the risk of the solute (the dye in these inks) crystallizing, leading to high pen maintenance and flow problems.

 

We've also been mixing the Toucan inks to try and make a darker black and a small amount of crimson added to the black has worked best so far. When we get time we're going to develop a mixing chart for these inks and publish some ink mixing recipes. We may even throw it open to our customers and invite submission of ink recipes in some type of competition with ink and pen giveaways for the most popular recipes.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 11:06

Yep interested in 400ml of black I'll be checking regularly for availability



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:06

 

I'm currently talking to a German based OEM ink manufacturer about a Permanent Blue and Black to compliment the Toucan range and these will be much more saturated inks. I'll post here when I have news about them but it may be some time yet. But these inks won't have Toucan's low maintenance and fountain pen "friendliness". Unfortunately the more saturated an ink is (or any solution) the greater the risk of the solute (the dye in these inks) crystallizing, leading to high pen maintenance and flow problems.

 

We've also been mixing the Toucan inks to try and make a darker black and a small amount of crimson added to the black has worked best so far. When we get time we're going to develop a mixing chart for these inks and publish some ink mixing recipes. We may even throw it open to our customers and invite submission of ink recipes in some type of competition with ink and pen giveaways for the most popular recipes.

 

Adding a dark red to black to darken it would make sense. Whenever I have split out the dyes of a black ink with chromatography, they usually have a red component.

 

Meanwhile I await with bated breath your Permanent Black and Blue.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 00:59

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:03

Yeah, I noticed crimson really doesn't like shading at all.

 

The blue is nice though (the royal blue, I think?)


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:33

@AmberLea - that's pretty cool :)



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:31

 

The ink stand adds to the dramatic effect...........

 

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hahaha :lticaptd:


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 15:19

@AmberLea - that's pretty cool :)

 

Thank you.  I"m going to add to it as I try the samples.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:16

I've been playing with the inks.

 

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 05:40

Any update on a possible group buy?
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 23:58

Dale and I won't be organizing it this time, I think Sinistral1 may be persuadable.  :)


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:15

I've been playing with the inks.

 

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nice, you do drawings like this when you are playing..... you can draw the Mona Lisa when you are serious ? :D


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 14:57

nice, you do drawings like this when you are playing..... you can draw the Mona Lisa when you are serious ? :D

 

:wub:   In fairness, I downloaded the outline as coloring book page and then started filling it in with the colors.  Do you think I can get a paint by the numbers Mona Lisa?


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 17:08

Dale and I won't be organizing it this time, I think Sinistral1 may be persuadable.   :)

Well...if someone does it...I'm in!

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 23:33

 

:wub:   In fairness, I downloaded the outline as coloring book page and then started filling it in with the colors.  Do you think I can get a paint by the numbers Mona Lisa?

 

http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/B0036OR1CM

 

In fairness, though, I think you should use your own inks...


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 18:29

 

http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/B0036OR1CM

 

In fairness, though, I think you should use your own inks...

 

 

That's a great find!


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 19:48

Here you go Amberlea...  :lol:

 

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:lticaptd:  :lticaptd: LOL!!!!! :lticaptd:  :lticaptd:


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Posted 22 April 2014 - 20:08

Amberlea - before you go wild with this, take a good look at her face and the fact that she has a mustache. What would Leonardo think if his masterpiece ended up with a lime green 'stach??
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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:32

 

:wub:   In fairness, I downloaded the outline as coloring book page and then started filling it in with the colors.  Do you think I can get a paint by the numbers Mona Lisa?

easily !


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