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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 03:57

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Be sure to read this thread first for "the rules".    Anyone can join in and no prior INKsperience is necessary.

 

Other test inks include: 

 

Blue

 

Blue Batch A = Blue Amber

Blue Batch B = Blue Balls

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#2 amberleadavis

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 03:57

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:16

I liked this one a lot, but then I like the color from Blue Diamond better.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:44

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Paper: Rhodia

Pen: FPR Serwex (Flex nib)


Edited by Tas, 13 August 2014 - 13:08.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 18:19

I guess the ink was named while watching this video?

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=fpC742-mYbc



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 18:23

I do like turquoise so it would be a keeper for me, as always, I love your review.  

 

Big Question:  IT STAINED?  That's bad.

 

 

If you still have some of this, add it to blue amber or some purple ink - this is 1/2 the recipe to a Parker Penman type color.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 18:24

I guess the ink was named while watching this video?

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=fpC742-mYbc

 

No, OH MY that poor skateboarder.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 18:28

Apologies.

It was a mare to reproduce the colour. It's so close to pure cyan that I'm guessing the RGB sensors in my phone were overloaded and had very little information elsewhere for me to help tweak things accurately.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 16:59

Straight from the pipette:

 

1 Susemai Blue Balls good paper.JPG

2 Susemai Blue Balls cheap paper.JPG

3 Susemai Blue Balls cheap paper bleedthru.JPG

 

 


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 17:48

Is this Blue Balls or Toucan Bright Blue?  The Blue Balls pipettes were labeled Blue Balls.  The Toucan pipettes had handwritten letters BB on one side, and a T on the other side.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 18:06

Is this Blue Balls or Toucan Bright Blue?  The Blue Balls pipettes were labeled Blue Balls.  The Toucan pipettes had handwritten letters BB on one side, and a T on the other side.

The pipette had a BB on the bulb, but I don't remember a T.  When I PMed you the scans, you confirmed that it was Blue Balls.


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 18:09

It looks like Blue Balls to me. I just saw a photo of pipettes that was Toucan Bright Blue...but I see now that wasn't your photo.  Sorry for the confusion.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 17:58

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 18:00

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Edited by bardiir, 30 August 2014 - 18:05.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:32

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Wow, that looks more purple than the other posts. 


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:32

Thank you for the great review!


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 13:13

Wow, that looks more purple than the other posts. 

That image is not color corrected. And as far as I've learned from the PM thread this ink should actually be filed somewhere else as it is Blue Balls Diamond Mix instead of the pure Blue Balls which I considered the same thing at first.


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:06

Oh, well, that explains the difference in color. BTW, I like the new avatar.


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:54

Oh, well, that explains the difference in color. BTW, I like the new avatar.

Yes probably, haven't got the pure one then :(

 

The Avatar is a scan from an envelope I got from Kosmic-kowgirl :D


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