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(I C U) Ink Review - Susemai - Black Diamond


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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:00

2014-Ink_930.jpgBe 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

Blue Batch C = Blue Cashmere

Blue Batch C version 2 = Too Blue Cashmere

Blue Batch D = Blue Diamond

 

Black

 

Black Batch A = Black Amber

Black Batch B = Black Balled

Black Batch C = Black Cat

Black Batch D = Black Diamond

 

Green

 

Green Batch C = Green Cashmere

Green Batch D = Green Diamond

 

Red

 

Red Batch C = Red Cashmere

Red Batch D = Red Diamond


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:04

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:12

This looks like R&K Alt Burgundy, if you have any at hand a comparison would be nice.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:17

Hmm... I don't have that ink or a sample.  Do you have it?


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:15

Hmm... I don't have that ink or a sample.  Do you have it?

 

Yes, I will mail you a co-razy sheet.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 15:25

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 16:28

Hmmm.....


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 16:32

Did I just do some enabling? :sm_cat:



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 16:38

If the inky shoe fits.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 16:43

It shades nicely...



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 16:44

You are not helping my inky budget.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:48

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Paper: Rhodia

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 17:23

WOW....  I am still waiting on my Black Diamond...   I am glad that it is similar to Black Balled... my favorite black (and I don't even like Blacks)

 

 

Thanks so much for your awesome reviews TAS....   :wub:


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 18:14

Great reviews. Thank you.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 18:17

Thanks for trusting us.

 

Amber, did you get my PM earlier today? I enclosed three more notes but wasn't sure of the inks or where to post them?



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:04

Did you see the main Fab 50 thread, I responded there and fan fare followed.


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Posted 05 October 2014 - 02:42

Not sure why this thread is so quiet, am I in the right place with this? I have some scans of Black diamond at 16 and 8%.

Here goes.

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At 16% it had some startup issues, drying up fairly quickly. Flow was variable, sometimes very good once started, other times skippy.

Feathering, bleeding or ghosting were not observed. However - it's a nice dark ink - but is it BLACK?

 

I have the same question at 8%.

Startup and flow are slightly better at this dilution, but the issues are still there. No feathering etc.

Also, I see some subtle shading, but no sheen.

 

Looking at my scans here, I'd say it's purple. And yes, I want it. A wonderful color and I think I can get it to behave better.

Make it, Susemai! And thanks again for the opportunity of testing this and all your other inks.


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 19:30

I think I goofed and several people didn't get this particular ink.  eeeeekkkkk

 

Thank you for the review.


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 21:40

That looks way too blue to be Black Diamond.


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 00:46

I don't think it's blue under daylight. But there may be some blue underneath it all. I think it's purple.

And I did get Blue Amber, Blue Balls, Blue Cashmere, and Blue Diamond. Those are all different.

If it's not Black Diamond, I'm really curious as to what it actually is...


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