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


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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:05

2014-Ink_931.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

 

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Black Batch B = Black Balled

Black Batch C = Black Cat

Black Batch D = Black Diamond

 

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Green Batch D = Green Diamond

 

Red

 

Red Batch C = Red Cashmere

Red Batch D = Red Diamond


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#2 amberleadavis

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:06

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 16:48

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#4 amberleadavis

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 02:14

I also see sheen in your pics.

 

I really like this one.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 04:16

Oooh I love this one!


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:41

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Paper: Rhodia

Pen: FPR Serwex (Flex nib)


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


#7 amberleadavis

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 18:30

Great review, thank you.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 14:11

I inked up my test pens last night.  Haven't done the test sheets yet; I'll pro'ly get around to that this afternoon or evening.  But I did write a half-page in my journal with it, and holy **** (fill in your own Anglo-Saxonism), but I like this ink!  I don't know if it was the lighting, but it went down very green, but dried to the same blue as in the scans above.

 

BSB may be relegated to 2nd place in my list of favorite blues.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:20

Wow, that's high praise!


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:06

Here are my scans.  I feel like Oliver -- "Please, sir, could I have some more?"

 

1 Susemai Blue Diamond good paper.JPG 2 Susemai Blue Diamond cheap paper.JPG 3 Susemai Blue Diamond cheap paper bleadthru.JPG

 

 


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:41

Wowsa!  Very pretty.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:47

Wow what an ink. What a saturation what a shading...

I thought before I do a review let's test the susemais in a different way...

I am a lousy artist.... no talent what soever... I printed a coulouring plate for adults... a Van Gogh picture...

This blue is awesome and vibrant.... spilled some onnmy fingers.... i guess I have to amputate them..

This colour sticks like flies to faeces.... My advise DILLUTE and clean your pen regularly...



But What an Awesome colour!!!!

Will post my picture later

Yes must buy this stuff

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:01

I look forward to your reviews too.


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 02:48

I'll add to the previous reviews. I used a Noodler's Ahab with a flex nib. I like this ink quite a bit for the nice bright colors and the shading. At least while the ink was still wet I am fairly sure I could see 3 separate shades of blue. Though as it dried the contrast lessened.

 

There are 2 lines in this scan. The first is the ink at the 16% dilution as I received the ink to test. The second line is diluted 1:1 with water. There isn't a lot of change in color that I could see.

 

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even a bit of sheen I think
 
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The real downside for this ink is that unless you are using fairly high end paper; Rhodia Dot Pad, Fabriano Misto (85 g/m2), there is a LOT of bleed through. The ink is just plain wet. This is from a Staples Composition book, made in Brazil. Generally a fairly reasonable book to use. The top part is the back of a sheet using 16% and the bottom of the sheet is diluted 1:1. It also left a couple of ink spots 2 pages down.

 

 

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At the bottom is the reverse of the Rhodia Dot Pad. So on the higher quality paper you can see show through, but I wasn't getting bleed through


Edited by Ted A, 04 September 2014 - 02:54.

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 17:36

One of the easiest way to tell these inks that I sent you apart, is that Susemai inks are wet writers (hooray), the Toucan inks are dry.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:46

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My first ink review ever. Short on time so its pretty basic, but i loved this ink!

 

 

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 16:00

Wow, I hadn't seen the sheen.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 17:53

Wow, I hadn't seen the sheen.

 

 

Amber.. click on my post (Blue Diamond review)... and click again on it to zoom in...  You can clearly see the purple outline everywhere... (Looked at the "i" in the title Blue Diamond")... and that was a scan... not a pic.

 

It is pretty amazing.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 17:56

What I meant to say, is that I personally haven't experienced this sheen, but wow, it looks great.


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