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(I C U) Ink Review - Susemai - Black Cat - Black Cashmere


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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:08

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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

 

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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 - 04:09

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 16:59

OOOPS... I called it Black Cashmere... my mistake.

 

 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:16

(Dang, lost my post. Let's try again). OK, this is the third time

 

Black cat. First concentration was probably 6.5% not 4% that the sheets say. Later concentration was probably 13% not 16% as some may say.

 

Anyway, I really like the ink at the original strength. It does have a strong violet/purple undertone and a lot of times it ends up looking deep purple instead of black, but I like it.
 

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:24

Bad Amber.

 

Original was 13.3% so concentration after you followed Amber's destructions was 6.67%.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:24

So, uh... Black Cat, Black Cashmere ... same ink.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:13

Oh, so it should have gone in the Black Cashmere thread? I wondered why there was no follow up on this one. Thought maybe no one wanted to review a black ink.  :)

 

Re: concentration. OK. Glad I redid it with the "original strength" version.



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Posted 20 August 2014 - 19:32

So, would you buy it?


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:10

Yes indeed.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 16:46

OK. My above review is NOT of Black Cat/Cashmere, it is of Black Diamond, as I mis-labeled my sheets of paper.

 

Below is the real Black Cat/Cashmere diluted properly to 8%. The drying on this ink is quite fast at times, but the ink lacks character as it's just black black black. It may be really useful for people who don't want a tint to their black. Me, I prefer them to have a little something going on. The purplish-black of the Black Diamond I liked more as it just had more going on. Not that this ink is bad or anything just didn't find it to excite me the way some inks do.

 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 21:11

So, Black Cat and Black Cashmere look TOTALLY different for me.  Black Cashmere actually looks very blue and watery and not at all like ink.  I'll post them all here, though - Black Cashmere first.

 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 21:12

Now for Black Cat samples

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 21:30

General observations of Black Cashmere:
I really think this one was labeled incorrectly.  This doesn't look black at all, and it doesn't perform like any of the other Susemai inks.  
The color is nowhere near black, and the ink felt dry and scratchy in a fairly wet pen.  The Plumix normally lays down a pretty good layer of ink, but it was all I could do to get one tiny page out of it.  I felt like I had to be pretty forceful with the pen.  

Two thumbs enthusiastically down for that one.

 

General observations of Black Cat:
Black Cat was the opposite of Black Cashmere.  Very well behaved, and cleaned up nicely.

The only reason I wouldn't buy this ink is because I already have like 5 bottles of different black inks, and I really only want black when I need a waterproof ink.  Any other time, I'm using something with some color, even if it's subtle.


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Posted 08 September 2014 - 03:01

 

General observations of Black Cashmere:
I really think this one was labeled incorrectly.  This doesn't look black at all, and it doesn't perform like any of the other Susemai inks.  
The color is nowhere near black, and the ink felt dry and scratchy in a fairly wet pen.  The Plumix normally lays down a pretty good layer of ink, but it was all I could do to get one tiny page out of it.  I felt like I had to be pretty forceful with the pen.  

Two thumbs enthusiastically down for that one.

 

General observations of Black Cat:
Black Cat was the opposite of Black Cashmere.  Very well behaved, and cleaned up nicely.

The only reason I wouldn't buy this ink is because I already have like 5 bottles of different black inks, and I really only want black when I need a waterproof ink.  Any other time, I'm using something with some color, even if it's subtle.

 

 

 

Black Cashmere = Black Cat.

 

You did have a mislabeled pipette there.   The one that is blue-grey and kind of dry.. is Blue Cashmere V2 ( aka: Too Blue Cashmere)


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 15:36

My black cat has gone mouldy  :angry:

 

I put it into a glass jar/tube about a week ago.  Undiluted.  I haven't had a chance to try it out yet.  It has orange/brown mould growing on the top that are clearly releasing spores (I can see the pin stalks).

 

The glass jars are 20ml GC-MS headspace tubes (so clinically clean), sealed when I received them and unused.  They are designed to be gas tight.  I have not added water or done anything else to it.  I emptied the ink directly from the pipette into the jar/tube. All of the ink samples have been sitting on my desk, and none of the others show this.

 

I will email Amber to upload a photo.



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 16:39

OH MY - that is horrid.  I wonder if I had a bad batch of water.   I thought I used distilled or purified water and I boiled it.

 

Black Cat was one of the inks I mixed at my house and not the office.


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 21:09

Mine is OK.


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 21:34

Same, mine's clean.








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