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#1 yogalarva

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:48

I thought it would be nice to start the week with a review of a bright, sunshiny color:

 

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I like Private Reserve inks as a whole.  They have some really nice, saturated colors and are quite similar to Diamine in terms of overall good behavior.  This one, though, I am just not excited about at all.  It was a bit dry (though that could have been my pen - the stub for my Lamy Safari is overall dry), it’s a light color that I would never have a use for, and it just wasn’t spectacular enough to wow me.  On the plus side, it did have a touch of water resistance, which I did not expect for such a light colored ink.

 

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Overall, I think that there are a lot of variations of this yellow/gold/orange colored ink, and I think that there are better ones out there.  There’s Yu-Yake, Apache Sunset, etc.  Check out this tool to see other colors in the same range and I think you can probably find a better orange.  Like I said before, I like PR, but this color is just not one I would ever use again.

 

 

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#2 MalcolmH

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 11:59

Looks like it might be good for the artists, but not really for everyday use.

 

Thanks for the review yogalarva.  :thumbup:



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 13:04

Apache Sunset is not "gold". Are you looking for a gold, or an orange, or an orange-red, or a red-orange?

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 13:21

Apache Sunset is not "gold". Are you looking for a gold, or an orange, or an orange-red, or a red-orange?
 
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You make a good point. :-) I suppose that I lump golds+yellows+oranges into one big group because they are not super practical colors for most purposes. But I really do need to try out the sample of Apache Sunset I have...

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 13:58

I like this ink however it can cause some unpleasant clogging :)



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 15:00

Yes, this ink can be problematic and it's always seemed a bit too light for most uses. Nice for occasional use though. 



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 00:01

Perhaps an Extra Fine nib might play to its strengths (if any)? I've often found lighter inks take a darker hue when I try them with a finer tipped nib.......

 

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 00:53

playtime, good to know ~ thanks for the tip (heh heh)



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 19:38

Just add a drop of blue... you'll get an amazing green...   :lol:


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#10 amberleadavis

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 22:21

Thank you for the review.  I admit, I own this ink but NEVER use it.  



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 00:22

Thank you for the review.  I admit, I own this ink but NEVER use it.  

I almost bought it just for its fabulous name



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 00:26

The color is MUCH lighter in your review than it was a few years back. My bottles are sort of an amber shade.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 00:29

Ghost, do you think this is one of the inks that has changed when left alone in bottles for too long?



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 00:32

Yes. This and my Black Cherry seemed to rust over time (for lack of a better descriptor).

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 20:18

Orange Crush went from bright orange soday to the color of crushed autumn leaves in the bottle I received.



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 01:39

Look like good shading, but a bit light for my taste. Great review!

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:21

It looks wonderful in a flex pen; it's what I used for my icon thing. I also find it better behaved than Apache Sunset, for all it's worth and different enough from Yu-Yake to merit a purchase. It also looks fairly nice in the Pilot Parallel pens. Definitely too light for drier pens though. 



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 20:41

Hey,  yogalarva, did you change your yoga position in your avatar?







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