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Inky Gradient, Exponential: Susemai Black Amber 16% To Distilled Water

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#1 vossad01


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 02:56

An Exponential Inky Gradient

Depicted in order:


Strathmore Writing (25% cotton, natural white, wove, 24lb):
Georgia Pacific Multipurpose Paper (20 lb, bright white, Walmart):
Southworth Diamond White (25% cotton, white, 20lb):
Why I did it:
I thought it would be valuable as part of the Susemai Ink Testing. Susemai instructs dilution to a 2% to 8% concentration, this lets you see the implications of the percentage you choose.

Why you might recreate any of these mixes:
This ink became available for sale and you are mixing it up.

This ink should really be marketed as a grey. It was way too wet at the recommended dilutions despite being having a nice black color. However, it also makes a nice grey and the surfactant becomes dilute enough for it to be usable.

I am waiving my general disclaimer about mixing with water, because this ink is intended to be mixed up with water for most of the posted dilution range.

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 03:34

This ink, named by me, for me, :P, will not be one of the ones that gets made. Alas, it was super fun.  Thank you for this work!  The work you do on this one is used to improve the future inks.

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