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#1 Phthalo

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:32

Here they are... four of the five new Pilot Iroshizuku inks (I passed on the 'ku-jaku') :



The grays are really lovely, and syo-ro also! Very, very nice selection. smile.gif

Edited by Phthalo, 02 July 2008 - 09:34.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:38

Wow, very nice. They really do seem all of a family. Or am I deceiving myself..?

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:41

Ooh, those are nice. I had decided that I wouldn't buy any new ink for a while, but my resolve is weakening!

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:12

Phthalo, thank you very much for these samples!

I purchased 3 of the new colors last week. I'm not sure when will receive them, because there's a note on Ujuku's site that the ink won't be available untill mid July.
Syu-ru looks a bit greener than expected, but I can't judge till I see it live.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:27

Wow, I love that Syo-ro. Might have to go order some of that, plus some Tsuki-yo.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 17:11

Wonderful!

Thanks for your review; these are some inks I will get for sure soon.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 18:16

Wow, the fuyu-syogun has a lot more blue in it than I anticipated. And the syo-ro is so... I can't think of any other word than mysterious, so let's call it that. Syo-ro and shin-ryoku are on the Absolutely Must Have list, that's for sure.



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Posted 02 July 2008 - 20:51

Fuyu-syogun does indeed have a lot more blue than in the images at Ujuku making it less similar to kiri-same than I expected. At first I thought the difference was too subtle to warrant buying both. Now I see that isn't true.

As though I need more ink rolleyes.gif, now there are three Iroshizuku Inks I would buy: tsuki-yo, syo-ro, and fuyu-syogun. Wonder what shipping would cost for three bottles? On second thought, it might be better not to ask. wink.gif
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 22:29

Fuyu-syogun is a blue-gray - the best way to describe the two gray inks are simply as a warm gray and a cool gray.

Kiri-same is definitely quite warm (a brown-gray) and would be in the same family as Sailor Gray and Levenger Smokey, even PR Gray Flannel with its green-brown undertone - but Fuyu Syogun is not like any gray that I have, and looking at it last night the phrase "haze gray and underway" popped into my mind. smile.gif

Edited by Phthalo, 04 July 2008 - 08:09.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 13:51

Thanks for the scan! My syo-ro looks exactly like the scan but my fuyu-syogun is a fair bit lighter on paper. It doesn't detract from the uniqueness of the ink but the swab in your scan looks better is all smile.gif
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 13:56

But Winter General? I don't get it. Is it the color of a uniform?

Anyway, I look forward to their reds.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 13:58

So... I'm trying to keep count. If there are five NEW colors, and there were already five OLD colors, then there are now ten colors of this ink? Is there a website where you can see all ten at once?

p.s. I use the word "OLD" tongue in cheek, as I know that all of these inks are less than a year old.
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 19:15

Thank you so much for posting. I still love the syo-ro. It's still my favorite. I need to order at least two bottles of it.

I can't wait for the next batch of new colors that are supposed to be in the red/orange family.



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Posted 06 July 2008 - 21:28

Yes, there are ten Iroshizuku "Color Drops" now. Last week when I checked the Pilot website, only the old ones were shown - but you may see all ten of the inks here.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 14:37

Thanks for providing those color swatches, Laura. smile.gif I think they do the best job of conveying the colors of these inks, because of the concentration variations (so you can see how they are from light to heavy on the paper).

These inks are simply fantastic. I've been enjoying my 3... and now I feel that I've got to get a few more.

One other thing that would be interesting to see, is a "close match" comparison to other inks. So, for those who don't quite have the budget for buying Iroshizuku inks, what equivalent colors can be found in domestically obtainable inks. I expect the Pilot inks will be superior in terms of longevity of color and resistance to moisture. I've been happy to see that "moist finger" smudges across writings made a few days ago hold up quite well.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 15:45

A beautiful range of inks. Thanks for the swatches. smile.gif
Tsuki-yo and Syo-ro are definitely on my list. Kiri-same is looking good too.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 20:06

have you had an opportunity to ink something with either gray? thoughts?

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 18:10

So what will be next?

A line of red and burgundy inks :-)


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 07:58

Where can i get these inks?
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Posted 12 July 2008 - 18:47

QUOTE (MVice78 @ Jul 12 2008, 12:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where can i get these inks?


I think you can get them directly through the Ujuku site, but I purchsed the two bottles I have from their ebay store:
http://stores.ebay.c...panese-Pen-Shop

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 21:55

I believe Richie at Cyberpens in the UK will soon be carrying these, too.
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 01:03

Anyone know when the next line of these inks will be coming out? I'm addicted!
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:03

I really like the look of ASO-GAO blue, how does it compare to BSB? Really love a BSB that didn't destroy my sink, hands and potentially my pens.
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 06:45

QUOTE (youstruckgold @ Oct 7 2008, 09:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like the look of ASO-GAO blue, how does it compare to BSB? Really love a BSB that didn't destroy my sink, hands and potentially my pens.

I like Asa-gao, but it's much ligher and more purple than BSB.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:55

QUOTE (Taki @ Oct 8 2008, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (youstruckgold @ Oct 7 2008, 09:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like the look of ASO-GAO blue, how does it compare to BSB? Really love a BSB that didn't destroy my sink, hands and potentially my pens.

I like Asa-gao, but it's much ligher and more purple than BSB.


Hmmm. Wonder if I could get it in Australia (now our dollar is so ordinary, can't afford it any where else!)
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 19:26

QUOTE (Renzhe @ Jul 4 2008, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But Winter General? I don't get it. Is it the color of a uniform?

Anyway, I look forward to their reds.


Fuyu Shogun is the term used in Japan to describe harsh winters, similar to Jack Frost.

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 19:29

QUOTE (youstruckgold @ Oct 8 2008, 03:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmmm. Wonder if I could get it in Australia (now our dollar is so ordinary, can't afford it any where else!)

I have some and you're welcome to try it when you're here. smile.gif
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Posted 09 October 2008 - 15:43

QUOTE (youstruckgold @ Oct 8 2008, 02:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really like the look of ASO-GAO blue, how does it compare to BSB? Really love a BSB that didn't destroy my sink, hands and potentially my pens.


Asa Gao is a more sober blue than Baystate - it doesn't do that electric-pop-off-the-page thing that Baystate does, is a bit darker and, side-by-side, makes Baystate seem to contain a hint of purple. Nor does Asa Gao have the cyan undertones of some of Private Reserve's blues (e.g. Supershow) - it's just a pure, fairly deep blue (and not as bright as the scans make it look). As far as I'm concerned it looks far preferable to Baystate simply as a colour (leaving aside Baystate's feathering etc.).

But, like the other two Iroshizuku inks I bought, it does look like some other inks. Asa Gao is pretty close to Omas Blue (which is perhaps a bit darker and more saturated) and thus, I suspect, to Visconti Blue as well, while Syo-ro is pretty close to Waterman's Blue Black (the current teal version, that is), only a bit darker. (Tsuki-yo reminds me of other inks too - Noodler's Navy, perhaps? - but I've not done any comparisons there yet.) Beautiful bottles, however....

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 17:35

CORRCTION! I just filled my new Myu90 with Asa-gao, and realized....I was thinking about Aji-sai when I said it is more purple embarrassed_smile.gif But it is much lighter than BSB.

Tsuki-yo looks similar to Noodler's/Pendemonium Legal Lapis to me.

Edited by Taki, 09 October 2008 - 17:38.


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Posted 09 October 2008 - 17:45

Could someone shed dome light on the flow of these inks..........dry/wet ?
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