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#1 shaylenwilliams

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 01:01

Ok, so I am not really doing the thorough, in depth reviews that most of you do. I'm not experienced enough to be that discriminating yet. My interest mainly lies in the ink color more than anything else. I just thought I would link these so that people get yet another perspective on what this stuff looks like on paper. As a newbie, I want to see as many different examples as I can before I shell out the cash. I figured someone else might too.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 01:18

Thanks! I just added a new ink to my wish list. :headsmack:

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 01:24

Nice review. I'm always more interested in the person's opinion of the color and their comparisons to other similar colors. Thank you.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:43

I really like Ebony Purple. There's nothing else quite like it.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 03:52

I really like Ebony Purple. There's nothing else quite like it.


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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:01


I really like Ebony Purple. There's nothing else quite like it.


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I agree. I've got 6 whole bottles of ink to my name now, and it is a favorite. I received PR Blue Suede and Burgundy Mist in the mail today though...so I kind of like all three equally right now.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:09

I agree. I've got 6 whole bottles of ink to my name now, and it is a favorite. I received PR Blue Suede and Burgundy Mist in the mail today though...so I kind of like all three equally right now.


It was one of my first acquisitions, too, and 40 bottles later it's still a favorite. :)
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 06:16


I agree. I've got 6 whole bottles of ink to my name now, and it is a favorite. I received PR Blue Suede and Burgundy Mist in the mail today though...so I kind of like all three equally right now.


It was one of my first acquisitions, too, and 40 bottles later it's still a favorite. :)


The whole reason I wanted a "real" FP was for Herbin PDL. I still want that ink, but as I looked at the Goulet Swab Shop, as I do for hours on end, I was afraid it would be too washed out and went with Ebony Purple instead. I'm glad I did. It is a very unique color, you can't get it in a gel pen or ballpoint. So pretty and interesting, yet practical somehow. I love the versatility, and I wasn't sure I'd get that as much with PDL.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:03

Ooh - cheese board (niice).

Meanwhile back on topic - I agree on the colour of black cherry - I was desperate to get some and when I did I was disappointed by the 'brown' colour that I could see.

Ebony purple - I've seen it in letters and I like it but the UK is a Noodler's desert at present.

Thanks for the reviews.

By the way reading the 'bio' on the blog - have you put yourselves up for the ink exchange (thread pinned at the top of the 'Inky thoughts' forum)? It's a really great way of trying new inks at a much lower cost and avoids expensive disappointments.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:26

Ebony Purple looks very dark in your scans, at least on my screen. If this is the real shade of this ink, than I like it very much (possible another-want-to-buy ink :( )
BTW Ebony purple is PR, not Noodler's.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:34

Ebony Purple looks very dark in your scans, at least on my screen. If this is the real shade of this ink, than I like it very much (possible another-want-to-buy ink :( )
BTW Ebony purple is PR, not Noodler's.

In my opinion, it would be easy to mistake it for black under certain lighting, especially if you weren't "looking" for a purple. On the other hand, you can see the purple pretty easily. That doesn't quite make sense, but is a lovely ink because of this property.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:36

Ebony Purple looks very dark in your scans, at least on my screen. If this is the real shade of this ink, than I like it very much (possible another-want-to-buy ink :( )
BTW Ebony purple is PR, not Noodler's.


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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:42


Ebony Purple looks very dark in your scans, at least on my screen. If this is the real shade of this ink, than I like it very much (possible another-want-to-buy ink :( )
BTW Ebony purple is PR, not Noodler's.

In my opinion, it would be easy to mistake it for black under certain lighting, especially if you weren't "looking" for a purple. On the other hand, you can see the purple pretty easily. That doesn't quite make sense, but is a lovely ink because of this property.


That's an issue I have with Ebony Blue (the PR version not the Noodler's :P) - using a wet italic broad Conway Stewart nib on Oxford Optik paper you lose a lot of what makes it special.

As many do say around these parts - it's not just the ink - it's the nib and it's the paper (for instance I love Diamine Prussian Blue but it doesn't like Optik paper and skips horribly in my pens - so far anyway).

Some inks are so nice I have to use medium or even (shudder) fine nibs to get the true effect of the ink!

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:14



Ebony Purple looks very dark in your scans, at least on my screen. If this is the real shade of this ink, than I like it very much (possible another-want-to-buy ink :( )
BTW Ebony purple is PR, not Noodler's.

In my opinion, it would be easy to mistake it for black under certain lighting, especially if you weren't "looking" for a purple. On the other hand, you can see the purple pretty easily. That doesn't quite make sense, but is a lovely ink because of this property.


That's an issue I have with Ebony Blue (the PR version not the Noodler's :P) - using a wet italic broad Conway Stewart nib on Oxford Optik paper you lose a lot of what makes it special.

As many do say around these parts - it's not just the ink - it's the nib and it's the paper (for instance I love Diamine Prussian Blue but it doesn't like Optik paper and skips horribly in my pens - so far anyway).

Some inks are so nice I have to use medium or even (shudder) fine nibs to get the true effect of the ink!

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I'm trying to figure out what size nib I like, I have figured out I'm a "medium" and up kind of gal. The angles I write at are too varied for anything smaller. I think Ebony Purple would still be purple unless it was very, very wet. Someone with more experience with EP may be able to confirm or deny that for you. I don't think the Lamy 1.5 nib is too wet or too dry considering the size line it puts down.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 18:17

The whole reason I wanted a "real" FP was for Herbin PDL. I still want that ink, but as I looked at the Goulet Swab Shop, as I do for hours on end, I was afraid it would be too washed out and went with Ebony Purple instead. I'm glad I did. It is a very unique color, you can't get it in a gel pen or ballpoint. So pretty and interesting, yet practical somehow. I love the versatility, and I wasn't sure I'd get that as much with PDL.


I do recommend PDL. It's not as saturated as PR, but it's a great color. I agree that some of the Herbin inks do look washed out (oh, hi, Cafe des Îles!), but I don't think PDL is one of them.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 18:20


The whole reason I wanted a "real" FP was for Herbin PDL. I still want that ink, but as I looked at the Goulet Swab Shop, as I do for hours on end, I was afraid it would be too washed out and went with Ebony Purple instead. I'm glad I did. It is a very unique color, you can't get it in a gel pen or ballpoint. So pretty and interesting, yet practical somehow. I love the versatility, and I wasn't sure I'd get that as much with PDL.


I do recommend PDL. It's not as saturated as PR, but it's a great color. I agree that some of the Herbin inks do look washed out (oh, hi, Cafe des Îles!), but I don't think PDL is one of them.

It's on the to-buy list.
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:11

I'm a fan of PDL!! Me the person, not just me the 'company' :thumbup:
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 19:28

I'm a fan of PDL!! Me the person, not just me the 'company' :thumbup:

Not to worry, you will be sending me some as soon as the funds become available! B)
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 20:03

I recommend getting ink samples from Goulet Pens of the Cd'A Storm, J.Herbin PDL, R&K Scabiosa, and Diamine Damson. Then you can have a dusky, muted purple ink festival, and compare the tones. Some are more red-violet, some more blue-violet.

P.R. Ebony Purple is in a class by itself. ( love it! )

I made my own mix of Eggplant, with Diamine Imperial Purple and Sunshine Yellow, with Parker Quink black, to get the neutralized deep purple color. I was shooting for a deeper Damson color.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 20:21

Nice review. The black cherry is very close to PR Fiesta Red.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 20:32

Nice review. The black cherry is very close to PR Fiesta Red.


That's funny. I just finished a bottle of Fiesta Red and it was brick red, much lighter than Black Cherry. PR Rustic Brown is very close to BC. I just did a comparison at the Swab Shop, they're almost the same but the brown looks redder.

Fiesta always seems to look darker in samples, but the swab is about the right color. Diamine Monaco Red is like Fiesta.
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 00:30

I support Silvermink in his statement about PDL not being washed out. It is not at all! A very legible and pleasant ink. It looks great, flows well, and washes out of the pen very easilly.
Something about PR Ebony Purple - I noticed that with time it changes colour and purple becomes much more evident. It is still very dark on old documents, but you can not mistake it for black.