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#1 The Good Captain

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 17:39

I've spent a little time scanning examples of the inks that I currently have and use the most. The object being to be able to seen comparisons between say, just a couple but side by side, which isn't always easy to do. Usually the two I want are at opposite ends of the paper.
This is the sort of thing I'm talking about.
Diamine Sapphire Blue
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and Diamine Denim
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Here's a list and unless I have a request to post the lot, I could always just add them 'on demand' - relatively speaking.
I thought it might be of use and it passed the time until it stopped raining.
Diamine
Asa Blue, Presidential Blue, Prussian Blue, Blue-Black, Sapphire Blue, Imperial Blue, Majestic Blue, Denim, Midnight and Eclipse.
Umber, Sherwood Green, Green/Black, Evergreen.
Noodler's
'Prime of the Commons', Blue-Black, Sequoia Green and Zhivago
Sheaffer Skrip (current production)
Blue, Blue-Black and Black
Pelikan 4001 series
Royal Blue, Blue-Black and Brilliant Black
Lamy (current bottled formula)
Blue-Black
Waterman
Florida Blue, Blue-Black and Black
Parker Quink (permanent or non-washable)
Blue, Blue-Black and Black
All the scans were done on a Cannon CanoScan LiDE 210 at 600dpi. The Colour Space is sRGB IEC61966-2.1. No manipulation was done with editing software.
The words were all written using a Lamy Safari Medium nib, dipped fully before use and washed out and dried thoroughly between each ink. I used a Rhodia No16 pad, of lined 80gsm paper.
Hope this might be of some use and as I get different inks I can add them to the list.
Happy New Year and I'm going to have a glass of wine now!

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#2 swanjun

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 18:21

I'd love to see all four Noodler's directly compared to each other, actually! :)

#3 The Good Captain

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 18:47

No sooner said than done but don't expect this kind of service every time!
Prime of the Commons
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Blue-Black
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Sequoia Green
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and Zhivago
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Any use?

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 14:58

Any use?


Indeed! Thank you! I've been pining for Prime of the Commons, but it turns out I actually like the regular (and obtainable in the US) Blue-Black more, so that's a comfort. :)

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 23:50

This thread didn't get proper consideration for the kind offer! I'm going to bring it back if the offer still stands.

I'm interested in Asa Blue, Prussian and Majestic.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:29

This thread didn't get proper consideration for the kind offer! I'm going to bring it back if the offer still stands.

I'm interested in Asa Blue, Prussian and Majestic.

Thanks for your kind words and yes, it does still stand! I've a load more to add but haven't scanned them all. However, here are the three you mention.
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I've since tried their Indigo and prefer it to the Prussian, but I've not a scan of this to hand. Also, I thought I'd try the Majestic again only yesterday and it really is a great colour: perhaps a little darker than the scan but the red sheen is amazing. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that on some of the papers I am now using, since some of my comments a while ago, the smearing and long, long drying times are not so apparent.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:47

Wow, what a great offer! Thank you!

Okay ... how about some of your greens? (I have recently been playing with Parker Penman Emerald - yeeooozzzaaa - its so pretty).

What greens do you think should be compared?

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#8 The Good Captain

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:36

Wow, what a great offer! Thank you!

Okay ... how about some of your greens? (I have recently been playing with Parker Penman Emerald - yeeooozzzaaa - its so pretty).

What greens do you think should be compared?

The only other 'separate' green I have bought that's not on the list at the beginning of this topic, is Diamine Racing Green. There is one definite one in the Music Set - Schubert - but that's not available on its own; only as a refill.
I could add these to the list if you think that would be relevant but there are far more comprehensive green lists out there!
In answer to your last question though, I'll put up a comparison of the similar ones, in groups but it will be later on.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:00

Thanks, Captain! I own Majestic and quite enjoy it (I don't have the smearing/dry time issues reported by many, either). I'm looking at buying some of the Diamine 30 ml bottles and was considering Prussian and Asa. Do you find Asa has performance issues as reported by some? In the scans it looks similar to Majestic, but I think it's a fair bit lighter, correct? I'm torn with Prussian -- I like blue blacks, and this is a blue leaning that way; however, people seem to either love it or hate it. It'll cost me more to get the sample of it to try out, so I think I might just take the gamble with the 30 ml bottle.

Denim is also on my consideration list, but I think it's likely to be pretty close to Majestic (or R2 which I'd like to purchase at some point as well).

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:05

Thanks, Captain! I own Majestic and quite enjoy it (I don't have the smearing/dry time issues reported by many, either). I'm looking at buying some of the Diamine 30 ml bottles and was considering Prussian and Asa. Do you find Asa has performance issues as reported by some? In the scans it looks similar to Majestic, but I think it's a fair bit lighter, correct? I'm torn with Prussian -- I like blue blacks, and this is a blue leaning that way; however, people seem to either love it or hate it. It'll cost me more to get the sample of it to try out, so I think I might just take the gamble with the 30 ml bottle.

Denim is also on my consideration list, but I think it's likely to be pretty close to Majestic (or R2 which I'd like to purchase at some point as well).

I'll comment in detail later - after work!

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 00:43

Just wanted to give a BIG thanks to the Good Captain for this offer.

I don't want any particular comparisons, but wanted to say how much your efforts are appreciated.

Thanks again!

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:14

Indeed!

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:48

Great! Really informative. :)

Thanks for sharing this.

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