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Where Do You Use Colored Inks?
Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:47
I see so many great colors reviewed here and love the Goulet invoices I get with the personalized messages highlighting different colors. For me though, I cannot use such colors at work. In what settings do people use these vibrant and non-traditional colors? I'm really eyeing Noodler's Apache Sunset and Diamine Ultra Green but just aren't sure where I'd be able to use them. Any ideas for practical use would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:20
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:21
I also seem to get away with colors at work, signed my last time sheet in Scabiosa (purple).
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Edited by WOBentley, 29 December 2012 - 04:55.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:53
green = new [words, story ideas, observations, whatever] The color tells me I need to review it a second time at some point.
red = correction and important = I like to print out my stories and mark them up. If I have an important note to follow up on, the red or green come out
prose = something that makes me feel good such as an off blue, browns, whatever really. I decide at the time.
poetry = something to take me to that charged-word realm, something I don't need to smoke
business notes = blue, blue-black, or black, something conservative
journaling = anything
letters = depends. I just fired off a lettter to a female writer in residence using Écres des Saphir on paper with matching color designs I had kicking around for awhile.
Posted 29 December 2012 - 17:49
It's just whatever I'm in the mood for at the moment. That's the beauty of all those colors and brands....
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:00
I used coloured ink whenever I write letters, take notes, make lists, journal, and figure out my diary.
Actually, really the only time when I use blue or black ink is in an official capacity. They just bore me too much, so I tend to avoid them. Though occasional I do get the urge to use black if I'm in a more traditional mood. But that is very, very rare.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:01
Edited by Linsolv, 30 December 2012 - 06:02.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:23
On top of it... my 13 years old... loves to draw with my fountain pens. Since I have exciting colors on all of them, is a game for her to find out what new ink I have in my pens.
For example.. this holiday, she already emptied 5 of my 8 inked pens in less than a WEEK!!!!
The now empty pens had: Noodlers Manhattan, Sailor Sky High, Akkerman Pulchri Pink, Iroshizuko Kosumosu and Sheaffer Black.
The next ones in the endangered list are: Stipula Verde Muschiatto (sp?), Caran D'Ache Amazon and Diamine Amber.
As you can see.. I can find places to use all my colors.... only if my 13 year old doesn't get to my pens first..
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 19:46
I have found some "functional" use (yep, I had to find some
Both systems work well for me because I can flip through my notes and skim though the main subject or issue cuing off the colors.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 20:39
Red in a fine nib for editing/markup.
I haven't used black ink for like 10 years.
Green occasionally just for fun. Brown with off white/cream paper -- Moleskines, etc. sometimes.
Would like to add a green-black and a very dark purple.
I am on an eternal quest for just the right blue...
Posted 30 December 2012 - 20:54
Parker 45 EF Grey - Lamy Safari EF Charcoal - Parker 45 14k F Black - Noodler's Ahab Flex Clear Demonstrator - Lamy Studio EF Imperial Blue - TWSBI Mini EF Black - Kaweco Sport Ice F Transparent Green
You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better. ~ Anne Lamott (This is where I tell my stories.)
Posted 30 December 2012 - 21:51
As a college student, most of my writing is done in note form, writing out calculations and chemical reactions. That and the like. For my notes, I use a variety of colours, so as to make them accessible for reading in the way a page of black is not.I usually base write in a dark colour, and use lighter greens, yellows, oranges and reds around it. Often I write in blue (specifically Diamine Midnight) or browns (various inks).
For anything that requires it (formal; job applications and exams), I use Noodler's X-Feather. I hate that exam copy paper!
Other than that, anything's game, to be honest!
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 22:01
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Green: virtually everything, esp, making notes in texts).
Sepia: virtually everything.
In fact I use any colour I'm in the mood for unless I'm writing something a professor has to see, then it's blue or blue-black.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 23:02
I also use colored inks to write letters and make margin and border ornaments for them. Brushed water colors also add to the ornaments. Proper names can be written in a different color.
With poetry writing, I sometimes begin each line of an acrostic with a different color, just to tip the recipient that these letters spell something vertically.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 23:14
I hadn't seen apache sunset yet, it is nice! how long does it take to dry, really? much more than like 10-15 secs?
I have it in a juicy Lamy with 1.1mm stub, and I don't notice it taking that long to dry. No different that most inks.
I am using it for letters, rather than notes, so I don't have to turn the page.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 23:43
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 00:08
Also, whenever I do a procedure, whether it be an operation or just a refraction, tradition has it that in Australia (and the UK), it gets recorded in red so that it stands out. That certainly gives you the authority and the opportunity to open up another end of the colour spectrum, and carry another pen!
One final thought is that there is a difference between public and private work. When I write in public hospitals, the hospital owns the notes, and requires that black or blue be used. In private practice however, I own the notes, so I can choose and colour that I like! (As long as they photocopy OK...)