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15 Callifolio Inks -- Water Test

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#1 scribbler77


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Posted 02 August 2009 - 19:10

Here are the 15 Califolio inks on card stock before the water test:


The first water test attempted to simulate an accidental spill: the cards were held under a running tap of cold water for several seconds, then immersed in water for about a minute, then taken out, dried with a paper towel and left to dry before scanning:


Following the second scan, the cards were reimmersed in water for 30 minutes. After drying, they were as follows:


You will note that all of the inks except Andrinople showed some water resistance. (Andrinople spread in every direction once it was wet; it even bled through the other side of the heavy card stock.) All the others were legible after the short dunking, though some lost more intensity than others.

Some of the blues, especially Baikal, were quite faint after the second immersion, but with difficulty could be read. Several of the colors were reduced to shades of gray, but were quite legible.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 19:44

Thanks, appreciate the test.
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#3 Jared


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Posted 02 August 2009 - 20:11

Interesting. Thank you for sharing the results of your tests. I am hoping to hear what you think of the inks in regards to flow and shading.

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