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Baoer 388

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#61 Liis



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 08:10

These pens are indeed excellent, after getting my first one I immediately ordered 2 more - the nib is so malleable and wonderful to write with and performance with Diamine inks is pure pleasure. I may be mistaken but I think it even flexes a bit. My Parker IM Black GT totally pales in comparison.

I'm sorry about the photo - I don't know how to make the picture less blue - it's taken in daylight. Text should be dark brown and the pen dark green.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 19:31

Lovely handwriting! I'm far from an expert, but if you switch over your camera's white balance that should help. Here in Scotland, my old Canon spends 90% of its time set to 'cloudy'.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 22:03

Indeed, they are incredible pens, available for £1.65 (about $2.50) shipped from China. I gave 2 away at the weekend so I had to buy 3 more.
Regarding the white balance, you can salvage some of it, though once the camera data has been jpg'd, it wont give a perfect result. This was using the free program Rawtherapee (awful name, but great program) with the spot white balance tool selecting the paper (which I assume to be white):

Edited by garyc, 07 April 2016 - 05:22.

#64 TSherbs


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 22:51

I own the pen already and love it. But I've been jonesin' for a chocolate ink and now you put this up.....

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 00:21

I must try one of those. They look really good.

Mediterranean blue, Asa Goa, China blue, Royal blue, Sapphire blue, Indigo, Washable Blue....the colours of the rainbow.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:58

Thks all for sharing their opinions. Just ordered my first Baoer 388 SS.

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 21:20



a short video review of the Baoer 388 here:



Thank you for watching and sharing!



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