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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:12

BlueNut asked for some blue samples / comparisons. I'll have the water wash results up in the next few days.

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#2 amberleadavis

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:12

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Edited by amberleadavis, 20 August 2012 - 10:22.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:06

Wow amberleadavis!!! thanks very much! :)

It looks to me like Upper Ganges is very similar to Luxury blue, which is what I gathered from your recent blotter test, and Polar blue looks darker.

I'll be interested to see your water test.

Thanks again! :thumbup:

#4 amberleadavis

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 20:53

And here it is. I sat it in the bowl and walked away. This was water only for about 10 minutes.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 13:02

Excelent, amberleadavis! Thank you for this comparision, it is very useful!
Can you please comment on how well does Upper Ganges cleans-off from pens?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 22:40

For my lab book I think Polar Blue, UG, Luxury blue and Kung Te-Cheng are the only options based on that water test.

Very useful - thanks again

UG looks much brighter in your scan than it does on my paper, but I've noticed a difference in how it looks in my lab book versus my recycled-paper notebook (it looks brighter on the recycled paper note book strangely, and it feathers less, where as I would have sworn before this that the lab book paper was better quality.

Zuku, I have found it easy to clean off, but then I'm somewhat spoiled because I have access to a sonicator bath in my lab, so I put my nib and squeeze converter into a 50 mL tube with some water in it into the bath, and by the second 3 min sonication it was clean (I did 3, but nothing much came out in the third). It also rinsed off my glass dip pen in some water in a few minutes.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:05

Noodler's Liberty really looks vibrant.
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#8 amberleadavis

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:44

Noodler's Liberty really looks vibrant.


LE isn't as vibrant as BSB, but it's very pretty and more fade resistant.

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#9 amberleadavis

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:47

Excelent, amberleadavis! Thank you for this comparision, it is very useful!
Can you please comment on how well does Upper Ganges cleans-off from pens?


I haven't noticed any problems cleaning UG. Overall it's a very nice ink.

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#10 mhphoto

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 19:15

Very nice, thanks for the comparisons!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:34

Very nice, thanks for the comparisons!



I too appreciate the comparisons!

#12 amberleadavis

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 18:18

Thank you all for the feedback. Posted Image

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 00:09

And here it is. I sat it in the bowl and walked away. This was water only for about 10 minutes.

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Wow, I like the Luxury Blue! One can never have too much blue :happyberet:

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#14 amberleadavis

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:52

Yeah, I'm with you -- no such thing as too much blue.
Luxury Blue is my favorite blue, but not the one I recommend the most for daily use (Midway Blue) or for permanence (KTC).

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 17:24

Blue inks are my fate. Many thanks for your review :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:






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