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#21 wastelanded

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 16:45

Some colours are more unique than others


I can't help but point out that things are either unique or not. It's not a term you can quantify, it either is or is not.


You could if you really tried.
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#22 mhosea

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 19:03

Some colours are more unique than others


I can't help but point out that things are either unique or not. It's not a term you can quantify, it either is or is not.


You could if you really tried.


I remember this proscription and argument against qualifying "unique" from the style guides of my youth. The argument appears to be factually incorrect now.

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#23 Vshin

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 14:11

You're not paying more for unique colors, you're paying more for good shading and other desireable ink qualities in terms of feathering, bleeding, sedimentation, and behavior in pens. As well as marketing (aka fancy inkwell).
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