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#21 warblerick

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 18:25

WOW, how nice of you to take out some time, thank you! Really made my choice for me and saved me some $$$, Sargasso Sea here I come!

I have and use all three of these beautiful inks. I like each for different reasons; the Majestic Blue does have a really nice reddish undertones (I like to think they are undertones, not overpowering, but subtle), the Bilberry is a really beautiful Blueish-purple, very dark and wet. The Sargasso Sea, is a nice very darkish blue, with gold overtones (though they don't always show up on all papers). All three write pretty wet in my pens, and are a tad on the slower dry time. Any of these should fit the bill nicely I think.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 23:26

Diamine Midnight is a nice dark blue with redish highlights and sheen, one of my favourite inks. It's very well behaved. Sailor Jentle Blue is also very nice.

 

In blacks, I get a sheen sometimes from Pelikan 4001 Black.


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#23 dizzymizzy

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:09

Iroshizuku Syo-Ro has a nice purplish sheen, but it is more of a turquoise. 

 

Sargasso Sea is a bit temperamental, but nice with the right combo (triomphe paper, wet pen).

 

Jentle Sky High is a light blue with a nice, light red sheen.


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#24 circlepattern

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:57

I'm not a big fan of red, in fact I try to avoid them, golden seems much more majestic.



#25 dizzymizzy

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:13

I'm not a big fan of red, in fact I try to avoid them, golden seems much more majestic.

 

That Sargasso Sea that you're raving about has a red sheen.....


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#26 rhodialover

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 18:08

I have Diamine ASA blue and it has some sheen. Bilberry has much more sheen but both are a little to purple for my preference.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 18:12

 

That Sargasso Sea that you're raving about has a red sheen.....

I thought sargasso is gold and majestic is red?



#28 dizzymizzy

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 23:53

I thought sargasso is gold and majestic is red?

 

Sargasso's sheen looks red to me. They both look red, thought Majestic more so.

 

 

Others, what do you think?


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#29 circlepattern

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:27

Good thing I haven't got around to ordering it yet.



#30 dizzymizzy

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 15:28

If you like the ink, just order it. Don't let any preconceived notion of what looks "majestic" dictate/alter your initial interest.


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 19:21

Good point, I'll have to take my leap of faith.



#32 K. Cakes

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 00:03

 

Sargasso's sheen looks red to me. They both look red, thought Majestic more so.

 

 

Others, what do you think?

 

It looks somewhere in the middle to my eyes.  Not as red as Majestic Blue, but not a true gold like Velvet Black or Bilberry.

 

Circlepattern - If you want a sample before you purchase send me a PM, I'd be happy to send you some to try out.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:33

 

It looks somewhere in the middle to my eyes.  Not as red as Majestic Blue, but not a true gold like Velvet Black or Bilberry.

 

Circlepattern - If you want a sample before you purchase send me a PM, I'd be happy to send you some to try out.

Thank you for your offer, I however, decided to purchase them already.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:33

I love Sailor Jentle Blue very much.

Good flow and beautiful dark blue.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:35

Guys, I realize this has nothing to do with current topic, but what's up with the bronze, silver, gold, etc memberships? I didn't even notice how I turned into gold membership!



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 17:05

Guys, I realize this has nothing to do with current topic, but what's up with the bronze, silver, gold, etc memberships? I didn't even notice how I turned into gold membership!

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 00:51

P.W.Akkerman Shocking Blue

Sailor Jentle Blue



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:53

P.W.Akkerman Shocking Blue

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Yes indeed, to both.


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