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Iroshizuku Kung Te-Cheng

iroshizuku kung te-cheng noodlers yama-budo ku-jaku serendipity

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#1 Jadie


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 22:57

I've always like Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng, but its quick-drying times, chalky texture, and high maintenance means I'm limited to using it in my Platinum Preppy eyedropper....until now.



P1050685 by Jiadepix, on Flickr


At last! A serendipitous mix of Iroshizuku Yama-budo and Ku-jaku has given me an ink with all the lovely indigo color of KTC and none of the fuss. Best of all, the flow is silky smooth and easy to clean....perfect!



P1050688 by Jiadepix, on Flickr


'Course, the color isn't 100% matching, and I'm still in the process of tweaking my formula (which consists of just throwing random colors together), but I do remember it was something like 60% Yama-budo and 40% Ku-jaku.


I like how the Iroshizuku clone is slightly more blue than the original KTC...gives it a cooling effect that's easy on the eyes.



P1050689 by Jiadepix, on Flickr


The difference is most noticeable on white papers like my Rhodia dot pad, but on yellow or cream colored papers the two inks are virtually indistinguishable. I call that success!



P1050695 by Jiadepix, on Flickr


And to end this all, if anyone's interested, I'm currently selling off my bottle of KTC (Preppy included), as well as another purple, the discontinued MB Violet. Cheers!



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 23:25

Thanks for the groovy recipe.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:40

Nice one! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:49

Thank you for sharing!!


I don't suppose I could convince you to add those pages to the 2013 fade olympics?


Purples have been known faders - but KTC is the one amazingly bulletproof ink - and I'd like to compare the ink you created with KTC.  Let me know.



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