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Private Reserve Blue Suede: Copperplate

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#1 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 19:43

A while ago, I posted a pretty scathing review of Private Reserve Blue Suede, complaining about pretty severe feathering. Well, I want to revise that somewhat because I think those results were very pen-dependent. I just tried writing something with my new Waterman frankenpen, and the ink performed very well on the cheapest "99¢ for 200 sheets" American filler paper ever made. I bought this stuff ages ago. It's thin, uncoated, and everything but see-through, and the ink performed spectacularly. Of course, I had to try it on my best Clairefontaine, and the results…took my breath away.IMG_0153.jpg IMG_0154.jpg IMG_0155.jpg That's a money shot, people.



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#2 Ceilidh

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 20:03

Very nice hand!



#3 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 22:21

Very nice hand!

Thank you very much! 



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:35

The pen, the pen, show the pen.

Nib, nib, show the nib.

 

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#5 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:31

That's the pen, the pen indeed!IMG_0113.jpg



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 20:30

Nice writing, Presto!


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:56

Great job! Thank you.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:23

Nice writing, Presto!

Thank you, Brian!



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 00:50

Your script is stunning, as is the ink. I just ordered this ink as well as Noodler's Dromgoole Steele Blue. If what I see online is correct, they are similar but the blue suede tends to the greener side of the spectrum and the steel blue to the blue side of the spectrum--though some of the same shades of color are evident in the shading of each ink. You might like this one too, but it's a Dromgoole's exclusive color.

 

Thanks for posting this. It helped validate my purchase decision.


Edited by GeekyGirl, 02 April 2014 - 03:25.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:13

Beautiful- simply beautiful. 


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:11

I was thinking about buying this ink yesterday and decided to check out FPN first. Thanks, I will now buy it.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 18:27

Your script is stunning, as is the ink. I just ordered this ink as well as Noodler's Dromgoole Steele Blue. If what I see online is correct, they are similar but the blue suede tends to the greener side of the spectrum and the steel blue to the blue side of the spectrum--though some of the same shades of color are evident in the shading of each ink. You might like this one too, but it's a Dromgoole's exclusive color.

 

Thanks for posting this. It helped validate my purchase decision.

Hey, thanks. I'm glad you liked what I made up. Oh, if you're interested in flex writing, did you take my poll?



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 18:28

I was thinking about buying this ink yesterday and decided to check out FPN first. Thanks, I will now buy it.

Excellent. I'm developing an inexpensive, high performance flex pen and could use some feedback. Do you think you could take my poll?



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 19:30

Hey, thanks. I'm glad you liked what I made up. Oh, if you're interested in flex writing, did you take my poll?

 

I did indeed.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 19:53

My PR Ebony Purple is good for copperplate, and that's pretty much all I use it for. It's kind of nasty.


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 19:56

My PR Ebony Purple is good for copperplate, and that's pretty much all I use it for. It's kind of nasty.

 

I know what you mean. Is sure is beautiful though.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 21:14

Really? I just received a sample and I've enjoyed it.  What didn't you like about it?


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 21:46

I don't know if it's because I've let it sit around for years, but it's been this way for as far back as I can remember...

 

It is ridiculously saturated. You know that sheen that a housefly has on its back? That's the way it looks on paper when undiluted. The pens I use it with can never be flushed clean no matter how hard I try, and each consequent ink I put in it becomes purpley. 

 

I opened some notes from years ago and I touched the writing... it smeared badly. Couldn't get it off my skin for the next little while. I used to do calligraphy on my friends sometimes (because one gets bored of paper after a while) and they'd be walking around for the next few days with my writing on them. 

 

I tried filling a pen with water one time after it had run out of the ebony purple. This time I could see the ebony purple, rather than the housefly black. I did this for a SECOND time when it ran out of THAT, and it still wrote acceptably.

 

Stuff's like radioactive fallout, pens take a while to recover. 

 

If you like it, please continue liking it, but I don't, for most applications.


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 22:28

So you are speaking of Ebony Purple's behavior and not BSC?

 

I admit I like ridiculously saturated.  


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 23:15

Really? I just received a sample and I've enjoyed it.  What didn't you like about it?

 

If we're talking about Ebony Purple, this is my issue with it. This ink will never see any pen except for a Platinum Preppy. I will say, however, that I really do love the color and the concept for this color. And it looks lovely coming out of the Preppy nib. I'm just scared to let it touch any other pens that I own.

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