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A Handful Of Blues

blue royal radiant

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#1 The Good Captain

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 17:18

Here are some scans of four of my blues that have similar characteristics. It's for a specific comparison - nothing more!









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Posted 07 March 2014 - 17:21

Wow, I didn't know Liberty's Elysium was so close to the Blue.  I was tempted to buy a bottle, but given that I own Blue, I think I'll pass (even though LE has different properties, etc.)


Thanks for this!

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 17:24

interesting, thank you...

#4 English John

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 19:57

Thanks for the comparison.

It is difficult to see the difference between the Royal Blue and the Radiant - but I assume it is much more saturated ?


Noodlers blue still seems good as well.


I've got the blues.....!!


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 20:25

Hi there! And thanks for the great optical comparison.


I assume pretty much the same (have all 4). That Radiant sort of "equals" Royal was my first thought when applying same (although that had probably already been sead previously [likely by you]). And that those "extra 4 drops" or whatever were likely not only those of a neon light but also a detergent/surfactant making the ink even wetter an more freerly flowing than the Royal.

I love -- and as a matter of fact also use --  all 4 but am still hesitent about N's "Blue" due to the fact that it takes almost forever to dry... even if I use a blotter.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 02:14

Thanks for the post, it's nice to see these side by side. I look forward to your next post for few blues more.

#7 English John

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 22:26

A couple of blues, to consider


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 23:31

Beautiful blues...And, beautiful pens. What make of pen is the one w/ the Greek key on the cap (1), and (2), the maker of the short, "stub demo" pen at the top please...Thanks much for reply, LeRoy 

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:11

Thanks for the similair blues side to side like that.  I often find myself staring at swabs of blue that I am interested in and it is almost a daunting task to decide on one - so I will buy both :) .  So, to see such similair colors in the writing allows for me to look at the second characteristic that I always look for: Shading.  I would be highly disappointed if I were to order one of those colors, and then not being hyperaware of exactly how close the color is to something I already own - buy another one of those colors.  Too similair to own both for me.



Accentuate the positive.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:32

Thank you so much for this comparison. I didn't realize Liberty's Elysium was so close to the regular blue! This is helps narrow down my ink wish list. :)

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 16:16

Blue pen is an auroral optimal, and the demonstrator is a TWSBI mini

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