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Comparing Different Turquoise Inks

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#21 Scriptorium Pens

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 23:58

I'd definitely love to see a comparison of all these. I'd add Levenger Blue Bahama to the list. It's very similar to Omas Turquoise.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 00:55

Cool!

 

I've been looking for the perfect Turquoise.

 

 I have a few but a super compare  review would be fantastic!



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 17:51

BTW, Visconti Turquoise is really pretty and a great performer.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 19:34

Inks:

 

Caran d’Ache Hypnotic Turquoise

Diamine Aqua Lagoon

Diamine Aqua Blue

Diamine Havasu Turquoise

Diamine Mediterranean Blue

Diamine Turquoise

J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche

Lamy Turquoise

Montblanc Turquoise

Noodler’s American Eel Turquoise

Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise

Organics Studio Copper

Omas Turquoise

Pelikan Turquoise

Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-iro

Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki

Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-jaku

Sheaffer Turquoise

Waterman Inspired Blue (previously South Sea Blue)

 

From the top of my head... you are missing the following:

 

Akkerman Treves Turquoise

Private Reserve Naples Blue

Rohrer & Klingner Blue Mare

Caran D'Ache Caribbean Sea

Toucan Turquoise.

Levenger Blue Bahama

Noodlers Dostoyesvsky

Organic Studios Nickel Teal... 

 

.. and I would add Sailor Yama Dori... to the mix.    :wub:


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 20:51

Parker Quink Blue Black. :P



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 21:21

How about Iroshizuku Syo-ro? 


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 21:39

What about Noodler's Upper Ganges Blue and Noodler's Midway Blue?

Admittedly, they might be more sky blue than turquoise.

 

Midway Blue is one of my favourite blues, I wouldn't call it turquoise, though. But, like you, I am looking for the perfect turquoise. Right now, I am using Akkerman Trêves-Turquoise, which I like a lot, but which does not really fulfill your requirements (expensive, not easy to get).

 

I'd be especially interested in comparisons, so, where I am concerned, I'd like you to review as many shades of turquoise as possible!


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:55

I quite like Waterman Inspired Blue. I don't have a lot of inks and can't give you comparisons, but I find it to be very beautiful. Reliable start up.

 

I purchased it at my local fountain pen store. I was told Waterman inks are trouble free - safe inks with good flow.

 

Great topic. I'm looking forward to watching your list evolve and reading your reviews.

Thank you, Green Ink! I've heard lots of fabulous things about Waterman Inspiured Blue and cannot wait to try it out. 



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:57

I can understand the reluctance to review an ink no longer available and it's definitely up to the reviewer to set the parameters. The one advantage to including such inks is that sometimes people are looking for a replacement and if they can see the LE ink next to others that are currently available, it can help them to find a close match.

That makes a lot of sense! I'll see if I can find a sample. I'll add a 'tentative' section to the list. :) Thanks again!



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:05

I don't think MB has a regular turquoise ink right now, just the LE which is mostly sold out.

I'd appreciate if you add Visconti turquoise. I have 2 pens that are reserved for turquoise only so this would be of interest to me.

Thank you

Hi zaddick, 

I'll definitely be adding the Visconti Turquoise! Lots of people have been recommending it. Thanks for your input!

I think it would be very interesting.   I like turquoise inks and have started slowly sampling them on my own, but it's going to take me awhile.  :P

 

I didn't see Monteverde turquoise on your list - it is quite a pretty ink, although a bit lighter than some.  

Alright, I'll add it to the list! Thanks for your suggestion!

Please do this! I have a pen that I want to use exclusively with turquoise ink, and this project would be immensely helpful.

 

What about Noodler's Upper Ganges Blue and Noodler's Midway Blue?

Admittedly, they might be more sky blue than turquoise.

I'll definitely add those to the tentative section of the list. If more people are interested, I won't hesitate to review them. :)

I love Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku and am glad you have it on your list. I would add Diamine Marine also.

Great, thanks for the suggestion! I'll take a look at Diamine Marine. :)

I recently purchased a bottle of Monteverde Turquoise ink and realized that I actually could like it. Other than adding this particular ink to your list, I think that you have a great idea.

Another one for Monteverde Turquoise, woohoo! I'll add this to the list. Thanks for your suggestion! 

I look forward to seeing your review of all the inks.  I found that a similar review on brown shades was very helpful in my selecting a sepia ink.  While I have a favorite Turquoise, it would be great to see it compared to other inks of a similar shade.

Great! I'll be sure to update the original post with a link to the finished review.

I love Turquoise! I feel you should add Noodler's Turquoise, the regular one. It is a bit darker than most but is really a great ink, shades beautifully. Lamy turquoise is another favorite of mine.

Good suggestion, I'll be sure to add the Noodler's Turquoise. I believe Lamy Turquoise is already on the list. I think it's quite underrated, it's a lovely ink. :)

So you are going to buy samples and try all of these right?  I"m looking forward to seeing it.

Yes indeed. I think it'll be worth it!

I'd definitely love to see a comparison of all these. I'd add Levenger Blue Bahama to the list. It's very similar to Omas Turquoise.

Aha, I'll look into that! It might be tricky finding a sample.

Cool!

 

I've been looking for the perfect Turquoise.

 

 I have a few but a super compare  review would be fantastic!

Great! Be sure to check out the original post, I will be updating it with a link to the finished review.

BTW, Visconti Turquoise is really pretty and a great performer.

Another one for Visconti Turquoise, fantastic! Adding it to the list. Thanks for your input! 

 

From the top of my head... you are missing the following:

 

Akkerman Treves Turquoise

Private Reserve Naples Blue

Rohrer & Klingner Blue Mare

Caran D'Ache Caribbean Sea

Toucan Turquoise.

Levenger Blue Bahama

Noodlers Dostoyesvsky

Organic Studios Nickel Teal... 

 

.. and I would add Sailor Yama Dori... to the mix.    :wub:

I will look into these, thanks! I've been quite hesitant to add any Private Reserve, limited edition or iron-gall inks to the mix because they are not compatible with all pens but I will definitely consider your suggestions. :)

Parker Quink Blue Black. :P

Ah, I believe that's a little different from the other turquoise inks we've been looking at. A great ink nevertheless.

How about Iroshizuku Syo-ro? 

Ah, good suggestion! Not sure how I missed that one. I'll add it to the list, thanks!

 

Midway Blue is one of my favourite blues, I wouldn't call it turquoise, though. But, like you, I am looking for the perfect turquoise. Right now, I am using Akkerman Trêves-Turquoise, which I like a lot, but which does not really fulfill your requirements (expensive, not easy to get).

 

I'd be especially interested in comparisons, so, where I am concerned, I'd like you to review as many shades of turquoise as possible!

Alright, I'll keep that in mind! I'm definitely going to be reviewing a large variety of inks. There are just so many wonderful ones on the market.



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:14

Updated Ink List:

* I will not be reviewing PR, iron-gall or LE/rare inks. *

Diamine Aqua Lagoon

Diamine Aqua Blue

Diamine Havasu Turquoise

Diamine Marine

Diamine Mediterranean Blue

Diamine Turquoise

J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche

Lamy Turquoise

Levenger Blue Bahama

Montblanc Turquoise

Monteverde Turquoise

Noodler’s American Eel Turquoise

Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise

Noodler's Turquoise

Organics Studio Copper

Organics Studio Nickel

Omas Turquoise

Pelikan Turquoise

Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-iro

Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki

Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-jaku

Pilot Iroshizuku Syo-ro

Rohrer & Klingner Blue Mare

Sheaffer Turquoise

Visconti Turquoise

Waterman Inspired Blue (previously South Sea Blue)

 

 

Tentative:

Akkerman Treves-Turquoise

Caran d'Ache Caribbean Sea

Caran d’Ache Hypnotic Turquoise

Montblanc Honore de Balzac Dandy Turquoise
Toucan Turquoise (apparently only available in Aus/NZ.)


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:34

I would love to see the results of this! However you and I must have different definitions of turquoise, as several of the inks on your list wouldn't qualify for mine. Will still be good to serve as a comparison though.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:58

This thread should be retitled 'Make Auspice want more inks than she can afford' subtitled: '...that her husband would disapprove of because 'they all look the same (to him)'



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 13:08

That is a huge endeavour! In my former workplace there were only a couple of other people who used fountain pens and, for some reason, turquoise was their preferred ink. I have inked up my MB 144 F with turquoise ink, inspired by this project! Have fun doing it, Mineralogy!
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Posted 04 July 2014 - 14:26

+1 for Akkerman Treves-Turquoise



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 14:51

Diamine China Blue, Sailor Kobe #42 Island sky blue, you could also add anything on this comparison to the list that you dont have

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 16:05

This large comparison will be so beneficial to the people who likes or want to use turquoise inks. Keep it up. :)



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 16:37

I will be loving your work. I am dithering away about turquoise. I loved Sailor Sky High and now it's discontinued. The quest is on (thought I have it on good authority that Summer Sky is just Sky High). Hmmmm.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:33

Parker Quink Blue Black. :P


Haha, ain't that the truth. One of the best blue black colours when it first goes on but I hate watching the conversion to real over the next 5 days.

In terms of this comparison, I would be most interested in:
- J Herbin Bleu Pervenche
- Pelikan Turquoise
- Lamy Turquoise
- Waterman Inspired Blue

As those are the easiest to get turquoises in New Zealand.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:47

Is the MB turquoise limited edition? All I get when searching is Honore de Balzac: Dandy Turquoise.

 

 

I don't think MB has a regular turquoise ink right now, just the LE which is mostly sold out.

I'd appreciate if you add Visconti turquoise. I have 2 pens that are reserved for turquoise only so this would be of interest to me.

Thank you

 

 

The "original" MB Turquoise has been discontinued for quite awhile now, but you should still be able to find FPNers that can send you a sample:

 

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A bit more recently discontinued is the MB Ink of Friendship, here's a comparison of both inks:

 

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