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(I C U) Ink Review - Susemai - Blue Cashmere

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#41 DaveBj

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 23:11

 

 

Yes it does...  Blue  Cashmere always looked purple-ish to me..  I wonder if with more dilution looks more blue.  

We'll find out later this evening.


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#42 DaveBj

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 20:25

If the mixture in the pipette was 16%, then this is 8%.  The color is a little more purple and a little less dark, but it does not excite me.  I am a long-time black-ink-only writer, and while I have come over to the un-Dark Side, if I'm going to use a colored ink, I want the color to jump off the page and kick me in the [eye]balls.  This purple doesn't do that. 

 

After I've finished the other pipettes, I may try cutting the concentration down to 4% and see how that looks.  If it excites me, I'll do some pages; if not, I'll just add a note to this thread.

 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 04:51

Undiluted Blue (1st) Cashmere.  Much more purple than blue to my eyes.

 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 19:40

I think Blue Cashmere is a keeper.  I like it quite a bit.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 21:34

General observations of Blue Cashmere (1st):
Like Red and Green Cashmere, I loved this ink as soon as I saw the pipette.  I couldn't wait to try this one.

I love the color. 
It performed well in all of the pens I tested, with great flow.

It was a little hard to start after even just a few minutes of resting, but I think that could easily be tweaked.  That might be a little better at, say, 12%, instead of 16%, too.

 

Even with the hard start, I would buy this ink.  I love the purple cast to it.


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 14:15

The more I see it, the more I like it :wub:

 

Me wants! :puddle:



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 16:40

I've heard from a little birdy... this ink will make the cut for the next test.


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Posted 09 September 2014 - 16:49

I've heard from a little birdy... this ink will make the cut for the next test.

 

Woo hoo... I'm in for this one :happyberet:



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 16:52

I have posted an Inky Gradient of Blue Cashmere for those wondering about dilution.  It was done with the Blue Cashmere from the Fab 50 group.  I know both mailing were the same ink, but thought I would mention in case there was more than one batch.

 

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 17:25

Blue Cashmere at 8%.

I love this purple color.  It also seems much better behaved at 8%.  I would have bought it at 16%, and dealt with the hard starts in a few pens because the color is so great, but this is even better.

 

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 00:07

So, did it start up the next day?


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 12:26

So, did it start up the next day?

It did, and has been starting with no issues every day since!  I actually kept all of my 8% dilutions inked up and have only had issues with the Blue Diamond Ball one, but that one was a little dry at 8% to start with.  


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 16:53

This is my review of Blue Cashmere at 16%. I like the color and the ink is very well behaved. The Blue Cashmere and Red Cashmere are my favorites. 

 

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 17:35

So, why only a maybe for purchase?


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 23:48

There's something special about this one. This one's a keeper.

It lays down a beautifully rich almost black line and splits into dark blues and magentas when washed. Yum.

 

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No feathering seen, even on cheapo paper. Well done Mr or Mrs Susemai.
Amber, thanks again.

 

 

Hmm. Not sure I like how it's come out on this Seawhite watercolour paper.

With hindsight I shouldn't have used a wash. Grrr.

 

I'm REALLY liking the colour of the line though. Really rich and dark. Some sheen too for those that like that sort of thing.

A bit of nib dry out does sadly occur after only a short while left uncapped but hey ho, can't have everything.

 

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Hello Tas,

 

WOW!  This is a beautiful color!  It looks like a classic indigo from days gone by.  I love the look of it - I hope it makes it onto the market just as it is.

 

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