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#1 bardiir

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:20

These are my first ink reviews so I'd like to hear all suggestions how to improve them. I've got quite some inks in my collection already (most of them are samples but it's a start) and I will review some more in the future.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 13:08

I can't see the "Tender" side of it....



#3 bardiir

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 13:10

I can't see the "Tender" side of it....

Yes, it's a pretty saturated purple, nothing muted or lightly colored that "tender" would possibly suggest :)


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 21:42

I just bought this ink as well and it is a good choice for one of my pens, as it is the same colour as some of the accents on it.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:56

I can't see the "Tender" side of it....


My theory is that the marketing geniuses that Waterman employed were trying to get you to associate THEIR ink colors with YOUR mood. It's overreaching, though Caran d'Ache has one-upped them in the stupid ink naming contest.

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 21:44

My theory is that the marketing geniuses that Waterman employed were trying to get you to associate THEIR ink colors with YOUR mood. It's overreaching, though Caran d'Ache has one-upped them in the stupid ink naming contest.

 

I can agree with the current Chromatics line, but I think the previous one was named really well. Sadly I have only Blue Sky, although I still could buy the Blue Night and Carbon, but not the other more interesting ones.

 

Admittedly I like purple inks, but still not see the exact point why would I buy this one... except that is reasonably priced.



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Posted 25 July 2014 - 22:08

I can agree with the current Chromatics line, but I think the previous one was named really well.

 
So true. Waterman, on the other hand, was a mixed bag. I was never sure about what was "Florida" about "Florida Blue", though "South Sea Blue" was a brilliant name, and "Havana Brown" was evocative.

Admittedly I like purple inks, but still not see the exact point why would I buy this one... except that is reasonably priced.


Purple is all about what sort of "leaning" you like. Waterman Purple is an excellent middle-of-the-road purple, and it is, in fact, my favorite, the only Waterman ink that I really like very much. I'd give it higher lubrication marks than the OP. But there are so many other color "leanings". Montblanc Lavender Purple is much less blue, and darker. Diamine Bilberry is much more blue, and darker. Noodler's North African Violets is more blue and more vibrant (but orders of magnitude more trouble to clean out of pens).

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 05:46

I love purples.


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#9 bardiir

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:35

Here's a proper scan of the page:

 

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