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


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#21 vossad01

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 17:55

The pipette had a BB on the bulb, but I don't remember a T.  When I PMed you the scans, you confirmed that it was Blue Balls.

 

I do not have Blue Balls, though I am assuming it is similar to Blue Ball Diamond which includes Blue Balls.  Based on experience with Bright Blue and Blue Ball Diamond and given the described packaging, I think this is Bright Blue.

 

When you use broader nibs your scan shows a darker blue than what I could expect from Blue Ball Diamond.  Additionally, the pipette was marked closer to how the Toucan Inks were than how the Susemai inks were.

 

Lack of the T on the pipette would not be too surprising.  With no effort on my part to remove it, them the marker has disappeared (washed off in handling apparently) from my pipette.



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 21:53

Comparison with Levenger Cobalt

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#23 amberleadavis

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 23:30

Too wet?  

 

I think that if this one gets remade, the problem will be fixed.  

 

The too wet feature was rolling-pin issue.


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Posted 19 September 2014 - 00:21

Ah, I see. I hope that particular sous chef was summarily dismissed!

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 08:03

No. We still love our lackeys and our inksters. We are hoping that someday they will grow into minions.

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 21:35

Here are the scans of my experiments with Susemai Blue Balls. I tried many different papers and two different pens.

 

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 00:23

Great stuff!


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 01:43

Glad you liked!



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Posted 05 October 2014 - 00:13

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at 16%, this is a nice ink, flows well but not too crazy, good starter (usually), no feathering, bleeding, or ghosting, although I did get a little spread of my ink line. Subtle shading, even. Great color, saturated ink. On my test paper it seemed to dry instantly. Wow!

 

However, at 8%: it's not so great. A gusher! and feathers and spreads to the extent that I've dumped it from the pen after 1/4 of a page. I find that at 8% the color is a little too light & bright.

 

So, this one, for me, would be either a mixer at 8% (tried it with black, it's neat!) or straight at 16%. At that concentration I would definitely want more of it. So thanks, team Susemai, for making this available! it's an ink with great potential.


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 19:31

The color of yours also appears to have a little more lilac... interesting.


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 20:27

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 21:43

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I have always loved Blue Balls....  :lol:


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 00:22

The color of yours also appears to have a little more lilac... interesting.

I'm not sure if that's a scanner artifact. I think I will send you the actual writeups up to now, this week, and not wait until I've done them all. Then you can judge for yourself...


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 03:42

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I have always loved Blue Balls....  :lol:

 

 

Giggle Giggle Snarf.


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 03:42

I'm not sure if that's a scanner artifact. I think I will send you the actual writeups up to now, this week, and not wait until I've done them all. Then you can judge for yourself...

 

I'm looking forward to it.


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 14:29

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I have always loved Blue Balls....  :lol:

 

 

 

 

Giggle Giggle Snarf.

 

This is me, not saying ANYTHING!!!!

 

(BTW, I combined all four of the Susemai blues that I got and poured them into an old prescription bottle.  I call it Blue 'Alls.)


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 21:59

 

 

 

This is me, not saying ANYTHING!!!!

 

(BTW, I combined all four of the Susemai blues that I got and poured them into an old prescription bottle.  I call it Blue 'Alls.)

 

 

Oh, that's plural like "All Ya'Alls"


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Posted 10 October 2014 - 12:53

I'm a little late to the party, but I come with pictures of my blue balls!

 

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 13:16

The headline will read "Man With Blue Balls Leads Others In Inky Mob, Demanding More Blue Balls - Police Called In To Intervene. Ink Maker SuSeMai Not Available For Comment".

Hopefully you will be allowed to correspond with those of us not in prison, so we can keep smuggling in more Susemai Blue Balls to you.

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 13:36

:lticaptd: Just don't tell Bubba my balls are blue.








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