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


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#41 Tas

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 08:46

Thanks Amber.

 

The ink is 3 parts R&K Sepia, I part Diamine Grey, I part Noodler's Black.

 

It's a mix I made to use in my Visconti Homo Sapiens. (Damn that OCD trait)

Whilst it's lived exclusively in my pen since January without a single hitch I understand that R&K do not encourage mixing of their Sepia ink so would like to mention this, FYI, as they say nowadays.



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 15:53

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 20:44

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 16:00

Add some water to it, and see it is red. It's the sheen you are seeing. See the first post on this page.    That is all Red Cashmere just different dilutions.


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 01:53

Add some water to it, and see it is red. It's the sheen you are seeing. See the first post on this page.    That is all Red Cashmere just different dilutions.

yeah! i'm gonna try it at 8 percent and see what it's like, although i really like it at 16 percent too!


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 03:41

Now this attracts my attention with it's potential in the dark-red, blood-neighborhood. I'll have to go look at the other cashmeres now.

 

And as for the op: "Allegedly." I love it. Appropriate vocabulary is a wonderful thing.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 04:46

Undiluted:

 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 19:30

And, would you buy this one?


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 21:17

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 21:19

General observations of Red Cashmere:
Well behaved

Easy to clean up

Excellent color

Excellent flow

Would definitely buy this


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 22:15

And, would you buy this one?

 

Absolutely.  So far, the only one I wouldn't buy is Green Cashmere because I'm not fond of the color.  That may change when I dilute it.  I am very, very impressed with the quality of these inks.  I know I haven't used as many inks as many of your testers but these are among the best I've used:  excellent lubrication, great saturation, easy to clean. 


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Posted 08 September 2014 - 05:23

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I love it!



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Posted 10 September 2014 - 19:36

We've got another keeper here.  Great color, sheen (according to other testers; I wouldn't know sheen if it came up and jumped on my couch), and great shading. 

 

1 Susemai Red Cashmere good paper.JPG 2 Susemai Red Cashmere cheap paper.JPG 3 Susemai Red Cashmere cheap paper bleed-thru.JPG


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My arsenal, in order of acquisition: Sailor 21 Pocket Pen M, Cross Solo M, Online Calligraphy, Monteverde Invincia F, Hero 359 M, Jinhao X450 M, Levenger True Writer M, Jinhao 159 M, Platinum Balance F, TWSBI Classic 1.1 stub, Platinum Preppy 0.3 F, 7 Pilot Varsity M disposables refillables, Speedball penholder, TWSBI 580 USA EF, Pilot MR, Noodler's Ahab 1.1 stub, another Preppy 0.3, Preppy EF 0.2, ASA Sniper F, Click Majestic F, Kaweco Sport M, Pilot Prera F, Baoer 79 M (fake Starwalker), Hero 616 M (fake Parker), Jinhao X750 Shimmering Sands M . . .

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 00:18

Rather than flushing my pens I went ahead and wrote two pen pal letters, starting with the X450 M, and then when it ran out, with the Calligraphy 1.3mm.  I really do like this ink -- the color and shading are such a treat to watch coming out the end of my nibs.


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31 and counting :D

 

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 17:51

I understand, of the Susemai inks, this is my favorite.  


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 19:30

Diluted to 8% and 4%, F nib, Sustainable Earth paper.  I'm not happy with the color rending of my scanner but it's close.

 

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