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#21 amberleadavis

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:02

 

 

I guess we should compare apples with apples, e.g. 203 with Parker Washable Blue or some other "common" blue ink. If Cyber6 sends me that sheet, I'm gonna scribble with stuff like Pilot Blue and Blue Black and stick it in the window for a while. If 202 is positively identified as an IG, then it will be Platinum Blue Black. Morinda for the red and Pilot Black for the black. Should be fair.

 

 

I'm sensing a HINT and a NUDGE.

 


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 00:05

just got a few bottles $4 each on the evil bay.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:42

Got my Hero inks today. thought I'd share a pic of the round bottles. Strange that all boxes are same size and as far as I can tell so are the bottles. the blues are marked 60ml but the black says 56ml.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:52

These will go side by side in a fade test, ETA 2 weeks to see results.

 

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:03

I love fade tests!


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 02:25

AWESOME Napalm!!!!!!  

 

But... you were supposed to do the bleach test...  :( ... You need to ask Ms. Napalm for bleach .. remember???


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 03:01

Oops,  my age is just a long senior moment.... ok ok I'll do it... :P



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 03:31

Remember... be careful how you ask Mrs. Napalm for household chemicals.....

 

"Honey, these lovely ladies I met on line, told me to ask you for bleach so I can put it on my inky...."

 

yeah, this conversation could be misconstrued.  


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 16:49

I had specifically wanted to acquire 203 a while back, but I could not find anywhere online that was selling the 20x line at a reasonable price so have pretty much given up on it.  The 23x line is fairly easy to find.  I got mine at Tmart which was the cheapest at the time, but it has gone up $0.69 since I bought mine, so I think eBay has better prices now.



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 17:01

Got my Hero inks today. thought I'd share a pic of the round bottles. Strange that all boxes are same size and as far as I can tell so are the bottles. the blues are marked 60ml but the black says 56ml.

 

234 is Carbon Black a particulate-based ink.   My belief is that it is smaller to maintain the same price point.  With my bottle, close examination shows that it is a little more squat than the other bottles.  That may not be the case with all bottles they have released though.



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 18:35

I had specifically wanted to acquire 203 a while back, but I could not find anywhere online that was selling the 20x line at a reasonable price so have pretty much given up on it.  The 23x line is fairly easy to find.  I got mine at Tmart which was the cheapest at the time, but it has gone up $0.69 since I bought mine, so I think eBay has better prices now.

 

So, is there a difference between the #203 and the 23x line ??   


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 18:54

The bottles are different.  Somewhere around here someone compiled a post of the different Hero Inks and their bottles with pictures, but I am not finding it.  The information there was that the higher numbers are supposed to be higher end inks; though my impression was that the OP was not sure about there actually being a quality difference.

 

Hero 204 is always presented as a standard ink, while 234 is a particulate-based ink.

 

203 is presented as Washable Blue, while 233 is always marketed as just Blue.  Whether they are infact different inks or colors, I do not know.

 

232 is thought by some to be an Iron Gall ink, I have never seen the same claim made about 202.  Of course this could just be the result less availability.

 

 

Do you bottles have a strong, what I understand to be phenol, smell?  That is true with my 23x inks.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 23:13

After 1 week:

 

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 02:29

Interesting.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:17

Final result after 2 weeks:

 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:25

That Hero black is pretty spiffy.


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:02

That Hero black is pretty spiffy.

 

 

I agree, I had a bottle a couple of years ago, thought it was a good strong black and much better than the Parker black I was using. 


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 20:21

That Hero black is pretty spiffy.

 

Yes it is, it seems unaffected. In the scan there might seem to be a slight change of hue, but by seeing it in person I put that on the paper yellowing. BTW the Fabriano (left sheet) has yellowed visibly more than the Rhodia (right sheet).







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