Very nice work again
Hte summe in Europe was very wet.... I therefor shot Pluvius wiht a staple gun... It helped it is sunny now
I yesterday published a rview of DA Document CMYK inks... A permanent Turquoise is in there
Amberlea posted an exensive review of this Turquoise too..
Do not worry about shooting Pluvius.... I only used a staple gun.... He will surive that.... No worries about Europe turning in to a desert soon
Thanks again and your reviews will always receive a warm (sunny ) welcome here
Thank you Peter! I just clicked on your review -- the turquoise looks beautiful and your review format is even nicer! I love how you show the evolution of all the different color mixes. I’m very visual, so (unfortunately for my budget) it makes me want to try mixing those inks... You should send your pictures to De Atramentis to use on their site, because they are very clear and do a good job of selling the product -- plus they make people want to try the entire range and mix and match (which I'm sure De Atramentis wouldn't mind!)
PS I may need to borrow your staple gun because Pluvius has not left us alone in Boston since Monday and it’s driving me crazy...
Wow, another beautiful comparison, thank you! I only have Pelikan 4001 Turquoise, and I really like it; it's the only shade of blue I like
Thank you dragos.mocanu! I’m happy that you liked this comparison too! The Pelikan is a wonderful color and I’ve noticed some subtle pink sheen in it depending on the pen. For some reason I’ve gotten addicted to sheen lately, so I’m looking for it in most of the new inks I add to an already overcrowded ink drawer... I think it’s because it provides a good distraction when taking notes in lectures and has a little magic to transport you somewhere more exciting haha
Thank you for the comparison. Turquoise is a color I use very often in the last months.
To my eye, most of the inks shown are so similar that I see no point in buying more than 1-2 of them. In fact, I have Waterman, Pelikan and Diamine Havasu at home. Waterman and Pelikan are quite similar, well-bahaved, easy to find, not expensive (specially the Waterman), the Diamine Havasu being a little different but not much. Asa Blue has called my attention, but maybe because it is somewhat different than all the others.
For me, Waterman South Seas Blue is the winner (yes, I like the old name). I must try to mix it with different amounts of Waterman Florida blue to gert different shades of turquoise.
You’re welcome manolo! I use turquoise very often too. My goal is to live by the beach after grad school to be surrounded by turquoise water all time, but until then I keep turning to turquoise colored inks as a substitute. The Waterman and Pelikan look pretty close on Rhodia (which I guess is a good thing because it's a beautiful shade of turquoise) so like you I wouldn’t recommend that someone who has one rush out to buy the other. The biggest difference I've noticed is that the Waterman is a little wetter, so the wetness could be a way to help someone decide between the two.
PS I prefer the name South Seas Blue too; I don't find the name Inspired Blue very inspiring
PPS That’s a great idea to mix the two Watermans to get multiple shades of Turquoise! I would love to see your results if you do do it, because I've gone through most of what was in the vials of the Waterman blues samples that I have
This is FAB!!! Thank you.
Thank you amberleadavis!! I'm happy to hear you say so! Turquoise was an especially fun comparison because it’s one of my favorite colors and for some reason I hadn’t tried all of the samples in the same set of pens yet
One can never have enough turquoise
I agree stevesurf and that’s a beautiful pen by the way! You have me lusting over it now...
This is great. I have to say, Asa Blue is one of those inks I just keep coming back to.
Thank you Davros! Asa Blue is definitely a color I would recommend as a good staple for someone who loves beachy colors and is looking for something that is still fun but a little darker for everyday use. All of my pens are pretty wet but I’ve seen it look much lighter in some other reviews on here, so it could be a nice ink to play with and try to get a range of shades of beachy blues depending on the wetness of the pen.
Best Turquoise Color: Rohrer & Klingner Blu Mare
This is by far my favorite shade of turquoise. It offers a nice mix of blue and green that leans more towards the blue side (which I prefer). In a wet nib, it is the most vibrant of the turquoise inks tested - so vibrant in fact that it makes me want to pull out a pair of sunglasses . The ink has a good flow (though not as high as Bleu Pervenche) but is missing the high level of smoothness I look for in a go-to ink. However, I love the color so much that I did get a bottle.
What a great review! Very thorough and highly informative. THANK YOU!
I don't know if you have ever tried Waterman South Seas Blue, but I did my own comparison at home with all my blue inks, and I discovered that the Waterman really stood out as a beauty for me. You might like it!
Thank you for you nice words HalloweenHJB!! I haven't tried the Waterman SSB before the change to Inspired Blue, but it's a beautiful color and well behaved. From what I've read I think the color and performance should be the same between SSB and IB; has anyone on here tried both?
Oooooooo shiiiinnnnyyyyy! Wonderful comparison of some favorite hues. Great handwriting, too.
Thank you Sailor Kenshin! I'm still working on the handwriting; hopefully it will get better with every comparison haha
PS I love shiiiiinnny inks and am a big fan of this hue specifically too; it makes me want to get up and !