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15 Turquoise And Beachy Blue Inks

turquoise blue herbin rohrer & klingner pelikan waterman diamine montblanc visconti pilot iroshizuku

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#41 gbb

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 09:25

Hey, Im curious if there was a clear winner in terms of shading? Im debating between rk mare and diamine aqua. Thanks, I already have the waterman which is great.
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#42 bstnnyc

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 03:55

Hey, Im curious if there was a clear winner in terms of shading? Im debating between rk mare and diamine aqua. Thanks, I already have the waterman which is great.

Hi gbb, I didn't notice any monster shaders out of the true turquoise inks, but the Herbin Bleu Pervenche is probably the one I get the most consistent shading from. The R&K Blu Mare and the Diamine Aqua Blue look pretty close in terms of shading overall (with the Diamine shading a bit more in the pen and paper combinations I've tried -- in some instances). I don't get consistent dramatic shading out of either, but here is a zoom in of the scan in an area where the Diamine decided it felt like really shading that day :P

 

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#43 LionRoar

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 17:08

I have used two light turquose inks:

 

Waterman South Sea Blue: very watery looking and hard to read because of the low contrast, although it behaves very well

Private Reserves Naples Blue: very beautiful and saturated, looks better than Waterman, but the color rubs off even after the ink dry.

 

I will stick to darker inks going forward, although I understand why people like pretty colors like this.



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Posted 26 April 2015 - 17:24

Thank you for such a wonderful job with your review of these inks.

 

I just started using the Kon-peki and the colour is gorgeous. Especially with the zoom nib on my Sailor.

 

Lovely inks, in my humble opinion, the Iroshizukus.


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#45 HalloweenHJB

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 17:42

I normally prefer photos but since I am staying with my parents for the holidays and they have a scanner I wanted to give it a shot and try adding some scanned images that are a bit more zoomed in. I could not edit my original post so I will paste them here. If these are helpful I can add some as well for the other comparisons. Let me know!

 

 

Gorgeous!  Beautiful array of colors in a helpful order!



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Posted 01 July 2015 - 22:50

Terrific review and comparision! 

 

I love J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche!  It is my "go-to" turquoise.  But I also love Waterman South Seas (todays Waterman Inspired). 


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:16

Terrific review and comparision! 

 

I love J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche!  It is my "go-to" turquoise.  But I also love Waterman South Seas (todays Waterman Inspired). 

 

I agree with you completely.  "Must have" inks.  



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 23:37

Somehow I'm very late to this party, but thanks for the extremely useful comparisons!

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 08:41

Also very late to the party but I'm sure glad I saw this thread. It is a lovely comparison of the turquoise inks. I was thinking of getting either the R&K Blue Mare or the Pilot Iro Kon Peki. Now I am leaning towards the R&K. Thank you for this great comparison/review.



#50 Mastiff

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 12:18

Even later to the party but thank you for your excellent review.

I was incidentally looking into buying some turquoise inks as I have been somewhat disappointed with my only turquoise- Noodlers. Having read your review and seen the images, I've just placed an order for Blue Mare and Asa Blue.



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 14:18

Just now stumbled across this excellent comparison. Thanks so much. Now to buy some more inks. I've Pelikan turquoise already but am thinking about getting Noodler's Navajo and J. Herbins offering. Maybe more, who knows. 



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 17:57

Thanks bstnnyc, this is a great review. I like turquoise inks myself too, sometimes I add a tiny amount of green to get kind of a teal shade. Again thanks for the great review.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 19:21

Wonderful review. I've enjoyed the commenting back and forth too. I love my Waterman Inspired Blue/South Seas Blue. I get sheen! Looking forward to trying some samples mentioned here. Again, THANKS FOR YOUR COMPARISONS!!!!!

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 03:11

Very thorough, Chrissy. I'd been wondering if Kon-peki could replace Pervenche; sadly, no. (Ama-iro is closer but still no cigar.) On the bright side, you've saved me $20. Thanks.


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Posted 05 October 2016 - 20:03

Thanks for the comparison, I'm still looking for the "perfect blue" ans I think it will help me.

And I must say you have chosen a beautiful sentence to test these inks ;)


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