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Callifolio Line (36 Inks) - L'artisan Pastellier

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Poll: Ankieta (38 member(s) have cast votes)

And the winner is

  1. Anahuac (1 votes [1.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  2. Andrinople (2 votes [3.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  3. Aurora (2 votes [3.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  4. Bleu Atlantique (5 votes [9.80%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  5. Bleu Azur (2 votes [3.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  6. Bleu Baikal (1 votes [1.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  7. Bleu Bonne Esperance (1 votes [1.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  8. Bleu Bosphore (3 votes [5.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  9. Bleu Botany Bay (2 votes [3.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  10. Bleu Byzance (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Bleu Equinoxe 5 (5 votes [9.80%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  12. Bleu Equinoxe 6 (8 votes [15.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.69%

  13. Bleu Mediterranee (2 votes [3.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  14. Bleu Pacifique (2 votes [3.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  15. Bleu Ultramarine (4 votes [7.84%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

  16. Bordeaux (2 votes [3.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  17. Bourgogne (5 votes [9.80%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  18. Cannelle (4 votes [7.84%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

And the winner is (continuation)

  1. Cassis (1 votes [1.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  2. Grenat (4 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  3. Gris de Payne (3 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  4. Havane (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Heure Doree (2 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  6. Inca Sol (1 votes [1.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  7. Inti (7 votes [12.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.96%

  8. Itzamna (3 votes [5.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  9. Noir (1 votes [1.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  10. Oconto (2 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  11. Ohlanga (1 votes [1.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

  12. Olifants (7 votes [12.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.96%

  13. Olivastre (7 votes [12.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.96%

  14. Omi Osun (5 votes [9.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.26%

  15. Sepia (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. Teodora (2 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  17. Violet (7 votes [12.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.96%

  18. Yalumba (1 votes [1.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.85%

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 16:38

L'Artisan Pastellier is french ink / calligraphy materials producers. They offer two lines of inks suitable for fountain pens: CALLIFOLIO (inks made for fountain pens, neutral PH and so on) and ENCRES CLASSIQUES (not all of them may have perfect properties however I've tried most of them and had no issues in my fountain pens).

 

L'Artisan Pastellier inks don't get much love or attention here. I understand this as they're not easily obtainable. You may buy them directly from the producer's on-line/stationery boutique

 

I must admit I'm huge fan of Callifolio series. They have cool names and some trully unique colors. They're nor super-saturated but I like them this way. 

 

There is thirty six colors in Callifolio line. Let's take a closer look at them.

 

Ink splashes

 

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Swabs on MONDI 90G paper

 

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Gems (cut in PS from the photo made in intense sunlight)

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

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#2 visvamitra

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 16:38

Text written with Kaweco Sport Classic witb broad nib turned into eyedropper (Kaweco Sport turned to eyedropper always leaves line that is saturated. If you're notorious fine nib user you may be disappointed by some of inks that appear rich in color in my reviews. They are but only in broad, wet nibs that I use use on everyday basis. I don't really like fine nibs so I almost never use them to review inks.)

 

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Glass R&K pen on Rhodia paper:

 

 

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Glass R&K pen (a lot of ink, hence the extreme saturation) on Oxford paper (order of inks as in Calendar scans counting from left to right):

 

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Before immersion

 

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After 5 minutes

 

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After three hours

 

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SUMMARY

 

I do enjoy most of these colors. My main goal as ink enthusiast is to make lesser known brands known to the public with all their strength and weaknesses.

 

Remeber that L'Artisan Pasterllier inks (with exception of Olivastre that is stunning and strongly saturated) are moderately saturated and sometimes they're not the most lubricating inks. As I never use extra fine nibs and I don't really like fine nibs, I find it enjoyable to use these inks in medium, broad and stub nibs.

 

My all time favourite color is Inti. Yes, I know it looks like nothing special, yet it appeals to me strongly.

 

Other great Callifolio inks are (for me): Olivastre, Cannelle, Violet, Omi Osun, Bourgogne.

 

I dislike blue/blacks and blacks in general and Callifolio blue/blacks and blue/grays haven't changed my taste.

 

Teodora - new green is really boring. Guess generic colors are needed as well  :) On the other hand Olivastre - second new ink in the line is simply stunning


Edited by visvamitra, 14 November 2014 - 16:39.


#3 Tas

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 16:50

We are not worthy!

Thanks again for all your hard work . . .



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Posted 14 November 2014 - 17:04

Thanks so much Vis... the amount of work on your reviews/comparisons is outstanding..     Tas is right...  We are not worthy...  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:

 

They do have a bunch of similar colors.. I would certainly get a few of them, this makes my decision so much easier.  

 

 

Thanks again.

 

 

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#5 amberleadavis

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:02

You did fabulous!!!


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#6 Lgsoltek

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:38

Another amazing review! Thank you! There are some of them I like. I just wish they were more easy to acquire...



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 11:15

Great :D



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 20:38

Wow!  Thank you again for an excellent review of these inks.  I'd love to see this ink maker be more available/prominent in the US market.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 00:34

Wow, this comparison is fantastic. That's a pretty big line of inks and yet I can actually see how they all fit together. J'aime beaucoup les bruns; particulièrement Canelle et Heure Dorée :)

#10 Lgsoltek

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 02:22

I tried to order a few that I like but, "Pas de livraison vers le pays sélectionné", :( ...



#11 visvamitra

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 08:19

@igsoltek - the best thing to do is to write to Didier Boinnard - a man behinf L'Artisan Pastellier. You can also think about getting them from Sakura Pen Gallery.



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 08:55

@igsoltek - the best thing to do is to write to Didier Boinnard - a man behinf L'Artisan Pastellier. You can also think about getting them from Sakura Pen Gallery.

 

Considering I have over 50 inks now (most of them whole bottles), I think I should put off my plans for L'Artisan Pastellier for now. (This being said, I'm eyeing the new Montblanc Corn Poppy Red.) 

Or I can ask some of my students or colleagues who are or will be in France to get some for me... B)



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Posted 29 November 2014 - 18:32

I wanted to thank visvamitra for making this available.  I picked up a shipment of 9 of Callifolio inks from the PO this morning and so far I've only opened and inked a pen with Bleu Atlantique.  I am very much a fan.  Great find.  Wonderful ink.

 

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#14 visvamitra

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 18:47

@Binge - I'm glad that you like it :) I agree it's nice ink.



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 01:42

Okay, I'm trying Inti as you suggested!


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Posted 02 September 2015 - 02:08

You read my mind Amber! Inti and Huere Doree have both made my wish list...

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 18:03

Vis,

 

First, thank you so much for this comprehensive introduction. Second, it should be noted that, in the U.S., Vanness is now carrying the Callifolio inks. (Yay!)

 

Question: You mentioned that these inks are not very lubricated. Are they also dry? Many of my pens have wet nibs, and they do best with dry inks. Think Pelikan pen/Pelikan ink. How would you rate the Callifolio inks on the wet/dry continuum?

 

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 19:34

Amazing amount of work you did for this review. Thank you so much! Since Vanness is now carrying this line of inks, I'm sure I'll be trying a few. Bordeaux, Olivastre and Olifants are calling my name.

#19 visvamitra

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 19:38

@dms525 - they are wet and with average lubrication :) With few exceptions: from my experience Omi Osun, Olivastre, Bleu Equinoxe 6 are reasonably lubricating inks.



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Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:50

@dms525 - they are wet and with average lubrication :) With few exceptions: from my experience Omi Osun, Olivastre, Bleu Equinoxe 6 are reasonably lubricating inks.

Thank you!

 

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