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Diamine Midnight Vs J. Herbin Bleu Nuit

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Poll: Dark blue ink (22 member(s) have cast votes)

Which dark blue ink?

  1. Diamine Midnight (14 votes [63.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.64%

  2. J. Herbin Bleu Nuit (8 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

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#1 Murky

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 11:40

Long story short: I'm looking for a reliable dark blue ink...I'm not a big fan of the blues, and I easily discarded Pelikan Blue-Black, Waterman Blue-Black, Waterman Florida Blue, Pelikan Royal Blue, Pelikan Edelstein Topaz, R&K Salix and Noodler's BBK...

 

Still, I'm pretty stubborn, so I want to give blues yet another chance; that's why I want to try one of these two, but can't decide which one.. they both have similar hues, albeit Midnight is somewhat more saturated. So which do you think should win a spot in my ink repertoire, based mostly on behavior? (I like the color of both, at least on the computer screen...). Thank you!


Edited by Murky, 18 November 2014 - 11:44.

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 17:02

"... easily discarded Pelikan Blue-Black"???? :o

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 18:17

"... easily discarded Pelikan Blue-Black"???? :o

 

Well...not actually thrown away...just put aside...indefinitely...it's just too grey for my taste.


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 20:15

Have you considered Lamy Blue-Black?

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 20:28

Well...not really, after trying R&K Salix, I don't want any more blue-back IG inks (I love Scabiosa though :D)

 

So again, I'm just looking for a comparison of those 2, J Herbin Bleu Nuit and Diamine Midnight; they are the only ones that interest me right now, and I want to choose one of them!


Edited by Murky, 18 November 2014 - 22:12.

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:47

Bleu Nuit is a blue black style ink and you have already decided against several of those.

 

Perhaps Midnight will suit you better. It is a rich, deep blue with little shading - I think of it as my accountant's ink, very smart and very safe; rather like a pin-stripe suit.



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 11:53

Hmm..I've decided against Pel BlBK, Waterman BlBk and R&K Salix because they change color way too much (to grey or teal). I've read somewhere (a post by The Good Captain I believe) that dry J Herbin Bleu Nuit looks like wet Pel BlBk (which I really like...too bad it fades to grey). And I do love shading...a lot! :D


Edited by Murky, 19 November 2014 - 12:14.

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 17:27

JH Bleu Nuit shades and is wetter than Diamine Midnight Blue, which is one of the driest inks I know.



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 23:00

DMidnight also has that beautiful red sheen, that comes out on the edges with a wide nib. It might be my choice if I was limited to one ink.
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Posted 20 November 2014 - 07:42

I've seen so many opinions in favor of Diamine Midnight, that I've decided to go for Bleu Nuit (crazy right!? :vbg:)...the thing is, I've noticed my taste in blue inks differs somewhat fundamentally from other peoples'...whereas most people love Pelikan BlBk, R&K Salix, Pelikan Topaz, the Waterman blues etc., I just can't 'bind' with them...maybe J Herbin will be my salvation (I love their Lie de Thé). I'll let you know how I like it when it arrives.

 

As a side note, don't you (Europeans) find it frustrating that a French ink manufacturer only exports 100mL bottles to another continent (the US), and not inside Europe as well? :wacko:


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