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S T Dupont Bleu Royal / Royal Blue

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#1 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 14:23

S T Dupont Royal Blue

 

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Dear FPN Friends,

 

This fancy looking bottled was  given to me :D  received it from the Divine Fountain Pen heros down here :lol:

 

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Rik van Doornmalen (middle) and Dennis van De Graaf (right)

 

of the Fountain Pen heaven called

 

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http://www.lacouronneducomte.nl  :wub:

 

Merci Rik, Dank je Dennis.... Thanks a lot  :D

 

 

 

 

St Dupont Royal Blue specs and description

 

The Colour is a nice blue... It is nohting special....

...that nothing special is not meant to have a negative connotation....

 

It is just that Royal Blue is sort of THE standard Blue ink ..... At least in Dutch primary schools..

 

Well I love the colour :wub:

 

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check the comparison with Pelikan 4001Royal Blue

 

Down here are some of the technical specs (as suggested by Ann Finley 2007)

 (not copied in but for this ink)

 

points 1-5 1 =         :(      5=         :) 

 

Fountain Pens:  Kaweco Calligrapy 1,4 Italic and Diplomat Excellence A M nib

Paper: Leonardo Ringbuch,average quality school note book made in Austria

Drying time:  Faster enough 10 seconds points 4

Flow: very smooth even in both the cheap and potentally scratchy Italic points: 5

Lubrication: medium wet points: 4

Feathering : None points 5

Bleeding: nada points 5

Shading: little to medium points: 3 

Waterproof: Survives a SMALL drop points: 2

Package: Very distintive luxury bottle points: 5

Availabilty: 

 

 

EU Go For the Magic Duo Dennis & Rick from La Couronne Du Comte...  http://www.lacouronneducomte.nl ...Just write them an E-mail http://info@lacouronneducomte.nl

 

 

Writing Samples

 

Well as some of you might know I have a very broad interest.... I am a reading addict and an inkoholic :puddle:  :happyberet: .... So I will combine these interests down here in the writing samples.

 

The Age Enlightenment (1650-1780) was andstill is  of utmost importance for todays (Western) society.  It lead to the French revolution, the seperation of powers (though that was Montesquieu). It gave us freedom and motivated us to be critical and reasonable.... Reason over blind Authority :thumbup:

 

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This is Photo taken outside.... The weather was gloomy  :(

 

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Too Conclude,

 

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I like the ink. It is not so highly saturated But I guess no Royal blue is (check comparison wiht Pelikan on the sampler sheet)

 

I love the colour because it is a vivid happy blue :D

 

Well and those wise words by the 2 Frenchies are still  up to date today :notworthy1:

 

Warmest Regards

 

Peter 

 

 


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 17:53

VERY NICE - was that you in the center?

 

I have the prior version of this ink.  I think it has become bluer.  Great review!


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#3 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 18:20

VERY NICE - was that you in the center?

 

I have the prior version of this ink.  I think it has become bluer.  Great review!

Nope not on the picture.... The man in the middle is Rik the partner of Dennis the man on the right,,,

 

I am less PeterenSabineint_zpsacabbde4.jpghandsome  :)

 

I am the one on the left haha..

 

Taken on this years Jazz Festival in my Hometown Breda (NL)


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 18:29

Nope not on the picture.... The man in the middle is Rik the partner of Dennis the man on the right,,,

 

I am less PeterenSabineint_zpsacabbde4.jpghandsome  :)

 

I am the one on the left haha..

 

Taken on this years Jazz Festival in my Hometown Breda (NL)

 

 

You are not less handsome, you are more sepia!!

 

Thank you for sharing this wonderful ink and the many other contributions you make!


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Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:29

Dear Morbus, I have a bottle of this ink exactly like yours and unfortunately found significant fading after a few days of writing with this ink - the ink becomes chalky pale blue in colour and loses the rich purple undertones. Do you find that too? I'm trying to determine if I have a faulty batch. ...
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Posted 17 December 2014 - 09:15

Colors looks nice :)



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 09:53

 

 

[...] you are more sepia!! [...]

 

 

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 10:00

Here is what Dupont Royal Blue looks like after a few days in my Quo Vadis diary....20141217_175558.jpg

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:47

Here is what Dupont Royal Blue looks like after a few days in my Quo Vadis diary....attachicon.gif20141217_175558.jpg


Have not checked that yet....

Will let you know in a few days

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 19:28

OH MY - that's an outrageous amount of fading.


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:23

OH MY - that's an outrageous amount of fading.


yeah tell me about it:-( am so disappointed especially I had it shipped all the way from Netherlands to Australia. This ink ain't cheap either....

Edited by Tritonus, 18 December 2014 - 08:25.


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 17:01

Write them and complain.  It should not be that bad.  I'll try and scan the 2013 fade results from the prior batch of Blue so you can see it.


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 05:40

That fading reminds me of my bottle of Caran d'ache Idyllic blue, which fades worse than my Quink Washable Blue. Such a disappointing ink, why is it so hard to find a nice royal blue?
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Posted 07 May 2015 - 06:33

I love the ink but absolutely hate the bottle. I have several extra-large Orpheos which have very large nibs. I can just barely fill them when the bottle is new. After about three fills I can no longer get the pens to draw any ink, the ink level is too low because the bottle is so shallow. And it's totally impossible to pour out of that wide-mouth bottle. What were they thinking???


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 10:15

I love the ink but absolutely hate the bottle. I have several extra-large Orpheos which have very large nibs. I can just barely fill them when the bottle is new. After about three fills I can no longer get the pens to draw any ink, the ink level is too low because the bottle is so shallow. And it's totally impossible to pour out of that wide-mouth bottle. What were they thinking???

 You are right there.... And those saolor bottles  are the same nuisance to me....#

 

My advice in this case a small syringe and needle. Safety needles for syringes. These are blunt and meant to draw up fkuids from smaal medicine bottles


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Posted 07 May 2015 - 20:31

I saw the bottle on their website, made me interesting for the bottle. I have enough and completely captivated by other blacks, but the bottle makes me think about to buy a bottle of ink.



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 19:57

OK, it is 2018 now. I'm using cartridges and I agree with the fading. It comes out as a vibrant colour, but once it is dry it doesn't look much different form Parker's Royal Blue ink. I find MontBlanc's RB much more vibrant and lively.


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 10:17

I think sailor has met its match for "stupidest bottle on earth"


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Posted 21 October 2018 - 18:18

Actually, the sailor bottles are rather clever. If you have a sailor pen, and you dip it into the bottle to refill it, the design is such that you only immese the nib, but not the collar of the secion, which means less ink gets wasted. Of course, it doesn't help when you are using a non-sailor pen with a huge nib - then you have a slight problem.



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Posted 22 October 2018 - 06:39

Actually, the sailor bottles are rather clever. If you have a sailor pen, and you dip it into the bottle to refill it, the design is such that you only immese the nib, but not the collar of the secion, which means less ink gets wasted. Of course, it doesn't help when you are using a non-sailor pen with a huge nib - then you have a slight problem.

 

about 85% of my pens with #5 and bigger nibs don't fit the inkwell. Not even my 1911S can fill from it, let alone a 1911L or KOP.

 

Your ink bottle should at LEAST fit your brand's pens!

 

It's a clever idea in better bottles. Platinum has the inkwell as does namiki and they work much better.

The sailor bottle is too fat and too short.


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