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Super 5 - Inky Expendables

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Poll: A (29 member(s) have cast votes)

and the winner(s) is/are:

  1. Atlantic (7 votes [15.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.22%

  2. Australia (10 votes [21.74%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.74%

  3. Darmstadt (2 votes [4.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.35%

  4. Delhi (14 votes [30.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.43%

  5. Dublin (9 votes [19.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.57%

  6. Frankfurt (4 votes [8.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 16:19

Like most people I like novelties, especially when it comes to inks and fountain pens. You know - I've been looking for grail ink for three years and there's always chance it's still ahead of me     :)

 

When I came across Super 5 inks mention on Goulet's site, I thought the bottles looked cool and - in a way - familiar.

 

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The names of cities were cool as well. Colors looked really nice on swabs. My dear friend google helped me to investigate.

 

Super 5 inks are sold by Format-Darmstadt GmbH on papierlabor.desite. The company offers also calligraphy pen and converter and some papers.

 

The inks are made by my second favourite ink maker - Rohrer & KlingnerCheck their "regular" inks here.

 

That's good news. Really. They know what they're doing and you can expect good quality from R&K. The quality they indeed deliver.

 

So why Super5 inks are much more expensive than R&K inks. First of all - they're pigmented (I believe), then there need to be some margin for the distributor. At 20 euros / bottle yhey're not cheap. However unlike Caran d'Ache or Iroshizuku they offer not only more than satisfying quality, good flow and good lubrication but also added value of waterproofness and lightfastness. 

 

Last week I was given the whole set. I'm going to review it and post comparison of the full line. Soon. 

 

The colors are really great. Honestly. They're also extremely waterproof.

 

I've already reviewed AustraliaDarmstadt,  DublinDelhi and Frankfurt.

 

It's time to see indestructible six together.

 

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Atlantic: blue/gray that I enjoy auite a bit

 

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Australia: nice one.

 

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Darmstadt: I dislike black. This ink won't make me visit Darmstadt. If I happen to visit Germany I'll give this city a wide berth.

 

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Delhi: Love it.

 

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Dublin: Great ink.

 

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Frankfurt: Nice. 

 

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Swabs (Mondi 90g paper, photos made on a cloudy day)

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

 

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Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper mode, broad nib - Calendar

 

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Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper mode, broad nib - Linum notebook

 

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Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper mode, broad nib - Oxford notebook

 

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Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper mode, broad nib - Lyreco  notebook:

 

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Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper mode, broad nib - cream good quality 100 g paper:

 

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WATERPROOFNESS

 

Before immersion

 

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After three days

 

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After five days 

 

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SUMMARY

 

Super 5 inks have excellent properties although as they're pigmented it's reasonable to clear pen after using them instead of leaving it in the drawer for half a year with some ink left in it. 

 

The price isn't as cool as inks are but you do receive added value: waterproofness and lightfastness. No other premium ink offers it. So if you do need such properties Super 5 inks would be reasonable choice. If you don't care about waterproofness as you don't bath with the notebook you may choose other inks. Unless, of course, you like these colors.

 

Atramenty te są drogie, ale oferują kupującemu coś ekstra ponad ładną butelkę i pozycjonowanie jako produkt premium. Czy warto? Jeśli ktoś szuka atramentu odpornego na działanie światła i wody, warto.

 

If you like the comparison, please choose your favourite in a poll or leave a comment. It;'s nice to know you enjoy my comparisons.

 

 



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#2 oshizemi

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 20:27

More inks to add to my wishlist. I wish they weren't so pricey... I want to own 4/5 of these! Excellent review. Thanks for sharing.
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#3 Tas

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 20:50

Atlantic & Frankfurt on the 2015 wishlist . . .

 

Thanks again vismaitra  :)



#4 TheRealScubaSteve

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 21:11

Thanks. Who couldn't use more waterproof inks?  :D



#5 Lgsoltek

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 00:45

I think there are too many greyish inks in this line, too few bright colours. I like Delhi the most, followed by Dublin. The rest are too boring for me!



#6 Cyber6

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 04:40

Dublin and Delhi all the way!!!!....  Close seconds are Atlantic, Australia and Frankfurt...  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

 

Yep... I like all of them (except Black)..

 

 

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#7 bstnnyc

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 06:41

Great comparison as usual!

 

I like Delhi the most, followed by Dublin.

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