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Octopus - Ten Pen Friendly Octopuses

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Poll: a (28 member(s) have cast votes)

and the winner(s) is/are:

  1. Burgunder (10 votes [21.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.28%

  2. Flieder (1 votes [2.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.13%

  3. Kalorik (5 votes [10.64%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.64%

  4. Karmell (5 votes [10.64%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.64%

  5. Konigsblau (1 votes [2.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.13%

  6. Pinie (10 votes [21.28%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.28%

  7. Purpur (8 votes [17.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.02%

  8. Rot (2 votes [4.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.26%

  9. Tiefgrun (1 votes [2.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.13%

  10. Schwarz (4 votes [8.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.51%

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 18:27

Recently I reviewed the full (short) line of Super 5 inks. They're something new (pigmented, waterproof, lightfast) but they're produced by well known company Rohrer & Klingner. Does it mean  there's no place for new ink producers? Well...

 

I believe many of you will be thrilled to know there's new ink maker on the market.Octopus Concept GmbH.

 

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The company has web shop selling printer ink and toner, It seems one of their chemists thought he'd enjoy creating fountain pen inks too. Let me quote the text from company's site:

 

"What started out as a good product is now becoming a passion of mine." That's what our chemist Dr. Kai-Oliver Schäfer said when he was developing this high-quality ink. "It's no longer about writing something beautiful - it's about beauty itself!" 

The parameters he used to assess the quality go beyond colour and saturation. With every lab-scale batch and every writing test, his requirements regarding shades, a low degree of fraying, optimum drying time, writing and smooth gliding increased.

 

Therefore, we can wholeheartedly recommend our Octopus Fluids writing ink to anyone who loves writing with a fountain pen. You can choose from nine different colours - discover just how beautiful writing by hand can be!

 

The inks are produced in ten colors and can be purchased in Pelikan style no-nonsense 30 ml bottles (4,95 euros), 40 ml bottles from pen-paradise.de

 

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and huge 250 ml bottles (14,95 euro)

 

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 The colors are:

  1. Burgunder
  2. Flieder
  3. Karamell
  4. Karibik
  5. Konigsblau
  6. Pinie
  7. Purpur
  8. Rot
  9. Schwarz
  10. Tiefgrun

What caught my attention was good price per ml and interesting and intense shading. 

 

 

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Burgunder nice, deep red

 

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Flieder: this is shade of violet I dislike

 

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Karamell: nice, warm brown

 

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Karibik: not my color but the shading is spectaculat and makes it really interesting, especially in broad nib

 

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Konigsblau: boring

 

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Pinie: nice, dark sepia

 

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Purpur: I like it a lot

 

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Rot: great, vivid red

 

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Schwarz: ...

 

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Tiefgrun: nice one

 

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Octo-swabs (I made swabs photos, found octopus drawing in internet, make it custom shape and cut the shape from swabs)

 

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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 Budget:

 

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

 

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Waterproofness

 

After 20 minutes of soaking

 

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Summary

 

Octopus inks offer nice quality for reasonable price. The colors are nice, saturated and well behaved. The shading of Karibik and Burgunder is spectacular.

 

I'm really thrilled there's still some place for new ink makers on the market and that there are people willing to create this kind of niche product. It's good to know there are creative pen and ink enthusiats on the market.

 

I like most of colors except for Schwarz (because it's black) and Flieder (not my color. At all.) Hopefully in the future they'll allow themselves to create some crazy color no one will have (kind of Stipula's Verde Muschiatto or Sailor's yama-Dori) :)

 

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 Armand.D

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 20:04

This is definitly an interesting line of inks.

Burgunder is great, and i'm almost convinced with Schwarz :wub: (to match my MB).

 

They're unexpensive and for me who is in highschool, it seems to be a great deal, globally well behaved.

 

I don't know if there are other ink manufacters like this one, german or not, but in Europe this can become easily a must in that price range.

 

Can you recommend me other little ink manufacturers like this to look at ?

 

 

To resume,

 

Thank you for this comparison (more helpful about the colours),

and your reviews !

 

This is great stuff :thumbup:


Edited by Armand.D, 03 January 2015 - 20:36.


#3 Tas

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 20:26

Another stunning summary of inks.

 

Thank you SO much for all your hard work.

 

Rather embarrassingly, and contrary to you, I like none of the colours except Schwarz.  :huh: I liked it so much that I bought a bottle imediately after reading your review.

You are making a difference. 

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#4 oshizemi

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 15:51

Oh, I see three of these that I love.
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Posted 05 January 2015 - 01:44

Love the Octopuses.....  and I do like this line of inks....

 

Need to figure out a way to have them delivered to Canada...

 

 

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#6 amberleadavis

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 19:02

I'm guessing since they are multiple colors, they aren't Octopi?


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 20:02

I'm guessing since they are multiple colors, they aren't Octopi?

 

Right about here is where we get a lesson in Greek versus Latin, to the ultimate end of admitting that it doesn't matter because the Greek plural isn't actually an English word (since nobody uses "octopodes" in English unless they're trying to impress somebody...and hence are about to fail).  Either "octopuses" or "octopi" is ultimately OK simply because both plurals are in widespread use.  One can usually avoid the lecture by using "octopuses".  :)


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 20:05

We out here like cacti and frown at cactuses.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 22:15

We out here like cacti and frown at cactuses.

 

Yup.  In both cases the correct Latin plurals reflect the Greek plurals, which are quite different.  The words have different endings in Greek.


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#10 visvamitra

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 17:35

This weekend I've found some time to play with inks with Hero 5028 1,9 stub. Great nib, really. Here are Octopuses on 

 

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#11 jmccarty3

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:33

I'd be tempted to mix the Königsblau with the Flieder. Burgunder and Pinie are attractive as well.


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