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#21 jisip

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:40

It is a curious ink. The swab looks different to the writing sample. I'm waiting until our local group's pen meet next month, hopefully someone has a sample I could try.  I'm intrigued by how much influence paper choice have over the ink colour.

 

However, get a sample of Cacao du Bresil and see it in person. It is a lovely, complex color that toes the line between brown and grey. Only you can answer if the color is of interest, but Cacao is the single best behaved ink I've tried. I keep it in my pocket pen 90% of the time. 



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 01:14

Very useful comparison. It's amazing how much of a difference paper makes. I have exactly the opposite reaction to them: love writing with Lie de Thé using a trusty Pelikan m400 F nib, don't see the point of the others: Terre de feu looks too pink, cacao too grey, café des isles very bland; but to each his own!


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#23 jasonchickerson

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 01:33

Very useful comparison. It's amazing how much of a difference paper makes. I have exactly the opposite reaction to them: love writing with Lie de Thé using a trusty Pelikan m400 F nib, don't see the point of the others: Terre de feu looks too pink, cacao too grey, café des isles very bland; but to each his own!

 

I'm glad you found the comparison helpful. I think my issue with Lie de The is that it is too wet and/or too saturated. I think perhaps I'm expecting too much of it but I had dreams of that old master sketching with walnut ink on parchment color when I bought it. I wonder if a slight dilution will make me love it. 

 

I just wrote up a review for Lie de The, which I'll post as soon as I've tried the dilution and photographed a sketch or two. 



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 00:44

 

I'm glad you found the comparison helpful. I think my issue with Lie de The is that it is too wet and/or too saturated. I think perhaps I'm expecting too much of it but I had dreams of that old master sketching with walnut ink on parchment color when I bought it. I wonder if a slight dilution will make me love it. 

 

I just wrote up a review for Lie de The, which I'll post as soon as I've tried the dilution and photographed a sketch or two. 

 

Well you don't have to like it... Although I've had it in a Pelikan m400, from which it shades like crazy.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:19

 

Well you don't have to like it... Although I've had it in a Pelikan m400, from which it shades like crazy.

 

I humbly accept your offer of a Pelican m400 so that I too can see this ink at its best.  :D

 

Actually, I want very much to love this ink. It was one of the very first I bought when I discovered fountain pens. And it's the only ink that I keep pulling out every other month or so and trying again.



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 11:56

Thank you for the comparison :)
I like Lie de thè, but another of my liking is Cacao du Brésil. It's that greyish subtle what I like most in browns.

I feel some kind of contradiction with Café des Îles, because I don't usually like reddish browns, but... Terre de Feu is just too red for me.

 

Love Ambre de Birmanie, by the way :P







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