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#21 alexander_k

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 17:04

Great comparison! Many thanks for the effort. Judging from the results, I'm glad I opted for Diamine Ochre with Macassar as a pure brown (for medium nibs only).



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 17:29

Wow, fantastic job! THX


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Posted 02 March 2015 - 21:04

@dms - well, I've never used any Omas ink. I need to change it :)



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 22:47

That is amazing!

I have a bottle of Sailor Red Brown, but it is a different ink than Brown, right?

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:14

Fantastic comparison, Vis. Although my heart breaks every time you say you don't like Terre de Feu.  :gaah:



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 18:25

That is amazing!

I have a bottle of Sailor Red Brown, but it is a different ink than Brown, right?

 

I believe that it is, yes.



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 19:20

 

I believe that it is, yes.

 

 

I don't think so... I have the bottle of Sailor Brown.  The sample Vis used came from it.  Grabbed the picture below from Amazon.

 

 

 

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 19:24

Sailor Brown is the one to the left ...

 

 

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 20:25

Vis, I am continually impressed at your thoroughness. Yours are the ink comparisons to which I aspire. Thank you for all of the effort you put into these wonderful comparisons.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 21:30

Thank you for kind and motivating words.

 

Claudia's right. Always.

 

Sailor's brown isn't red brown. Just brown. Amazing brown that makes me want to buy a galloon.



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 21:32

Wow, thank you so much for this comparison!!!! It is especially great to see inks that are hard to find like Califolio and Sailor inks.


 


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 02:09

Your threads never fail to impress. Brown is my favourite non-black ink colour and I intend to spend unhealthy amounts of time comparing scans and samples like these until I find the perfect one(s). It's too bad that the Parker Penman line is apparently discontinued and rare, as their Mocha looks well-suited to my taste and is surprisingly waterproof. Maruzen Athena Sepia looks like a nice alternative, but I can't imagine where I'd ever find that.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 02:45

Thank you so much for this. This is outstanding!



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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:31

Wow! That is a lot of brown ink. I thank you for all the work you put into it. 


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 20:06

Wow, what a collection!  Thank you for sharing this.  

 

I'm still looking for the best match to 1860s iron gall ink:

 

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 23:18

Your threads never fail to impress. Brown is my favourite non-black ink colour and I intend to spend unhealthy amounts of time comparing scans and samples like these until I find the perfect one(s). It's too bad that the Parker Penman line is apparently discontinued and rare, as their Mocha looks well-suited to my taste and is surprisingly waterproof. Maruzen Athena Sepia looks like a nice alternative, but I can't imagine where I'd ever find that.

 

Thanks!

 

Nanamipaper sells Maruzen Athena Sepia--the seller, David, getting a new batch in the summer I think.


 


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Posted 10 March 2015 - 08:59

@Jared - I would never gather so much samples without Cyber6 help. And the sepia on your pics looks stunning - what is this? I can always ask Konrad (KWZI) to create something like this. Especially if there would be interest in such unique hue.



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 10:04

@Jared - I would never gather so much samples without Cyber6 help. And the sepia on your pics looks stunning - what is this? I can always ask Konrad (KWZI) to create something like this. Especially if there would be interest in such unique hue.

 

Those are photos of original civil war documents (1861-1865) that I was able to view at the U.S. National Archives.  I would love to see a color in this exact range, and if it was iron gall it would make it even nicer.  As I understand it, the original was black, but over the last 150 years has turned to this wonderful dark brown.  There was also a bright blue that sparked some interest (see link above).



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:53

Thanks so much for such a comprehensive sequence - it must have taken an immense amount of time and perseverance. Because I'm new to mixing ink colours, I look over threads like yours to narrow down what exact shade I like the most in comparison to others in a range, and tweak a new concoction from there.
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Posted 11 March 2015 - 23:16

This is an amazing body of work that you are putting together with your ink reviews. I look forward to reading your reviews. Thank you doesn't seem enough for all the work you do. So I will shout THANK YOU.
Very nice job, very professional.


I recently discovered Pilot - Namiki Sepia in cartridges.
It is a very red-brown look, which I do not like. For those who would like a cartridge to try just PM me and I will send.
Regards,
Be Happy, work at it. Namaste






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