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#1 prime.lens

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 19:11

Being new to inks, I'm looking for a blue or turquoise ink for everyday use in demonstrator pens. I'd like the writing to be dark enough to be usable for everyday writing (notes, grading) but apart from that the two things I'd like to have are transparency and shading. 

 

Noodler's Navajo Turquoise seems to be highly recommended, but I am wondering if people have other suggestions that I should compare or try out.

 

I understand that transparent blues are somewhat harder to come by than reds. I've been really enjoying Noodler's Dragon Napalm and would love to have a blue/turquoise ink with similar characteristics (although DN doesn't shade much).

 

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 20:44

I've actually been impressed by Monteverde Turquoise. It looks amazing in a demonstrator, and it writes quite nicely in most pens. It behaves quite well even on lower quality paper, and it has shading. When I won my Noodler's Neponset, this was the first ink I put in it so that I could really see the pen shine.

 

And something about a page written with this ink is just plain happy.


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#3 Randal6393

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 21:34

If you want a bit darker blue, Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher also shades well. Especially in a slightly dry pen.

 

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 21:37

If you want a bit darker blue, Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher also shades well. Especially in a slightly dry pen.

 

Enjoy,

 

Great! Is it translucent? Thanks.



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Posted 18 July 2015 - 21:51

Lamy Turquoise is my favorite color in this shade.


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#6 Randal6393

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 01:51

 

Great! Is it translucent? Thanks.

A bit less than Navajo Turquoise, more so than most blues. Again, the trick is to use it in a fairly dry pen, maybe dilute it 10 to 20 % or so. A quick search on FPN for inks that shade should give you a long list of inks to try.

 

Best of luck,


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 01:59

I have no idea of its translucency, but Pelikan Turquoise is quite nice. :)



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Posted 19 July 2015 - 13:02

I have no idea of its translucency, but Pelikan Turquoise is quite nice. :)

 

I loved this ink (price, availability and how it looked in my TWSBI 580) until I put pen to paper - too light for everyday use. I ended up mixing 3-4 parts Pelikan Turquoise and 1 part Pelikan Blue-black. The result is fantastic. 

 

The ink looks great in my 580, stunning deep turquoise colour.

On paper this ink is gorgeous, great shading from deep blue, through teal, to bright turquoise.

 

Its my daily ink and matches my Parker 51 Teal perfectly.

 

EDIT - I'll put up a photo or scan of this ink as soon as I get a chance ~ 2-3 days.


Edited by Reevers, 19 July 2015 - 13:09.

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 13:21

You might consider Iroshizuku Tsuyu-kusa and Kon-peki.


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 01:35

Noodler's Navajo Turquoise shows beautifully in a demonstrator. I'll try and take a picture of mine today. 


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 08:16

Noodler's Navajo Turquoise shows beautifully in a demonstrator. I'll try and take a picture of mine today. 

 

That would be wonderful. Thanks.



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 11:24

I recently fell in love with Pelikan Edelstein Topaz.

I understand though that it can get a bit pricey outside Europe..



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 13:32

Not sure any turquoise would meet the standard of dark writing for marking and the like...  you are starting out in the weaker end of the spectrum...



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 16:49

I currently use Navajo Turquoise in one of my two work pens, and I definitely think it's dark enough for everyday use. The shading is lovely and I'm sure it would look fantastic in a demonstrator.

 

It's definitely more fun than my standard blue work ink: Noodler's Manhattan Blue. 



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 21:09

But, Manhattan Blue is a wonderful ink!


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 00:10

Just loaded one of my inexpensive little J. Herbin demos with Diamine Turquoise, in search of a replacement for the discontinued J. Herbin Lotus Bleu (think: bright turquoise). So far, I truly love it---richness of color while still vibrant, plus really great shading. 

 

This one will easily graduate to either the TWSBI Diamond 580 or the Pelikan M805 demo (when it gets here). Very pretty ink.


Why are there fourteen samples of dark plum ink on my desk? Because I still haven't found the right shade.

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 18:29

How about this ?

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 18:49

I love Skies of Blue, but they have lightened that picture.  Nevertheless, it is pretty in a demonstrator.  Here is a terrible picture, but any blue looks pretty in a demonstrator.

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 18:55

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 19:34

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That Navajo Turquoise does look quite pretty on paper 


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