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Sailor — Hachimitsu (Honey) Vs Apricot

sailor orange hachimitsu honey apricot

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#1 jasonchickerson

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 00:52

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(1) Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki (2) Iroshizuku Yu-yake (3) Sailor Hachimitsu

(4) Sailor Apricot (5) Noodler's Apache Sunset (6) J. Herbin Orange Indien

(7) Sailor Hachimitsu and (8) Sailor Apricot on Strathmore Watercolor paper

 

 

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Chromatography for Sailor Hachimitsu (top) and Apricot (bottom)

 

 

For my purposes, these inks are identical in color and behavior. The chromatography is practically a mirror image!

 

It appears from the washes that the Sailor inks are close in hue to Apache Sunset. However, this is slightly less so in real life. The Sailor inks are very saturated, approaching fluorescent, while Apache Sunset is slightly more earthy.

 

Care was taken to ensure color accuracy, but in all things, perfection is unattainable.

 

Thanks to migo984 and fireant, who requested reviews of these inks and supplied the samples!



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#2 Lgsoltek

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 01:44

Good to see this review. Now I'm happy with my Hachimitsu and won't loathe not having Apricot anymore.



#3 webgeckos

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 02:52

There is also a Kobe Apricot, made by Sailor, its very slightly different than Sailor's Apricot. I found the Silor to be a tiny step more towards red than the Kobe.



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Posted 12 November 2015 - 05:24

Good to see this review. Now I'm happy with my Hachimitsu and won't loathe not having Apricot anymore.

 

 

LOL.. Backwards here... I will happily caress my Apricot and won't miss not having Hachimitsu... :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 05:48

LOL.. Backwards here... I will happily caress my Apricot and won't miss not having Hachimitsu... :lol: :lol:
 
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#6 KaB

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 05:50

nice job!


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#7 visvamitra

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 10:07

Cool Comparison.  I enjoyed Apricot quite a lot. A pity it's gone but as you've proven there's decent replacement on the market :)



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Posted 12 November 2015 - 17:47

Excellent comparison. Still a bummer that I can't find Apricot anywhere.... even if only to complete my collection of that pack....

 

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 18:31

Thank goodness I prefer #1 and #2 above all listed.


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 18:42

Excellent comparison. Still a bummer that I can't find Apricot anywhere.... even if only to complete my collection of that pack....
 
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#11 fireant

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 19:07

Jason-is the sheen the same on both? I thought I saw someone mention that apricot had a silver sheen too?



#12 Algester

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 20:37

As far as I know someone posted the sheen of hachimitsu being silvery
http://www.fountainp...oney/?p=3469585
Here we are by lgsoltek getting this ink though maybe a totally different story
http://www.fountainp...icot/?p=2434341
Here's an old review which is still legit

Edited by Algester, 19 November 2015 - 20:48.


#13 fireant

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 20:59

Thank you for the links Algester!!



#14 Lgsoltek

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 15:38

I remember fellow member bstnnyc mentionned Apricot has the same kind of silvery sheen:

 

http://www.fountainp...oney/?p=3335782


Edited by Lgsoltek, 20 November 2015 - 15:38.


#15 amberleadavis

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 08:36

Thank you for the comparison. I admit, I like oranges and pinks. 


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