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Daintree Green - Blackstone

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 11:27

Some time ago Kevin from Justwrite Pen Company offered few australian made pens for reviews. Sadly I haven't qualified to review the pen but Kevin was generous enough to send me samples of Blackstone inks as a consolation prize   :) As some of you know I enjoy testing new inks. So once they arrived from Australia I've filled my pens with them and started experimenting.

 

It seems Blackstone inks are a product of FPN - their origin can be traced back to 2013 when some of ink-testers (Amberlea minions) started discussng powdered inks. Soon after many of us had a chance to review / try the original SuSeMai powdered inks. The powders are gone but in the meantime they evolved into Blackstone ink concentrates and recently the line called Colours of Australia was created (based on those concentrates).

 

For instance the line consistes of five excellent inks.

 

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  1. Barrier Reef Blue
  2. Black Stump Black
  3. Daintree Green
  4. Sydney Harbour Blue
  5. Uluru Red

 

The only thing they lack is water resistance which is none. For me it's not that important but I know there are people who expect their inks to be water resistant. If that's you you need to seek for your grail ink elsewhere. The colors however are stunning. Kevin - I hope we'll see some nice bron and dark purple soon   :)

 

I'll review them in alphabetical order.

 

Daintree Green is strongly saturated shade of green. It's not bad but personally I wouldn't use it. 

 

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

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Color ID

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

 

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Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

 

 

 

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Midori, Kaweco Skyline, EF nib

 

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#2 swanjun

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 13:57

Looks like it has a small amount of red sheen!



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 22:05

Oh, yeah, this is my kind of green.  We don't have this color in Nevada, we have those murky colors Vis and Cyber6 adore.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 22:55

I like too - a bright, vibrant colour, and fairly saturated to boot!  (Maybe a bit *too* bright to represent the Daintree?  But I'll take it, nonetheless!)



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 23:12

I have been in the Daintree. It has bits of sunlight showing through (the canopy isn't solid) so there are all shades of green. This inks matches what you see.


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Posted 17 December 2015 - 23:41

I have been in the Daintree. It has bits of sunlight showing through (the canopy isn't solid) so there are all shades of green. This inks matches what you see.

 

I bow to your superior wisdom  :notworthy1: - I haven't been to the Daintree, so I was going off my general impression of rainforests - which is that the leaves tend to be a darker shade of green.  Either way, I really like this ink - and I don't think I have anything else to quite match it.



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Posted 18 December 2015 - 03:14

Possibly similar to Montblanc Irish Green?

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 03:14

Possibly similar to Montblanc Irish Green?

 

I was going to say it looks like a more saturated Montblanc Irish Green. 







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