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Uluru Red - Blackstone

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 20:23

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.

 

Uluru Red is rather nice red ink. It's not perfectly well behaved - it caused some minor nib creep in Jinhao pen. 

 

 

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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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#2 Lgsoltek

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 00:17

Nice.

#3 mmg122

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 00:46

Vis...I really appreciate you reviewing the new Blackstone inks. They have definitely become my go to inks. I think Kevin and his team at Just Write have hit one out of the park. Since many retailers in the US will now begin carrying them, I doubt I'll be letting my supply run low. Excellent review.

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 00:58

Another great review! I'm not too wild about the color, though.

Best always,

Deborah (aka DrPenfection)


#5 amberleadavis

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 06:41

DrP, the color is actually prettier in person.  It has this nice sheen and it's really a wonderful ink.  When I ink up, I'll send you a letter.  Vis, thanks for the shout out and the review.


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#6 Abner C. Kemp

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 00:36

DrP, the color is actually prettier in person.  It has this nice sheen and it's really a wonderful ink.  When I ink up, I'll send you a letter.  Vis, thanks for the shout out and the review.

 

 

Hey! I want a letter! 



#7 amberleadavis

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 01:18

 

 

Hey! I want a letter! 

 

PM me with your address and check out this thread:

 

http://www.fountainp...month-at-least/

 

I'll ink up Uluru red asap.


Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

 

Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar  

 

Participate in the newest Inky TODs: 

Why do I like those nibs? 

What do I like about my handwriting? 

Whose handwriting do I like?  

Which Script Will I learn? 

Which Inks for my Handwriting

 

Ink comparisons:  The Great PPS Comparison  366 Inks in 2016

 

Check out inks sorted by color:  Blue Purple Brown  Red Green Orange Black  Pinks  Yellows  Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal






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