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Ink Shoot-Out : Pelikan Edelstein Topaz Vs Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki

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#21 pseudo88

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Posted 27 May 2016 - 16:30

Interesting! I wonder how Ama Iro would fare vs Topaz... It looked way too close to Kon Peki for comfort from  Lamy Vistas in F and M... Had to move it to an xf pilot penmanship to see a difference. 


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#22 anibalgb

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 02:25

How cool is this review!!!

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 14:41

How cool is this review!!!

 

What I love about this review is that, while the reviewer prefers Topaz, the review is thorough enough for me to conclude that I'd prefer Kon-peki.



#24 Newjelan

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 01:08

Great review. Topaz is one of my all time favourite inks. I have used it in numerous pens and never found it to be dry.

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Posted 25 June 2016 - 08:31

Thank you for this wonderful review.

 

I enjoyed your illustrations.

 

 

What I love about this review is that, while the reviewer prefers Topaz, the review is thorough enough for me to conclude that I'd prefer Kon-peki.

 

Me too - In fact, today I ordered a bottle of Kon-peki (on EBay, directly from Japan), partially as a result of this review.



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Posted 03 July 2016 - 19:26

How cool is this review!!!


+1

This cool review made me smile big...almost laugh! I found it today while intentionally searching Topaz reviews. I have Kon Peki - they are certainly different inks, and like you, a huge nod from me goes to Topaz. What a glorious, clear blue.

On the chromatography, is it my monitor - or does anyone else see a tint of green in the Kon Peki? That was surprising to see - I'm going to repeat it to determine whether it's a color that I see or my iPad screen :P

Thank you for a fun review!

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Posted 15 August 2016 - 18:53

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 00:25

Awesome comparison. Although, I have to say after reading up to the conclusion, Kon-peki seemed the obvious winner. Oh well, Sailor Souten would trounce them both anyway ; )

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:54

Is it my monitor...they look almost identical to me.

 

How does the sheen compare?



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 18:41

Enablers, all of you! I am now awaiting (1) Edelstein Topaz, (2) Iroshizuku Kon-Peki, and (3) Sailor Yama-dori.

 

I don't know why I think I need all of them, but I do.



#31 da vinci

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 03:27

I own Topaz and like the colour, but I don't use it any more after it stained an ink window.

Is Kon-peki kind to pens and easy to clean out?

Edited by da vinci, 20 August 2016 - 03:27.


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 19:27

Confession: I tried out Edelstein Topaz a few days back, and man the ink is gorgeous.

 

I take back all that I said about Topaz without ever trying it out in person.

 

It's got a brilliant red sheen and reminded me a bit of Sheaffer Skrip Turquoise.

 

I loaded it up in a super juicy Ahab with a Knox 1.9 nib and a Noodler's refillable Ink Cartridge.

 

I had to heat set the feed of the Ahab to conform to the Knox nib, but the thing writes gorgeously now.

 

I got a sample of Topaz from 2015 Pelikan Hub and it might be looking like I would have to plunk down some dollars to get a full bottle of the stuff.



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Posted 25 January 2017 - 20:32

Fantastic review namrehsnoom great fun, not so good for my wallet though :yikes:



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 20:25

I beg a pardon for resurrecting this amazing thread iniciated by a second to none review, but I would like to share a couple of thoughts :)

 

No doubt both inks are excellent. However... with all respect to Topaz, there are two reasons why I prefer Kon-peki way more:

 

1) unlike Topaz, which is destoyed by UV almost fully in a rather short period of time, Kon-peki even after many weeks exposed to the sunlight in a window stays almost unaffected.

 

2) Kon-peki - when used on a cheap uncoated paper (unlike Rhodia, Oxford etc.) - is almost waterproof, while bleeding is minimal. 

 

Indeed this medium azure is not a typical business colour, but if acceptable, Kon-peki is quite suitable since it is a kind of a document-proof ink: lightfast and also very water-resistant (if used on an uncoated paper).


Edited by aurore, 09 June 2018 - 21:28.


#35 Drawing61

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 21:39

Thanks aurore. I concur. I have used both inks and both are attractive but Kon-peki is much more versatile.


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:24

 

What I love about this review is that, while the reviewer prefers Topaz, the review is thorough enough for me to conclude that I'd prefer Kon-peki.

 

Same here. Kon-Peki has more depth of color, and writes better in more pens for me than Edelstein Topaz. Kon-Peki is also considerably less expensive and has far more availability here in the US than Edelstein.


Edited by Aquaria, 25 September 2018 - 04:26.


#37 MHBru

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:59

I admit that I lean toward iroshizuku inks in general but really enjoy these comparisons. The wet/dry difference between these two tips the scale firmly in favor of kon peki for me though. I love wet inks and pens so iroshizuku in a Pelikan m800 is my sweet spot





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