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#1 Lgsoltek

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 11:23

Another one from the old Four Seasons re-release.

One word to sum up this ink: Meh.

 

It's a low saturated pink, barely visible, highly impractical. It feels somewhat dry.

 

Splash

The splash flatters this ink. The scan on the right is slightly oversaturated.

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Sample

Shades a lot (as expected from a barely visible ink like this).

 

(on Maruman paper)

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(on ivory Tomoe River)

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Compare

If someone really wants this colour (can't imagine anyone), get STORiA Fire Red instead. They are very similar (terrible pale pink). Neither of them flows wet, and Fire Red has water resistance.

 

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Sheen

A subtle golden sheen could be observed in certain cases.

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#2 visvamitra

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 11:35

Yes. I agree with you. 100 %. Meh.



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 12:07

God thing i got rid of this, pathetic only.



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 13:12

Your splash is wonderful... but that is pretty much it.  I will agree with you in all your points, a not very practical ink.

 

Thanks Lgsoltek !!

 

 

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#5 Lgsoltek

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 13:47

It's strange that this ink is the most popular one among all 8 in China. It's the one that sells out the fastest. Maybe my taste is not typically east-asian...



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 14:14

It's strange that this ink is the most popular one among all 8 in China. It's the one that sells out the fastest. Maybe my taste is not typically east-asian...

 

 

They seem to like their "pastel" colors there...  You have better taste...  ;)

 

 

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 14:31

It's strange that this ink is the most popular one among all 8 in China. It's the one that sells out the fastest. Maybe my taste is not typically east-asian...

 

Yes, Chinese prefer these types of colours (Pastel - as Cyber6 as said). I was talking to a Chinese one FPN and were discussing a few shop exclusives inks. All their favourites were colours like these, which I had no interest in.

 

Personally, i would prefer to pour this ink down the drain than let it any one of my pens.


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#8 Lgsoltek

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 15:16

 

 

They seem to like their "pastel" colors there...  You have better taste...  ;)

 

 

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I think so too, LOL.

 

 

Yes, Chinese prefer these types of colours (Pastel - as Cyber6 as said). I was talking to a Chinese one FPN and were discussing a few shop exclusives inks. All their favourites were colours like these, which I had no interest in.

 

Personally, i would prefer to pour this ink down the drain than let it any one of my pens.

 

Well I don't like this ink but I don't hate it that much.  :D  It might be useful for, say, drawing a forest of sakura (as the name suggests)...



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 19:34

It's strange that this ink is the most popular one among all 8 in China. It's the one that sells out the fastest. Maybe my taste is not typically east-asian...

 

I'm shocked. I'll never go to China ;)



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 22:01

Lovely! The shading is quite dramatic, but, alas, I have no use for it.


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 00:31

This is one of the two Jentle re-releases that I passed on and now I'm happy I did. Thank you for the review!

 

I have to say though that your review makes it look very pretty especially on Tomoe. For some reason, I just don't like writing with these light pinks: I got the Kobe#30 Ooji Cherry in December and each time I try filling a pen with it, I find myself emptying it at most a day later. Maybe it's because I prefer writing on Rhodia. Or maybe it's because I've always had a thing for pinks that sizzle :P



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Posted 15 June 2016 - 10:00

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 14:06

Thank you for the review. I kind of agree and don't like the ink. And I dislike really dry inks too. And still, somehow though, I still would like to see it and write with it myself . . . Maybe if it were a bit more substantial, I don't know.

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 19:27

I do have a fondness for this ink, but it is pretty hard to find a use for.  :(    I too prefer the retina searing inks that Sailor puts out.  Thanks for showing this one off though!



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Posted 16 June 2016 - 12:57

Yeah, I admit that I kind of like it, but can't really justify the purchase price.



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 13:29

So I received a sample of Sakura-mori yesterday and wrote a letter with it. 

 

I really wanted to like the ink. I truly did. While not a daily writer, I think the color is great for certain types of writing. But I really disliked how dry it was - and on Japanese fine nibs I exclusively use, dry inks just aren't pleasurable to write with. I doubt I will ever finish my sample. Thank you for the well-written review though!



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 12:25

Thanks for the revivew. Meh indeed. My only other comment is that when rouge caroubier looks amazingly vibrant in comparison you know it's a dull ink!



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 18:03

Thanks for the revivew. Meh indeed. My only other comment is that when rouge caroubier looks amazingly vibrant in comparison you know it's a dull ink!

 

So true! Rouge caroubier is quite a dull ink already!



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 18:27

This color makes my eyes hurt. Ow!

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 18:45

I think I understand why some people like it so much. I'm not one of them, though. It's some sort of bubble gum pink.








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