Someone will be smacking me over the head with something.... My lovely friend, gave me samples of pretty much the whole line (I am missing three, I believe).. That was almost 6 weeks ago !!!!!...
I did sample/review them approx 5 weeks ago, but I keep forgetting to post them.. I am a horrible friend... (Plus, I've been busy with Robert Oster Signature Inks.. but don't tell her that)
In any case... here it goes..
I had the pleasure to play with the following:
- Spanish Blue
- Blue 72 (What an odd name)
- Noir et Blue
- Tenebris Purpuratum (what an AWESOME name)
- Midnight Emerald
- Terra Firma
- Dark Chocolate
- Black Cherry
- Classic Black
I believe I am missing: Red 187, Emerald 357 and Brown 732…. What’s up with those names??…
To start, you can call me a snob… I don’t care much for overpriced ink … those where the damn bottle seems to be more unique that the ink that is inside.. (I am looking at you Caran D’ache). So, I was quite pleased with these affordable inks… (more affordable to the US audience.. shipping is quite dear for me and anyone outside the US).... But honestly, here is perfect example that great ink with very lovely colors don’t have to be expensive.
I should add a disclaimer…. I like my dark and murky colors… and this line seem to have been made for me…. They are nicely saturated and on the dark side.. All of them have sheen.. (on Tomoe of course) and they all shade beautifully. I almost can’t pick a favorite…
Here you go…
Red and Black
They are not waterproof, they dry in a reasonable amount of time. Lubrication is fair… in summary they are all well behave inks.
Spanish Blue: Nice fair blue. Lovely sheen.
Blue 72: Too purple for my liking, but I know tons of people who like this type of blue.
Noir et Blue: Ahhh YES!!!... This is a lovely blue black with a purple undertone. On wet pen it looks almost black
Tenebris Purpuratum: Beautiful dark purple… if your like your purple to look almost black.. this one is for you.
Midnight Emerald: Don’t bother getting the Pelikan Aquamarine… this one is as good.. and maybe even better. I will have to compare side by side.
Loden: One of my all-time favorites. Is not a replacement for Olde Emerald… but is nice and dark. It reminds me of KWZI Foggy Green (which I adore!!)
Terra Firma: LOVE IT LOVE IT… let me say it again… LOVE IT!!! – Is an odd dark terracotta… but is lovely…
Dark Chocolate: Oh yes.. yes… come to mama… I love my dark browns. This one has no undertones. Looks black out of a wet pen.
Black Cherry: Another lovely dark color. This one is darker with a tad more red than Tenebris P.… looks black out of a wet pen.
Classic Black: You all know I don’t care about Black inks.. but this one is interesting. It has a mauve undertone… I don’t have Pussiere de Lune, and I wonder if this is more like a very dark Pussiere?
Disclaimer: Not affiliated with Franklin-Christoph .. yadda yadda…
Edited by Cyber6, 05 July 2016 - 21:38.