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#1 Cyber6

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 21:30

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)  :blush:  :blush: 

 

 

In any case...  here it goes..

 

 

 

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Intro..

 

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
  • Loden
  • 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??…   :huh:

 

 

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.  :D

 

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…   :wub: :wub:  :wub:  :wub: 

 

 

Here you go…

 

 

Red and Black

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Rhodia

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Tomoe River

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Conclusion..

 

 

They are not waterproof, they dry in a reasonable amount of time.  Lubrication is fair… in summary they are all well behave inks.   :D  :D 

 

 

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…  :lol:

 

 

 

 

C. 


Edited by Cyber6, 05 July 2016 - 21:38.

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 21:39

Well done C :) Spanish Blue is a new one?



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Posted 05 July 2016 - 21:41

Well done C :) Spanish Blue is a new one?

 

 

No idea.. I guess yes, since it is on their main Ink page.     I know you were not very happy with them ... I will say that they look better on a wet pen.   ;)

 

 

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 01:24

I have the purple and the chocolate and the brown 732. I like them, and they're reasonably priced. I've been wanting Loden for some time. Might have to check out their site for what's in stock.

 

Thanks for the write-ups. You're not a terrible friend at all.



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 04:48

C- everything looks better on a wet pen :) Folks using EF's just don't realise how much they miss :)


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 05:09

Thanks for the write-ups. You're not a terrible friend at all.

 

Thanks so much for saying that.....  :D
 


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 05:15

Love the Terra Firma...


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 05:15

Thank you for showing us the ink swatches and writing samples...


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 11:23

Terra Firma, Black Cherry, Loden, Midnight Emerald, Terebris Purpuratum :wub: :wub:

 

Thank you for the swapts and testing. A pity the shipping is so high. :(


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 20:32

I have the old denim blue and it is well behaved and lives up to its name. I'll be sad when it is all gone.

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 20:59

Excellent comparison. Thanks a lot!! Nothing like having so many of one clan all together, all at once.

 

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 00:51

I ordered Loden, Midnight Emerald, and Spanish Blue based on this thread. I already have Tenebris Purpuratum, Dark Chocolate, and their Brown 732. Like I need more ink...



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Posted 08 July 2016 - 02:19

I ordered Loden, Midnight Emerald, and Spanish Blue based on this thread. I already have Tenebris Purpuratum, Dark Chocolate, and their Brown 732. Like I need more ink...

 

And..... My job is done here...  LOL... :D :D

 

 

 

Now, let me entice you to some new Robert Oster....  I just finish some new inks...   :lticaptd: :lticaptd:

 

 

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 12:29

Sorry no interest in the Robert Oster inks. I'm sure the people of Oz will enjoy them.



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Posted 08 July 2016 - 12:42

Sorry no interest in the Robert Oster inks. I'm sure the people of Oz will enjoy them.

 

Really??...   Would it be too evil of me to send you some samples???...   ;)

 

 

 

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 12:47

Loden looks like it has a lot of sheen, or is that an illusion.

 

BTW, what kind of paper have you settled on for your sample cards? I am really thinking about getting something and having my local Staples cut it and drill holes in it. Need something which will show sheen and shading. Thanks.



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Posted 08 July 2016 - 13:27

I like Midnight Emerald! :)

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 14:29

Loden looks like it has a lot of sheen, or is that an illusion.

 

BTW, what kind of paper have you settled on for your sample cards? I am really thinking about getting something and having my local Staples cut it and drill holes in it. Need something which will show sheen and shading. Thanks.

 

 

I still have a bunch of Nemosyne  cards...    :D  :D  ... they might last me for another year (or two)..  ;)

 

 

After that.. I do not know.   I still have several sample papers I cut and have ready for testing.. I just haven't had the time.   :(

 

 

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 14:37

Loden looks like it has a lot of sheen, or is that an illusion.

 

 

Yes, Loden has red/coppery sheen.   :wub:

 

 

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 14:39

I like Midnight Emerald! :)

 

Yes!!... Is a thousand times better than Pelikan Aquamarine...  My opinion of course.   I should post a comparison.    Tine.. time....  so little.   ;)

 

 

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