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New Zealand Pass Around Ink Sample Library?


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Posted 15 September 2016 - 09:15

I write on Midori paper and I did notice the sheen, especially on the Oku bud - its pretty spectacular for a reddish/brown colour the sheen has specks of green, blue and gold. 

 

On another note, it looks like Im on a plane next week so what I'll do is fill up a few vials and pass the box on early next week.



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 00:56

I have to say, its really interesting trying the samples. Ive never been big on blue but have been smitten by the sailor and a couple of the iroshizuku - they have amazing sheen to them. I usually use wet and broad nibs (mostly Montblanc O3Bs, and a couple of Lamy BB and 1.5mm)  and typically like to see some level of shading - the Iroshizuku line does not give you dramatic shading but my god that sheen is luscious. 

 

Ive added the following inks:

 

R&K Alt goldgrun

R&K Scarbiosa

R&K Blue Mare

J Herbin Ambre de Birmanie

J Herbin Poussiere de Luna

J Herbin Cacao du Bresil

J Herbin Lie de The

Noodler's Apache Sunset

R&K Sepia (I think??) 

 

The box is packed up now and I will look to get it off to the next destination in the next few days.  As you can imagine, I had inky fingers for most of the weekend :)



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 09:44

Thanks Kelvinkeh! Which Iro inks did you like best?

 

If you like the R&K Alt Goldgrun you might like Diamine Safari. I tried a sample today and its certainly very different to your standard primary colours. Its quite a cool colour while still being easy to read. My wife unflatteringly called the colour '5 day old bruise' lol.

 

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 09:50

Looks like you've got things well under way.  That alt-goldgrun is calling my name!



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:16

Tsuki-yo is beautiful, but Asa ago is the one that really surprised me. Its a much brighter shade of blue than Id normally use for everyday writing, but the sheen you get on Midori paper is just crazy!



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:39

If you like the sheen on Asa gao there are a few other sharp blues with quite a bit of red sheen I'll put in when it swings by my way

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 10:41

Although I think most of the iro inks are awesome! The blacks and Browns are pretty cool!

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 22:45

OK so sounds like cdub24 isnt around to receive the box next so I've updated the list to be:

 

HarrietHippo, Auckland

Kelvinkeh, Auckland

PJO, Taihape

Cdub24, Christchurch / Auckland

Peteraitken

HarrietHippo, Auckland



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 08:13

I'd be up for this as well (a bit late on the train).  Located in Auckland and keen to try out some new inks and offload some to other peeps ;).



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 08:41

 Sure, the more the merrier! I will PM you some details. 



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:01

Nice to see a lot of people here- perhaps we should organise a NZ meet up at some point!

 

Too far (Dunedin) and too lazy to participate but really nice to see this happening. Good work Hippo!


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:11

Mastiff, you are in Dunners?  Me too!  :D



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:36

Yes! I remember you telling me to check out the UBS! Although I work 2min from there I've never had the chance to drop by.

Well that makes 2 of us from Dunedin!


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:48

Then you must work within 5 minutes of where I am.  Small world.  Ah, yes, I remember the UBS recommendation now.



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:54

What if ww know each other in real life and work in the same building?!!!!


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 17:30

It's a little unlikely I would have thought.  However, it is known that I am a member of staff of the University.  Colder or hotter? :)



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 07:49

Hi everyone, keen for an update who has the "package" and how are they finding the inks? Any favourites? Writing samples?

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 07:57

Its still with me but unfortunately Im not in country at the moment. It will head off to PJO this weekend when I get back (or more likely on Monday). I definitely like the look of iroshizuku's but the Sailor Oku Yama is by far my favourite.



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Posted 06 October 2016 - 09:03

Jon126 is also keen to have a go with the box so now we have:

HarrietHippo, Auckland

Kelvinkeh, Auckland

PJO, Taihape

Cdub24, Christchurch / Auckland

Peteraitken

Jon126, Auckland.

HarrietHippo, Auckland



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Posted 07 October 2016 - 19:21

Yes! I remember you telling me to check out the UBS! Although I work 2min from there I've never had the chance to drop by.

Well that makes 2 of us from Dunedin!

 

 

Hi everyone,

 

New to the forum and FP game, also based in Dunedin.  I count three of us!

 

If people wanted to do get a local ink swap going or a joint buy for pens/ink to save on shipping at some point, I would be keen.  I have a small collection of R&K inks.

 

Cheers








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