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#1 Lgsoltek

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 11:11

A nice dark red that writes wet and smooth. I like it.

 

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(on Maruman looseleaf)

You can see it has less orange than some other red inks.

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Edited by Lgsoltek, 01 November 2016 - 11:11.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 14:28

Just discovered this brand while looking for places to buy in in Australia and shuddered at the prices eg 30 AUD for a 80ml Diamine ink vs 6 GBP for that...

 

But anyhow back to think ink, how long was it left for before you submerged it to get those waterproof results ? Looks pretty solid 



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 14:57

Just discovered this brand while looking for places to buy in in Australia and shuddered at the prices eg 30 AUD for a 80ml Diamine ink vs 6 GBP for that...
 
But anyhow back to think ink, how long was it left for before you submerged it to get those waterproof results ? Looks pretty solid 


I don't really remember. One night, I think?

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 09:32

the ink that i received , became quite thick viscous jelly-like ink...


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 12:53

The first version of this ink had problems with flow - don't remember the details but one of the components (the lubricant?) had a tendency to become gelatinous. I've now got a reformulated version that behaves much better - but I confess the colour doesn't apeal to me!

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 09:06

The first version of this ink had problems with flow - don't remember the details but one of the components (the lubricant?) had a tendency to become gelatinous. I've now got a reformulated version that behaves much better - but I confess the colour doesn't apeal to me!

oh, then I had first lot I believe...


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#7 Lgsoltek

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 09:35

I just found out this ink dries out very easily on the nib and causes lots of hard starts.

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 10:56

I just found out this ink dries out very easily on the nib and causes lots of hard starts.

 

Yep, that's been my experience with the reformulated ink (so far) - though it's surprisingly easy to get it started again.  Just wipe the nib with a tissue, and it's off and running again.  Unusual behaviour...



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Posted 03 November 2016 - 11:27

Yep, that's been my experience with the reformulated ink (so far) - though it's surprisingly easy to get it started again.  Just wipe the nib with a tissue, and it's off and running again.  Unusual behaviour...


It's true. And once it starts flowing it's so smooth and wet...

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 12:02

Full credit to the Blackstone crew for reformulating the ink - unfortunately the big issue for me with this ink is the colour.  There's a "flatness" to the colour when dry that just can't compare with my favourite dark red (Diamine Red Dragon).  The other colours in the line are so vivid!  (Well, except for Black Stump, but you need a black for gravitas...)



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:10

I just found out this ink dries out very easily on the nib and causes lots of hard starts.

 

Ugh, I'm taking notes with this ink today. It dries out on the nib too easily. I spent a minute trying to get it to start writing again but it just wouldn't start.



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:11

Full credit to the Blackstone crew for reformulating the ink - unfortunately the big issue for me with this ink is the colour.  There's a "flatness" to the colour when dry that just can't compare with my favourite dark red (Diamine Red Dragon).  The other colours in the line are so vivid!  (Well, except for Black Stump, but you need a black for gravitas...)

 

I agree! The ink, when fresh on the paper, is a rich and vibrant one, but sadly it dries to a flat and dull colour...



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 14:47

Any time they want to bring out Red Cashmere, even as a bottled ink...



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Posted 29 April 2017 - 23:17

I just found out this ink dries out very easily on the nib and causes lots of hard starts.

 

And once it starts flowing it's so smooth and wet...

 

My experience with this ink as well.  Actually, once the ink is flowing it is TOO wet.  It makes a medium nib write like a broad.   I haven't yet tried diluting the ink with water, to see if it helps with the hard starts and copious flow.


Edited by ErrantSmudge, 29 April 2017 - 23:22.


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 03:55

Useful review - the blot sample got me excited, but from the writing sample I don't think it's for me. Thank you.








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