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Ink No. 184 - Penbbs

penbbs chinese ink yellow

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 18:34

Penbbs is chinese fountain pen forum. It seems the guys are not only talking about pens but also mixing inks and the moment they've created approximnately 200 inks. Wow. I remember I've seen Lgsoltek reviews of their inks and I had a chance to try opuntia Stricta ink that was rather nice in terms of color and quite plesant to use. Recently I've received samples of few other Penbbs inks. 

 

Ink no. 184 (can someone who knows chinese follow the link and translate it to english?) is well behaved yellow ink. It looks rather nice in broad Kaweco nib and the shading potential is strong. The ink isn't crazy wet but neither it's dry. It's pretty well behaved. I believe the sample came from Lgsoltek - thank you :)

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

 

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Color range

 

 

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

 

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Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

 

 

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Clairefontainte Triomphe, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

 

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#2 Lgsoltek

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 18:48

This ink is gorgeous. It's translated as "gamboge", a kind of yellow dye.
Wikipedia link for it: https://en.m.wikiped...rg/wiki/Gamboge

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 19:01

LOL, I just found out Penbbs has just released another set of 10 colours. One of them is called "Ugly", no doubt referring to the colour Pantone named as the world's ugliest colour, which is discussed in this thread: http://www.fountainp...rite-ink-color/

 

Ugly is No. 232:

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Edited by Lgsoltek, 01 January 2017 - 19:32.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 19:35

We need to get a gallon of the "ugly" color ink sent to FPN. We'll bottle it up ourselves. Guaranteed sell-out.



#5 Lgsoltek

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 19:39

We need to get a gallon of the "ugly" color ink sent to FPN. We'll bottle it up ourselves. Guaranteed sell-out.

 

I'm sure Cyber6 would hoard half a gallon for herself.



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 19:45

You can buy them on Taobao for slightly over three dollars each. I think someone should organise a group buy :)



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 20:17

You can buy them on Taobao for slightly over three dollars each. I think someone should organise a group buy :)

Do you mind sharing a link

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 20:18

@vis...
Thank you again for the review.. It is a nice ink... Kinda similar to MB golden yellow

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#9 Lord Epic

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 20:21

Ink 184 reads as 藤黄 - yellow vine.

 

Link to ink: https://world.taobao...885406.3.WZlRrE

 

Might have to look for a forwarder to get it for you.

 

 

EDIT: to add link for ink. You're welcome.

 

 

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 21:15

Do you mind sharing a link

Type penbbs into google and the top link should be the forum. Click on that and at the top of the forum page is a picture of a row of inks. Click on that and it takes you to Taobao. I would love some garnet and ugly ink but I've never used Taobao before and I'm a little nervous of it - perhaps unnecessarily so.

 

There are also a few for sale on ebay, including pearlescent samples, but for a much larger price.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 12:31

You can read about my misadventures with Taobao in the following thread:

 

http://www.fountainp...nbbs-ink-no-96/

 

Although these inks are tempting, I will not buy any more until a liable and secure ordering system is available.


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Posted 02 January 2017 - 12:51

A different buying service, Taobaoring, says it is unable to ship liquids.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 15:11

That's why I thought someone in China might make a group buy and ship it on.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 21:14

Very nice colour, but a bit too light for my tastes. Could be great for drawing though.



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 23:28

 

I'm sure Cyber6 would hoard half a gallon for herself.

 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 00:49

This is a fabulous yellow! I will continue to hope for a reliable option for procurement. Samples would be great, too!



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 13:07

@vis...
Thank you again for the review.. It is a nice ink... Kinda similar to MB golden yellow

 

Really? I was thinking it looks almost identical to vis' review of El Dorado. This ink is really nice.

 

But what's up with that #235?


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Posted 08 January 2017 - 15:23



 

Really? I was thinking it looks almost identical to vis' review of El Dorado. This ink is really nice.

 

But what's up with that #235?

 

I don't have the inks with me, but I can show you my splash cards:

 

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As for the #235, I believe it has some silver particles in it.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 16:57

Different Hues...


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