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Hero #202 Blue-Black Review

hero hero 202 blue-black ink review

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#1 antichresis

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:22

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The full review can be found here. I'm also still figuring out a better way to make reviews (more comprehensive), and share them (better photos), but I'm sharing these photos now because they are colour-accurate, which I think is the most important part of an ink review.

 

nb. I got this bottle years ago and I've hardly used it. It was way too green for me then but now the teal-black colour comes off quite well to my eyes. Unusual and visually interesting. Great performance too!


Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

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#2 white_lotus

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:35

Thanks for the review, quite interesting. We don't see much about the Hero inks here. How much does the ink bleed through onto the verso?



#3 antichresis

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:24

Thanks! The ink has no bleed-through on this paper (or the cheap, printed-by-the-government paper I use for school). It does exhibit show-through though, but at the same amount as all my other inks.


Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

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#4 visvamitra

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 13:06

Nice review.It would be great though to see full review here.



#5 antichresis

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 13:52

Nice review.It would be great though to see full review here.

Thanks, I'll consider it in the next review


Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

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#6 TruthPil

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 13:19

Interesting, this looks exactly like my Hero Dux 402 blue-black when it stays on the pen for a couple days and oxidizes a little. There's definitely a little green in the mix and that's actually what I like about it.

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#7 antichresis

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 15:06

Interesting, this looks exactly like my Hero Dux 402 blue-black when it stays on the pen for a couple days and oxidizes a little. There's definitely a little green in the mix and that's actually what I like about it.

You have great timing. I was just about to look-up what Dux 402 looks like (mentioned on a different thread).  :lol:

 

I must say I don't *love* the colour but it is the best green-ish blue-black I've tried so far; the most recent being Skrip Blue-Black and Noodler's Midnight. There's something about the murky, less-saturated presence this bottle brings to the paper that the others don't have. That said, I think it's also pickier with the pen you use it with—that is, the character of the line is not consistent across pens. The much wider (medium-width) dragon pen in the review looks much better to my eye than the pages of notes I did with the Pilot desk pen (EF).


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#8 TruthPil

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 23:20

It looks fantastic with a wet Hero 5028 stub nib. 👍

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#9 amberleadavis

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:12

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:13

Anti, I'm adding the pictures from your website.  (The review rules require the review to be posted here). You did an amazing job. Thank you.

 

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#11 antichresis

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 23:01

Whoops! Thank you, Amber. I'll post the full review next time. :blush:


Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 14:44

Another tealish blue-black ink you might consider (if you like that color - and I do) is Noodler's Air-Corp Blue-Black.  Very similar to the Hero Dux ink and also with a Chinese motif (but KMT, not PRC).

 

Mike

 

Anti, I'm adding the pictures from your website.  (The review rules require the review to be posted here). You did an amazing job. Thank you.

 

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#13 TruthPil

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 05:07

Another tealish blue-black ink you might consider (if you like that color - and I do) is Noodler's Air-Corp Blue-Black.  Very similar to the Hero Dux ink and also with a Chinese motif (but KMT, not PRC).

 

Mike

 

 

I have both and love them both. Hero Dux is much easier to clean out of a pen, but not as interesting as ACBB. 


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