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New Aurora Blue-Black - A Uk Short Review

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#1 The Good Captain

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:36

I received a sample bottle of the new Aurora Blue-Black, kindly sent to me by Kirit Dal, Aurora UK, and here's one of my short reviews. There are plenty of other reviews where swabs, pictures of the bottle etc have been included, so I'm just concentrating how it looks when written with.

The ink is in an Aurora 88 large with F nib. It's smooth, flows well and even with that nib, exhibits some shading. 

 

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I've only compared it to a couple of my 'blue-black' inks that, in my opinion, show close similarities. There are many others out there that might look similar as well, but might not have the words 'blue-black' in their names. Likewise, there are many called 'blue-black' that bear no resemblance to the Aurora.

Therefore, I've not spent the time writing samples of another dozen or so of my inks for this simple review.

 

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I also did a simple soak test, using my usual method. The paper was soaked for 30 minutes then rinsed for about 15 seconds before drying.

 

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As you can see, there is still a very reasonable amount of legibility from the Aurora Blue-Black, without the 'run' of others. I included the Noodler's Black as a 'control' comparison.

 

So to sum up: it's a great ink and will fit into the market nicely, in my opinion. It should be available from the usual UK retailers soon, if not already!


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:56

wiggle toes!


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:58

Thank you for this excellent comparison! The water resistance test is most useful. :thumbup:

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:59

Oooo, wonderful. Thank you !

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 14:50

I've found it to be very dry in several different pens. Otherwise, I like it, a very true blue-black.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 16:59

Nice review, thanks.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 16:11

really a nice blue-black. thank you for this.



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 23:02

Thanks, chum! The ink it resembles most (on your sheet) is the real McCoy!! So I'll put that in my pipe and smoke it!!!


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:14

Thanks, chum! The ink it resembles most (on your sheet) is the real McCoy!! So I'll put that in my pipe and smoke it!!!

You are (all) more than welcome!


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:17

I am hoping someone can compare it with Bungbox 4B, as the Aurora ink may be a better cost/value.



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:54

I am hoping someone can compare it with Bungbox 4B, as the Aurora ink may be a better cost/value.

The same for me as well. I'm in love with Bung Box 4B, but not with its price.  I have been looking for a good alternative and am hoping this is it ;).



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Posted 29 March 2017 - 16:04

How long did it take to change colors?

 

Richard said, a good BB would change color....with in twenty four hours or so.


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 23:54

How long did it take to change colors?

 

Richard said, a good BB would change color....with in twenty four hours or so.

I think that is only with iron gall inks.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 19:04

Great and wonderful ink show. Thank you.


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