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#1 antichresis

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:56

Hi all, I'm interested in getting a few PenBBS inks when I visit China next week and in particular the latest "series", #16, holds quite some promise. However, I am slightly concerned if the swabs the manufacturer provides are accurate. Can anyone offer a true swab?

 

These two sets should be identical:

 

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Likewise, No.219 and No.223 are vastly different from the manufacturer's swab and TruthPil's swab:

 

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Edited by antichresis, 14 April 2017 - 04:04.

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

 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:09

The manufacturer swabs are probably the most reliable, although from the samples I've tested so far the swabs can seem more saturated than in person. The manufacturer is passionate about the inks they design, so I would assume they would make accurate swabs. Swab accuracy is a universal problem.


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#3 antichresis

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:35

The manufacturer swabs are probably the most reliable, although from the samples I've tested so far the swabs can seem more saturated than in person. The manufacturer is passionate about the inks they design, so I would assume they would make accurate swabs. Swab accuracy is a universal problem.

Drats, now I have to re-add to my order list the ones I took off. :lol:


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

 

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