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Twsbi Eco Turquoise!

twsbi eco turquoise limited edition

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#1 brg5658

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 19:51

I just got the notice from Goulet that the TWSBI Eco Summer 2017 special edition turquoise pen is in stock.  I ordered both an EF and a 1.1mm.   :)

 

Beautiful color!   :wub:

 

Now, I have to be patient until they arrive...  


Edited by brg5658, 03 August 2017 - 19:55.


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#2 Old Salt

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 20:06

Wow. The stubs are already out of stock....that didn't take long. Ordered a medium which I'll change out later.
Thanks for the heads up.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 20:44

The turquoise on the eco looks far too bright, almost childish. The turquoise on the 580 Al looks much better and stylish.


Mediterranean blue, Asa Goa, China blue, Royal blue, Sapphire blue, Indigo, Washable Blue....the colours of the rainbow.

#4 DaveT

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 20:47

If anyone is looking, I do have some EF, F and 1.1mm in the ECO Turquoise still available.


Edited by DaveT, 03 August 2017 - 20:59.

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#5 mauckcg

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 20:52

Birmingham Pens has a deal for a free bottle of ink with purchase of a TWSBI Eco Turquoise.



#6 Old Salt

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 21:10

The turquoise on the eco looks far too bright, almost childish. The turquoise on the 580 Al looks much better and stylish.


Childish isn't always bad, but I prefer to think of it as a bright and happy color that lifts the spirits.
I agree with you about the 580 Turquoise. I like the looks of that pen.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 21:26

I think the mood of the pen is conveyed more in the hue rather than the brightness, but that's just me.


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 22:40

Not all these pens are used by Adult Males. This is a great color of my young Neice. She's in the 8th grade and in the midst of an everything must be turquoise phase..lol..

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 23:13

The turquoise on the eco looks far too bright, almost childish. The turquoise on the 580 Al looks much better and stylish.

 

That's interesting -- I feel almost the exact opposite.  The 580 "turquoise" isn't turquoise at all.  It's a very light baby blue color.  While this ECO color is bright, that's what a "turquoise" stone actually looks like.  

 

I'm a nearly 40 year old male, and I think the color is just fine.  I guess different strokes for different folks.



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 23:26

Not all these pens are used by Adult Males. This is a great color of my young Neice. She's in the 8th grade and in the midst of an everything must be turquoise phase..lol..

True


 

That's interesting -- I feel almost the exact opposite.  The 580 "turquoise" isn't turquoise at all.  It's a very light baby blue color.  While this ECO color is bright, that's what a "turquoise" stone actually looks like.  
 
I'm a nearly 40 year old male, and I think the color is just fine.  I guess different strokes for different folks.

I think I understand what you mean, but I think the colour may be a little deceptive because of the shine of the aluminium, which looks like it tones it down very slightly. I think it has a much nicer appearance, more professional maybe. I tend to prefer more muted and less bright in-your-face colours.
 
You got me curious anyway, so I took the image from the Goulet website of the TWSBI turquoise 580 AL and loaded it into an image manipulation app to see what it's colour is.
 
And it's almost pure turquoise as you can see, very slightly closer towards green than blue. The actual hue is probably almost the same on both pens.
 
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Edited by Bluey, 03 August 2017 - 23:38.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 14:41

The turquoise on the eco looks far too bright, almost childish. The turquoise on the 580 Al looks much better and stylish.

I am waiting for the deep dark blue version :P



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 22:50

I'll have my turquoise one sometime next week. I keep hoping for a dark purple one.

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 14:55

Does anyone know of a shop that still has any of these in stock?  I'd love to get one with a 1.1mm stub nib.  Also interested in the pink or purple version, but those are older editions now =/


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