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#1 KellyMcJ

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 13:49

My photos can NOT do this ink justice. It fairly glows!!!!!! It's somewhere between blue and purple...just blue enough to "pass" in most settings with an electric quality that's quite rebellious.

 

I really wish it behaved better on cheap paper because it would be my EDC ink if it did. I love, love, LOVE it!!!!

 

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#2 DaveBj

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 14:48

I recently decided to start at the alphabetical top of the Iroshizuku list and got a bottle of Aji-sai.  I currently have it loaded into one of my 992s, and I agree with your raves.  I haven't used it on any cheap paper, so I can't speak to that.


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#3 Bluey

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 15:05

I love the hue of it but from the pics I can't see much character in it.


Mediterranean blue, Asa Goa, China blue, Royal blue, Sapphire blue, Indigo, Kon Peki....the colours of the rainbow.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 16:47

I colleague of mine recently visited Japan and brought me a small bottle of Ajisai as a gift.  I have been using it for about the past week and am contented for this to be the only blue in my ink collection.  

 

I agree with the difficulty of capturing the unique qualities of this ink in photographs.  Kelly, I suspect you won't mind if I link to an additional review of this ink you love so much:

 

       http://www.fountainp...shizuku-ajisai/

 

I also agree that not only the behavior but the complex color of this ink suffer if one uses it on low-grade paper.   



#5 KellyMcJ

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 17:54

ENewton I don't mind at all! Sandy captured the color better than I did, but not the glowy-ness of it. I swear it reflects light somehow that can't be captured in photos. It also shifts color depending on lighting conditions.

 

Here it is on (bleep) paper, with Pilot Namiki Blue Black underneath (I dared to take the pen with it to a meeting and this is the paper I had to contend with. It gave the Namiki Blue Black problems too and even sucked so much ink out of the pen that the feed ran dry and I had to prime it partway through the meeting, that's how bad this paper is.)

 

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:37

Thank you for your review. This is a great color and a wonderful ink, although I agree with you about some cheap notebook papers.

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Deborah (aka DrPenfection)


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Posted Yesterday, 01:42

Excellent ink. I really like it; it's the "designated ink" for my 823. 



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Posted Today, 00:24

I also really like Ajisai, but today I tried J Herbin's Eclat de Saphir and was surprised to find that it looks exactly the same as Ajisai on copy paper.  On Clairefontaine, the Eclat de Saphir was a touch more vibrant to my eye.  At this point, I'm not sure which I prefer!



#9 Bluey

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Posted Today, 00:36

I tried this today. It's nice but it's a little on the light side, and there's no visible shading in my Sailor. It could very well be the Sailor responsible for it's lack of shading because it tends to produce a saturated line. It doesn't have that extra quirkiness for me to make it stand out.


Mediterranean blue, Asa Goa, China blue, Royal blue, Sapphire blue, Indigo, Kon Peki....the colours of the rainbow.


#10 KellyMcJ

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Posted Today, 02:27

I actually used this ink all day today...it does well on the higher grade cheap paper and I love it so much. It's the perfect shade of blue/sapphire.

If only there was a nano particle version that didn't feather or bleed I'd be in heaven!

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Posted Today, 03:06

I tried this today. It's nice but it's a little on the light side, and there's no visible shading in my Sailor. It could very well be the Sailor responsible for it's lack of shading because it tends to produce a saturated line. It doesn't have that extra quirkiness for me to make it stand out.

 

I get dramatic shading with this ink in a Lamy Safari.



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Posted Today, 15:01

 

I get dramatic shading with this ink in a Lamy Safari.

I don't see this dramatic shading at all I'm afraid.

 

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Mediterranean blue, Asa Goa, China blue, Royal blue, Sapphire blue, Indigo, Kon Peki....the colours of the rainbow.







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