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Kwz Cappuccino: Was There A Formulation Change?

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#1 glorfindel



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:18

A little over a year ago I got a sample of KWZ cappuccino. Only quite recently I got to use it and I really loved it.

It turned out to be a very complex brown. Think Lie de The with a tinge of moss-green. Somehow it reminded me of Rikyu-Cha, but whereas Rikyu-Cha is green with a hint of a brown, this one was brown with a hint of green.

So, of course, I ordered a bottle. And of course, the ink in the bottle, although very, very close, is not the same as was in the sample.

The green hue is gone now.


I found a review on YouTube where the ink looks exactly like what I had in the sample vial:


However, there are other reviews, where Cappuccino looks like what I got in the bottle:




I suppose this could be attributed to the fact that the ink is hand-made and may vary from batch to batch.

The problem is that now, having seen the ink that came in the sample, I can't sleep... I want *that* exact ink! :-)


I was wandering if others have also experienced this and if perhaps I could mix something with it to get the green hue back.


Comparison side-by-side:



Chromatography of the ink in the sample:



Chromatography of the ink in the bottle:



Thank you.



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#2 glorfindel



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 01:42

I think I have found the answer.

And it's probably this:



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 12:17

I do not know, the link is about an IG ink, and Cappuccino is not.


The differences in chromo are not that big, and could be just normal variation.


The video looks abnormal green to me. If my Cappuccino would look like that I would skip it.... :-)

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 13:24

What you get in bottle is Cappuccino. I guess you might have had a wrong sample.


And Jan is right, what the video shows is way too green to be Cappuccino.

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