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#1 Charles Skinner

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 13:57

I need some advice on ink selection ------ but likely it will be hard for you to come up with a suggestion.  Here goes.  I have just about finished a bottle of Toucan Bright Blue ink, which, ---- to me at least, ---- is really a great ink.  Just the right "color" for me!  Now, I can not find the ink for sale anywhere.  I am a BRIGHT INK MAN!  Assuming that I will never find a place to buy this Toucan ink, can you suggest a blue ink that is "bright?"  ----- Not DARK! Not LIGHT, but BRIGHT? I know that the word "bright" is very subjective, and might mean one thing to one person and another to someone else. The best way I can describe what I mean by "bright," is ------- Will the ink "jump off of the page" when you look at it. "Light ink" may "put you to sleep."  "Dark ink" may be tiring on the eyes, and might even try to make things more important than they really are.  

 

So!  I am looking for a BRIGHT BLUE ink to replace my great Toucan Bright Blue ink. Any suggestions?  

 

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 14:56

It looks like a Turquoise to me, so try looking at some branded inks with Turquoise in their names. Or look at: P.I. Kon peki, Pelikan Edelstein Topaz, Waterman Inspired Blue.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 15:24

"Bright" an "Light" are two completely different adjectives, especially as ink goes. For me, the brightest blue ink is Noodler's Baystate Blue. It's so bright that it jumps off the page and hurts my eyes. That's why I don't like it, but you might.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 15:37

Toucan Bright Blue still seems to be available in Australia from JustWrite:

 

http://justwrite.com...l-glass-bottle/

 

The shipping is expensive, so it would make sense to order several bottles.

 

The Andersons carry Toucan inks, but don't appear to have that color.

 

You can also get Toucan Bright Blue from La Couronne du Comte in the Netherlands, from whom the shipping might be less. They are wonderful people to deal with:

 

https://www.lacouron...tml?language=en


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 15:59

The brightest Ink I've ever seen was Bay State Blue, if you can live with the known issues with that ink. Hopefully the suggestions from post #4 can help you find your originally loved ink!


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 18:30

Bright turquoise. Not a color I favor, but I've accumulated a few. You might try Franklin-Christoph Spanish Blue, they do have it available at their web site. They have a swab of the color that may give you an idea about it. The KWZ Turquoise is quite a strong turquoise, definitely not light; Vanness carries it and has samples. Might want to consider samples of Akkerman #11 Treves-Turquoise, Monteverde Turquoise, R&K Blu Mare, Sailor Yuki-Akari.

 

A bit hard to know exactly how they will look, so samples are in order. Who knows, you might find a new favorite.

 

btw, Anderson does have bottles of Toucan Turquoise in stock for $12.50 for a 2 oz bottle.

 

http://www.andersonp...oise-bottle.htm



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 19:50

My friend, get thee to the retina-searing-inks thread! You'll find all the suggestions you need there.

 

http://www.fountainp...y-are-blinding/



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 22:02

J. Herbin Eclat de Saphir is pretty bright.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 22:26

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 23:49

My friend, get thee to the retina-searing-inks thread! You'll find all the suggestions you need there.
 
http://www.fountainp...y-are-blinding/


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 00:51

There are lots of lighter, brighter blues. I am not an expert, as it is not a colour I use much, but here are a few

 

Robert Oster Sky Blue (see cyber6, she may have some available)

Pelikan Edelstein Topaz

Diamine Havasu Turquoise

Diamine Aqua Blue


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:11

J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche would be my suggestion, I wager it’s close to spot on.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:26

I need some advice on ink selection....I am looking for a BRIGHT BLUE ink to replace my great Toucan Bright Blue ink. Any suggestions?  

 

C. S. 

 

If you want to try Diamine Aqua Blue as suggested
 

There are lots of lighter, brighter blues. I am not an expert, as it is not a colour I use much, but here are a few

 

Robert Oster Sky Blue (see cyber6, she may have some available)

Pelikan Edelstein Topaz

Diamine Havasu Turquoise

Diamine Aqua Blue

here, pm me your address, and I'll send along the sample that I recently acquired.  It doesn't fit what I'm searching for, a look-alike for Chesterfield Zircon.  Hopefully it can help you in your quest, and if not, send it merrily on its way. 



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 14:50

Iroshizuku Kon Peki in a very wet nib POPS in my eyes! Electrifying.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 14:57

Iroshizuku Kon Peki

 

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