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Ajisai Comparison

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#1 SenZen

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 19:46

I've long wanted to make this comparison but only recently found a pen in which it came out as I thought it should, a Lamy Studio in extra fine.

 

Row 1: Ama Iro, Kon Peki, Équinoxe 6, Souten, Tsuyu Kusa, Asa Gao, Myosotis.

Row 2: Chiku Rin, Vert Empire, Verde Muschiato, Ina Ho, Lie de Thé, Yama Guri, Perle Noire, Perle Noire.

Row 3: Mandarin, Fuyu Gaki, Orange Indien, Ancient Copper, Rouge Hematite, Poppy Red, Verdigris, Inti.

 

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I really like this ink but for some reason it doesn't look good next to just any others, it seems fine next to browns or other purplish blues. It also looks very close to the ink used on grids, lines and séyès by Rhodia and Clairefontaine. It looks awful to me with yellow lighting.

 

In this picture they all look quite accurate, poppy red and Yama Guri are coming out darker than usual, Équinoxe 6 is doing its initial impression of a purplish blue but a few paragraphs later veers towards a greenish blue.

 

Paper: Rhodia n. 8 pad.

 

 

 


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 19:53

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 16:50

Very helpful comparisions!  I love Ajisai, but I also love Sailor Nioi Sumire, which is slightly darker.  Perhaps Ajisai might look better against colors with more purple in them.


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Posted 12 April 2018 - 20:20

Very helpful comparisions!  I love Ajisai, but I also love Sailor Nioi Sumire, which is slightly darker.  Perhaps Ajisai might look better against colors with more purple in them.

 

Interesting ink, but I'm not sure from online pics if it's as purplish or less than Ajisai? I'm giving Myosotis another go, when you start writing it looks dangerously close to Ajisai, but eventually settles on what looks like a denim colour to me.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 19:29

Great comparison as always and I sort of understand what you're trying to say (I think): I myself never did like this ink. It's somehow too light, too bland, too watered down, has no real character, doesn't really "say" anythying, unlike most of the other Iroshis.... 


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