@Tas, thank you! I still haven't made up my mind about how to do ink reviews that best present what I want to test and cover about each ink, and am always 'refining' my approach, so I'd appreciate feedback about what you find value in this layout† as a content consumer, lest I might carelessly remove it from future review coverage.
As far as the hue of this ink goes, I agree there is a purple cast, even in the 'cold' light of day, but it's only noticeable to me when the ink is laid thinly (or 'dryly') on the page, such as in the lighter-coloured end of the q-tip swab and parts of the larger writing in the top right corner of the test page. I'd say the writing with the EF and F nibs just looks grey to me.
This is the Fude nib used in my ink review soaking in a shot glass afterwards:
† OK, I'll just get this out of the way and be very clear (and, no, this part isn't in response to Tas): I'm not looking for feedback about what an ink review consumer wants to see in each review but doesn't find it in mine, e.g. the colour on off-white/ivory/cream paper (which I intend to include in my ink reviews eventually, because most of my new journals have off-white paper), displays of sheen on Tomoe River paper (to which I'm going to give a flat 'no' every time), writing with broad round-tipped nibs not designed to emulate brush strokes (I don't have one of those in a desk pen or dedicated test pen), etc.
Edited by A Smug Dill, 14 October 2018 - 04:17.
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