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De Atramentis Document Inks Revisited - The 2018 Collection

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#21 Tas

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 19:16

 

A lot better the white of the paper is white now.

 

Although the yellow still has this orange Hue (please compare with the scan)

 

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This is he print screen of lightroom. My laptop (asus) can show 100% RGB and the monitor is calibrated

 

Have a look at the histogram… Peak on the left and peak on the right ( I guess this has to do with the high contrast between Black and White

 

BTW Used non direct light and calibrated my camera with a grey card

 

It's tough. Digital cameras and how they process colour is a lengthy subject. How we represent reflected light (ie light bouncing back off the inks on the page) with transmitted light (what we see from a monitor) is a tricky process.
I remember teams of people in print houses trying to replicate Fuji Velvia's super saturated colours in a colour print and
 visaversa.

Trying to show all the colours at once, as you have, is really difficult 
as sensors / software / conversions are more sensitive to some colours than others.

I always adjust the photo of my swatches with my swatch in front of me - and I only do one ink at a time. :blush:

I commend you for your achievements and your review is an EXCELLENT starting point for anyone looking to buy the DA Document inks B)



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#22 minddance

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 16:39

thank you for the excellent review. it seems like a lot of fun in addition to the durability and permanence of these inks.

#23 benjitzu

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 17:09

Wowsers, what an epic review! Thank you!

 

I haven't tried any De Atramentis inks yet but looks like I'll need to in the near future. Though I have more ink than I could ever use, I'm always on the hunt for great water resistant/proof inks (I have most of Noodler's bulletproof inks). 



#24 5Cavaliers

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 18:31

Thank you, Peter, for this outstanding review!  Excellent work!  Thank you for taking all that time to do this.

 

I am embarrassed to say that I just now saw this review, although I have been considering obtaining some document inks.  I have been using dye based inks mostly, but may be needing to switch to more permanent inks in the near future. 

 

Thank you again!  You are the best!


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Posted 08 July 2019 - 02:06

Belated thanks for this great review and all the outstanding replies. Goulet Pens sells a sample set of the full line of De Atramentis Document inks, which I shall be ordering forthwith.







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