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Ferris Wheel Press, Tanzanite Sky

ferris wheel press tanzanite sky ink review

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#1 the-smell-of-dust-after-rain

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:10

I love reading everyone's ink reviews, so I thought I would try making one too.

 

  • The pens used are the Noodler's Ahab and a Muji Fine nib pen.
  • The paper is Hilroy recycled lined - aka, cheapest stuff at Amazon.
  • The spelling is terrible, but until they invent a pen with a spellchecker that can read dyslexic, we are just going to have to make the best of it.  I'm heavily dependent on electronic aid to communicate well in writing, but I'm improving.

 

 

General thoughts about this ink:

  • The colour is lovely and dark.  A rich purple-black-blue to it.  It's a soothing colour for long writing sessions.
  • It performs well on a variety of cheap papers.  Very little feathering even on the stuff they use at work.
  • The flow is just about perfect.  It certainly doesn't gush out of the pen, but it comes out when I ask it and doesn't skip a beat.
  • Dry time is moderate
  • It's very-not water resistant.  If I get it wet enough, the writing disappears.  For this reason, I'm not sure I'll be using this ink much in the future.  

Edited by the-smell-of-dust-after-rain, 05 April 2019 - 02:35.

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#2 the-smell-of-dust-after-rain

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:11

ops, picture error.  working on it.

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#3 the-smell-of-dust-after-rain

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:12

close up of flex

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:13

and the condensation on glass test.

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#5 the-smell-of-dust-after-rain

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 03:16

This is a much better review than mine:

 


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 05:37

Thank you for the review. Never heard about Ferris Wheel so great update! You will always find someone with a better review, don´t let it stop you making reviews...



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 17:28

I've been curious about this line of inks.  Thanks so much for posting your thoughts, and the "waterproofness" test (such a brilliant real-world example).

 

I'm impressed by your close-up photo.  Who would have though the Hilroy would have allowed for such a tight line (I'd have expected way more feathering).



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 18:38

Never heard of them before, so thank you for showing one of their inks. I just took a look at their webshop - really nice packaging, and the other two colors look nice too. As far as I could see, not available in Europe - a pity

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 18:41

Thanks.

 

Probably the thing I like best about this ink is its ability to handle any paper I use.  

 

 

 

This is a page I've been keeping.  The paper is the same as used in my book - I'm trying to find a good ink for signatures.  

 

The paper is semi-coated so it's not exactly shiny but it is designed so the ink from the offset printing doesn't blur.  It's all very technical.  

 

I write the name of the ink and let it dry.  Then I write 'blot' and blot the ink after about two seconds.  Then I do the dry time test.  The next time I write a sample, usually about a week later, I try to smudge the left side of the last ink sample (on the name).  

 

(sorry about the lighting)

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 07:49

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 04:32

Wow!  Thank you for introducing us to a new line of ink. 


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 14:47

I forgot to mention when I got the ink, the bottle was as full as a Noodler's.  There was even dried ink on the outside of the bottle, so I think it must have been overfilled but not wiped clean.  No empty space in the bottle, so I don't think anything leaked out, it was simply overfilled when it was packaged.  


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