Posted 05 April 2019 - 22:27
It would be awesome to be able to type up some of my word documents using my favorite fountain pen colors.
Are you talking about colour of the text as rendered on your electronic display of choice (whether that's a monitor, a tablet device, or whatever), or colour of the text when you print the document out (even specifically on your choice of paper)?
Changing the colour of the text on screen is easy; whether whichever RGB values you enter closely match your perception of how an ink looks on your choice of paper is a different issue. To get that awesomeness, you need to calibrate your monitor for colour rendition, as well as obtain RGB values for what you deem to be a representative sample of your writing with that ink; you cannot rely on the ease, convenience and cost-effectiveness of just taking some values others have determined from their samples.
Get a monochrome inkjet printer you can afford to mess with (or mess up), replace the cartridge with one you filled with whichever actual fountain pen ink you want to use, and have at it. You cannot get more real than that, if it's the output you want.
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