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#21 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 14:22

I agree completely with Intensity - WoV is a teal-leaning blue.  Especially from wet writing pens it produces a gorgeous blue with green undertones.  My bottle looks a lot like the samples Smug Dill posted here.

 

Two words of note:  1) it doesn't perform well on poor-quality paper, it has a tendency to feather and bleedthrough and 2) it's really hard to clean out of pens.



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Posted 25 May 2019 - 20:41

 it's really hard to clean out of pens.

 

Very useful bit of information, as I have a full bottle on the way (loved and used up a full sample vial).  Have not noticed great difficulty with rinsing it out of pens yet, but then I've yet to flush it from a pen where it's sat for 3 weeks.  

 

I was kind of banking on the reports of non-IG KWZ inks being very gentle to pens and hoped they would be easy enough to flush out.  Will keep Walk Over Vistula out of my Piston-fillers.


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 21:29

Just to clarify, I did have mixed results cleaning WoV from my pens.  In my Cross ATX (cart/converter), it literally took a week of soaking the nib section to get it all out.  In my Lamy 2000, an overnight soak was thankfully enough.



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Posted 25 May 2019 - 21:35

When I look at the colour calibration charts while taking the photos, depending on the lighting conditions and even time of day (e.g. if it's very late at night and I'm feeling tired), I often see the white square not as a neutral white colour, and the black square as being not as dark as the dark grey square next to it, so I've learnt not to trust just my eyes as to whether something is black or grey, white or off-white, red or magenta.

I actually think the $100 or so I spent on the commercially available colour calibration charts are a good investment for me in this hobby; those I trust to remain pretty much consistent all the time -- and I do keep them in opaque sleeves or in a drawer when not in use, to slow down any fading or discolouration due to exposure.

The color calibration chart really helps.

 

Different light sources will make colors look different in real life as will un-calibrated monitors for digital images.

 

Some colors will not photograph or scan as we see them.

 

When I photograph for interior designers or copy artwork having an original sample is sometimes essential for color matching the digital file even when I include a color calibration chart in the image.







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