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#1 Eclipse157

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 08:50

Hi guys, after about 6 weeks from ordering I finally received my 4 new inks from Troublemaker in the Philippines. I first tried Kelp Tea and I'm very happy with it, have a look!

 

Paper: Fabriano Ecoqua 85 gsm

Pen: Leonardt 3mm and 2mm nibs, Jinhao 699 unmarked nib (my guess is M)

 

 

In the sun:

 

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Under led light

 

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Closeup under led light

 

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I like it a lot. The ink goes down a lot more green and then it dries more brown/beige. The shading is amazing, it seems the green component gathers at the edge and the beige component pools in the center. I've seen this behaviour on some Sailor Studio inks and I totally love it.

 

 

 



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#2 Uncial

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 09:01

Their shading inks are very nice. The Petrichor is like a somewhat darker Sailor Studio 123. It has that odd pinky hue but not as impressive as the the Sailor. Different nib widths give quite a different result. Abalone is also nice for those who love grey blues with lots of shading. Again, there's a pinky tone that shows up from time to time. The saturation is low so some will love that while others will hate it. The Kelp is lovely and in a medium wet nib it can look quite stunning.



#3 Scriptorium Pens

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 23:48

Oooo, this looks lovely. Mine is on the way, and I eagerly await it!


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#4 Intensity

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 04:15

Thank you for the preview!  Makes me very excited for mine -- should arrive tomorrow.


Edited by Intensity, 05 August 2019 - 04:17.

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#5 Intensity

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 17:27

My bottles have arrived!

 

Here are some quick writing samples on different paper.  I figured this kind of ink is best showcased with a broad nib, to properly see the separation into constituent colors.  In summary, the saturation is low, it's a muted murky olive-brown with color variation within a line (the darker parts dry more brown, the lighter parts more green), and there is cool green outline/halo effect.

 

In person, the color is a bit more saturated than on the scans, and the color shift is more obvious.

 

Uncoated paper:

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Rhodia #16 dot grid pad:

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Coated and super smooth paper (Nakabayashi Logical Prime, Japanese notebook)

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Tomoe River 52g white:

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#6 KaB

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 18:15

Nice colour!

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Case: Visconti HS EF, Sailor Kin-Mokusei; Estie 2314M, R&K Alt-Goldgrün; Lamy Studio 1.1, Diamine Ochre 






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