- Golden Honey is without any doubt the master of the finer nib. Sazerac feels really dry and undersaturated with fine and medium nibs. Golden Honey writes nicely wet with much better lubrication, and leaving a more saturated line. "My apologies"... but it's clear that in this area the New Orleans champion takes some pain.
- Papier Plume's Sazerac on the other hand looks richer and shows a broader tonal range in the swabs and on the saturation sample. A bit more character, more elegance. That's a rib-crunching chop from "La Guillotine".
- Looking at broader nibs (the squiggles drawn with a 1.5mm calligraphy nib), Sazerac becomes more saturated, but - in my opinion - also loses some of its charm. Golden Honey keeps a more yellow-orange appearance, retaining more of its muted character.
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Ink Shoot-Out : Papier Plume Sazerac Vs Diamine Golden Honeyink shoot-out papier plume sazerac diamine golden honey orange
Posted 23 August 2019 - 19:18
Posted 23 August 2019 - 19:58
Great. The differences -- and/or the similarities -- really seem to depend on a lot of parameters, like paper, nib vs. smear etc. Fantastic artwork. Good thing to have both of these inks! Thanks for your time and efforts!!!
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Posted 24 August 2019 - 03:31
Ooh, they're so muted. They look great in the artwork.
This is an entertaining and informative format. I enjoyed it, thank you.
Posted 24 August 2019 - 21:03
This is an outstanding review and comparison of two enjoyable inks. Diamine crafts excellent ink, creative new colors, at a great value.
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 00:19
Great fun! I love a good shootout! My initial reaction was that I like the way Sazerac looked, but then I read how dry it was. Then later, when I saw the shading on the Diamine ink , I was impressed.
Excellent review as usual! Thank you for taking the time and sharing!
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 00:21
I have not tried the Diamine ink. I have only used Papier Plume's Sazerac in pens with very broad nibs such as the Franklin-Christoph 1.9mm nib and a Pelikan IB nib. With those nibs, Sazerac goes down with amazing shading and more red highlights than appear with the above tests with narrower nibs. It really does look like the cocktail after which it is named.
After trying this ink, I traveled to NOLA last December to sample Sazeracs, for purely scientific purposes, of course. I recommend Papier Plume for Sazerac for writing and Galletoire's for Sazeracs to drink.
Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:13
I love the shoot outs! I would have thought I'd have liked the Sazerac better until the shoot out. I agree that Diamine wins this one for writing! Thanks for the great comparison!!
Posted 06 September 2019 - 14:45
Great comparison. thanks a lot! Golden Honey is one of my new favourites. I'm quite impressed by its behaviour and shading, even with medium nibs.
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