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#1 LobsterRoll

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 04:56

I like writing in purple and wanted to expand my current ink collection (I have J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune and Nemosine Alpha Centauri), so I recently bought some samples to try. I thought I'd share the quick writing I did to compare the colors. I used 3 pens, dipped the nibs in the ink, then rinsed and dried the nibs a little before switching colors. So the colors may not look as they would if the pen were filled properly.

 

Paper is Tomoe River. Photos were taken under artificial lighting. I didn't attempt to do any color correcting.

 

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fpn_1575865747__deatramentis_aubergine_2

 

fpn_1575865760__jherbin_poussieredelune_

 

fpn_1575865789__kwz_gummiberry_2.jpg

 

fpn_1575865803__rohrerandklingner_cassia

 

fpn_1575865768__kobe_18sannomiyapansy_2.

 

fpn_1575865783__kobe_62nunobikilavender_

 

fpn_1575865776__kobe_56rokkoshichidanka_

 

fpn_1575865797__nemosine_alphacentauri_2



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#2 5Cavaliers

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 06:22

Thank you for sharing your purple comparisons!  I really appreciate the comparison of the Kobe inks.  


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#3 LobsterRoll

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 00:46

Thank you for sharing your purple comparisons!  I really appreciate the comparison of the Kobe inks.  

You're welcome! This was my first time trying Kobe inks, and I found them very interesting.



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Posted 11 December 2019 - 01:08

I have 2 of the ones you featured (Nemosine Alpha Centauri and J Herbin Poussiere de Lune). I really like the looks of the R&K Cassia.
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Posted 12 December 2019 - 04:15

You're welcome! This was my first time trying Kobe inks, and I found them very interesting.

 

 

My favorite ink is Sailor Kobe Suma Purple.  



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Posted 19 December 2019 - 02:21

I have 2 of the ones you featured (Nemosine Alpha Centauri and J Herbin Poussiere de Lune). I really like the looks of the R&K Cassia.

 

I like those two a lot! I'm not sure I'm doing ink sampling the right way; I ended up just wanting all of the samples I bought. R&K Cassia looks very nice and seems well-behaved from the limited amount I've used it so far.

 

 

 

 

My favorite ink is Sailor Kobe Suma Purple.  

 

I looked at some reviews. That looks like a very nice color. Agh, I think I may add it to the wish list.



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Posted 19 December 2019 - 04:47

Thanks for the purple review. Also noteworthy is good old Waterman (Tender) purple. It's one of the most well-behaved inks I have.

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 21:23

Thanks for the purple review. Also noteworthy is good old Waterman (Tender) purple. It's one of the most well-behaved inks I have.

I've seen several comments around praising Waterman purple, and it seems like their inks are well-behaved in general. I almost got a sample with this batch, but then figured I'd probably just get a whole bottle at some point. Thank you for letting me know your experience with the ink!



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Posted 19 December 2019 - 23:06

Thanks for this.  I've tried a few of these (not a fan of Poussiere de Lune, but I like D'A Aubergine a lot.  And forgot that I have a bottle of Nemosine Alpha Centauri (which I've never actually opened  :headsmack:).  Don't have KWZI (standard) Gummiberry but love their IG Gummiberry. 

And the Kobe inks look interesting.  I have a bunch of Kobe inks on my wish list, but somehow have never pulled the lever on them....

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 03:13

R & K Cassia continues to be my favorite purple. 



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Posted 20 December 2019 - 21:01

Cassia does look nice

how does it behave? does it flow well? I'm usually rather worried to find inks that are too dry for my liking



#12 LobsterRoll

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 02:52

Thanks for this.  I've tried a few of these (not a fan of Poussiere de Lune, but I like D'A Aubergine a lot.  And forgot that I have a bottle of Nemosine Alpha Centauri (which I've never actually opened  :headsmack:).  Don't have KWZI (standard) Gummiberry but love their IG Gummiberry. 

And the Kobe inks look interesting.  I have a bunch of Kobe inks on my wish list, but somehow have never pulled the lever on them....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

Doesn't seem like you can get Nemosine Alpha Centauri anymore, so maybe you could consider your unopened bottle a mint collector's item :lol:. I'm inconsistent with using and cleaning my pens, so I haven't tried any iron gall inks yet, but I've been curious about the KWZI ones. This was my first time trying Kobe inks too, they seem to have very nice shading.



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Posted 21 December 2019 - 03:06

R & K Cassia continues to be my favorite purple. 

 

 

Cassia does look nice

how does it behave? does it flow well? I'm usually rather worried to find inks that are too dry for my liking

I'm very, very slowly going through and trying each of these in pens, and will probably post reviews when I do. So far, I've only got one of these purples inked, not Cassia yet. So I'm afraid I can't answer about my experience with the behavior yet. But it's very pretty, so Cassia is next on my list!



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Posted 21 December 2019 - 03:10

I also took pictures of the inks in daylight, but forgot to post them:

 

fpn_1576896420__deatramentis_aubergine_d

fpn_1576896432__jherbin_poussieredelune_

fpn_1576896458__kwz_gummiberry_daylight.

fpn_1576896468__rohrerandklingner_cassia

fpn_1576896439__kobe_18sannomiyapansy_da

fpn_1576896452__kobe_62nunobikilavender_

fpn_1576896445__kobe_56rokkoshichidanka_

fpn_1576896463__nemosine_alphacentauri_d



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Posted 21 December 2019 - 15:02

thank you, that looks good!



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Posted 24 December 2019 - 05:30

Thank you. I love comparisons.


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Posted 15 March 2020 - 00:26

I just wanted you to know that I came back to this again because I love purple inks.


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Posted 17 March 2020 - 14:21

You got yourself a great palette of purples! 

 

I seldom use purple inks, but just happen to have a pen inked with purple ink at the moment - Iroshizuku Jurojin - so I thought I'd share a quick picture:

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I actually have none of the inks you showed, and none of my purples are on your comparison; so I'd be glad to send you a kind of CRV if you want to see a few other purples - especially as I find them really hard to photograph


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#19 inkstainedruth

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 17:37

Doesn't seem like you can get Nemosine Alpha Centauri anymore, so maybe you could consider your unopened bottle a mint collector's item :lol:. I'm inconsistent with using and cleaning my pens, so I haven't tried any iron gall inks yet, but I've been curious about the KWZI ones. This was my first time trying Kobe inks too, they seem to have very nice shading.

 

Too late....  

I do like the ink, though, it's a nice medium purple that doesn't lean red or blue.

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 17:40

You got yourself a great palette of purples! 

 

I seldom use purple inks, but just happen to have a pen inked with purple ink at the moment - Iroshizuku Jurojin - so I thought I'd share a quick picture:

20200317-161508.jpg

 

I actually have none of the inks you showed, and none of my purples are on your comparison; so I'd be glad to send you a kind of CRV if you want to see a few other purples - especially as I find them really hard to photograph

Is that one of the LE inks to go with the special set of makie-e pens that Pilot did a year or two ago?  I had been eyeing that one, but hesitated at the time on the price and availability.  

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