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#1 Immoteus

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:40

Another handwritten review by me! Mont Blanc Violet coming soon.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:20

Thanks for introducing me to one I'd never think to try, but now have added to my ever lengthening list of wants...

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 13:54

This is one of my favourites. I have it in my MB149 that I am using today. I agree it has a nice flow. I think it flows even a little better than the MB standard blue ink. I recommend trying it.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 14:13

Very nice review. Been looking for the perfect turquoise - this looks like it.
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 00:21

QUOTE(Ghost Plane @ Jan 7 2008, 04:20 AM) View Post
Thanks for introducing me to one I'd never think to try, but now have added to my ever lengthening list of wants...


You're welcome Yure, I mean Ghost. I'd like to take a crack at Noodler's as well, but there aren't any B&M shops that carry them...

QUOTE(artaddict @ Jan 7 2008, 06:13 AM) View Post
Very nice review. Been looking for the perfect turquoise - this looks like it.


Thanks Pep! It's going to replace SSB with this because it feathers on cheap paper.

For some odd reason, MB Violet is an elusive ink... None of the local shops in my area carry the ink!
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 04:57

Literally an eye-popper !
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:27

Immoteus, which one feathers on cheap paper, SSB or MB Turq?
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:28

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:10

The colour and quality of this ink depends greatly on the instrument-in my Lamy 2000 its wonderful, full of colour and depth, in my old aero P51 it was very watery with no real depth...
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 09:32

Thanks for that, I'd never have considered the MB otherwise. I'm always after a good, light turquoise. I'll try this after I get my paws on some Diamine turquoise.

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:41

true, looks very much like Waterman's South Seas blue...

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 13:39

Beautiful. Very much like the old Sheaffer Peacock Blue that's no longer made.

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 14:23

Good review. Thanks.

I am not a fan of blue ink since I was constrained to blues and blacks as a kid during the dark ages. However, this ink is my all time favorite blue and I love it. I have yet to have this ink misbehave in any pen. I think your scan gives a good idea of the color of the ink, but I doubt there is a scanner available that can capture the shimmering translucence of this ink in person! During the dark, cold days of winter, this ink is a great mood booster.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 07:23

I am currently using this very ink and I must agree 100% with the OP review. It seems better than the Visconti turquoise I got with my pen. In fact the Van Gogh seems to like the MB ink better... though that could be because of the initial fill. I am again going to try the Visconti turquoise on my next fill and see. The Visconti is slightly lighter, but faster to dry. It is also a beautiful colour, with a tad less shading - it is more uniform than the MB.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 08:08

Oh great! NOW I have another ink to add to my want list! Actually, I have been looking for a good turquoise and this may be it. The problem is my husband has pointed out that I now have more ink colors than I have pens (how observant of him). I naturally said well then I obviously NEED more pens! Lashelle

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 10:22

QUOTE(OrchidUnicorn @ Jan 16 2008, 08:08 AM) View Post
...The problem is my husband has pointed out that I now have more ink colors than I have pens (how observant of him). I naturally said well then I obviously NEED more pens! Lashelle

I wonder if that'd work with my boss? If so, I need urgently to go on an ink buying spree.

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 05:55

I forgot that I ought to have added that my MB turquoise ink is a year or two older than the Visconti which may have made the difference in shade/darkness comparison.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 04:57

I just bought this on a whim, and I love it!!!
The only other turquoise I've used was Waterman south seas, and I didn't like its electric intensity.
The MB turqoise has a calmer hue that is easy on the eyes, and I just find it to be beautiful. I'm always amazed at how small differences in color and saturation can make such a difference. I can't believe a turquoise is now my favorite ink! bunny01.gif


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Posted 09 February 2008 - 02:34

It makes for a wonderful winter ink color!

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 03:13

So, Waterman's or MB's or Pelikans turq is the way to go?




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