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#1 chkuo

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:29



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#2 Peter from Sherwood Park

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:03

Thank you for this review. I like this format (you used it also for your Aurora blue review). Are you intending to do a series of blue ink reviews -- that would be very interesting.

#3 chkuo

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:38

I have one more blue (Rohrer and Klingner Konigsblau) coming up sometime later this week (I hope). My website has a list of inks that I have (see my signature for the link), let me know if you want some others.

#4 JohnDoeX

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:05

Waterman Florida Blue is my favorite ink. Really nice blue.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:20

Great Review! My old favorite. One of the most reliable inks i know and a great color too. Seems to work well in every pen.

Edited by GeeTee, 18 February 2009 - 09:25.


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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:11

The good old faithful....a standard of inks. Nice review, I also like the format.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 17:33

And here I kept thinking Namiki Blue was THE standard of (blue) inks.

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QUOTE (Ondina @ Feb 18 2009, 02:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The good old faithful....a standard of inks. Nice review, I also like the format.


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Posted 18 February 2009 - 17:35

QUOTE (JohnDoeX @ Feb 18 2009, 03:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Waterman Florida Blue is my favorite ink. Really nice blue.


Me, too.

And it seems to flow well in just about every pen that I have ever tried it in.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 18:42

My MB seems to want to accept Waterman better than Private Reserve's DC Super show. The PR seems to glob up more, lay a thicker line on most papers.

Wonder how it would be if I diluted the PR with the Florida Blue? I have a MB glass bottle that I decanted the PR into and it is about 60% full, so I am looking at adding Florida Blue to it.

Thoughts?

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 22:14

Thanks for the review, chkuo. I used Waterman Blue carts in a Phileas a few years back, and I don't recall them being as vibrant as your scan shows on my monitor. I'll have to pick up a bottle.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 22:40

QUOTE (memphislawyer @ Feb 18 2009, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My MB seems to want to accept Waterman better than Private Reserve's DC Super show. The PR seems to glob up more, lay a thicker line on most papers.

Wonder how it would be if I diluted the PR with the Florida Blue? I have a MB glass bottle that I decanted the PR into and it is about 60% full, so I am looking at adding Florida Blue to it.

Thoughts?


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Posted 18 February 2009 - 22:47

sk, what proportions? Would it be okay to just fill the MB bottle up the rest of the way with the Florida Blue? And then, whatever is left of the Florida Blue, decant it into the mix when I use up enough of the mixed up ink?

#13 Edgar Allan Bo

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 22:54

QUOTE (memphislawyer @ Feb 18 2009, 11:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
sk, what proportions? Would it be okay to just fill the MB bottle up the rest of the way with the Florida Blue? And then, whatever is left of the Florida Blue, decant it into the mix when I use up enough of the mixed up ink?


I don't remember how exactly I've mixed it... about 70% PR and 30% Watermann, but it's not so important... if you put too many waterman in, the color isn't so vibrant anymore - but it flows much better... so you could start by mixing a small part of waterman with the PR and then go on and on if you like the results...

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 21:15

hi,

I am new to the forum. Can anyone suggest where to purchase waterman florida blue bottled ink. I live in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and other than Levengers which is in Palm Beach County, I cannot locate a store selling fountain pen ink. I did some research on the net to try to purchase the waterman ink but I was a little put off by the shipping charges which far exceeded the cost of the ink. Any suggestions...thanks.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 23:31

Nice review, and I really like the color. Can you tell me how you did the "water test?" I understood that Florida Blue was not at all water resistant. In your test it smeared a bit, but is still quite readable. I could handle that, but I was under the impression it would completely wash away with water. Does it depend on the paper?
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#16 chkuo

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:44

QUOTE (elderesq1 @ Feb 19 2009, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi,

I am new to the forum. Can anyone suggest where to purchase waterman florida blue bottled ink. I live in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and other than Levengers which is in Palm Beach County, I cannot locate a store selling fountain pen ink. I did some research on the net to try to purchase the waterman ink but I was a little put off by the shipping charges which far exceeded the cost of the ink. Any suggestions...thanks.

I don't have a good answer but share your frustration. What I do is wait until I have a bunch of inks or a pen that I want to buy and then order everything online. That way I can at least "save" a bit on shipping.

#17 chkuo

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:50

QUOTE (ajcoleman @ Feb 19 2009, 04:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice review, and I really like the color. Can you tell me how you did the "water test?" I understood that Florida Blue was not at all water resistant. In your test it smeared a bit, but is still quite readable. I could handle that, but I was under the impression it would completely wash away with water. Does it depend on the paper?

I wait until the ink was all dry, drag a soaked (not dripping) wet cotton swab through the lines, and let it dry again. Not really a very harsh test but this is the situation that I care about. For example, I imagine that if/when I accidentally spill some water on the paper I'd wipe it dry as soon as I can. If a ink can survive this then it is good enough for me.


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Posted 20 January 2010 - 18:23

Is Waterman Florida Blue an all-around blue favorite? Any better blues?

#19 Edgar Allan Bo

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 22:53

Is Waterman Florida Blue an all-around blue favorite? Any better blues?


It's one of the most recommended, free-flowing and trouble-free inks (not only blue inks) out there!

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 23:07

Is Waterman Florida Blue an all-around blue favorite? Any better blues?


It's one of the most recommended, free-flowing and trouble-free inks (not only blue inks) out there!

I'm sold! AND I just ordered some. After many years of being into fountain pens and using red, green, orange, pink and purple inks I've only recently started to like and use blue ink. What next? Black?????






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