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PenBBS ink No.406 (image replacement test)
© A Smug Dill

PenBBS ink No.406 (image replacement test)

A Smug Dill

Trying to get the hang of what I can (and what I cannot) with the features of the FPN Image Gallery on the upgraded forum platform.


Colour: blue-black
Flow: not dry, but apt to be cloggy
Feathering: Not observed on Rhodia Dotpad 80g/m² paper, looking closely at the thinnest hatching lines, and words/glyphs ‘reverse-written’ with the nib upside-down (i.e. the bottom of the feed facing up)
Show-through: Low to nil
Bleed-through: Not observed
Drying time: 25 seconds
Smudging after fully dry: Quite susceptible, when the thick sheen can easily be re-wetted by the microscopic beads of sweat on one's fingertip
Water resistance: Poor
Shading: Almost none to be seen; the sheening component of the ink is so abundant and so thick, it covers up any part of the mark that could have exhibited darker shades of blue-black
Sheen: Plenty of coppery red sheen exhibited by almost every ink mark
Shimmer: At least two types of shimmer particles — silver, and metallic blue; not quite sure if there's also sparsely some gold, or whether those are just the silver particle showing a different hue due to being coated by the very saturated sheen component of this ink
My thoughts: Stiff competition for the Diamine Inkvent (Blue Edition) sheening+shimmering inks


© A Smug Dill
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I meant to reproduce the slightly-more-involved-than-lazy review of this ink on FPN when the forum came back, but that piece of work has been put on the backburner the whole week, while I tried to get a grasp on the image upload stuff on the upgraded platform, and put together some how-to animations for that.


This ended up in ‘Odds and ends’ only because I was experimenting with FPN Image Gallery features and behaviour, and somehow missed the boat on editing this image slot; thus the rather awkward image title.

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