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  1. chromantic

    Blue Inks With Green Sheen?

    Does anyone know of blue inks other than Kobe Midnight that also have green sheen?
  2. Ink Sampler and Review for Dr. Ph Martin’s Ocean Edge Blue fountain pen ink: Background: Dr. Ph. Martin's artist products are manufactured by Salis International, founded in 1934. Ben Salis, the founder's son, began to work for his family's business in 1936, at the age of 16. That year, in the height of the Great Depression, he was paid just $1 per week. Ben Salis was given the honorific title of "Dr. Martin" after he invented many graphics and color products, and obtained several design patents. Although he was not a real doctor, products with the trade name of "Doctor" earned instant respectability in the patent medicine era, so the name was applied to his inventions. Dr. Ph. Martin's products are among a handful of "doctor" products that remain on the market today. Ben Salis passed away in 1996, but his business and his legacy remain, and today his children continue to manufacture Dr. Ph. Martin's inks and color products. They are the third generation in a family tradition. (excerpt from http://www.dickblick.com/brands/dr-ph-martins). Dr. Ph. Martin’s new series of brilliant Fountain Pen Inks are pigment base inks. Originally designed for TWSBI #580 & #700 fountain pens, they can be used in similar fountain pens. Dr. Ph. Martin’s claims that these are the only pigment base fountain pen ink that is lightfast and archival. These highly saturated inks are intense in color. The colors currently available are: Ocean Edge Blue Garnet Red Rose Dark Matter Black They are AP approved Non-toxic. docmar9 kindly provided samples to test these inks, which is greatly appreciated. Materials Used: Papers used: Xerox 24lb Multi-Purpose paper purchased from Costco Tomoe River-like paper in Traveler’s Notebook refill 013 Staples Notepad paper Pens used: Jinhao 250x with medium nib Jinhao 450x with Goulet 1.1 stub nib Results: 1. Drop on paper towel. 2. Writing sample on Xerox 24lb Multi-Purpose paper using Jinhao 250x: The ink flowed nicely through the medium Jinhao nib onto the page, with little to no featherly, no bleedthrough or showthrough. The color is very saturated. It dried quickly (under 10 seconds) and did not smear, as would be expected on a relatively absorbent paper. My only complaint was that the ink also dried very quickly in the nib. It did not appear to leave any precipitate, however. 3. Writing sample on Tomoe River-like paper in Traveler’s Notebook refill 013 with Jinhao 450x: In this Jinhao 450x with Goulet 1.1 stub nib, the ink flowed very well with a nice lubricated feel. On this paper, the ink nicely accented the wider lines with nice shading and some red sheening. As expected, the ink took a great deal longer to dry - over 20 seconds to thoroughly dry without smearing. Overall, I was impressed with the color and the behavior of the ink. 4. Test for water resistance: I prepared a brief writing sample on Staples Notepad paper (an unfavorable paper for fountain pens). The ink wrote very smoothly on the paper, with very little feathering and surprisingly no bleedthrough and little showthrough. I then placed this small sheet of paper into a bowl of water and left it there for 2 hours. The ink remained on the page. There was little if any fading of the writing. After 2 hours, I removed the paper from the bowl of water, blotted it and let it air dry. I expected some of the ink to remain on the blotting towel. It did not. I then compared the dried sheet to similar writing on another sheet not subjected to water. The intensity of color was the same for both. This suggests that the ink is very close to water proof. In addition, I also poured alcohol on a writing sample and ammonia on another writing sample and let them sit for several minutes. In both cases, there was some smearing of the ink when wiped with a tissue. But, the majority of the ink remained. While I would not call this completely “bulletproof”, I would consider it clearly archival. I did not test for lightfastness, however. 5. Cleaning: Following my tests, I cleaned my pens using typical cleaning methods – cool, flowing water with a tiny amount of dishwashing soap. The nibs and converters were very difficult to clean. In spite of thorough cleaning, the converters are stained. In order to clean the nibs, I had to disassemble the nibs from the feeds to remove traces of the ink. This is far beyond my normal routine of simple rinsing nibs and converters, and thus is a disappointment (although not totally unexpected). Impressions: Bottle: The ink comes in very nicely weighted, stable, round glass bottle with an accompanying eyedropper. While the eyedropper would be convenient for many, it does not serve a useful purpose for me. I fill most of my converter type fountain pens using a separate syringe, but if I were filling a piston filler fountain pen or directly through the nib, the eyedropper might be a bit of a nuisance. Color: Edge Blue is a highly saturated medium blue with a slight lean towards turquoise. It is a pleasant color, shades nicely with a wet nib, and has a slight red sheen to it on my Tomoe River-like paper. I also used the ink on Clairfontaine writing paper, and the shading and sheen are clearly evident even with a medium nib. It is, however, an average color that is eclipsed by other similar colors such as DeAtramentis Steel Blue. The advantage of Edge Blue, however, is in its archival properties. Formulation: The ink is fairly dry in flow and needs a wet nib to show its true beauty. When I used the ink with a medium nib, once started, it flowed nicely. But the ink dried quickly in the nib despite being capped. Thus, the flow was difficult to get started at the beginning of each writing session. This was not the case in my wet stub nib. Overall: Let me preface my final comments with the fact that I generally do not use pigment inks. I have never really cared for the formulation, and by and large prefer less water resistant inks. In addition, I generally prefer inks that are less saturated in color. When I received the samples kindly provided by docmar9, I was initially not impressed. They appeared to be so saturated that they were opaque. But after testing the ink on towels and using a dip pen, I began to appreciate the color more. Then, after writing with the ink, I found it to be smooth and flowed nicely. I also appreciated that it does not feather or bleed through except with my stub nib on cheap paper. But I was most impressed with the resistance of this ink to water and other substances. Clearly, this ink has archival qualities. Perhaps the only criticism I have is that it is very difficult to clean from the nib and converters using normal methods. Otherwise, I find Edge Blue to be a very nice ink indeed. In conclusion, this is a highly saturated, archival quality ink that would be an excellent choice for someone who needs a “bulletproof” ink that shows limited feathering and bleed through even on cheap papers, but still maintains nice shading and sheen qualities on qualities papers.
  3. First of all I must apologise as this ink should have been launched at the same time as the other Diamine new colour: Classic Green, that The Good Captain launched in his excellent review. However, due to me having been laid very low by a bacterial stomach infection, I'm late on parade with this review. Still, the show must go on, so I have written with this ink a few times and finally managed to get the review form done and scanned. So I'm back in bed with my trusty MacBook typing this. As many of you will know, Oxford Blue has to be a dark blue. That is Oxford University's team colour, whereas Cambridge University's colour is light blue. This is a fabulous dark blue. When I wrote with it, I thought I knew of several dark blues that I could use as comparisons to it, but when I actually came to find similar colours, it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Oxford Blue is more blue than Montblanc JFK Navy Blue, and it's darker than Diamine Midnight. It's a well saturated really dark blue, with plenty of shading. I'm sure it will be a popular colour. I really like it. I'm not sure of the exact launch date, but it's not too far away. This isn't a waterproof ink, but it has good water resistance. The water was on the grid for about 1 minute before being swabbed and blotted by kitchen roll.Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny, smooth surface, and I used a Lamy F and 1.1mm nib, this ink took 12-16 secs to dry.It flows very well and lubricates the nib very well. I saw no skips or hard starts despite leaving the pen uncapped while I did all of the swab tests.I'm not 100% sure yet if it will be part of the standard range, but I think it will. If it is, it will be available in 80ml glass bottles and 30ml plastic refill bottlesDiamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.
  4. Hi everybody... This is the second round of give-away for BRIL ROYAL BLUE I have 5 ink bottles (Plastic) - 25 ml filled with Bril Royal Blue. The review for the same is done here - LINK I am willing to give this to 5 people , only for International Friends as its locally easily available Kindly put in your names below and I will be choosing the people through random.org Below is the ink shot for your reference. Please check review for more depth.
  5. Can anyone recommend any saturated inks with good flow? I know mostly inks are either saturated and quite viscous, or very well flowing and much more wishy washy. I'm looking for saturated inks which also have good flow and and relatively easy to clean/ not damaging to fountain pens. The only one that comes close to me is Iroshizuku Take- Sumi, but I'm sure there must be an even darker black ink, which is still well behaved. Any recommendations? If they have good shading even better.
  6. Chrissy

    Ink Review: Diamine China Blue

    My latest ink is Diamine China Blue I haven't used Diamine Diamine China Blue before so I thought I would try it out. It's a single dye pure blue. There are no purple, or any other coloured dyes added. Think of the blue you see on blue and white china. It's that sort of blue. It lives up to it's name very well. It's more saturated than I expected, and has some water resistance, as many blue inks do. I would call it an everyday blue, not quite Royal Blue, that suggests a little added purple or red, but a really nice, unassuming plain blue. It's quite similar to Waterman Florida (Serenity) Blue, but I saw a little more shading with China Blue than I do with Serenity Blue. I really liked the good flow as well as the lubrication at the nib and I enjoyed writing with my Bexley ATB 1.1mm stub again. Quite a few inks that I have tried in the past, have made this pen act more like a hosepipe, so I put it away for a while, but this blue was a very good match for it. It didn't feel at all dry to write with though. It wrote straight away without any hard starts or skipping and dried after 20 seconds on my smooth 100gm2 paper. Although this isn't a waterproof ink, it shows quite good water resistance, as do many Diamine inks.Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and I used a Bexley 18t gold 1.1mm nib, this ink took 20 secs to dry. That's slower than some other inks I've reviewed recently.It had good flow, and lubricated the nib well. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests.It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles or 30ml plastic bottlesDiamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.It's a reasonable price.I match my scans to the ink colour as closely as I can.
  7. Chrissy

    Ink Review: Kaweco Royal Blue

    This is Kaweco Royal Blue ink. I used it when I was reviewing the ART Sport Lapis because the ink goes nicely with that pen. My Lapis wrote straight out of the box when fitted with the Royal Blue cartridge. I had no problems with hard starting or skipping. The flow was great from the start. I also found this ink lubricated the nib very well. It's a quick drying ink, but it doesn't feel dry to write with. This ink isn't waterproof, but is quite water resistant. It doesn't stain fingers. Royal Blue is a really attractive green shade that compares well against many popular similar royal blue types. It is a really well behaved ink and I can highly recommend it as a top quality ink. You might still find some older bottles of Kaweco Royal Blue ink. The old and new inks are a very similar colour despite the cartridge pack colours being different. However, you can tell if you have one of the newer bottles or packs of cartridges because the name of the ink is now printed on the bottle labels or cartridge packs. Kaweco cartridges are also now impressed with the Kaweco brand name. Kaweco ink is made in Austria. It is readily available in 30ml bottles or packs containing 6 standard international sized cartridges. All new Kaweco pens come with a Royal Blue cartridge inside their barrels.
  8. In the past six months I've been on an acquisition spree of OMAS pens (which is good timing considering the possible trouble the company's in nowadays), and with the three old-style Paragons came three different colors of ink: the Arco Verde came with OMAS Green; the Bronze Arco came with OMAS Blue, the darker, old version***, apparently; and the Burlwood model came with OMAS brown. So far OMAS Blue is by far my favorite of the three. ***this is based on internet research speculation and a video by the Goblets explaining the difference between old and new.
  9. Rohrer & Klingner- China Blue (Taiwan limited edition, 2014) http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK02.jpg http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK03.jpg http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK14.jpg bottle design- compared with RK Scabiosa http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK13.jpg http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK12.jpg Dip pen "Blue Pumpkin" on ROSSI paper: http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK04.jpg Not waterproof. http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK09.jpg http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK06.jpg Comparison: with Blue Pumpkin/ glass dip pen/ Platinum 3776 14K EF nib R&K on Moleskine with Blue Pumpkin and red watercolor: http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/RK10.jpg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you read Chinese, here's a more detailed review on my blog: http://chingdamosaic.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-51.html Thanks:)
  10. chingdamosaic

    Pilot Iroshizuku Konpeki 紺碧

    Pilot Iroshizuku Konpeki[紺碧] in Nooler's "Creaper" flex nib http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/02_20151030223804ef8.jpg On beige grid paper: http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/08_201510302238244a7.jpg close-ups: http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/09_20151030223826aa5.jpg http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/10_201510302238265e1.jpg On AQUABEE 6075(sketch paper made in Canada):[/size] http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/11_2015103022410580a.jpg[/size] With dip pen(Blue pumpkin):[/size] http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/12_2015103022411070b.jpg[/size] Close-ups/sheen:[/size] http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/13_20151030224109daa.jpg[/size] http://blog-imgs-84-origin.fc2.com/c/h/i/chingdamosaic/14_20151030224110417.jpg[/size]
  11. My latest ink is Diamine Aster from the Flowers Set. I decided I should try to complete reviewing the Flower set inks, as I have reviewed all of the Music set inks. I find the Flowers set consists of more brightly coloured inks, whereas the Music set are more muted. So sometimes I'm in the mood to write with brightly coloured inks rather than muted inks. I decided to use Diamine Mediterranean Blue, Sheaffer Skrip Washable Blue (old bottle) and Waterman Florida Blue (now Serenity Blue) as my comparison inks this time. I chose these inks as they tend to be regular, everyday blue inks. I might have also chosen Parker Quink as a regular, everyday blue ink, but I only have it in cartridges. Aster seems like it's slightly less saturated than some of the Diamine inks I have reviewed, and although it's still quite a bright blue, I think it qualifies as a regular, everyday medium blue ink. I used my new purple Lamy Al-Star M nib, from Amazon for this review. I didn't have one and I found they were available at reasonably low prices. Diamine Aster behaved beautifully in the pen I selected, and I experienced no problems with it. I wrote my 'Further notes/Observations' two days after the rest of the review, and notice that section looks a bit darker. So this is an ink that could darken over time while a fill remains in a pen. Although this isn't a waterproof ink, it shows reasonable water resistance for a relatively unsaturated ink.Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and I used a M nib, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry.It tends towards wet rather than dry. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests.It is currently available in 30ml glass bottles within the Flowers gift set, or in 30ml plastic refill bottles from Diamine.Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.
  12. I have a certain sensitivity to some cosmetics with the blue color. Using a blue toothpaste, for example, gets my face all red and somewhat flaky. Few weeks ago I got a bottle of Diamine Sargasso Blue and I noticed the same symptoms! I write for long times, several pages, 10 to 15 pages, twice per week (well, it looks a lot to me!). I'll go to the dermatologist this week. But may I ask in advance: has any of you had a similar experience? If it is really a sensitivity to some component that would be a little sad, since I like this ink pretty much, even though it bleeds a lot in my cheap papers! Good thing I like black better.
  13. Following on from my thread announcing the launch of Diamine Shimmertastic inks I am happy to post my reviews of them. This one is Blue Pearl. This ink is medium bright blue with a great silver sheen My reviews show you my experiences with these inks in several of my pens. I’ve experimented by having these inks in my pens for weeks, and have intermittently written with them to see how they start, and how they write. I must say I’m pleasantly surprised. I’ve experienced no feathering with any of them, and they have all behaved really well for me. Diamine recommend that you gently agitate the bottle to mix the particles through the ink before filling your pen. They also recommend that you gently agitate your pen to mix the particles with the ink in your pen when starting a new writing session. I recommend good FP maintenance when using ink that contains particles. I suggest you clean your pens out a little more frequently than you might do with normal ink. These inks will come in 50ml glass bottles, and they have either gold or silver particles in them.
  14. I have had this Diamine Sargasso Sea sample for reviewing for a while. I looked at this sample and thought how similar it looks to Diamine Blue Velvet. However, after I started writing with it, I started to see that it leans a little more towards the red end of the colour spectrum than Blue Velvet does. I like that about it, and I would happily live with both colours. Notably though, Blue Velvet is more expensive because it's one of the 150th Anniversary inks. This is an excellent dark to medium blue type. It varies according to the type of nib used, and looks darker when written with a F nib than it does when written with a stub or wider nib. It could be used as an every day blue ink. It's an excellent performer. I'm not 100% happy with my Pilot CH92 F nib, because I find I get much more feedback from it than I do from my other F nibs. However, it loved this ink. It felt well lubricated and flowed across the page beautifully. I could have carried on writing with it for ages, but wanted to look at the writing with the stub nib too. I was surprised how different the colour looked between these 2 nibs. This was a slow-drying ink and exhibited much show through and bleed though on my thick 100g/sm paper. If you are content with that then I can recommend it.The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink, but there is some water resistance.Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and I used a 1.1 and a F nib, this ink only took 17-20 secs to dry. That's common on this smooth, thick paper.It flows through the pen very well and lubricates the nib very well. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests.It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic refill bottles or cartridges.Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.It's a reasonable price
  15. This is my review of Diamine Mediterranean Blue. I decided to try a sample of this ink because one of my correspondents used it in a letter to me and I thought it was a very pretty blue. When I first wrote with it I thought it didn't come across as a particularly saturated ink and I expected it to look more saturated, especially as the pen has been filled with it for several days before I wrote with it. My Waterman Phileas has a replacement 18ct gold L'Etalon M nib fitted into it, and that was the only pen I filled with this ink I don't think it's going to look significantly different with a F or stub nib. It's a nice colour, and I quite like this shade of blue, but you might think it should look brighter than it actually does when you write with it. As usual for a Diamine ink, it's a well behaved ink. It shows slight shading. I found it flowed smoothly across the page, and had no problems with lubrication in the Phileas that I used. This ink exhibits no showthrough and no bleedthrough on my thick Xerox ColorPrint paper. The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink, but it's quite resistant. Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and I used a M nib, this ink only took 8-10 secs to dry. That's really quick on this paper It flows through the pen well and lubricates the nib well. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests. It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic refill bottles or cartridges. Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site. It's a reasonable price
  16. mehandiratta

    Ink Review : Bril Royal Blue

    I have stocked up lot of inks, especially inks like Chelpark, Camlin, Bril and Sulekha. All these are region specific like Chelpark is easily available in North India and Bril's availability is limited to Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai, and Sulekha only available in Kolkatta that too few colors against 11 colors listed on webpage and lastly Camlin is available pan India. The review is about the Bril Royal Blue Ink, which happens to be my first ink review. And before I go further I would really like to thank Visvamitra and Lgsoltek, whose ink reviews I personally like a lot and is the inspiration for the ink review. Bril inks are one of the most used and admired inks in India. Bril has been in existence since 1964 and are based out of Bangalore. Bril Royal Blue is one of the most used inks in India after Camlin Blue and it is priced at Rs. 15 (US $ 0.25) for 60 ml glass bottle. INK SPLASH Ink Splash on Bilt Matrix - 70 gsm Ink Splash on Century Copy Paper - 70 gsm Drop on Paper Napkin Color Match Writing Samples Bril Royal Blue – Writing Sample on Bilt Matrix (70 gsm) using 3 pens of varying nibs width Bril Royal Blue – Writing Sample on Camlin School Notebook using 3 pens of varying nibs width Bril Royal Blue – Writing Sample on Century Copy paper (70 gsm) using 3 pens of varying nibs width Ink Swabs Bril Royal Blue – Ink Swab Sample on Bilt Matrix (70 gsm) – 3 swabs, 2 swabs and 1 swab from Left to Right For further details and waterproof test, please visit my blog LINK
  17. Chrissy

    Ink Review: Diamine Midnight

    I have decided to review some of my inks. These aren't necessarily in any particular order. I wanted to review Twilight and Midnight consecutively to see their differences or similarities. This one is Diamine Midnight. I would call it a dark blue ink. It leans more towards the blue-red portion of the colour spectrum than Twilight and Prussian Blue. It's quite similar to Tchaikovsky although it seems to contain slightly less red, and is lighter than Regency Blue It's a well behaved, saturated ink with not much shading. I found it flowed smoothly across the page, and had no problems with lubrication in the Pilot Custom 74 M nib pen I used. This ink exhibits showthrough and a little bleedthrough on my thick paper, so I tried it on Rhodia dot pad paper. Showthrough and bleedthrough are both noticeable. The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink. Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib used at that time was a M, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry. It flows through the pen well and lubricates the nib well. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and comparisons with other inks. It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic refill bottles or cartridges. Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site. It's a reasonable price
  18. Hi all: After a long search for a darkish red ink, I have decided to try out a 30 ml bottle of Diamine Oxblood. It looks wonderful. I now need to find the perfect blue ink but the sheer volume is CRUSHING so I am asking for a bit of help. Can anyone who has gone thought a number of blue inks and found one they really like make a reccomendation I can follow up on? I tend to use pens that are on the big side and write with medium or broad nibs, mostly steel. Paper is Rhoda but I want to try others. My writing is all print and I take fast notes so i do not forget what clients tell me. (I forget anyway) I would love a very wet and intense blue that jumps off the page. What I want to avoid is the lighter/sky blue type colors that are wonderful but not for me. I do not care about water proof (clients no longer make me cry) and I do not care about dry time. (Under an hour WOULD be nice) Any help appreciated. Regards to you all. Bklyn
  19. Here's the first review I wrote after my wife and I moved into our house. It's a nice, soft blue, but too expensive for the performance, methinks. Still a very nice ink though. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/YykEos.jpg
  20. Here's one of the better inks in the 1 oz. Eternal series of Noodler's inks. It's soft and slightly chalky, but looks great on Rhodia. Definitely recommended! http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/901/VFJH2O.jpg
  21. This is one of my all time favorite blue, and I always have several pens filled with it. I think I definitely love it more now than when I wrote the review, which was over a year ago. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/CkHYfi.jpg I do have to note, of the three bottles I have, two of them are exactly the same, but the third has a major violet shift, which I feel is even out of Nathan's regular range of making every bottle unique. It's still an awesome ink, just more violet than the other two bottles.
  22. I recently purchased a few standard (60ml) ink pots of the camlin royal blue ink. As soon as i laid down the first line. I noticed that the colour has been changed. I had purchased a few ink pots from Mumbai and the other from Ahmedabad. I noticed that no matter the location, the colour now is different than the previous ink. (Both have manufacturing dates of around mid-late 2014) The change is ever so mild, but it is noticeable none the less. The newer colour has become more of a uniform blue which is a bit lighter in hue. The earlier colour had a purple-grey undertone to it which made it a bit more saturated and darker. (I hope all this makes any sense!) I guess it will be better if i just showed the pictures! Here they are. The left one is the new colour. And the right one, the old colour. I suppose it is more clearly visible in the last picture. So what are your thoughts? Please share your views. If you haven't noticed it, do you think you will like the new colour? And if you already noticed this, What is your opinion?
  23. Tessy Moon

    Sailor Souten

    Here is a quick review of Sailor Souten. I mainly wanted to show off its lovely sheen that I have been greatly enjoying on Tomoe River paper. So far I have had great behavior with this ink in each pen, nib, and paper combo I have tired. However, to get the fantastic sheen you really need Tomoe River to do it full justice!
  24. Anyone have some experience with this ink? I can get it relatively cheap but cannot find any info on it. I would really like to know how it performs, mostly regarding bleedtrough and feathering on copy paper. Thank you for any help in advance. http://fpgeeks.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.png The ink in question is this http://www.lacouronneducomte.nl/webstore/main/images/graf_inkbottle_all.jpg
  25. elysee

    Edelstein Sapphire Blue

    I received an email from Fahrney's Pens advertising new Edelstein long catridges. Upon checking the Fahrney's site, http://www.fahrneyspens.com/Item--i-363266S?src=WP200714SENTTOEL&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Inhouse&utm_campaign=140710, I found the option for Edelstein Sapphire Blue. Since I had purchased a lot of Parker Penman Blue Sapphire ink before it became impossible to find and since I have been using Private Reserve American Blue catridges for the travel needs of my pens taking international size cartridges, I have not tried Edelstein Sapphire Blue ink; having a lot of Parker Penman Blue Sapphire ink, I have not needed to buy bottled ink. Since the picture of an ink blob on the Fahrney's site looked promising in regard to color, I wanted to ask how the Edelstein Sapphire Blue ink compares in color to my beloved Parker Penman Blue Sapphire and my substitute Private Reserve American Blue. Has anyone used each of these inks? If so, how do they compare in color? In particular, how does the color of Edelstein Sapphrie Blue compare to the rich deep color of Parker Penman Blue Sapphrire? Thanks! : )

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