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  1. senzen

    How Many Blues Is Enough?

    So I was quite content with my six blues: Ama Iro, Kon Peki, Tsuyu Kusa, Asa Gao, Myosotis, Ajisai. I mean how could one fit more and tell them apart? Already Ama iro and Kon Peki could look too close for comfort in certain pens... But oh I had to keep reading FPN, didn't I? So while I was looking for other stuff online I sort of accidentally got Callifolio's Equinoxe 6 and Sailor's Souten, half expecting them to be close to what I already had. It's at night and I can only take a photo using my phone under a yellowish led lamp... But I think I may have scored, i.e gotten two good looking and different blues... Equinoxe 6 was a particularly crazy purchase, since it looks different on various online reviews. Also, notice how different Ama iro looks when coming out of a Muji F, after it's been there for a few days, and a freshly inked Waterman Lauréat... That's part of a salvage operation for another Laureat, so I'm not sure if this pen is going to explode, but as much as I like Ama Iro on a Muji, I'm not getting its true colour as on the right in this shot.
  2. senzen

    Ajisai Comparison

    I've long wanted to make this comparison but only recently found a pen in which it came out as I thought it should, a Lamy Studio in extra fine. Row 1: Ama Iro, Kon Peki, Équinoxe 6, Souten, Tsuyu Kusa, Asa Gao, Myosotis. Row 2: Chiku Rin, Vert Empire, Verde Muschiato, Ina Ho, Lie de Thé, Yama Guri, Perle Noire, Perle Noire. Row 3: Mandarin, Fuyu Gaki, Orange Indien, Ancient Copper, Rouge Hematite, Poppy Red, Verdigris, Inti. I really like this ink but for some reason it doesn't look good next to just any others, it seems fine next to browns or other purplish blues. It also looks very close to the ink used on grids, lines and séyès by Rhodia and Clairefontaine. It looks awful to me with yellow lighting. In this picture they all look quite accurate, poppy red and Yama Guri are coming out darker than usual, Équinoxe 6 is doing its initial impression of a purplish blue but a few paragraphs later veers towards a greenish blue. Paper: Rhodia n. 8 pad.
  3. senzen

    Bleu Myosotis Quick Review

    I've long wanted to do a quick review of Myosotis, it's one of my oldest inks but it never looked quite how I thought it could, it came out pale and boring as in most reviews, close to Ajisai but without its vibrancy. I finally spread the tines a little, which usually ends in tears but this time worked: still dusky but looks a lot darker, a lighter, duskier cousin to Pelikan's Königsblau. The comparison with other purplish blues might be on interest: Asa Gao, Ajisai, Tsuyu Kusa; the latter doesn't look purplish at all until you put it in turn next to greenish blues... As a bonus this ink seems to make its Lamy Vista write smoother than most of its six other siblings.
  4. Ok, it's about "Luminous Green" and "Sailor Peche", but I did get your attention, didn't I?
  5. nomadhacker

    Pilot Iroshizuku Ajisai

    I'd heard this one was Iroshizuku's periwinkle blue. It looks close. I like a good periwinkle color. It's just fun to say. This seems a little drier than some of the Iroshizuku inks I've tried. Just a bit. Still flows good and doesn't feather, bleed, or insult your mom. As standard for Iroshizuku. Did better with the water test than I was expecting. It's close in color to Namiki Blue. (which I realize now I forgot to add to the comparisons on the sheet)
  6. write to me often

    Pilot Iroshizuku Ajisai

    Hello dear fellow penthusiasts, I would like to share my Iroshizuku Ajisai review with you. Ajisai is a nice, elegant, mute blue with nearly no shading. It has a bit tendency to bleed thorugh the copy paper. But still a fine color for daily use. You can check my blog for more photos if you want to. http://www.banasikcayaz.com/2013/09/pilot-iroshizuku-ajisai-ink-review.html

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