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  1. tealeaf_egg

    3 Oysters Purple Gray Ink Review

    3Oysters (or 3 Oysters? who knows) is a Korean ink company. Their ink comes in 38mL cube-ish bottles that have a corner missing, so as to allow you to tip the bottle over and refill better. Or so they say, anyway - I was sent this in a sample bottle from amberleadavis. Thank you, Amber! I am really fond of this ink. It's not quite purple gray; I would call it a mild and calming fuschia. It reminds me of the orchids that my mom zealously tries to keep alive. A very nicely behaved and beautifully shading ink, with no major problems except lack of waterproofness, I suppose. Smoother and wetter than other unsaturated shady colors I have encountered. I am beyond captivated by how it looks in a demonstrator - here is a PenBBS 480 in the Smog colorway. Anyway, on to ink characteristics. Bleeding: Better than average Dry time: Average, perhaps a bit fast? Feathering: None on fp-friendly paper Haloing: Yes! Lubrication: Just a bit better than average Saturation: Unsaturated Shading: Heaps Sheen: None Smudging: None at normal moisture amounts Water Resistance: None Wetness: A bit better than average Closeups: Fine Nib Wing Sung 659 F on Campus Business line (moderately fp-friendly) I would honestly call the overall experience "comfortably readable". Obviously, your mileage may vary. 0.6 Stub PenBBS 352 on Campus Business Line (moderately fp-friendly) 0.6 Stub PenBBS 352 on Maruman Loose Leaf (very fp-friendly) Honestly, I don't know why it looks like there's white flecks. Probably from reflective surfaces of the paper. it's a solid purple IRL. Medium nib PenBBS 480 M on Stalogy (moderately fp-friendly) Medium Nib PenBBS 480 on Maruman Loose Leaf (very fp-friendly) Once again, sorry for the white flecks. Ink Comparison (it's in the middle) And of course, a doodle.

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