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  1. webgeckos

    Bung Box: Clowns Vs Taters

    A request was made for a quick side by side comparison of two Bung Box (Sailor) inks: Tears of a Clown and Sweet Potato Purple. I apologize for the distracting line, I did the swabs and splatters separately and taped them on. Notes: Tears of a Clown was inked in a standard med. TWSBI-Eco. There are no modifications on the nib. The Sweet Potato Purple was inked into a Shaeffer Javelin, modified with a magical Art Nib's mod,, and is a stub and somewhat flexy. Ink Characteristics: Both were very wet inks, richly saturated, well lubricated so even a stiff nib like the Eco's danced across the page. The small square in the middle are the two inks, in a single series of passes, abutting. Neither ink feathered, bled through. Both dried (on Tomoe) in the 15-18 second range. Paper: Tomoe River White Sheen: Two pictures taken on an iPhone. The sheen is identical to me, highest key is a lime yellow, middle key of the sheen is Chartreuse, the lowest key falls to olive. Amazing stuff. Side by side: http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/webgecko1webgeckos/BB%20Clows%20v%20Taters_zpsbpdegloz.png Splatters: First is the splatter of Tears of a Clown: http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/webgecko1webgeckos/Screen%20Shot%202016-01-30%20at%203.22.13%20PM_zpsad0aqrrb.png Here is the splatter of Sweet Potato Purple: http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm186/webgecko1webgeckos/Screen%20Shot%202016-01-30%20at%203.22.45%20PM_zpsawdbwyjp.png I couldn't get them at the exact same angle in the same amount of light because I had no one to take the pic. But the sheen is the same. Hope you find this helpful.
  2. Having tried, and failed, many times to purchase Bungbox sweet potato purple (and never having used it) I'm wondering if there might be an ink out there that is in any way close to it? I'm not a fan of bluish purples but I do like purples of a deeper red hue and this one seemed to hit the right spot for me. I've tried a few sources, missed out on the Vanness selling and ebay man from Japan has tried to locate it for me on two occasions now without any success. I feel I have know hyped it up so much in my own mind that it will likely be a huge disappointment!

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