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Comparison: Noodler's Ottoman Azure :: Diamine A S A Blue


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Please take a moment to adjust the brightness & contrast of your monitor to accurately depict this Gray Scale.

As the patches are neutral gray, their colour on your monitor should also be neutral gray.

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Figure 1. Gray Scale.

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Figure 2. Swabs.

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Noodler's Ottoman Azure x3

Diamine ASA Blue x3

Noodler's Ottoman Azure x2

Diamine ASA Blue x2

Noodler's Ottoman Azure x1

Diamine ASA Blue x1

 

Figure 3: Other Stuff.

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Left Side: Diamine ASA Blue.

Right Side: Noodler's Ottoman Azure.

WRITTEN SAMPLES - Moby Dick

 

Figure 4: Written Samples on Rhodia.

 

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Left Side: Diamine ASA Blue: Ten lines from the Estie + M; then ten lines from the Estie + Bs.

Right Side: Noodler's Ottoman Azure: Ten lines from the Estie + M; then ten lines from the Estie + Bs.

 

Figure 5: Written Samples on HPJ1124.

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1st Line: Diamine ASA Blue from the Estie + M.

2nd Line: Noodler's Ottoman Azure from the Estie + M.

3rd Line: Diamine ASA Blue from the Estie + Bs.

4th Line: Noodler's Ottoman Azure from the Estie + Bs.

 

HIGH RESOLUTION SCANS:

 

As I do not wish to have the sobriquet of 'Queen of the Bandwidth Bandits', these are Links only.

  1. Diamine ASA Blue from M nib on Rhodia. LINK
  2. Noodler's Ottoman Azure from M nib on Rhodia. LINK
  3. Diamine ASA Blue from Bs nib on Rhodia. LINK
  4. Noodler's Ottoman Azure from Bs nib on Rhodia. LINK
  5. Diamine ASA Blue and Noodler's Ottoman Azure from M nib on HPJ1124. LINK
  6. Diamine ASA Blue and Noodler's Ottoman Azure from Bs nib on HPJ1124. LINK

OBSERVATIONS:

 

These are the things which are not apparent from the Images.

My contribution was to generate enough reasonable samples, then capture the appearance of those samples.

If you'd like some detailed information, please send me a PM; I'll do what I can (within reason - you naughty FPN boys).

I leave it to the viewer to interpret what is seen.

YMMV.

 

Type:

  • Both are dye-based FP inks.

Flow Rate:

  • Both OK.

Nib Dry-out:

  • Both OK.

Start-up:

  • Both OK.

Lubrication:

  • Both OK.
  • ASA Blue was a bit slicker.

Nib Creeping:

  • None.

Staining:

  • None after 2 days.

Clogging:

  • Not seen.

Bleed Through:

  • None on papers used.

Show Through:

  • None on papers used.
  • Both sides of the sheet may be used.

Clean-up:

  • Diamine seemed to need more rinses.

Densitometer Readings - From the Written Samples only. (FWIW)

 

  • Diamine ASA Blue:

  • Red 78
  • Grn 127
  • Blu 205
  • Lum 132

  • Noodler's Ottoman Azure:

  • Red 69
  • Grn 107
  • Blu 188
  • Lum 113

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MATERIEL

 

Paper

  • Written Samples:
    • Rhodia.
    • HPJ1124

    [*]Other: HPJ1124.

Pen: Esterbrook J.

Nibs:

  • 9460 - Rigid Medium - Medium Manifold.
  • 9284 - Firm Stub - Signature Stub.

IMAGES:

  • Scans were made on an Epson V600 scanner; factory defaults were accepted.
  • Figures shown were scanned at 96 dpi & 24 bit colour.
  • Images linked were scanned at 300 dpi & 24 bit colour.
  • Scans went straight to the file sharing thingy.

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I have both, and never really noticed the close resemblance. Interesting.

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I also have both, and never thought they were similar. Noodler's Ottoman Azure is a blue that leans toward green. Diamine ASA is more of a straight blue...something like Private Reserve American Blue. If ASA Blue has a leaning, it's toward purple.

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