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Here's disappointing little Iro ink. Too close to Rome is Burning for my liking (I'm not a fan of that group of colors to begin with).

 

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A little icky, but there a re certainly worse inks. :thumbup:

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Thank you mhphoto for another of your reviews, which I enjoy greatly.

I guess My Mileage Varies: I use this ink frequently with medium nibs and Triomphe / Velin paper and have no issues with bleed-through (just as well as I happen to adore the ink).

I've not tried Noodler's Rome is Burning, but colourwise, they do appear closely matched.

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Thanks! Your reviews are always great. Especially comparisons plus different instruments. Funny, I kind of like this ink since it reminds me a bit of Pelikan's Amber. I'll have to check out my own lot. I somehow remember that my ina ho had a half a tick of green in it (which an amber usually doesn't), I think.

 

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This is my least favorite Iro ink. I just don't like the color... at least with RIB you can wash it and make it purple...

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This is my least favorite Iro ink. I just don't like the color... at least with RIB you can wash it and make it purple...

 

Which is it's only saving grace, in my opinion, lol. Every once in a while I'll just paint an entire page with RIB and then soak it just to get that pretty purple color.

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I love this ink. No, it doesn't have much, if any, shading, but I've found it to be well behaved , and in my Rhodia Webbie (which has slightly yellow paper), Ina-Ho looks like gold. I bought a bottle of Pelikan Amber because of all the spectacular reviews, and in my Webbie it's turns an ugly orange. BUT on white paper it becomes that glorious whiskey color and it does have amazing shading properties.

 

Still, I love Ina-Ho for its humble, quiet, rice-field color.

 

As always, to each his/her own. And thank you for the review!

 

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I had to choose between Noodler's Golden Brown and this one. Noodler's won and I love it. The whole family of colors is real ugly but that is its charm. Somehow Ina-ho wasn't ugly enough to be attractive. It was just ugly. Golden Brown of the other hand was pug UGLY. Real real ugly, and shaded real well. Maybe I didn't give Ina-ho a good enough chance BUT since it is so expensive...I think I did the right thing.


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Yeah... . I have to say these inks just don't resemble the real Amber .... Amber is much prettier!

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I personally don't think there are bad colors or good colors. They're just colors. The rest is personal preference. :roflmho:

 

I LOVE the Ina Ho! One of my favorite inks, alway in rotation here at Chez EKE. :thumbup:

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Very unusual and nice color :thumbup: thanks for the great review

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I find Ina-Ho very interesting--a fascinating color, actually, and continue to be excited about it, but can't bring myself to actually use it (and fyi I do like sepia toned colors). It's a bit too light to be a practical color. I agree that Noodler's Rome is Burning is more appealing for usage, it's a less sickly color. In the end I settled on De Atramentis Khaki which, though more boring and plain as a color, shines on white paper.

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Yeah... . I have to say these inks just don't resemble the real Amber .... Amber is much prettier!

How very true!

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:) Thank you, Lapis.

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I really like this ink as well...planning on getting a bottle.

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the only difference between this and Rome is Burning that I know that Rome is Burning is a tamper proof ink isnt it? and has eternal properties I believe yes I know Ina-ho is more expensive but I still think its a good ink for me I have it and loaded on my Lamy 2000 I'm still not yet likeing to it yet because I haven't written extensively yet aside from making a swab albeit ok a tad bit expensive for people in the states but it is cheaper in Japan or when bought in Japan but 50% shipping excluded

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It's an unusual color and I'm ambivalent about it. However, your penmanship is enviable regardless of the ink! Nice review, too!

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the only difference between this and Rome is Burning that I know that Rome is Burning is a tamper proof ink isnt it? and has eternal properties I believe yes I know Ina-ho is more expensive but I still think its a good ink for me I have it and loaded on my Lamy 2000 I'm still not yet likeing to it yet because I haven't written extensively yet aside from making a swab albeit ok a tad bit expensive for people in the states but it is cheaper in Japan or when bought in Japan but 50% shipping excluded

 

Rome is Burning turns purple when exposed to water. Which is a fun gimmick.

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