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Caran D'ache Sunset


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In my later years, I'm starting to see that although I had previously loathed pink inks, there are some that are quite nice. Caran d'Ache's Sunset is at the top of that list for me.

 

 

There is nothing I don't love about this ink. It's well behaved on Rhodia and CF paper, and has amazing shading.

 

 

 

Overall, I can't say enough good about this ink. The main downsides are that it is fairly expensive (usually about $21 USD + s/h for 30mL) and that it is discontinued (though it seems to be an unpopular colour of this brand, so there's lots left still online).

 

 

 

 

 

Several more up close shots of the yummy shading in my blog post here.

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Loving this, too. What pen/nib are you using here? Your review inspired me to try my sample of Sunset in an italic pen, but I think it was still too narrow, as the result is darker with hardly any of the pretty shading you got.

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This is a TWSBI 530 with 1.1 stub nib. It's a slightly (only slightly) dry writer, so maybe that's the issue. However, I use this ink in many pens - it's a favourite of mine! - and I find the shading to be gorgeous in all of them.

Here it is in a F Sheaffer Snorkel (it's the line on the top).

 

 

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Thanks. I was suspecting that the Phileas was also a bit too wet to get the desired effect.

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Great review, won't be buying that shade...

 

Essense du Papier has a dozen or so bottles of Caran D'ache suddenly.

 

Just in time for their move out of TD Centre, great sales on journals and notepads for the next few months...

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Very pretty.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not a bad color but a little bit too pinkish for me. Thanks for the review

Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

 

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One of my very favorites--sad to hear of its discontinuation. I don't know what it is about blushingly pink reds, but I love 'em. I must try looking for an alternative at some point.

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Looks much the way I had hoped J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier would look, which ink is sadly lacking in saturation. Perhaps I'll pick up a bottle if my local shop has any left.

Thanks for the review.

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