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Heart Of Shin-Ryoku


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My mother bought me a beautiful bottle of Iroshizuku Shin-Ryoku for Christmas, and while I love the color (a very vibrant green), it just wasn’t getting much use because vibrant colors don’t have a good place in my academic writing. Plus, it’s not at all water resistant. So, I decided to try mixing it with a bit of Noodler’s Heart of Darkness, and this is what emerged:

 

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It’s a 4:1 mix of green/black and the result is a dark green that exhibits lots of shading, a pretty wet flow, and reasonably fast dry times. Oh, and water resistance!

 

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That’s the result of a thorough soaking. The green spreads a bit depending on the paper (how absorbent/coated it is) but the black component is still perfectly readable.

I’ve been using this ink for a few weeks now on my homework and lately in my Seven Seas journaland it is behaving wonderfully. I do find that sometimes I get bits of writing that are lighter than others, but this is usually alleviated by inverting the pen to make sure the ink inside is well mixed.

Paper used is M by Staples arc refill, and all opinions expressed above are completely my own. :-)

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Wow, that black really stabilizes the color and water resistance.

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I don't have nearly enough experience, but it seems to me that mixing Heart of Darkness in tends to encourage shading.

To hold a pen is to be at war. - Voltaire
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My experience is also limited (this being my first HoD mix) but that seems to be the case. I have a sample of Ku-Jaku that I received as part of a PIF that I might try mixing a bit of HoD in with as well, after, of course, trying it out unadulterated. :-)

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Current collection: Pilot Vanishing Point, TWSBI Vac 700, Kaweco Al Sport, Lamy Safari, Nemosine Singularity

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