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Retina Searing Inks -- Inks So Vibrant, They Are Blinding


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When I got my Goulet order a few days ago (first ink order!) they'd written with the OS Jane Austen. It didn't seem out of place or excessively bright. So with the right nib and writing I'm sure they work well. Certainly for drawing, with these colors you can be more expressive.

 

Maybe in my next ink order (which shouldn't be soon, but my guess is it'll be well before I actually need ink) maybe I'll order a sample packet of searing inks. Then my words will blaze! :)

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How about Diamine Pumpkin. Only just tried it and I have a headache already!

 

 

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Ooo 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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Here's one I haven't yet seen mentioned: Platinum Mix-free Flame Red.

Sorry, don't have a picture of it -- but trust me when I say it is day-glo Mercurachrome in color...

Oh, and the scan of Emily Dickinson does not do the color justice -- it's a *whole* lot brighter than what's showing on my screen!

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Here's one I haven't yet seen mentioned: Platinum Mix-free Flame Red.

Sorry, don't have a picture of it -- but trust me when I say it is day-glo Mercurachrome in color...

Oh, and the scan of Emily Dickinson does not do the color justice -- it's a *whole* lot brighter than what's showing on my screen!

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

I found it.

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Tests/Fade/2012/Subjects/07-2012_10_29.jpg

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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Here is why no other blue compares to BSB. Can you find the BSB spiders?

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/2014-Ink_224.jpg

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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I'm bored. I need a new ink. Any other suggestions?

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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Okay, you have me. I don't have Hellfire. Is that one of the highlighter inks? I have Djinn of the Eternal Flame which is actually on the chalky side. Here it is with a blue (noodler's).

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Doodles/00-2012-02-29-02-49-48.jpg

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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I just bought some Diamine Soft Mine and Diamine Claret which I think might fit the bill. I've gotta say, I love this thread. I'm loving all the eye popping colors.

I'll keep on struggling, 'cause that's the measure of a man.

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I haven't tried Soft Mint, though it seemed like the creamy center of an Andes mint. I haven't tried Diamine Claret. I've tried Diamine Merlot and Private Reserve Claret. I don't think of either of them as over the top bright. Diamine Claret could be different.

 

Now, Diamine Cerise, a new acquisition is retinal searing. Here is what I have inked up.

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/2014-Ink_472.jpg

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

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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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After having used my sample some more, I've gotta recommend Diamine Apple Glory for this thread. Don't have a picture of it right now though.

So many inks, so little time...

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Hmm.... I own that ink. Let me find a sample for inclusion.

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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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Green/2014-Ink_204.jpghttp://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/2014-Ink_339.jpg

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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Wow that Cerise is really bright, very nice haha. The Diamine Claret reminds me of Iroshizuku Yama Budo; both of which look to me like a slightly duller version of Noodler's Cactus Eel.

 

I don't have a proper scanner to show the Soft Mint color...but I do have a bunch of the ink and some vials if you'd like a sample. It seems to vary in brightness and color depending on the nib; more so than other inks I've tried.

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I'll keep on struggling, 'cause that's the measure of a man.

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After having used my sample some more, I've gotta recommend Diamine Apple Glory for this thread. Don't have a picture of it right now though.

 

Hmm... the only sample I have is from the 2012 fade test.

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Tests/Fade/2012/Subjects/23-2012-10-14_001.jpg

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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This has my first time on this thread, and it has been a very enjoyable cruise :D

 

So many inks . . . so little time!

 

Technical question for anyone who wants to answer -- when you scan a writing/drawing sample, do you scan it to .pdf or to one of the picture formats, like .jpg?

Edited by DaveBj

Until you ink a pen, it is merely a pretty stick. --UK Mike

 

My arsenal, in order of acquisition: Sailor 21 Pocket Pen M, Cross Solo M, Online Calligraphy, Monteverde Invincia F, Hero 359 M, Jinhao X450 M, Levenger True Writer M, Jinhao 159 M, Platinum Balance F, TWSBI Classic 1.1 stub, Platinum Preppy 0.3 F, 7 Pilot Varsity M disposables refillables, Speedball penholder, TWSBI 580 USA EF, Pilot MR, Noodler's Ahab 1.1 stub, another Preppy 0.3, Preppy EF 0.2, ASA Sniper F, Click Majestic F, Kaweco Sport M, Pilot Prera F, Baoer 79 M (fake Starwalker), Hero 616 M (fake Parker), Jinhao X750 Shimmering Sands M . . .

31 and counting :D

 

DaveBj

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JPG

The PDF format doesn't show up with a cute little picture, just that little Adobe icon.

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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JPG

The PDF format doesn't show up with a cute little picture, just that little Adobe icon.

Thanks. The only pics I've posted, I've taken with my Coolpix. I haven't tried to scan anything. I know that would bring the colors out better.

Until you ink a pen, it is merely a pretty stick. --UK Mike

 

My arsenal, in order of acquisition: Sailor 21 Pocket Pen M, Cross Solo M, Online Calligraphy, Monteverde Invincia F, Hero 359 M, Jinhao X450 M, Levenger True Writer M, Jinhao 159 M, Platinum Balance F, TWSBI Classic 1.1 stub, Platinum Preppy 0.3 F, 7 Pilot Varsity M disposables refillables, Speedball penholder, TWSBI 580 USA EF, Pilot MR, Noodler's Ahab 1.1 stub, another Preppy 0.3, Preppy EF 0.2, ASA Sniper F, Click Majestic F, Kaweco Sport M, Pilot Prera F, Baoer 79 M (fake Starwalker), Hero 616 M (fake Parker), Jinhao X750 Shimmering Sands M . . .

31 and counting :D

 

DaveBj

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