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Private Reserve Blue Suede: Copperplate


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A while ago, I posted a pretty scathing review of Private Reserve Blue Suede, complaining about pretty severe feathering. Well, I want to revise that somewhat because I think those results were very pen-dependent. I just tried writing something with my new Waterman frankenpen, and the ink performed very well on the cheapest "99¢ for 200 sheets" American filler paper ever made. I bought this stuff ages ago. It's thin, uncoated, and everything but see-through, and the ink performed spectacularly. Of course, I had to try it on my best Clairefontaine, and the results…took my breath away.post-101589-0-51015100-1394134800_thumb.jpgpost-101589-0-14783300-1394134805_thumb.jpgpost-101589-0-43284700-1394134808_thumb.jpgThat's a money shot, people.

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Great job! Thank you.

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Your script is stunning, as is the ink. I just ordered this ink as well as Noodler's Dromgoole Steele Blue. If what I see online is correct, they are similar but the blue suede tends to the greener side of the spectrum and the steel blue to the blue side of the spectrum--though some of the same shades of color are evident in the shading of each ink. You might like this one too, but it's a Dromgoole's exclusive color.

 

Thanks for posting this. It helped validate my purchase decision.

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Beautiful- simply beautiful.

Brad

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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I was thinking about buying this ink yesterday and decided to check out FPN first. Thanks, I will now buy it.

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Your script is stunning, as is the ink. I just ordered this ink as well as Noodler's Dromgoole Steele Blue. If what I see online is correct, they are similar but the blue suede tends to the greener side of the spectrum and the steel blue to the blue side of the spectrum--though some of the same shades of color are evident in the shading of each ink. You might like this one too, but it's a Dromgoole's exclusive color.

 

Thanks for posting this. It helped validate my purchase decision.

Hey, thanks. I'm glad you liked what I made up. Oh, if you're interested in flex writing, did you take my poll?

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My PR Ebony Purple is good for copperplate, and that's pretty much all I use it for. It's kind of nasty.

K.M.J

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My PR Ebony Purple is good for copperplate, and that's pretty much all I use it for. It's kind of nasty.

 

I know what you mean. Is sure is beautiful though.

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Really? I just received a sample and I've enjoyed it. What didn't you like about it?

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I don't know if it's because I've let it sit around for years, but it's been this way for as far back as I can remember...

 

It is ridiculously saturated. You know that sheen that a housefly has on its back? That's the way it looks on paper when undiluted. The pens I use it with can never be flushed clean no matter how hard I try, and each consequent ink I put in it becomes purpley.

 

I opened some notes from years ago and I touched the writing... it smeared badly. Couldn't get it off my skin for the next little while. I used to do calligraphy on my friends sometimes (because one gets bored of paper after a while) and they'd be walking around for the next few days with my writing on them.

 

I tried filling a pen with water one time after it had run out of the ebony purple. This time I could see the ebony purple, rather than the housefly black. I did this for a SECOND time when it ran out of THAT, and it still wrote acceptably.

 

Stuff's like radioactive fallout, pens take a while to recover.

 

If you like it, please continue liking it, but I don't, for most applications.

K.M.J

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So you are speaking of Ebony Purple's behavior and not BSC?

 

I admit I like ridiculously saturated.

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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Really? I just received a sample and I've enjoyed it. What didn't you like about it?

 

If we're talking about Ebony Purple, this is my issue with it. This ink will never see any pen except for a Platinum Preppy. I will say, however, that I really do love the color and the concept for this color. And it looks lovely coming out of the Preppy nib. I'm just scared to let it touch any other pens that I own.

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