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Informal Review - L'artisan Pastellier Callifolio - Bonne Esperance



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Be sure to see the review for Bosphore here.

 

 

 

 

 

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



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



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Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



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Amber and I are of a mind that these Callifolio inks are both too watery and too similar in color to merit separate labeling. Based on the color swatches on L'artisan Pastellier's websiteI ordered four of their inks, spread across the purplish-blue to blue-black to blue-grey spectrum--in that order (1) Baïkal, (2) Bosphore, (3) Bonne Espérance, and (4) Gris de Payne. In particular, the Baïkal held promise as a rich purple/blue hybrid, but I found that the Baïkal and Bosphore shared rather too much inky DNA, as did Bonne Espérance and Gris de Payne:

 

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For better comparison of the pairs:

 

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The inks are surely not expensive: the 40ml triangular bottles are €3.34, and the 50ml pouches (which Amber has proved actually contain 60ml) are €5.02. Much like ordering Akkerman inks directly from the Netherlands, costs of shipping are such that there was no difference if I purchased just 4 bottles or if I also added 3 pouches. In the end I paid 27.00 to have €28.42 of ink sent to me. (One bonus was the extraordinarily cool Roy Lichtenstein global shipping box used by the French postal service--I will post a photo of that separately.)

 

In the end, I was expecting more differentiation of colors, but didn't really find it. All four inks are equally thin: as I mentioned to Amber, they are about as saturated as the brush-cleaning water in a glass after you've been painting with your watercolor set as a child.... I have just one of them loaded into a Lamy AL-Star right now, and I also agree with Amber that it seems an unusually dry ink--so an odd combination of wateriness and aridity.

Pelikan 600 M • Pelikan 600 F • 1950s Pelikan 400 M flex

1950s Pelikan 400 OBB Pelikan 200 Binder 0.9mm Cursive Italic •

Pelikan 200 Binder 1.1mm Music • 1950s Pelikan 140 OBB

1950s Soennecken 309 OBB

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My apologies: those images I just uploaded could profit from better lighting--I will try to get better comparative shots and supplement my post.

Pelikan 600 M • Pelikan 600 F • 1950s Pelikan 400 M flex

1950s Pelikan 400 OBB Pelikan 200 Binder 0.9mm Cursive Italic •

Pelikan 200 Binder 1.1mm Music • 1950s Pelikan 140 OBB

1950s Soennecken 309 OBB

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amberleadavis

I did the third review. The inks are just so similar.

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



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amberleadavis

Your penmanship is stunning!

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



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Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



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amberleadavis

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



Want to get a special letter / gift from me, then create a Ghostly Avatar



Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



Check out 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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