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This is post #9 in my series of reviews on the Toucan ink range - produced by Tintex, a.k.a. Dye Manufacturers of Australia. These inks are available (as of yesterday) either in a plastic pouches (30 or 60 ml) or in 30 ml glass bottles from the distributor - though it looks like the larger (400 ml) pouches are no longer on offer (see www.justwrite.com.au for details).

 

I've had a difficult time trying to describe this ink - as you'll see in the images below. It's definitely not a reddish-brown, nor is it yellow-ish; I'd call it 'muddy' but that might sound like an insult; while 'chocolate' brown, 'coffee' brown don't quite capture it either. Have a look for yourself - and let me know if you can think of a better comparison!

 

The photo first, this time around:

 

http://i.imgur.com/1B3maKa.jpg

 

And the scan:

 

http://i.imgur.com/vMFJnz7.jpg

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Another "definition", "interpretation" of the color "umber". Compare this umber with Diamine's Umber

Thanks for the review. It opened up my other eye to another part of the umber spectrum.

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Another "definition", "interpretation" of the color "umber". Compare this umber with Diamine's Umber

Thanks for the review. It opened up my other eye to another part of the umber spectrum.

 

Thanks for directing me to the comparison - this really is completely different from the Diamine 'version', isn't it! According to the (online) dictionaries I just consulted, umber is meant to be a browninsh / earth-coloured pigment - dark brown, or reddish brown, or even yellow-brown. This is definitely the former - no shades or overtones, either of red or yellow: 'earthy brown' is not a bad description. Still, the Diamine Umber colour looks pretty attractive too, albeit a 'mossy green' shade rather than an earthy hue...

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Thank you! I'm enjoying the reviews.

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 is a nice formal brown. thanks for sharing.

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Another "definition", "interpretation" of the color "umber". Compare this umber with Diamine's Umber

Thanks for the review. It opened up my other eye to another part of the umber spectrum.

 

Was thinking the same. When I read the topic I was thinking "let's see how this one compare with the Diamine Umber"... well...

 

Very nice review though. thanks.

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Excellent extensive review...

 

Question where did you get those nice test gorms?

 

Greetz Peter

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From the "Ink Review Forms" link under "Ink Reviews" on FPN - the direct link is http://www.riorondo.com/fpn/InkReviewA4.pdf

Thanks Jamerelbe...

 

Looking forward to more of your SUPER SUPER Toucan reviews

 

greetz Peter

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism :)

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Closing date is 5/28/2014

Make your order here.

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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