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Toucan Royal Blue Ink


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When I decided to review a few of my preferred inks in the Toucan range, I wasn't going to bother with this one - the first time I trialled it (about 4 months ago?) I was seriously unimpressed. To unsaturated, and too 'bluey-green', to be called a 'Royal' blue. I wasn't a great fan of the Bright Blue either, though, till someone suggested I try it in a Noodler's pen - and suddenly I discovered I was dealing with a different ink. So I thought it was worth revisiting the 'Royal' Blue - and I wasn't disappointed. It's still not my favourite ink - as you'll see in the comparisons, the three blue (or turquoise) inks are all somewhat similar, though you can certainly tell them apart.

 

I'd like to see Tintex try to produce something closer to a 'classic' royal blue - though I guess the market in such inks is rather saturated (if you'll pardon the pun). But this is not a bad ink - having re-filled a couple of pens with it for this review, I expect I'll use it (though not for formal correspondence) until the pens are empty...

 

Starting (again) with the photo:

 

http://i.imgur.com/6h0I4kd.jpg

 

And the scan:

 

http://i.imgur.com/18yto0C.jpg

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BTW, do you think the photo or the scan is more accurate?

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BTW, do you think the photo or the scan is more accurate?

 

I tend to think the scan is just a little dark - and tends to 'flatten out' the colours a bit (if that makes any sense?!); the photos on the other hand can be a little too light. That said, on my screen the scan is probably just a little closer for this ink!

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I just received some samples, I think I'm going to do a comparison. I am really enjoying the inks.

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I just received some samples, I think I'm going to do a comparison. I am really enjoying the inks.

 

Excellent - if you think I've gotten the colour balance wrong in any of these reviews, please feel free to put up your own scans! (Or write your own review, of course!).

 

I still have three colours to go (my least favourite) to complete the range - hopefully in the next week or so...

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