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amberleadavis

If I've already added you then you should have them soon. I'm closing the list for the first four samples.

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There's something special about this one. This one's a keeper.

It lays down a beautifully rich almost black line and splits into dark blues and magentas when washed. Yum.

 

http://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_blue_cashmere_swatch.jpg

 

http://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_blue_cashmere_rhodia.jpg

 

No feathering seen, even on cheapo paper. Well done Mr or Mrs Susemai.
Amber, thanks again.

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Hmm. Not sure I like how it's come out on this Seawhite watercolour paper.

With hindsight I shouldn't have used a wash. Grrr.

 

I'm REALLY liking the colour of the line though. Really rich and dark. Some sheen too for those that like that sort of thing.

A bit of nib dry out does sadly occur after only a short while left uncapped but hey ho, can't have everything.

 

http://www.taskyprianou.com/fpn_blue_cashmere_sketch.jpg

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amberleadavis

WOW

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At 16% it looks like a dark lavender which is rare, I think it would fill a void if marketed.

 

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amberleadavis

WOW - great review. You will notice that I also changed my avatar. Thank you.

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



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Thank you for letting me test drive this ink! I think I :wub: it.

Just don't let Susemai change the hue, it's just right for a dark Lavender. Aubergines we have plenty.

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Just don't let Susemai change the hue, it's just right for a dark Lavender. Aubergines we have plenty.

 

Hear, hear . . .

 

Great review napalm.

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amberleadavis

It is really pretty.

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I detailed my adventures with the Black balled and Blue cashmere samples in my black balled post; here I will just post my writeup on Blue cashmere.

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I forgot to put the little shopping cart on the sheet - well it's a little small it wouldn't fit - but Would I buy it? YES! If only for the fantastic color change, and a chance to play more and see what else it will do. I've seen it change color from teal/turquoise to purple to blue. I trailed some very diluted drops from the pipette onto my notebook (not shown here) and it went on turquoise, and before my eyes, very slowly, turned purple. Then when I came back to the page the next day, I'm seeing it more as blue...

I compared it to some other inks:

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I will be mailing [some of] my scans to Amber - hopefully the mail monster won't swallow them up.

Thanks Team Susemai for this opportunity to play with inks. Bring on the next batch! I am cleaning my pens...

a fountain pen is physics in action... Proud member of the SuperPinks

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I'm glad you are all enjoying the fun.

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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/slides/2014-Ink_1176.jpg

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http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/2014-Inklings/slides/2014-Ink_1175.jpg

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Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



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Here are my scans for the ink labeled "Susemai Blue (1st) Cashmere." Notice that there is no scan of the show-thru/bleed-thru side of the cheap paper -- that's because there was none! However, this ink was awfully dark, leading me to believe that it may be too concentrated. I have cut the concentration by 50%, and I'll run a new test tomorrow, if I have time. In the morning we're going to visit a cousin who is dying of cancer, and in the afternoon I have to drive to Birmingham for a horn lesson. I may be retired, but that doesn't mean that I'm not busy!

 

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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

 

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I really like this ink. Thank you for the review. It looks really purple here.

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Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



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I really like this ink. Thank you for the review. It looks really purple here.

 

 

Yes it does... Blue Cashmere always looked purple-ish to me.. I wonder if with more dilution looks more blue.

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