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Recently started using a bottle of Private reserve ebony blue, that I've had for around six years or so. I'm really enjoying it actually, and really love the sheen it has. Works really well on the natural ivory colour of Tomoe river white paper which I normally use.

 

I'm looking into buying more PR inks soon, and just wondered which others have that very saturated appearance, and also produce a sheen.

 

Many thanks

 

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The only one I have is the Ebony/Green, it's a very elegant ink and my favorite.

I would like to try the Black Magic Blue, which, if I'm not mistaken, is a chromogenic sort of ink, changing shades as the light that hits it changes direction.

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Sherwood Green has a bit, as does Blue Suede I believe. The former tends to smudge a bit when dry though.

 

Here's the sheen I get with my Blue Suede:

 

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In person it's a little more like a deep purple!

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Here's the sheen I get with my Blue Suede:

 

In person it's a little more like a deep purple!

 

 

Very nice! I don't get near that much on Rhodia, although I'm usually using it with F and M nibs. It's a gorgeous color regardless of the sheen though.

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Naples Blue has a small sweet spot for me. But in the right pen/nib combo (for me, it's a Lamy fine), is sheens like crazy. Fantastic.

 

Same for Tanzanite: right nib and pen = to-die-for sheen.

 

I'm also getting great sheen with PR Sherwood Green cartridges (Kaweco M nib), enough that I may go for a sample. Already in love w/Diamine Sherwood Green (the sheen! The sheen!), so I'm not sure I need a bottle of this one. But it would be interesting to see what the bottle version does.

 

If I recall, Ebony Blue does as well. Oh, and Ebony Purple - a lovely gold sheen in many situations,

 

Love my PR inks.

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"Midnight Blues" sheens (I have the fast dry version and it sheens like crazy) and I agree that "Tanzanite" also sheens even in my Kaweco Ink Roller.

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Tanzanite and Naples Blue have lovely sheen when I use them on Rhodia paper but loose a bit of lustre when I tried them on my moleskin notebooks.

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Naples Blue has considerable sheen!

 

SHEEN - TASTIC!!! Even on Cheap - Cheap Paper...

 

 

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Electric DC Blue has crazy sheen. Tanzanite has a silvery sheen too.

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I came in here to say Electric DC Blue! Leave it to its own devices in a pen for a couple of days, and it's like writing with rose gold. I sometimes play with it on black paper just to see the sheen.

 

Purple Mojo manages a bit of sheen on the right paper as well, but you've really got to be looking for it.

 

Incidentally, if you find you like darker, richer blues with sheen, then you need to own Diamine's Sargasso Sea. It's super-saturated, messy and a bit of a PITA, but it writes like silk and the sheen... *dies*

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I came in here to say Electric DC Blue! Leave it to its own devices in a pen for a couple of days, and it's like writing with rose gold. I sometimes play with it on black paper just to see the sheen.

 

Purple Mojo manages a bit of sheen on the right paper as well, but you've really got to be looking for it.

 

Incidentally, if you find you like darker, richer blues with sheen, then you need to own Diamine's Sargasso Sea. It's super-saturated, messy and a bit of a PITA, but it writes like silk and the sheen... *dies*

 

Electric DC Blue does sheen like crazy, but it seems to leave a lot of smudge when you run a finger on it, even after several days. This is quite annoying.

 

For example, this one was written at least one week ago and I just ran a finger across it:

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Electric DC Blue does sheen like crazy, but it seems to leave a lot of smudge when you run a finger on it, even after several days. This is quite annoying.

 

For example, this one was written at least one week ago and I just ran a finger across it:

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I've found that many PR inks are fairly smear heavy. Sherwood Green does, Tanzanite does for me on some paper, and Ebony Purple smears like it was designed to.

 

The only one I've had one of the few PR samples I've tried not smear, and that was Blue Suede.

So many inks, so little time...

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