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Battle Of The Inks - Doppelgänger Edition


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Great job all. Thank you.

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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My samples were on Tomoe River and Rhodia. In both cases, Deep Sea was much darker.

 

I'm fairly sure my two samples are correct. I can see the difference on some paper. Deep Sea is indeed darker and greyer, while Tranquility is greener. But with some pen and paper combo the difference is negligeable.

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I'm fairly sure my two samples are correct. I can see the difference on some paper. Deep Sea is indeed darker and greyer, while Tranquility is greener. But with some pen and paper combo the difference is negligeable.

 

 

That is pretty much true with most inks of the same family hue and saturation. Even the same ink on different pens and papers looks like two different inks.

 

 

 

Is always good to know which ones are good "doppelgangers" ... ;)

 

 

 

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Okay, wow, that's darn cool.

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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Murky greens!

 

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How does Diamine Safari compare? That's one of my "always inked" colors; want to sure I'm not considering something nearly identical to a current bottle.

Why are there fourteen samples of dark plum ink on my desk? Because I still haven't found the right shade.

Is that a problem...??? : : : sigh : : :

 

Update: Great. Finally found one I love (Lamy Dark Lilac) but I can't get more. Ah, life in my inky world....

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How does Diamine Safari compare? That's one of my "always inked" colors; want to sure I'm not considering something nearly identical to a current bottle.

I'll try to post a comparison tomorrow, but I would say that Safari is much yellower, while Melon Tea leans more toward brown. I don't find them to be too similar.

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AWESOME LGSOLTEK!!!! :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

 

 

What is "The Red Shirt" ?? A chinese ink?

 

 

 

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Red Shirt is a character from the novel Bochan" by Natsume Soseki, a Japanese novelist.

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Oh, yes. There's a whole thread about that.

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/293633-the-super-duper-co-razy-parker-penman-sapphire-blue-comparisons-psp/?p=3406034

 

The result was that there is no actual doppelgänger, though some inks are close on some papers in some pens. Chromatography, even done simply, reveals that dyes used today in most blues have more red component than in PPS, either through adding a purple to the dye mix, or in the reflectance curves of the dye itself (ie a blue that leans red). We can't be certain, but it is likely that the dye used to make PPS is no longer in production.

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One more pic of Tranquility vs Deep Sea:

 

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That's mesmerizing. How long did it take you to draw?
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Can't believe I just found this thread!

 

Hasn't anyone done comparisions for PPS?

 

 

D C Waites has

 

Current best replicant for PPS is Akkerman #5 Shocking Blue diluted with an equal amount of water.

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Bungbox Sapphire came with a sort of pamphlet which said that the owner liked the colour of PPS and sapphire is made to replicate PPS. So even that isn't close?

 

Apologies if this has already been discussed elsewhere.

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I believe the BB Sapphire is darker. We don't know where Bungbox got their sample. The samples used in the epic thread here came from full bottles. PPS also varies quite a bit in how it appears depending on how wet the pen, the paper, the nib. A number of mixes came close, and a few inks, but nothing replicates all PPS qualities.

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