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Battle Of The Inks - Doppelgänger Edition


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Nice! Seems like Sunshine Yellow has more shading!

 

I am shocked... I could have swore Helianthus was more saturated... :huh:

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Have you seen the mouthwatering Diamine Wagner, from the Music Set... Well, I was not going to get the whole set when I was just drooling for Wagner (I like others in the set now, but originally only Wagner was calling my name)

 

Well.. Wagner seems to be right in the middle of Ina Ho and Vert Olive...

 

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photo below..

 

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So yeah... I mixed myself some Wagner... :P ... I believe Diamine is now selling the Music and Flower refills individually, so now is easier to just buy Wagner than mix one.

 

 

C.

I wish I'd seen this when I was looking for a Wagner ink alternative. I ended up buying R&K Alt Goldgrün.

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Now I'm trying to find a doppelgänger for Caran d'Ache Amazon. I went through Vis' epic green comparison but was not able to find one which is as rich as Amazon.

I'd like to see that too.

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Now I'm trying to find a doppelgänger for Caran d'Ache Amazon. I went through Vis' epic green comparison but was not able to find one which is as rich as Amazon.

 

Ok.. this is going to be a hard one for me ... Not because Amazon is irreplaceable.. just because is not the kind of green I go for, so I don't really buy them. I like them a tad yellower (Diamine Meadow) or a whole lot murkier (green/grey/brown).. Amazon is a little too blue for me.

 

Right now I have gone through all my Noodlers, Sailors, DeaAtramenits and Organic Studios and I am still looking... (BTW.. my stash of inks is in no way exhaustive)

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Ok.. this is going to be a hard one for me ... Not because Amazon is irreplaceable.. just because is not the kind of green I go for, so I don't really buy them. I like them a tad yellower (Diamine Meadow) or a whole lot murkier (green/grey/brown).. Amazon is a little too blue for me.

 

Right now I have gone through all my Noodlers, Sailors, DeaAtramenits and Organic Studios and I am still looking... (BTW.. my stash of inks is in no way exhaustive)

 

Well I thought I was picky about greens coz I too dislike greens with blue tints, but Amazon is just the right green for me. So it seems you dislike blue in greens more than I do :D

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Well I thought I was picky about greens coz I too dislike greens with blue tints, but Amazon is just the right green for me. So it seems you dislike blue in greens more than I do :D

 

LOL... Well after going through all my stash.. I found several greens much bluer than Amazon... (samples all... that I really do not like)... so yes, I am really picky with my Greens.. and now I can see Amazon to be the least blue of all my greens. I will still take meadow over it. I guess Amazon is just right in the border... I'll show you.

 

Photo.. Since no one writes with a Q-tip, focus on the writing sample part ... they are very close.

 

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As usual the scan shows the differences...

 

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LOL... Well after going through all my stash.. I found several greens much bluer than Amazon... (samples all... that I really do not like)... so yes, I am really picky with my Greens.. and now I can see Amazon to be the least blue of all my greens. I will still take meadow over it. I guess Amazon is just right in the border... I'll show you.

 

Photo.. Since no one writes with a Q-tip, focus on the writing sample part ... they are very close.

 

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As usual the scan shows the differences...

 

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Thank you Cyber6 for the comparison! Meadow Green is in my to-buy list as well. After seeing the pics I'm more determined to get it. :D

Amazon, or its doppelgängers, though, are harder to find. I've considered R&K Verdura, MB Irish Green or Omas Green, but I'm pretty sure these are much bluer than Amazon.

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Just spent a delightful 15 minutes scrolling though this thread.

Super! Thanks Cyber6.

 

What would be the doppelgänger(s) of R&K Scabiosa?

I have been looking for a conventional dye-base ink that is very close in colour, similar saturation, but wetter than Scabiosa.

Any contenders? (not Noodler)

*Sailor 1911S, Black/gold, 14k. 0.8 mm. stub(JM) *1911S blue "Colours", 14k. H-B "M" BLS (PB)

*2 Sailor 1911S Burgundy/gold: 14k. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 14k. 1.1 mm. CI (JM)

*Sailor Pro-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14k. (factory) "H-B"

*Kaweco SPECIAL FP: 14k. "B",-0.6 mm BLS & 14k."M" 0.4 mm. BLS (PB)

*Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14k. "M" -0.7 mm.BLS, (PB)

 

 

 

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Thank you Cyber6 for the comparison! Meadow Green is in my to-buy list as well. After seeing the pics I'm more determined to get it. :D

Amazon, or its doppelgängers, though, are harder to find. I've considered R&K Verdura, MB Irish Green or Omas Green, but I'm pretty sure these are much bluer than Amazon.

 

Verdura and Irish Green are much bluer... I don't have Omas.

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I am still seeing Noodler's Navajo Turquoise as being the exact match for Sailor Sky High Blue. I am having a hard time telling them apart (except by the smell...I love to smell Sailor inks).


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I don't have scans or photos handy, but have noticed in some combinations Levenger Pomegranate and Blackstone Red Cashmere are similar. To the point when I have both in a pen I don't always recall which is which.

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I am still seeing Noodler's Navajo Turquoise as being the exact match for Sailor Sky High Blue. I am having a hard time telling them apart (except by the smell...I love to smell Sailor inks).

 

Hmmmm not sure, the impressive sheen on Sky High is a dead giveaway... ;)

 

 

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I don't have scans or photos handy, but have noticed in some combinations Levenger Pomegranate and Blackstone Red Cashmere are similar. To the point when I have both in a pen I don't always recall which is which.

 

Pictures or it didn't happen !!!! :D :D

 

 

I don't have Pomegranate... so I can't help. I will imagine the sheen on both is quite different. I believe Pomegranate sheen is green, Red Cashmere sheen is like gold..

 

 

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Best thread ever!

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Hmmmm not sure, the impressive sheen on Sky High is a dead giveaway... ;)

 

 

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the dry time is incomparable too :).

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Just found this thread (duh, where have I been?!)

 

Sorry for the poor quality of the samples, but they're my note cards for inks. I have them arranged by hue/shade. So I have the doppelgängers next to each other.

 

The ink I happen to have that comes close to Helianthus, is de Atramentis Apricot. Helianthus is just a shade brighter, and Apricot is, well, more apricot (like Spanish egg yolks which is deeeeeeep yellow):

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