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N1003U
7 hours ago, amberleadavis said:

 

Oh dear, those were done years apart with different papers and pens. I think China Town red is brighter.  I think we need to do a CRV.

For me it is more that I have been itching for a long time to buy an Akkerman ink (mostly for the bottle), and I just want to have a good idea of what the Chinatown Red looks like. Since I have Waterman Audacious Red, it seems a good benchmark against which to compare a similar red.

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On 5/19/2021 at 3:11 AM, N1003U said:

For me it is more that I have been itching for a long time to buy an Akkerman ink (mostly for the bottle), and I just want to have a good idea of what the Chinatown Red looks like. Since I have Waterman Audacious Red, it seems a good benchmark against which to compare a similar red.

They are similar enough that if you don't use a lot of red you might want to choose a different color. That being said I think it's awesome.

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7 hours ago, amberleadavis said:

They are similar enough that if you don't use a lot of red you might want to choose a different color. That being said I think it's awesome.

Thanks. That is the sort of feedback I was looking for.

 

I go through a bottle of red a bit faster than one per year (ink that is—if it is wine, maybe once or twice per week 😛), and the Waterman bottle is fairly new, and I still have just under a quarter bottle of Noodler’s Red (3oz./90ml), plus a few fills of Edelstein Ruby, so maybe I have enough red and a different color is appropriate, but which? I have blues coming out of my ears, several browns, greens, and now a couple of teals. Maybe I’ll check out an Akkerman black. Something other than Pilot Black or 4001 Brilliant Black, for a change.

 

As I said, it is maybe more about getting the bottle. 😃

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11 hours ago, N1003U said:

Thanks. That is the sort of feedback I was looking for.

 

I go through a bottle of red a bit faster than one per year (ink that is—if it is wine, maybe once or twice per week 😛), and the Waterman bottle is fairly new, and I still have just under a quarter bottle of Noodler’s Red (3oz./90ml), plus a few fills of Edelstein Ruby, so maybe I have enough red and a different color is appropriate, but which? I have blues coming out of my ears, several browns, greens, and now a couple of teals. Maybe I’ll check out an Akkerman black. Something other than Pilot Black or 4001 Brilliant Black, for a change.

 

As I said, it is maybe more about getting the bottle. 😃

 

Also, it is a big bottle of ink so you may want to take that in to consideration.  Personally, I like it better than Waterman Red, but I like really vibrant inks.

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Lamy Crystal Ruby.  It's great that Lamy now has a decent red ink (thought I admit I'm warming up to regular Lamy Red, which is very light with an orange-y cast, now that I'm using it for notetaking).   However, Ruby doesn't grab me the way some other red inks do - the scanner makes it appear a bit more lively than in real life - and I don't see myself buying a bottle anytime soon.

 

 

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Thanks for the update!

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Nothing new, but once a year it's nice to review? Obviously I'm on the leans orange rather than leans purple side (as my greens lean yellow rather than blue!)!

 

Monaco I like the color, but when it shades I get Strawberry Juice!

Steen Rood (no effective distinction from Diamine Ancient Copper) is so impressive, but possibly over-saturated? Still wins out for me over Kobe #39!
Antietam is more fruit than Brick, but as an orange red I enjoy it very much, tomato skin dilutes to tomato flesh - consistent!
I have always quite fancied Rabaul Red - but never heard anyone say a good thing about it!

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On 9/25/2021 at 9:31 PM, pgcauk said:

Nothing new, but once a year it's nice to review? Obviously I'm on the leans orange rather than leans purple side (as my greens lean yellow rather than blue!)!

 

Monaco I like the color, but when it shades I get Strawberry Juice!

Steen Rood (no effective distinction from Diamine Ancient Copper) is so impressive, but possibly over-saturated? Still wins out for me over Kobe #39!
Antietam is more fruit than Brick, but as an orange red I enjoy it very much, tomato skin dilutes to tomato flesh - consistent!
I have always quite fancied Rabaul Red - but never heard anyone say a good thing about it!

My 3 Reds 21.jpg

 

Great presentation of three beautiful reds!

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