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Posie Pink

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Levenger Amethyst

Noodler's Purple Diluted

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Akkerman #13 Simplisties Violet

Akkerman #14 Parkpop Purper

Akkerman #15 Voorhout Violet

 

and the Akkerman Magenta

 

 

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amberleadavis

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On 4/27/2021 at 6:43 AM, amberleadavis said:

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Scabiosa

Rohrer & Klingner

 

Do you remember the pen and/or paper?

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The paper is Astroparche and the pen was a TWSBI 540 with a broad nib (I think) but that was my preferred pen at the time. 

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6 hours ago, amberleadavis said:

The paper is Astroparche and the pen was a TWSBI 540 with a broad nib (I think) but that was my preferred pen at the time. 

 

Thanks - looks really good! I wish I could get my Scabiosa to look like that ...

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14 hours ago, PithyProlix said:

 

Thanks - looks really good! I wish I could get my Scabiosa to look like that ...

 

You need a really wet pen.  

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Golly, that Ink of the Witch is quite yummy!

Also Voorhout Violet. In the conspiracy theory where all Akkerman is relabeled Diamine (in funky bottles!), would this be Damson?

I see Kobe #9 is finally back in stock at VanNess (so not limited edition - phew!). I'd love to see a swatch of that one.

Did anyone ever try PenBBS Misty Mountains?

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8 hours ago, pgcauk said:

Also Voorhout Violet. In the conspiracy theory where all Akkerman is relabeled Diamine (in funky bottles!), would this be Damson?

 

Hmm, now that you mention it...

 

(from inksnibs.com)

 

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8 hours ago, pgcauk said:

Did anyone ever try PenBBS Misty Mountains?

 

This one is at the top of my want list. Now, if I could only find a source with a reasonable shipping price to me. 

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21 hours ago, PithyProlix said:

 

Hmm, now that you mention it...

 

(from inksnibs.com)

 

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This one is at the top of my want list. Now, if I could only find a source with a reasonable shipping price to me. 

 

Stunning!

 

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On 6/22/2021 at 10:55 PM, pgcauk said:

 

Thank you very much for the note, @pgcauk

Yes, that Mountain of Ink review and another - Fountain Pen Pharmacist - are what got me interested in Misty Mountain. 

Ever since I received samples of Barossa Grape and Purple Rock I have developed a fascination with Oster's violets/purples, which has also been spurred on, in part, by your previous pics of sample writing and such. Sydney Lavender is definitely at the very top of my wants and Summer Storm is very close - also Purple Jazz/Soul and Charcoal. And I believe Dark Chocolate and Berry D'Arche are very good candidates for my quest to find an ink that captures the color of the purples yams like you can see in my profile photo.

 

(And now my interest in Damson, which I have previously liked but not loved, is re-ignited ...)

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PR Ebony Purple.  A purple so dark it is an almost-black.  This is a sample of recent production, post Yafa-buyout of the PR brand.

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HMM>>>. I found the new PREP is much bluer than the old PREP. Here was one of my comparisons.  The top image is the old version. In the side by side comparison, the T version is the old version and you can see the one marked 21 as the one I acquired this year.

 

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A Smug Dill

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My scanner was challenged as it is to capture any colour differences at all between the first five inks, so I didn't perform any colour correction (which would darken the image and make the differences even less discernible), but only left the panels of colour reference patches from the scan in the image.

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Thanks for the above Smug One! I like this zone very much, but it is not easy territory! I have and respect Chu Shu as a color, but whenever I ink a pen with it everything seems very solemn and somber. I have both of the featured Osters; I bought them as a pair to cover the blue and red sides of violet. I don't like the names of either! Sydney Lavender I have, for personal use, renamed "Pewter", Claret "Hollyhock". They are not "first tier" inks for me, but they fill their niches respectably. Purchasing "Pewter" forced me to re-examine "Summer Storm" (which I was delighted to see filed under Grey on Endless Pens, which may well be using the standard Oster swatches - oh, and Claret comes up in multiple categories, I think?!). Summer Storm is an ink that I always enjoyed but seems to get nothing but loathing on here. My surprise conclusion is that I really, really like Summer Storm; that and Salix being the closest to Blue that I ever really get.

But nothing yet outranks Scabiosa for me!

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5 hours ago, A Smug Dill said:

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My scanner was challenged as it is to capture any colour differences at all between the first five inks, so I didn't perform any colour correction (which would darken the image and make the differences even less discernible), but only left the panels of colour reference patches from the scan in the image.

 

I understand the challenge.  The color zone represented by the first five inks is my favorite, and I have often thought of posting comparison photographs but have never succeeded in capturing, in reproduction, the differences that so delight me in practice.

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33 minutes ago, pgcauk said:

My surprise conclusion is that I really, really like Summer Storm; that and Salix being the closest to Blue that I ever really get.

But nothing yet outranks Scabiosa for me!

 

I don't remember whether you have tried Barossa Grape.  After extensive experimentation with different pens and papers, I now consider it my bluer counterpart to Scabiosa.  In fact, on some papers Barossa Grape looks blue gray, the "closest to Blue" of any of the inks I use for writing; I do not have Salix for comparison.  TAG Kyoto Nurebairo, which I use for calligraphy and which is generally categorized as black, looks blue while being washed out of a brush but not on the page.

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ENewton, I checked out the review over at Mountains of Ink, which looked scrummy, until I saw the comparison swatch of Claret which looked exactly the same! Samples is the way to go, I guess, but having bought a half dozen Birmingham violets and a trio from Robert Oster, I'm finding that my original Scabiosa is sufficient for me. Greens I have dozens on the go at once and oranges I now have a Rust and a Red Fox that peep through all that foliage, but violet, although a main color for me, I'm content with what I have.

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