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Inky T O D - Color Swatches - Blue/black - Please Post Your Pictures And Tell Us Your Thoughts


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For me the question is : "What ink is blue-black ?" And the answer is a blue ink when you write which comes to black when it dries.

To be honest in the list I posted yesterday, there are only two blue-black inks : Rohrer & and Klingner 2012 Limited Edition and Bleu sibyllin (Louis Vuitton).

I think there is a big difference between true blue-black inks and blue inks with dark shades. That's a common mistake.

 

 

Blue-black ink was any ink which was a mix of blue and black dyes. BTW, add Blue and Black inks and you get teal.

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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So, moving right along, do we have some new inks to share?

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

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So, I don't know that I would consider this a blue-black but others do.

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2016-Ink/01-January/2016-01-11_07.jpghttp://www.sheismylawyer.com/2016-Ink/01-January/2016-01-11_21.jpg

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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I would say that compared to my favorites, it was a tad dry, which means that for the average FPN user, it is perfect, neither too dry nor to wet. Another FPNer identified it as Atlantic for the regular De Atramentis name. I saw some shading.http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2016-Ink/01-January/2016-01-03_09.jpg

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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Thanks. That's the very one I want to try...but it is currently Unobtainium. Why must I be so FUSSY about my ink colors? *sobs quietly while sucking thumb*

Ask cool-japan on eBay about it. I'm quite sure he can get it for you. He's the man when it comes to Sailor inks.

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Here are the ones I've been through in the search for the ever elusive perfect blue-black ink. There are several here that I own and use regularly, while others have been tested and rejected for various reasons. Still haven't found the perfect one, though.

 

These samples are all at least three years old (I've been on a self-imposed ink hiatus until recently), written on Clairefontaine French ruled paper with my trusty test pen, a Lamy Al-Star with 1.1mm italic nib

 

Akkerman Shocking Blue:

fpn_1453656632__sailor_sei-boku.jpg

 

Caran d'Ache Blue Night:

fpn_1453656296__caran_dache_bluenight.jp

 

Diamine Majestic Blue:

fpn_1453656306__diamine_majesticblue.jpg

 

Diamine Midnight Blue:

fpn_1453656316__diamine_midnightblue.jpg

 

Montblanc Midnight Blue:

fpn_1453656340__mb_midnightblue.jpg

 

Noodlers Air Corp Blue Black:

fpn_1453656348__noodlers_aircorpbb.jpg

 

Noodlers Henry Hudson Blue:

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Noodlers Legal Lapis:

fpn_1453656364__noodlers_legallapis.jpg

 

Noodlers Squeteague:

fpn_1453656374__noodlers_squeteague.jpg

 

Noodlers FPN Starry Night Blue:

fpn_1453656381__noodlers_starrynight.jpg

 

Vintage Parker Quink Permanent Blue-Black (with Solv-X):

fpn_1453656396__parker_vintagebb_solv-x.

 

Pelikan Blue-Black:

fpn_1453656417__pelikan_bb.jpg

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Blue-Black scans, part 2

 

Pilot Iroshizuku tsuki-yo:

fpn_1453656328__iroshizuku_tsuki-yo.jpg

 

Platinum Blue-Black (cartridge):

fpn_1453656427__platinum_bb_cartridge.jp

 

Private Reserve Black Magic Blue:

fpn_1453656440__pr_blackmagicblue.jpg

 

Private Reserve Ebony Blue:

fpn_1453656453__pr_ebonyblue.jpg

 

Private Reserve Midnight Blues:
fpn_1453656468__pr_midnightblues.jpg

 

Private Reserve Sonic Blue:
fpn_1453656486__pr_sonicblue.jpg

 

Rohrer & Klingner Blau-Schwarz:
fpn_1453656495__rk_blauschwarz.jpg

 

Rohrer & Klingner Salix:
fpn_1453656548__rk_salix.jpg

 

Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris (there's a little more green in it than this scan shows):
fpn_1453656560__rk_verdigris.jpg

 

Sailor Blue-Black:

fpn_1453656609__sailor_bb.jpg

 

Sailor miruai:

fpn_1453656622__sailor_miruai.jpg

 

Sailor sei-boku:

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Thanks! Geoduck, you posted a great array of wonderful colors.

 

Caran D'Ache Blue Night. Quink. Pelikan. R& K Salix...so close.

 

Unsure whether I want an Iron Gall ink, though.

My other pen is a Montblanc and...

 

My other blog is a tumblr.

 

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Thanks! Geoduck, you posted a great array of wonderful colors.

 

Caran D'Ache Blue Night. Quink. Pelikan. R& K Salix...so close.

 

Unsure whether I want an Iron Gall ink, though.

 

Sounds like you and I are looking for the same ink. Those four are all close to my ideal, but come up short in one way or another. I keep dreaming that the perfect blue-black is out there.

 

I ordered four more BB samples last night. The search continues...

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Keep searching! Something that might grab your attention is L'Artisan Pastellier Equinoxe #6. It is one of the few blue-blacks that I actually enjoy.

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Thank you, geoduc! That PR Black Magic Blue looks like the BSB of dark blues. How does it behave?

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Keep searching! Something that might grab your attention is L'Artisan Pastellier Equinoxe #6. It is one of the few blue-blacks that I actually enjoy.

 

Thanks for the suggestion, that one is on my list for the future.

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Thank you, geoduc! That PR Black Magic Blue looks like the BSB of dark blues. How does it behave?

 

I recently gave away my bottle of Black Magic Blue. It behaved well, with moderate flow and decent line quality. I didn't like it because it was too saturated and too purple for my taste. It was also slow drying.

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Thanks for the further suggestions.

 

I really, REALLY want that Sailor Kobe 23. Cool-Japan had one, but it's gone.

 

Today I tested side-by-side Chesterfield Sodalite, Diamine Prussian Blue, and both old and new MB Midnight. I'm going with the Sodalite, probably in a Safari. The Prussian showed too green, the old MB a touch green, too, and the new, while a favorite, was too navy.

 

Just call me Goldilocks.

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My other pen is a Montblanc and...

 

My other blog is a tumblr.

 

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I recently gave away my bottle of Black Magic Blue. It behaved well, with moderate flow and decent line quality. I didn't like it because it was too saturated and too purple for my taste. It was also slow drying.

GeoDuc, I've missed you. I like BMB because it is "too saturated" and "too purple". It could dry slower and that would make me happy.

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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