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Tears Of Clown - Bung Box


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Some time ago Tinjapan send some Sailor LE ink to Sisnistral1 who, in turm, sent the rest of the samples to me. Thank you both of you :)

Sailor is my favourite ink maker. Sadly their most interesting inks are available only in Japan or from internet retailers. Getting ink from Japan is expensive.

Tears of Clown looks interesting. I like it.

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Ink splash

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Software ID

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Color range

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Oxford recycled, 90 g - Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper, B

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Notebook TeNeues

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I love this ink. Easily one of my favorites from Sailor.

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The sheen... you forgot the SHEEN... This one sheens like crazy... :wub: :wub:

 

Great Review of a FANTASTIC Ink.!!!!.. :D

 

 

 

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This looks like a dead ringer for R&K Alt-bordeaux. Or is it a bit redder? Great review as usual, though I miss the alternate color swatches.

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@jason - this weekend I should have some tiime to scan it and post some comparison.

 

@saskia - my scanner tends to add some pinkish tones to violet and red scans although in daily light the scan looked pretty close to my notebiook content.

 

@C - there is some sheen, but in this particular combo (pen, ink, paper) not so much. Just some sparkles.

 

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How does this ink compare to the old formulation of Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses? Really loved the old formulation, but alas it's gone.

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This ink was sold as their Penman Ruby comparison. Saskia may still have some real Penman Ruby. I did a comparison and this one sheen better and flows better. I loved it... and then Red Cashmere came to me. Alas, Red Cashmere is more difficult to obtain than this beautiful ink, so if you love Reds with sheens, buy this ink.

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

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I just received a sample of this ink today and surprisingly I don't really care for it I'm not seeing any drastic shading or sheen that others speak of. I am hoping that when I try it in a pen with a broader nib I will be proved wrong.

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Thanks for this very comprehensive review.

 

Tears of Clown is an ink I've been interested in for awhile.

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I just received a sample of this ink today and surprisingly I don't really care for it I'm not seeing any drastic shading or sheen that others speak of. I am hoping that when I try it in a pen with a broader nib I will be proved wrong.

 

shading and sheen vary greatly depending on what paper you use. The less absorbent the paper (rhodia, clairefontaine, vellum) the better it looks, vs cheap paper.

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This kinda reminds me of the discontinued Sailor ink Grenade. I have a bottle I'm hoarding and using very little of. Tears of the Clown is beautiful!

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A year ago I balked at this color and now I'm drawn to this hue and ordered it a few days ago. Color preference is such a curious, liquid thing.

Ink, a drug.

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Meant to put this in inks I am waiting for. Sorry.

 

Steve

 

That's okay, let us know how you like it.

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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