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Getting The Most Out Of J. Herbin 1670 Emerald Of Chivor


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Got in my Emerald of Chivor yesterday from GouletPens (lucky lucky), and I immediately shook it up, stuck a syringe way to the bottom to get the most out of the sparkles (which settles very quickly), filled the cartridge and went to town. In a Lamy Al-Star w/ 1.5mm Stub nib on Rhodia No. 16 Dot Paper.

 

http://i.imgur.com/4mkbAaE.png

 

A lot less sparkly and oily-red sheen than photos online, perhaps it's my paper or pen? I don't know, would I need something like Tomoe?

 

http://i.imgur.com/Y0u5OTy.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gWHgYxq.jpg

 

Don't get me wrong I enjoy this ink's color alone and will write in my Master Leuchtturm 1917 lovingly as such, but I'm really curious on getting the most out of this ink's properties. Thoughts? Also later on I should be getting a TWSBI 1.1 mm nib for my Diamond 580, if not the sparkles flow from that at least I can see them swirl in the tank yeh?

 

- GlennPen

 

Update [8.29.2015 2:07 PM]: Does extremely well on L!FE brand paper.

 

http://i.imgur.com/keyIrZB.png

http://i.imgur.com/hDmTxUH.png

 

And here's an upclose shot:

http://i.imgur.com/6FCKS10.png

 

and lovingly in the sun.http://i.imgur.com/djCoWo0.png

 

Seems to me that Japanese paper is more likely to bring out the full vibrance of this ink!

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I think it soaks into Rhoda paper a little quickly and maybe that makes it show up less sheen. I found this with the Diamine Shimmertastic inks too.

 

I recommend you try a less absorbent paper.

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Mm, I see, I thought it seemed a bit absorbent. Any thoughts on a more resistant paper?

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Update: Tried a Clairefontaine notebook I had lying around, astounding difference in sparkle amount compared to Rhodia (even though both are owned under one entity). Good, but can I go further?

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Starting to look that way yeah. Been needing (excuse me, WANTING) a reason to get some Tomoe anyway!

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Buy it from Rakuten using a forwarding service. 4000 sheets for ~$75. Plus some for forwarding service, don't know how much.

 

Or if you just want a notebook, I think goulet stocks them.

I am trying to get 4000 sheets though to use with my order of this ink.

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Buy it from Rakuten using a forwarding service. 4000 sheets for ~$75. Plus some for forwarding service, don't know how much.

 

Or if you just want a notebook, I think goulet stocks them.

I am trying to get 4000 sheets though to use with my order of this ink.

 

4000 sheets, talk about a deal when it comes to FP Paper!

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I just filled my new white TWSBI Eco with a stub nib, with Emerald of Chivor, and it is a winning combination. A nice wet broad line to show off the character of this beautiful new ink. I used one of my Staples Sustainable Earth Sugarcane notebooks to take it for a test drive, and the quick brown fox sure isn't in Kansas anymore...wow, does this look stunning!

Tomorrow, I'll pull out my Tamoe River paper to see it's true potential.

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I just filled my new white TWSBI Eco with a stub nib, with Emerald of Chivor, and it is a winning combination. A nice wet broad line to show off the character of this beautiful new ink. I used one of my Staples Sustainable Earth Sugarcane notebooks to take it for a test drive, and the quick brown fox sure isn't in Kansas anymore...wow, does this look stunning!

Tomorrow, I'll pull out my Tamoe River paper to see it's true potential.

 

Hmm, I have that Staples Paper. I'll have a go at it...

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These are my results with a Lamy Al-Star 1.5 mm Stub with the Staples Bagasse Paper:

 

http://i.imgur.com/9dGNNT1.png

http://i.imgur.com/Zm7pf1l.png

http://i.imgur.com/08v3dGd.png

 

 

The sparkles definitely do show-up in greater number than Rhodia paper, about on par Clairefontaine, but this paper will not give the oily-red sheen that the L!FE paper does.

 

And here's a scan of it, which won't show-off the sparkle well.

 

http://i.imgur.com/kGvjiwE.png

 

Good to know this paper can bring out the 1670 inks somewhat, but, you can only write on one side due to how thin it is, bleedthrough is possible with 2 whole seconds of keeping the nib in once place slightly fuzzy.

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I just filled my new white TWSBI Eco with a stub nib, with Emerald of Chivor, and it is a winning combination. A nice wet broad line to show off the character of this beautiful new ink. I used one of my Staples Sustainable Earth Sugarcane notebooks to take it for a test drive, and the quick brown fox sure isn't in Kansas anymore...wow, does this look stunning!

Tomorrow, I'll pull out my Tamoe River paper to see it's true potential.

Excellent! I was thinking of getting a TWSBI Eco for the express purpose of filling it with this particualr ink. Can you show a pic of it filled with the Emerald of Chivor?

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Hmm, I have that Staples Paper. I'll have a go at it...

Bagasse is my go-to paper.

 

I think there's someone here or on Etsy selling Tomoe River Paper in smaller quantities. I got the cream.

My other pen is a Montblanc and...

 

My other blog is a tumblr.

 

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Jetpens is selling 5 sheets of A5 Tomoe for $1. Cream or white. They also have A4 100 sheets loose as does Goulet.

 

Has anyone found a notecard stock that lets the Emerald shine? My sample from Goulet is to be here Wednesday and it seems Rhodia, Clairefontaine and my card stock won't show off the magic color shifting.

 

So, cardstock tests by anyone with the Emerald in hand??

Sometimes I think I can taste the colors of the ink through my eyes. That Emerald.....

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On Tomoe River with a wet pen, it comes alive. I like the TWSBI 1.1 italic stub for showing this ink's sheen. Keep in mind these sheen colors only show (or at least with the most intensity) in reflected light with the paper held at the correct angle.

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That is a great price for that paper. I just dont need that much. I need to find someone to go in on it with.

 

I preordered my ink from Pen Boutique. I dont know if they got their shipment yet but I am patiently waiting for it to come in.

Life isn't always what you make it. Sometimes it just falls in your lap and you have to deal with it.

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I tried it on Clairfontaine first and got plenty of sparkles, but not the red sheen. I've gotten plenty of sheen on Tomoe, and also on whatever this Midori paper is.

Currently in rotation: Wing Sung 698/Diamine Blue Velvet, Wing Sung 618/Diamine Golden Oasis, Lamy Profil 80/Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine

 

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