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Turquoise To Blue-Black : 12 Inks Compared


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Hello all,


I felt like comparing my blue inks after acquiring Noodler's Baystate Blue yesterday, so here they are :


- Waterman Inspired Blue

- Diamine Florida Blue

- Noodler's Baystate Blue

- Private Reserve American Blue Fast Dry

- Pilot Blue

- Noodler's Polar Blue

- Sailor Jentle Blue

- Saior Jentle Blue-Black

- Pilot Blue-Black

- Diamine Majestic Blue

- Diamine Registrar's

- Private Reserve Ebony Blue


All names are written with a J. Herbin glass pen. The swabs are done with Q-tips. For each swab, the upper line is 3-pass and the bottom is only one with what is left of ink on the q-tip. The paper is Rhodia 80 g/m2.


This is my first post, but I read FPN posts since 2012. Thank you everyone for creating and feeding such an amazing source of information!




Edit : ... And I initially forgot a newly acquired Noodler's Blue Upon The Plains of Abraham :





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Interesting comparison. I only have a couple of these (Baystate Blue and Blue Upon the Plains of Abraham). I've tried Diamine Registrar's and didn't like it (there are much better IG inks on the market IMO); I used to wonder if I had somehow gotten a bad batch -- but nope, yours oxidized to the same washed out color mine did....

Haven't tried PR Fast Dry American Blue, but the regular PRAB was one of the first inks I ever bought.

Thanks for posting this.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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The Good Captain

A great review and probably my favourite colour range.

The Good Captain

"Meddler's 'Salamander' - almost as good as the real thing!"

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inkstainedruth, there is a precipitate in my Registrar's ink bottle. It probably turned, I bought it three years ago. I still use it though.

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