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I'm a biology student, and all my notes involve a bunch of illustrations, diagrams, labels etc. This semester I've been using two LAMYs with some stock standard LAMY blue ink and a bottle of Herbin's Cafe Des Iles. on it's own LAMY blue is boring as hell, I can certainly see a lot of use for it but it's by no means an exiting color. Cafe Des Iles on the other hand is like writing with rich, silty, honest dirt from a healthy creekbed. But I digress.

 

The two inks play off against each other in a way I simply haven't ever seen before. Neither demands attention from each other, Both keep from being gaudy or overly contrasted, And I really like the look of it.

 

SO, have any of you stumbled upon a pair of inks that play against each other in that perfect, hard to pinpoint way? what are your favourite pairs of inks?

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I like to pair GvFC Stone Grey, my default ink for regular notes, and MB William Shakespeare (any other complex dark red would serve the purpose), with which I write keywords and the most important parts. They look together really well. Recently I tried a Lie de The & GvFC Moss Green combo. This is a calmer option for those who like forest trips :)

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Can't find the post but someone here paired Ina Ho up with a grey and boy was it gorgeous.

I'll have a better look later.

 

In the meanwhile. Terracotta / oranges go really well with blues.

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Oh, d'you mean this one, Tas? That is effective, and certainly not a combination I would have thought to try.

 

 

 

YES !

Lovely isn't it ?

 

I'd perhaps choose Lexington Grey over Diamine Grey but I almost bought Ina Ho because of that image. In fact, let me add it to the list . . . :)

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Great! I thought Ina-Ho was lighter. In fact I didn't buy it because I feared it might be too light to be legible enough.

I think some of the KWZI offerings would do the job as well.

Grey really is a great background colour. I don't know what would look terrible with grey. Probably greyish brown is not the best choice.

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I find Pelikan Edelstein Garnet and KWZI Turkus Galusowy (iron-gall turquoise) complement each other lovelily.

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I'd perhaps choose Lexington Grey over Diamine Grey...

 

Hah! I was just thinking the same thing; mainly because I have Lex but not Diamine. (Really, really trying not to buy any more ink at the moment.) Too many pens inked just now, but I shall make a note to try it, as well as Café des Îles and Lamy Blue (as they're there).

 

I've got Lexington going with Super5 Delhi as a counterpoint at the moment, which it's pretty effective, and with the added bonus of water resistance from both.

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Hah! I was just thinking the same thing; mainly because I have Lex but not Diamine. (Really, really trying not to buy any more ink at the moment.) Too many pens inked just now, but I shall make a note to try it, as well as Café des Îles and Lamy Blue (as they're there).

 

I've got Lexington going with Super5 Delhi as a counterpoint at the moment, which it's pretty effective, and with the added bonus of water resistance from both.

 

Ooo, go on. Show us . . . :)

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It looks like you have discovered Complimentary Colours

 

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where colours that are opposite on the colour wheel go well together.

Your Cafe Des Iles is a sort of orangey colour, so it goes well with the blue of the Lamy Blue.

 

Now, for lab and field work, you might want to look at a good, permanently permanent Black, like Blackstone Barrister Black from Justwrite.com in QLD, or good ol' Noodler's bulletproof Black.

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To hear read is to obey:

 

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Oh my. That makes we want Lexington Gray. (And I hate black ink, so I always figured I'd hate gray, but look at the shading! <swoon>)

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Taken with cameraphone after 01:00 and no chance to adjust lighting (contrast). I like this color combination, as well as some greens and purples (of which I don't have the inks. Yet.).

 

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I don't have them right handy to take a photo of and post (perhaps a bit later) but was playing with some fun colors earlier today. Noodlers Apache Sunset and Diamine Saddle Brown and get this.... Blackstone Green Cashmere which is a lovely mossy green or green black. The nibs used were all stubs. (Al Star 1.1/green cashmer; Eco 1.1/apache sunset and 580 B Tomahawk/saddle brown) The paper is Rhodia dot pad.

 

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Sigh. Do you get points for enabling? That combo would only cost $125 on Amazon... I think the blue & pink combination might be mandatory though.

 

Ooops, I didn't think. :unsure: $$$

Perhaps cheaper dopplegangers will work almost as well together . . . Sorry.

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Oh my. That makes we want Lexington Gray. (And I hate black ink, so I always figured I'd hate gray, but look at the shading! <swoon>)

I long thought grey ink was a pointless enterprise, but they get you in the end. Nice thing about the Lex Gray is it seems amenable to dilution, so you can get a wide range of "pencil grade" greys as desired.

 

Taken with cameraphone after 01:00 and no chance to adjust lighting (contrast). I like this color combination, as well as some greens and purples (of which I don't have the inks. Yet.).

 

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I like that one; vibrant. *looks speculatively at existing turquoise inks*

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