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A Brief Comparison Of Super5 Delhi And Noodler's Apache Sunset


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Hi Everyone,


This is just a quick comparison I made of two shading orange inks: Super5 Delhi and Noodler's Apache Sunset.

I was surprised at how similar they can look and the shading with both is impressive. The huge advantage, for some at least, of Delhi is that it's completely waterproof once dry!


If you've been hoping for a waterproof version of Apache Sunset, Super5 Delhi may be close enough to fit the bill.

My only complaint with Delhi as far as behavior goes is that it left pink stains in my TWSBI demonstrator that I still haven't been able to get out.


Here's what these two oranges look like on a cheap legal pad:




Some close-ups:






And on 80gsm Rhodia:




Rhodia close-ups:






I hope this is useful for someone!



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Huh. I don't doubt your findings, they're there to see, but fwiw I found my bottle of Apache Sunset a much darker orange than Delhi. Possibly a result of Noodler's inconsistency, but perhaps worth noting for anyone expecting them to be the same - they might not be.

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Funny -- again, not all that hilarious -- but I also find that the Apache is somewhat darker than the Super5. I do however find them very similar, actually, and (as already said above) it's probably Noodler's inconsistency as usual. All in all etc I prefer the Super5 just because it's easier to get. (I know, I know, you guys in the States see it exactly the other way around.) :)

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Thanks for noting that, it could also have something to do with my pen. When I get a chance I'll compare both using a Nib Creaper flex and see if that makes a difference. I was quite surprised at Delhi's shading!

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Here is a comparison of the two inks using a Noodler's Nib Creaper flex pen. Much to my surprise, the flex experiment actually confirmed what I'd seen using the TWSBI ECO 1.1 stub. Super5 Delhi is a great shader! It's also noticeable more orange than Apache Sunset when using a wet nib like this.


Here's a comparison on a cheap legal pad:






And on 80gms Rhodia:






Delhi shades a little less than Apache Sunset, but is quite close. I also love how Delhi looks like orange juice in a demonstrator. A great breakfast ink!


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Ahh... a great breakfast ink, 'eh?. Now I know why I like Midnight Blues....

Thanks for the really good scans!!!


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