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Akkerman Dutch Masters Ceruleum Blauw


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I thinks it's a good colour for the adjective "cerulean" which has something to do with "sky, heaven". Still, it's too light and greyish for a me-blue. An excellent choice of comparisons!

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Appreciate the comparisons to their Diamine "doppelganger" and confirms my Akkerman desire is for the bottles, not the ink. Great review!

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I was going to say that it reminds me a bit of MB Leo Tolstoy -- but then saw your side-by-side (and I was right). Not what I'd call "cerulean blue" (for which I'd expect both lighter and brighter a blue) but it looks to be a nice color nonetheless.

Thanks for posting the pix.

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Great review, in particular the description... The shading might be a little too distracting for me.

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Where would Israel's Zeeblauw fit within Vermeer's Ceruleum and Kobalt blauw?

 

And if Ceruleum is similar to Diamine Misty Blue, and Kobalt to Oxford Blue, would Israel's Zeeblauw be similar to Teal?

 

So going from bluer to greener, would we have something like Ceruleum, Kobalt and Zeeblauw?

 

Thank you!

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Being a big fan of MB Tolstoy, I really like this blue. The shading is very attractive.

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#50shadesofbluechallenge (link to the hashtag on Instagram) is the hashtag for the ongoing challenge over at the German PenExchange forum for July & August 2020. Since I inked up all my pens for this challenge with all the 50+ blue inks I have I also want to share my snapshots here.

 

Akkerman Dutch Masters Ceruleum Blauw flows perfectly perfect in this Pilot Custom Heritage 912 FA. This blue is one of my favourites, although the first bottle will be my last as I find Diamine Misty Blue (also part of the #50shades... and coming later this month, so I'll have a brief comparison then) similar enough; Misty Blue is also a loooot easier and cheaper to get here in Berlin.

 

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Two more pics and a little comparison to Ceruleum Blauw's sibling (if not: twin) Diamine Misty Blue.

 

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Since I use many cartridge/converter pens, I decided to eliminate the steps of taking out a syringe to refill my cartridges by simply transferring the ink into a syringe bottle. These are available in various sizes, I got 10 ml and 30 ml ones.

 

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(edited to add the comparison note)

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errantmarginalia and JulieParadise: Many thanks for reviewing this ink. I find it a very beautiful yet usable blue.

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Thanks to both reviewers!

 

Hmm, my Diamine Misty Blue looks far less saturated on than on that splash. It's a very muted pastel blue.

 

P.S.: I really like both of the notebooks shown here by the OP and JulieParadise. I'd love to know what they are. The Tomoe River one seems to have very small grid, Hobonichi-style. And the other notebook looks really nice with that partial horizontal ruling and good, smooth paper.

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The notebook I used was a special edition Midori MD A5 lined + margin (the margin is placed only on the right half of the right page and at the bottom of both. The left page has no margin to the side whatsoever, the lines start right at the edge of the paper

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I have two more pics:

 

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The masking tape I used would not rub off without smudging and smearing into the white areas, so I show you the photo with the fluid still on. Akkerman on the left, Diamine to the right on the picture underneath; both small pics show Akkerman DM Ceruleum Blauw shot within some seconds with and without clouds outside.

 

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Even the little labels on my bottles show a variety of tones although both Akkerman labels were touched by drops from the same bottle of Akkerman, both Misty Blue labels were created with drops from the older Diamine bottle but on got a heavier layer of ink. --> Which shows how much the thickness of layers or the amount of ink you have in one place matters to the colour it dries to.

 

That is why I am such a fan of splashes, as these show the range of tones an ink can give in general, whereas written text shows how this translates to pages where it was used.

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