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PithyProlix

Calling all L’Artisan Pastellier fans, please!

 

I am preparing an order from L'Artisan Pastellier and having trouble picking a blue-black/blue-grey.  Online samples of their Callifolio blue-blacks/blue-greys can look very similar. I already have Baikal, Gris de Payne from the Classique inks (which leans a little bit green), and I plan to order Callifolio Gris de Payne & Equinoxe (5), so I am interested in Bosphore, Botany Bay, Byzance, and Bonne Esperance.

For those of you who have used these inks: which would best complement (i.e. be most different from) Classique Gris de Payne, and Callifolios Baikal, Gris de Payne, and Equinoxe (5)? (I'm happy to hear other considerations with these blue-blacks/blue-greys, as well.)

"Most people enjoy the sight of their own handwriting as they enjoy the smell of their own farts." - W. H. Auden

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1 hour ago, Arkanabar said:

I have only one such ink, Callifolio Oconto.  It behaves itself quite well.  I can't help with the color comparisons.

 

Thanks for the info. Other blues planned for this order are Ohlanga, Bleu Equinox 5, Bleu Meditarranee, and one of the blue-blacks/blue-greys I mentioned previously - Oconto will likely be for a future order. (And I didn't used to be much of a fan of blue inks ...)

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Regarding L'Artisan Pastellier, I just now found this catalog of their various inks: https://artisanpastellier.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/catalogue-complet-encres.pdf

 

Not sure if it is new or I just missed it before. Unfortunately it is rather low resolution and many of the writing samples and swatches of the Callifolio blues do not seem like close matches to other pictures online.

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5 hours ago, Eclipse157 said:

@namrehsnoom made excellent reviews of the whole Callifolio lineup.

 

https://inkxplorations.wordpress.com/ink-review-index/

Yes, I am aware and I agree that they are excellent. In absence of any advice here I will likely rely on those to a large degree for my pick.

 

I am currently leaning towards Botany Bay.

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For a blue-grey, I like Bosphore a lot. Excellent writing ink. Don’t think you can go wrong with that one. I actually prefer it a bit more than Botany Bay. They are quite similar, but personally I think Bosphore has a stronger presence on the page (somewhat more saturated, maybe that’s why). 

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4 hours ago, namrehsnoom said:

For a blue-grey, I like Bosphore a lot. Excellent writing ink. Don’t think you can go wrong with that one. I actually prefer it a bit more than Botany Bay. They are quite similar, but personally I think Bosphore has a stronger presence on the page (somewhat more saturated, maybe that’s why). 

More saturated sounds good. Baikal, while beautiful and used often, has been pretty unsaturated out of my fine nib pens, which I an tending towards for writing. Bosphore sounds like it will complement it well in my ink collection. 

 

Thanks much for the advice! 

"Most people enjoy the sight of their own handwriting as they enjoy the smell of their own farts." - W. H. Auden

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