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Private Reserve Tanzanite - comparisons and complements


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Here's my fifth of these comparisons / contrasts thanks to @amberleadavis! :) As before, the paper is 52gsm cream Tomoe River.  Also, I left the images big so any who wish can zoom in and see color in detail.  Color reproduction isn't too bad - I describe any variation in the ink list at the bottom.


Photograph (this seems to have better color reproduction):






Extra photo with Levenger Gemstone Green:



Extra scan with Levenger Gemstone Green:




Ink List:

  • Private Reserve Tanzanite (cartridge)
  • Guest boxes: DSS (Diamine Sargasso Sea?), PRAB (Private Reserve American Blue) NEW and OLD
  • De Atramentis Pigeon Blue (looks a little more blue in the images than in real life - it's teal)
  • Diamine Red Dragon (came out brownish on paper, though that doesn't show in the images)
  • Sailor Kujukuri Coast Hamanasu (looks too purple in the scan)
  • Kobe #28 Lilly of the Valley (looks more muted in all images than in real life)
  • Sailor Nioi Sumire (also looks more blue in the images than in real life - it's blurple)


I particularly like Sailor Kujukuri Coast Hamanasu with this ink.  Kobe #28 isn't too bad either.

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I love Blurples.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY







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32 minutes ago, amberleadavis said:

I love Blurples.

Clearly you were made for capes and crowns in the royal color! ;)

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