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I was excited to try my first two Dominant Industry inks. One is quite nice, if impractical for most writing purposes. It's a somewhat unusual light, powder blue with a (faintly pink) silver shimmer: it's called Snowfield, in the Pearl series. (There's an apparently similar but probably less icy blue, too -- I think it's called Glacier. I don't know how they compare.)

 

The other ink I got was Lungo (Standard line), described as coffee scented, though the smell supposedly dissipates quickly. It's a dry, medium-dark ashy brown, and it smells like pickled coffee. My nostrils are still burning.

 

 

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Not familiar with this brand.  Where are they from? 

The brown one looks decent, but I quite agree with you about the blue one -- a bit too light to be legible.  And I suspect that even without the "shimmer" particles I'd be saying the same thing about it.

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38 minutes ago, inkstainedruth said:

Not familiar with this brand.  Where are they from?

 

Korea. 

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Snowfield: however much I do like it as it reminds me (however faintly) of Old Man Winter, it still looks too light to be read easily.

Lungo: this is of course easier to read but I like it even more because it reminds me of our unfortunately long gone Grand Canyon.

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Lungo looks OK, but I like even greyer browns.

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Kimchi coffee, of course. It's all the rage. :thumbup:

 

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I like the color but I, too, prefer my brown inks to lean grey. 

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In the writing the blue ink is the double of the Montblanc Miles Davis blue. I quite liked it but too light for everday use. I do have a bit of thing for icy blues.

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1 hour ago, PithyProlix said:

Kimchi coffee, of course. It's all the rage. :thumbup:

 

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I like the color but I, too, prefer my brown inks to lean grey. 

Kimchi Coffee is what I was thinking too. Only I think this is burnt-smelling, in addition.

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OH, wow, for me those are scents to avoid.

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18 hours ago, Audrey T said:

What are your favorite grey-browns, @jmccarty3 and @PithyProlix? I have some that I really like, too. Plus, they smell like nothing.

 

I don't know where the line between brown and taupe is so some of these might not actually be brown to you:

  • Kyo iro Stone Road of Gion (some report dryness - I haven't had any problems)
  • Kyo no oto Ochiguriiro 
  • L'Artisan Pastellier Brun Ours
  • R&K Sepia
  • Herbin Cacao du Bresil
  • PenBBS 390 Guilin (sometimes some greyness, not always) 
  • EDIT: I am adding PenBBS 278 Lhasa City even though it is questionably brown. It's a dark saffron color like, for example, the Dalai Lama's robe but a bit grey leaning. I bought this almost on a whim with very little to go on. It turned out to be love at first write and one of my favorite writing inks. 

I am pretty satisfied with these. There are some others I would like to try but nothing I feel compelled to except for R&K SketchInk Lily and Thea and ones in the Kala Abstraction Nostalgia series (but Kala is not so easy to get here without more $ than I am willing to spend). 

 

 

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My Kyo no oto was where my Kyo iro should be (and vice versa). If you understand what that means you win the prize.

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On 2/3/2022 at 3:43 PM, Audrey T said:

I was excited to try my first two Dominant Industry inks.

 

On 2/3/2022 at 4:47 PM, A Smug Dill said:
On 2/3/2022 at 4:08 PM, inkstainedruth said:

Not familiar with this brand.  Where are they from?

 

Korea. 

I thought the OP was using a pseudonym for the company.  :headsmack:

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13 hours ago, PithyProlix said:

 

13 hours ago, PithyProlix said:

 

I don't know where the line between brown and taupe is so some of these might not actually be brown to you:

  • Kyo iro Stone Road of Gion (some report dryness - I haven't had any problems)
  • Kyo no oto Ochiguriiro 
  • L'Artisan Pastellier Brun Ours
  • R&K Sepia
  • Herbin Cacao du Bresil

These correspond to my list of favorite grey-browns.

 

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17 hours ago, essayfaire said:

 

I thought the OP was using a pseudonym for the company.  :headsmack:

Heh heh. Pure Pens (UK) explains that:

Dominant is the most important key to guiding the whole song in musical terms, and in artistic terms it means "the main color of the many colors of the picture".

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