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    Default Blues and Blue-Blacks

    Poor photo quality...sorry about that.



    Writing samples were done using a "Ta-tung 717" FP, unless stated otherwise.



    Writing samples were done with a 0.7mm loose FP nib in a dip pen holder, dipped in the inks. The photo looks pretty accurate on me screen, but ymmv.

    Paper used is Rhodia #16 graph.

    And here is the water resistance test. I soaked the section on the left in water for 10 minutes, and water droplets were flicked onto the section on the right.

    Last edited by Nonsensical; May 19th, 2013 at 04:09 AM. Reason: Add water resistance test, better photos.

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    Nice to see comparisons of a load of inks in my favourite colour range.
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    Try Noodler's Midnight Blue or Diamine Twilight. Both excellent entries in this category
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    Default Re: Blues and Blue-Blacks

    Mmm blues, my favourite colour of all time. Thanks for doing this. Now I have an idea of what blues I want to buy (been avoiding buying blues in favour of other colours, variety you know)

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    Default Re: Blues and Blue-Blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by writingrav View Post
    Try Noodler's Midnight Blue or Diamine Twilight. Both excellent entries in this category
    I have Diamine Twilight, but unfortunately, it's back in Melbourne. I've only really started getting into Blue-Blacks in the past few months.

    I've done a water resistance test, and will upload it soon.

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    Very useful. Thanks. The Pilot & Platinum BBs look interesting to me. I have Twilight, too. It has a hint of teal in it. I never liked it when other BBs dried teal-ish, but Diamine Twilight is attractive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jor412 View Post
    Very useful. Thanks. The Pilot & Platinum BBs look interesting to me. I have Twilight, too. It has a hint of teal in it. I never liked it when other BBs dried teal-ish, but Diamine Twilight is attractive.
    I plan on doing a more complete set of scans when I get back to Australia in about 2 months time. Hopefully I'll be able to take all the ink I've purchased back with me...I've noticed that Iroshizuku Tsuki Yo bears a resemblence to Diamine Twilight, and can't wait to compare the two.

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    Default Re: Blues and Blue-Blacks

    Thanks. Another blue-black fan here. How does Salix compare to Pelikan BB in terms of flow?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Thanks. Another blue-black fan here. How does Salix compare to Pelikan BB in terms of flow?
    Cheers
    In my experience, I find Salix to be drier than Pelikan blue black. The Salix does better on cheap (20 lb) copy paper.

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    Default Re: Blues and Blue-Blacks

    Quote Originally Posted by dgator View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Thanks. Another blue-black fan here. How does Salix compare to Pelikan BB in terms of flow?
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    In my experience, I find Salix to be drier than Pelikan blue black. The Salix does better on cheap (20 lb) copy paper.
    I agree. Salix is the drier ink, but both flow just enough, so I don't feel like it's too stingy. I don't enjoy using Salix in EF (Japanese Fine) nibs, though. It does tend to increase the feedback.

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