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    Default EFNIR: KWZ El Dorado

    Extra Fine Nib Ink Review: KWZ El Dorado

    This is review #272 in my series. Here's the YouTube video:


    Post-recording notes: I originally had this classified as "Gold" color (based on the name), but really, it's dark yellow. I like the color, but I don't think it's great for long written passages - it would get hard on the eyes after a while, especially on white paper. Cleaning was easy with plain water but surprisingly needed a few extra flushes - the dye is very concentrated.

    Zoomed in photo (What my eyes see might be a little tiny bit less vibrant, but this is extremely close!)


    Screenshot (Also very close.)


    Scan of Completed Review (Very close. Text a little too bright.)


    Absorbent Paper Close-up (top is puzzle paper like thick newsprint, bottom is old 20lb copy paper) (These are fairly close but the color on paper is duller than these images suggest - both of these papers seem to have muted the color, making it a little browner.)


    Line width (The "I" in "Ink:". Magnification is 100x. The grid is 100x100m. The scale is 330m, with eleven divisions of 30m each. The line width for this ink is roughly 270m. With 272 inks measured, the average line width is 296m.)


    Microscope image (400x. Closeup of an ink "hairball". )


    Microscope image (100x. Hairballs and yellow bubbles...)


    Previous Review: Noodler's X-Feather Black.

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    Default Re: EFNIR: KWZ El Dorado

    Gorgeous review @LizEF
    Many thanks to Klaw for doing the water test.
    I love the colour and the slides are so hopeful and joyful on this cold winter day.

    Thanks for making this Tuesday sunny side up

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    Default Re: EFNIR: KWZ El Dorado

    I think Klaw should be doing his own reviews - he's still young enough to learn all the necessary skills...

    Thank you Liz, great review, charming story development (almost goosebumpy) and a pretty colour - albeit perhaps not entirely deserving of its rather grand name.

    Another lovely Tuesday treat

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    Default Re: EFNIR: KWZ El Dorado

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Gorgeous review @LizEF
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Many thanks to Klaw for doing the water test.


    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    I love the colour and the slides are so hopeful and joyful on this cold winter day.

    Thanks for making this Tuesday sunny side up
    You're very welcome! Wishing you some warm days to give you a break from the cold!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: KWZ El Dorado

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I think Klaw should be doing his own reviews - he's still young enough to learn all the necessary skills...
    - Klaw learns what Klaw wants to learn. (I've been teaching him to do high fives and fist bumps - which of course he will only do until I run out of treats, then he loses all interest.)

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Thank you Liz, great review, charming story development (almost goosebumpy) and a pretty colour - albeit perhaps not entirely deserving of its rather grand name.
    You're very welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Another lovely Tuesday treat
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: EFNIR: KWZ El Dorado



    It's snowing here. KWZ Aztec Gold makes me feel warm! I had a sample of this ink once. Though I do not recall any impressions, other than 'Hey, does this ink smell like oranges?'

    I also had a sample of A Patchy Sunset. I enjoyed that, until I discovered its Secret NeverDri ️ Formula.

    I love the story! Her Orbness' deepest secret name revealed. Kudos! Can't wait for the next 'chapter.

    A gigantic Miyazaki-like godling strides the cosmos, blowing bubbles, as it contemplates the dense, furled ball of gillyweed which conceals the pink goddess.

    (Write about my cell phone? Okay. I wish they'd stop obsoleting them every five seconds.)

    Liz, another triumph for you, and an enjoyable review, but a pass on this ink for me.




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    Default Re: EFNIR: KWZ El Dorado

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    It's snowing here. KWZ Aztec Gold makes me feel warm! I had a sample of this ink once. Though I do not recall any impressions, other than 'Hey, does this ink smell like oranges?'
    Glad to help warm you up! I don't recall a smell, buy my smell() function seems to have programming errors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I also had a sample of A Patchy Sunset. I enjoyed that, until I discovered its Secret NeverDri ️ Formula.
    I blame Noodler's for that one - nothing to do with RH or my paper or whatever - it's all in the ink! IMO, this would make a pretty good substitute.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I love the story! Her Orbness' deepest secret name revealed. Kudos! Can't wait for the next 'chapter.
    Thank you!! I'm going to have to remember "Her Orbness" for when Quin needs to give her a hard time. I think I'm going to write a scene or two from the past - not involving our quartet, but someone they sort of intersect with briefly... Sort of like a prequel to one of the scenes I'm working on now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    A gigantic Miyazaki-like godling strides the cosmos, blowing bubbles, as it contemplates the dense, furled ball of gillyweed which conceals the pink goddess.
    You have a fabulous imagination, Sailor!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    (Write about my cell phone? Okay. I wish they'd stop obsoleting them every five seconds.)
    Amen to that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Liz, another triumph for you, and an enjoyable review, but a pass on this ink for me.
    Thank you!

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