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    Default Re: Mystery inks - bonus/homage?

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    Sample Comparison
    The R&K ink is not named. Do you know what it is? It looks similar to P.I. Aji sai
    the R&K is Königsblau /Royal blue
    Funny I found Sample B very wet, but lowish on lubrication
    My Xerox ColorPrint 120gsm paper is a very smooth and coated, heavy laser printer paper. Very wet inks take ages to dry on it because they sit on the surface and take ages to soak in. This ink dried instantly and really surprised me.
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    Recently I've been playing around with Photoshop colour picker and Inkswatch because I've been trying to buy a particular ink. If I could get it shipped from Canada to the US I would buy the more expensive branded bottle that's a bit lighter, but there is a significantly less expensive option that I can get here.

    I like the match of mystery ink B against one of these choices so I'm guessing it's a hydrangea colour. Maybe Sailor Ink Studio #150 - that is completely the wrong colour group on Inkswatch. My other guess is J.Herbin Violette Pensée.
    Last edited by Chrissy; June 23rd, 2024 at 02:17 AM.
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    I couldn't guess, but I like B, and I'm far from a purple ink aficionado. I have Diamine Pansy from the last MI and it's darker. Plus Sailor Nioi Sumire, which always struck me as blue, Chesterfield Antique Orchid (darker), and a couple of maybe-purple inks from InkVents, that are certainly not this. Whatever it is, I am glad to have it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    My other guess is J.Herbin Violette Pensée.
    I doubt if it's Herbin. Mine bled through Hammermill paper. This one doesn't.
    And I do agree with Sample 4 is very dry, but depending nibs, it's quite unpleasant, ironically with a B nib.
    I'm wondering if it's Kyoto TAG, maybe Ryukuyu-iro/Seiheki /Urahairo.

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    Violette Pensée is just one of my guesses. Which ink is sample 4? Sample D?
    I have 2 bottles of Kyo no oto Urahairo and it's green. My sample D looks like a grey blue
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Violette Pensée is just one of my guesses. Which ink is sample 4? Sample D?
    I have 2 bottles of Kyo no oto Urahairo and it's green. My sample D looks like a grey blue
    Sorry. Sample D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I couldn't guess, but I like B, and I'm far from a purple ink aficionado. I have Diamine Pansy from the last MI and it's darker. Plus Sailor Nioi Sumire, which always struck me as blue, Chesterfield Antique Orchid (darker), and a couple of maybe-purple inks from InkVents, that are certainly not this. Whatever it is, I am glad to have it!
    I used to have Sailor Nioi Sumire and I always thought of it as a "blurple"
    Whatever Sample B is, it's an unsaturated ink and both Diamine Pansy and Lamy Dark Lilac are more saturated versions of the same colour family.
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    Default Re: Mystery inks - bonus/homage?

    I was thinking of revealing the inks' names on July 6th or 7th, unless some of you want more time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithium466 View Post
    I was thinking of revealing the inks' names on July 6th or 7th, unless some of you want more time.
    Or you can reveal A/B now. Then C/D next week. I still have to clean my pens to finish reviewing D and start E

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    That sounds like a better plan.

    Inks A and B will be revealed tonight (currently morning EST time).

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    I've written with A and B and don't mind having those revealed. I've only just started with C and I'm not home until Saturday evening. All 5 samples are inked up in pens but not all have been written with yet.
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    Default Re: Mystery inks - bonus/homage?

    Are you ready for the reveal?

    I was initially surprised to see ink A described as blue black, as it is

    Spoiler: 
    Taccia Hiroshige Utagawa Ainezu
    https://taccia.com/products/ukiyoe-i...43071528993017

    An Indigo/teal leaning grey inspired by Utagawa Hiroshige's “Sudden Shower at Shin-Ohashi Bridge” from 1857


    (I do see the blue black now)

    As for ink B:

    Spoiler: 
    Jacques Herbin Violet Boreal, from "les encres essentielles" series
    https://www.jacquesherbin.com/produit/violet-boreal/

    I think Violet Imperial (with gold shimmer) is closer to "Violette pensée", especially in the slight shift to something bluer when dry. Violet Boreal is a shading violet purple that sadly didn't really win my heart!
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    Wow. That was so fun. Thanks so much for letting us discover these inks.
    BTW, wasn't Violette Impériale à film with Luis Mariano?
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    My chroma and some initial thoughts of mystery ink C

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    Mystery ink #52 was Pilot blue-black, I will need to revisit it as it's much lighter than the name lets me think!

    Funny thing, I only received Mystery ink C shortly before sending the packages, and inked my steel nibbed Pilot Capless with it, an ordinarily very dry pen (which I keep as is as I use it for short notes on the go and shorter dry time is better), and with ink C it started right away (from a refilled cartridges), and almost impressed me with the ink flow (if not with the colour, but blame Yazeh, as I am just the messenger there^^ ((inside joke sorry Yazeh!)))!

    In the past I always thought (and noticed in my tests) that higher surface tension inks would just be too dry in most of my (mostly EF) pens, and just dissed them (same comment for some Korean and Japanese very dry inks)...but recently the arrival of Parker 45s in my life surprised me with almost gushing Pelikan 4001 and Waterman green, while some Sailor inks, usually much "wetter", were not happy.
    So, nothing new for most of you, but as a newcomer to non-Japanese pens I had started to see the appeal of more traditional inks like the Waterman or Pelikan 4001, which I wasn't even considering "usable" in the past.

    Anyway, all that to say that I have been surprised to see people describe ink A or C as dry, when I just thought they were "moderately wet/adequate", compared to say, Pelikan 4001 royal blue. On the other hand, mystery ink B was literally gushing out of my Parker 45, when Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Guri wasn't. But ink B is considered by its manufacturer to give a "rich flow" (probably to compensate its lower saturation) so...
    Ok, I gave you some hints on mystery ink C there, now you know it's not Iroshizuku Yama-Guri



    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Wow. That was so fun. Thanks so much for letting us discover these inks.
    BTW, wasn't Violette Impériales à film with Luis Mariano?
    It was, yes Thank you for the reminder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithium466 View Post
    Are you ready for the reveal?

    I was initially surprised to see ink A described as blue black, as it is

    Spoiler: 
    Taccia Hiroshige Utagawa Ainezu
    https://taccia.com/products/ukiyoe-i...43071528993017

    An Indigo/teal leaning grey inspired by Utagawa Hiroshige's “Sudden Shower at Shin-Ohashi Bridge” from 1857


    (I do see the blue black now)

    As for ink B:

    Spoiler: 
    Jacques Herbin Violet Boreal, from "les encres essentielles" series
    https://www.jacquesherbin.com/produit/violet-boreal/

    I think Violet Imperial (with gold shimmer) is closer to "Violette pensée", especially in the slight shift to something bluer when dry. Violet Boreal is a shading violet purple that sadly didn't really win my heart!
    And I love them both! Thanks so much, Lithium, for this spring/summer ink-apalooza.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    And my latest ebook, for spooky wintery reading:

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    Gorgeous seagrass colour.
    Wet, low lubrication. Unpleasant with a B nib. Surprisingly pleasant and smooth with Kanwrite fitted with an Ahab nib. Almost too wet.
    Shades elegantly, less so than in a scan.

    Decent water resistance.

    Rhodia-D.jpg

    Hammermill-D.jpg

    Watertest - RD.jpeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    My other guess is J.Herbin Violette Pensée.
    I doubt if it's Herbin. Mine bled through Hammermill paper. This one doesn't.
    And I do agree with Sample 4 is very dry, but depending nibs, it's quite unpleasant, ironically with a B nib.
    I'm wondering if it's Kyoto TAG, maybe Ryukuyu-iro/Seiheki /Urahairo.
    It was a J.Herbin ink despite not bleeding through on Hammermill paper. LOL Violette Pensée wasn't too bad a guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    My other guess is J.Herbin Violette Pensée.
    I doubt if it's Herbin. Mine bled through Hammermill paper. This one doesn't.
    And I do agree with Sample 4 is very dry, but depending nibs, it's quite unpleasant, ironically with a B nib.
    I'm wondering if it's Kyoto TAG, maybe Ryukuyu-iro/Seiheki /Urahairo.
    It was a J.Herbin ink despite not bleeding through on Hammermill paper. LOL Violette Pensée wasn't too bad a guess.
    Not bad at all

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    And finally sample E:
    You won't want to receive a letter in this colour

    Very wet ink. Surprisingly very fast dry times on Rhodia. Writes vermilion, then darkens slightly.
    Well behaved on copy paper.
    Below average lubrication.



    Chroma-E 3.jpeg

    Comparison E.jpg

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    Dismal water resistance

    Watertest - E.jpeg

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