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BrandSeriesNameHueShade of Color, NOT brightness - even a black can have a tinge of a color and will be sorted into that color. True Neutrals are very rare.LiteBlack is less light than a light green, easy eh?VibrancyMore vibrant colors are... more vibrant.LDarkest average color shade from swab/writingDShadeInks with a high score do share more (difference between light and dark colors within writing have more contrast)PigPigmented inks have little pigment particles in a liquid base. These tend to be higher maintenance ink with a higher risk of clogging the pen.EGIron gall formulation. Some iron gall inks are more agressive towards pen materials than other inks. But most modern iron gall inks are very well behaved.LEPart of a Limited Edition releaseDCThis ink isn't produced or sold anymore.Dry (s)Average dry time until smear resistantFlowHow much ink will end up on the paper given a particular pen.LubricationHigher score indicates a smoother writing feel. A very low score ink might make a pen feel scratchy/provide more feedbackBleedInks with high scores are less likely to bleed through to the backside of the paper, even on cheap paper qualities.FeatherInks with high scores are less likely to feather along the paper fibers, even on cheap paper. Most quick dry inks have low scores as they tend to seep into the paper very fast to provide that quick drytime.GhostInks with a high score are less noticable on the backside of the paper. Ghosting defines a seethough effect not to be confused with bleedthrough where an ink comes through completely to the other side. An ink that shows no bleedthrough might still cause ghosting.
DetailsDe AtramentisDocument InksGreenBlue-Green32%36%
 
 
 
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DetailsMontegrappaBordeauxRed43%28%
 
 
 
3
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsNoodler'sEelRattler RedRed48%58%
 
 
 
3
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsSusemaiBlack AmberBlue23%0%
 
 
 
3
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsAkkermanChina Town Red (#21)Red51%81%
 
 
 
5
 
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DetailsDe AtramentisDocument InksBrownRed37%41%
 
 
 
5
 
 
 
 
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DetailsJ. HerbinLie de TheOrange29%40%
 
 
 
5
 
 
 
 
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DetailsJ. HerbinTerre de FeuRed37%34%
 
 
 
5
 
 
 
 
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DetailsNoodler'sBurma Road BrownYellow29%20%
 
 
 
5
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsToucanAquaBlue-Green48%43%
 
 
 
5
 
 
 
 
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DetailsWatermanTender PurplePurple25%39%
 
 
 
5
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsDe AtramentisFuchsiaMagenta43%51%
 
 
 
7
 
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DetailsMontblancMystery BlackYellow28%10%
 
 
 
8
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsAkkermanHopjesbruin (#22)Orange56%60%
 
 
 
10
 
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DetailsCaran d'AcheColours of the EarthStormPurple37%25%
 
 
 
10
 
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DetailsJ. HerbinLarmes de CassisMagenta49%33%
 
 
 
10
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DetailsLamyTurquoiseBlue62%75%
 
 
 
10
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsLevengerDark GreenBlue-Green31%27%
 
 
 
10
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsMontblancBlue-Black (cartridge)Blue40%6%
 
 
 
10
 
 
 
 
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DetailsPelikanEdelsteinGarnet (2014)Red54%60%
 
 
 
10
 
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DetailsSailorFour SeasonsMiruaiBlue30%6%
 
 
 
10
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsSailorKingdom NoteTanna JaponensisYellow29%44%
 
 
 
10
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DetailsSusemaiBlue BallsBlue79%42%
 
 
 
10
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsAkkermanKoninginneNach-Blauw (#7)Blue59%9%
 
 
 
12
 
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DetailsMontblancBurgundy RedRed45%35%
 
 
 
12
 
 
 
 
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DetailsAkkermanBezuidenwoudgroen (#27)Blue-Green49%58%
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsAkkermanDiep duinwaterblaauw (#8)Blue37%17%
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsAkkermanGaruda Rood (#18)Red49%49%
 
 
 
15
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DetailsAkkermanLaan Van Nieuw Oost-Indigo (#9)Blue50%12%
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsDiamineAutumn OakOrange53%63%
 
 
 
15
 
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DetailsDiamineQuartz BlackYellow20%4%
 
 
 
15
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DetailsGraf von Faber-CastellCobalt BluePurple38%1%
 
 
 
15
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DetailsJ. HerbinPoussiere de LunePurple41%15%
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsMontblancIrish GreenBlue-Green40%42%
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsMontblancMidnight Blue (pre 2013)Purple30%2%
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsNoodler'sMandalay MaroonRed48%38%
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsNoodler'sPurple HeartMagenta34%29%
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsOrganics StudioMasters of WritingLewis Carroll Queen's RoseRed43%54%
 
 
 
15
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DetailsPelikanM205 DUO HighlighterGreenGreen70%69%
 
 
 
15
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsPilotIroshizukuKiri-sameMagenta60%2%
 
 
 
15
 
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DetailsRadugaGamma VioletPurple31%39%
 
 
 
15
 
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DetailsSailorKobeOoji cherry (#30)Magenta60%41%
 
 
 
15
 
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DetailsSailorKobeShinkaichi Gold (#22)Orange46%47%
 
 
 
15
 
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DetailsYard-O-LedBlueBlue67%26%
 
 
 
15
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DetailsYard-O-LedBlue/BlackBlue48%26%
 
 
 
15
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DetailsYard-O-LedClaretMagenta47%55%
 
 
 
15
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DetailsSailorNano CarbonKiwa-GuroOrange23%4%
 
 
 
16
 
 
 
 
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DetailsMontblancBlue-Black (bottle)Blue35%2%
 
 
 
17
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsAkkermanBinnenhof Blues (#6)Purple31%4%
 
 
 
20
 
 
 
 
 
DetailsAkkermanOranje Boven (#16)Red54%80%
 
 
 
20
 
 
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BrandSeriesNameHueShade of Color, NOT brightness - even a black can have a tinge of a color and will be sorted into that color. True Neutrals are very rare.LiteBlack is less light than a light green, easy eh?VibrancyMore vibrant colors are... more vibrant.LDarkest average color shade from swab/writingDShadeInks with a high score do share more (difference between light and dark colors within writing have more contrast)PigPigmented inks have little pigment particles in a liquid base. These tend to be higher maintenance ink with a higher risk of clogging the pen.EGIron gall formulation. Some iron gall inks are more agressive towards pen materials than other inks. But most modern iron gall inks are very well behaved.LEPart of a Limited Edition releaseDCThis ink isn't produced or sold anymore.Dry (s)Average dry time until smear resistantFlowHow much ink will end up on the paper given a particular pen.LubricationHigher score indicates a smoother writing feel. A very low score ink might make a pen feel scratchy/provide more feedbackBleedInks with high scores are less likely to bleed through to the backside of the paper, even on cheap paper qualities.FeatherInks with high scores are less likely to feather along the paper fibers, even on cheap paper. Most quick dry inks have low scores as they tend to seep into the paper very fast to provide that quick drytime.GhostInks with a high score are less noticable on the backside of the paper. Ghosting defines a seethough effect not to be confused with bleedthrough where an ink comes through completely to the other side. An ink that shows no bleedthrough might still cause ghosting.
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