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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.
DetailsNoodler'sBad Black MocassinBlue18%0%
 
 
 
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DetailsNoodler'sWhiteness of the WhaleNeutral100%0%
 
 
 
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DetailsNoodler'sPolarBlueBlue38%0%
 
 
 
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DetailsSusemaiBlack AmberBlue23%0%
 
 
 
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DetailsAkkermanResidentie Blauw (#2)Blue61%0%
 
 
 
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DetailsJ. HerbinBleu MyosotisPurple44%0%
 
 
 
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DetailsOrganics StudioMasters of WritingJohn Hancock BlackBlue39%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsPelikanEdelsteinTanzanitePurple32%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsDiamineGraphiteBlue28%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsDe AtramentisFragrance > FlowersLavender InkPurple26%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsPilotIroshizukuTake-SumiPurple26%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsJ. HerbinGris NuageBlue75%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsJ. Herbin1670 AnniversaryGris Orage ("Stormy Grey")Blue46%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsNoodler'sBorealis BlackPurple22%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsPilotIroshizukuAsa-gaoBlue51%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsCaran d'AcheChromaticsCosmic BlackBlue20%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsGraf von Faber-CastellCobalt BluePurple38%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsNoodler'sEelBlackPurple19%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsAuroraBlueBlue49%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsDiamineGreyBlue44%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsSheafferSkripBlueBlue62%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsDe AtramentisIndigo BlueBlue26%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsParkerQuinkPermanent BlackBlue28%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsPilotIroshizukuFuyu-syogunBlue70%1%
 
 
 
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DetailsLamyBlackPurple26%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsOmasNew GreyBlue79%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsNoodler'sVan Gogh Starry NightPurple24%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsKawecoPearl BlackPurple23%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsMontegrappaBlueBlue68%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsCaran d'AcheChromaticsIdyllic BlueBlue59%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsDiamineImperial BluePurple32%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsAkkermanNassaus Blauw (#4)Purple20%2%
 
 
 
 
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DetailsPilotBlackMagenta30%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsMontblancMidnight Blue (pre 2013)Purple30%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsJ. Herbin1670 AnniversaryBleu OceanBlue48%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsMontblancBlue-Black (bottle)Blue35%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsYard-O-LedBlackPurple27%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsAkkermanHet Zwarte Pad (#30)Purple27%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsPilotIroshizukuKiri-sameMagenta60%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsPelikan4001BlackNeutral25%2%
 
 
 
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DetailsDe AtramentisBlackBlue25%3%
 
 
 
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DetailsNoodler'sBlackNeutral22%3%
 
 
 
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DetailsRohrer & KlingerLeipziger SchwarzBlue16%3%
 
 
 
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DetailsDe AtramentisFragrance > FlowersBlack Rose InkBlue31%3%
 
 
 
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DetailsPilotIroshizukuAjisaiBlue71%3%
 
 
 
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DetailsCaran d'AcheChromaticsInfinite GreyBlue60%3%
 
 
 
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DetailsDiamineSapphire BlueBlue52%3%
 
 
 
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DetailsKWZIBlue (#2)Purple12%3%
 
 
 
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DetailsDiamineEclipsePurple16%4%
 
 
 
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DetailsJ. HerbinEclat de SaphirPurple26%4%
 
 
 
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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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