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Inks For Starters III

I decided to purchase some more inks because it appears that I haven't yet found what I'm looking for. At the same time I decided to purchase a Rhodia Webbie notebooks in sizes A5 and A6 so I could compare them to my current notebook.

First the inks:

The inks are Diamine Grey, Saddle Brown, Prussian Blue, Blue/Black and Presidential Blue. After testing they all appear to be very well behaving inks and I'll make a few posts later of the inks I have purchased.

Now the paper comparison. My current Sorrento notebook is in the lower left corner and Rhodia cover the rest of the photo. The lining is the same, Sorrento has more visible lines and the creamy paper is slightly darker than the ivory in Rhodia. The Clairefontaine paper of the Rhodia is more slippery than in Sorrento, which is slightly rougher.

Next a quick writing test with the Rhodia:

The dots of i's were wet and smeared whereas on Sorrento the ink would have dried almost instantly. As a lefty this is why I like Sorrento so much, the inks dry very quickly. It's my humble opinion.

The inks and Rhodias were purchased from Cultpens and the delivery was a darn quick! I made the purchase on the weekend, the good were sent on Monday and on Wednesday I collected the parcel from my local postal office in Finland! This was the quickest delivery from the UK to Finland tha I have experienced and I've been a customer of the British stores for 18 years! The main message, though, is that I'm not affiliated with any shop I mention in this blog, I make all the purchases with my hard earned money.

That's all for now.


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