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Private Reserve "Avacado"

7/3/12
You know, "avocado" is a word that I used to spell incorrectly all the time. I actually noticed that I spelled it "avAcado" when I was posting about the last ink drop, and I corrected myself in the post. It turns out that I didn't have anything to apologize for. The ink is actually called Avacado. Maybe the PR folks knew an Ava that they were naming an ink for. Perhaps it was a typo that became a permanent name. I don't know.

http://avocado-guides.blogspot.com/
I do know that Avacado is a really good green ink. It's the color of the outside of an avocado, and not the light green/yellow of the edible part. I like the fruit, and I like the ink.

I have several greens in my collection, and there are some that I haven't even had a chance to try out yet, but this one is unique, I think. It is darker and more serious than Hunter Green. It's lighter than the ultra-dark Zhivago. If you're looking at this ink in a moderately-lit room you're going to mistake it for an off-black. PR inks tend to be really highly saturated, so you won't see shading but you will see the color in a fine line.

I'm toying with a couple of new technologies. The first is the scanner. I have a scanner at my desk, but I've been using the camera because I have been writing my reviews in different notebooks and such, but I decided to try out a form that I found on the FPN and some bright HP inkjet paper I had around. Let me know if you have a preference for camera over scanner. I'm probably going to be mixing it up around here.


The other tech is video. My iPhone takes pretty solid video, but I've almost never used it to take any, and I wanted to try it out. G+ makes it pretty easy to upload video that I can use in Google-related products like Blogger, so here is the smear test video that I took yesterday. 


It looks like it came out alright, so I'm going to keep doing that, I think. I don't know why it is this weird vertical-letterbox, though. I'm not super-happy with that. Maybe I'll keep fiddling with it and see if I can get a better-looking presentation.

Here is a close-up of  a before and after with wet Avacado. As you can see, the green ink washes off of the top, but the grid is still readable in a reddish undertone. It looks like the red is really the only thing that binds to the paper in this ink, but it binds pretty well, and I wouldn't worry about it being illegible if you get it wet. 




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write to me often said...

It is pretty close to Diamine Umber and Diamine Evergreen.