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Namiki Blue

I wasn't sure what to expect from this ink. I don't get many of the "stock" inks from the big manufacturers. My impression of them is that they're usually pretty bland. If Namiki Blue is any indication, then I might be wrong about that.

I feel like they could have been a little more creative in their naming, but I suppose they used up their creativity on the Iroshizuku line.

I really didn't like this ink all that much when I first started writing with it. It's nice and smooth, but it looked a little too dark for me. The color changes as it dries, though, and the resulting color is much more interesting than I thought it would be.

Here's the water test video.

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Anonymous said...

Great review! From the pictures it appears to be waterproofs; do you know if it is?

Mike Matteson said...

Thanks! The pictures are usually taken before I do the water test, so don't take that for confirmation that the ink is waterproof.

This one, though, is surprisingly water resistant. Check out the video to see the action.

Lee said...

The ink is water resistant but not waterproof. It's good for envelopes.

I really like this ink, too. I like a good number of pen maker inks.

Mike Matteson said...

Hey Lee,
Yeah, I'm trying to get into some more of them. I don't do a lot of reviews with them. I guess I was thinking that most people had already tried them. Then I got to thinking, "Well, I haven't tried them so why should I think everyone else had?"