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Franklin-Christoph Spanish Blue

5/25/16

This is the newest ink from Franklin-Christoph. It had its debut at the Atlanta Pen Show, and I snapped up a bottle while I was there. This one isn't limited like the Philly ink was, so there should be plenty available.

Spanish Blue is a really light blue that is not particularly saturated, but it remains legible anyway.  I wasn't sure it was going to be dark enough for me when I first saw it, but I haven't had any problem with it so far. It's a happy blue, and not at all serious. This one might not


Written Review


Close-Ups!






 Comparisons!

 You know, this reminds me a bit of Akkerman #03. I think this one is a bit better, though.

Check out the shimmer in the Blue Lightning. Whoa.

Chromatography
 As you'll see in the video, I made that nice smear while I was showing off the ink in the bottle. Yet more character for my desktop.

Copy Paper Test

 Solid performance from a pretty broad nib on some mediocre paper.


Video!




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X127 said...

Interesting colour but a bit too turqiousey for my taste

Michael Matteson said...

Yep, it's definitely got that kind of flavor.

Jack Bulkley said...

I picked up a bottle in Atlanta because I had a OMAS Turquoise sample I like. When I wrote with it side by side with Spanish Blue it was a pretty close match. Since I don't know where to get the OMAS, I got the Spanish Blue.

Michael Matteson said...

Yeah, Jack, the OMAS inks are hard to find, and I hear people really like that turquoise. I haven't tried it, myself.