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Blackstone Blue Cashmere SuSeMai Ink


This blurple ink was given to me by John from Lemur Ink at the Philly pen show this year, and I had to tell him that I wasn't sure I wanted to take it on. I'm a noted purple-hater. Anyway, it turned out totally fine.

Blue Cashmere is a limited run ink from Blackstone in the SuSeiMai series (Super Secret Ink Maker). A little Googling tells me that this ink was one of the original inks available in powdered form, and that idea didn't work out because it was easier to ship from Australia but more of a pain than people wanted to deal with. I like ink, but I'm not at the "make my ink at home" stage.

Apparently I am at the "use a blurple ink in my orange and teal pen" stage, though, because I really like this one. It's just enough of a purple to not look black or blue, but not enough to spring my "ew, purple" reflex. The flow is moderate, and there's a little bit of shading on coated papers. Not a whole lot on the uncoated stuff, though.

Written Review:

Close Ups:

20lb Copy Paper:

This one is only okay on the 20lb paper, but it performs as well as a roller ball would, so that's good enough for me. It's just better on better paper.

Ink Journal Tomoe River:

On Wheat Straw Paper

Water Test:


Color Comparisons:

Video Review:

**I got this ink for free. It was implied that I'd review it, but mostly it was just to try out and see if it was any good. That doesn't change my reviews, though, and what you see is what I got. YMMV.**
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