Last week we heard from all of you and you cast your votes. Sheen, in a landslide victory, was the winner over shimmer. However, there were a surprising number of votes cast for another ink quality that we have yet to talk about. This week we are bringing you Pen Chalet’s Top Shading Inks.
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What is Shading?
Shading inks, as the name implies, are inks that produce multiple shades of the same color depending on the variation of line wetness. You can have a red ink that is a deep red with some strokes, but a lighter, dusty red on other strokes. Shading, unlike sheen and shimmer on occasion, is almost always acceptable in the work place. This may be one of the reasons why these inks are so popular. Another reason for their popularity, is the depth of color that you can get with them.
On the far left we have Diamine Marine. An ink made to represent the colors of the ocean, Diamine Marine, can shade form a deeper blue-green, to a lighter aqua. As you write, you will definitely notice shading with this ink. Diamine has many other inks that are great shaders. A great example of this is Diamine Earl Grey, the Diamine Special edition color for the fountain pen community on Reddit.
Sailor Jentle Apricot
Second from the left we have Sailor Jentle Apricot. Shading from a dark orange to an almost yellow-orange, Sailor Jentle Apricot captures all of the shades of a real Apricot. Sailor’s inks are well known for their great properties, and for being very reliable. Also, we still have many of the 50ml bottles available before the change to 20ml bottles will occur.
J Herbin Bleu Pervenche
J Herbin Bleu Pervenche, or Periwinkle Blue, produces all of the subtle blues you could find on a periwinkle. Also, Bleu Pervenche is a very reliable ink that has great flow, and a great drying time. J Herbin is popular for their shimmering inks like Emerald of Chivor , although their other inks are just as great.
Robert Oster Caffe Crema
Robert Oster has well over a hundred ink colors to choose from, and each one pulls its inspiration from the “Land Down Under”. Caffe Crema, an Italian reference to an espresso, encapsulates every color you love to see in your daily cup. It’s not often that a brown ink makes it into the top, but Caffe Crema is exceptionally well-behaved, and the shading it can produce is simply astounding.
Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about shading inks, and have some new inks that you’d like to try out. Comment below with some of your favourite shading inks! Don’t forget to share this with your friends and to subscribe to our blog! Also, don’t forget to enter below in our giveaway! ‘Til next week!
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