Color Redundancy Or Too Much Of A Good Thing06/01/2015
While doing ink research spurred by a shipment of samples from Goulet Pens, it became evident that turquoise is produced in a very narrow range.
From left to right, Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise, Waterman Inspired Blue, Diamine Havasu Turquoise, De Atramentis Adular Blue, J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche, Lamy Turquoise, Sheaffer Turquoise, Rohrer & Klingner Blu Mare, Platinum Aqua Blue.
After that revelation, I was curious to see how many other inks in my collection were similar enough to be mistaken one for another. There were more than a few colors that turned out to be virtual twins. To make things more interesting, swatches might look identical, but written words quite different. Four examples of similar colors though the photo does not show just how well they match.
Which does make me wonder why we collect so many inks. Not that I’m complaining, but when is enough enough or can one never have too much?