No matter how much I try to sample or test an ink before buying it, sometimes that isn’t possible. Because of this, I have some inks that are incredibly similar in color. That’s where “ink battles” come in.
You can assume I have no problems with any ink that appears in an ink battle. I may decide, when using the inks side-by-side, that one performs better, but the point of the battle is to choose a favorite color. I use a pair of similar inks in pens with the same nib, then test them out to see which I like better.
Or, I may find out that, when used with the same nib, they’re sufficiently different to keep them both. Depending on how these “battles” turn out, I may tag some of the posts as ink dupes as well. You can find all of the ink battles posts on the tag page.
This ink battle is between Sailor Ink Studio 752 and Sailor x Tinterías Blue Corn . Both inks are in a pen with a Jowo #6 EF nib. The paper is a Rhodia Goalbook with white paper.
I’m not planning to get rid of either ink as a result of this ink battle. Instead, I’m comparing inks for those who are unable to get a hold of Blue Corn. I’m guessing that at some point it will sell out, like Homemade Tortillas and Chipotle did, and won’t be restocked.
Both inks are solid, with minimal shading — any darker and they’d be black inks. I specifically put them in EF nibs to allow some of the purple to show, rather than going down virtually black. I’d classify both inks as “off black,” or “sneaky black;” good for work, if you can’t use colorful inks, but don’t want to use black, blue-black, or gray.
If you enjoy playing with ink chromatography, like Jim, I’d suggest you get 752. But, if you have an attachment to the meaning behind Blue Corn, like I do, you might want to get that one before it’s gone.
What do you think? Do you have either of them? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.