Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Rainbow Connection

One of our customers, a talented artist named Gentian Osman, sent us some scans of ink colors she created using Platinum's new mixable ink, "Mix-Free". The 9 inks in the set are designed to be mixed together, enabling one to create a unique and personal color, or even to reproduce an old favorite. Of course, the inks themselves are vibrant and quite well-behaved and are capable of standing on their own without being mixed.

To create each of these colors, Gentian mixed one of the colors in the set, Leafy Green, with one the set's other colors. As you can see, she produced some amazing results, and I'm especially blown away by the shading that comes through in the Aqua Blue/Leafy Green combination. Of course, this is but a smattering of what's possible with these incredible new inks.

Of course, you don't need to be an artist to get a similar outcome. Anyone can create spectacular colors with Platinum's Mix-Free Ink. All you need is some creativity and a willingness to experiment. And, to make it easier to access your inner child, The Pear Tree Pen Company offers an economical alternative to the full kit: A "jumbo" sampler set of all 9 inks, & all the accessories needed to mix and store your creation: A trio of our exclusive glass vials (with eyedropper caps!), a Write-Fill Kit, and a full-sized empty ink bottle in which to store your newly created shade. Not to mention a couple of PTP ink blotters tossed in for good measure.

Give it a go - I think you'll be surprised at the beautiful and unique shades within you.

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Monday, July 04, 2011

Introducing Platinum "Mix-Free" Inks

The Pear Tree Pen Company is excited to announce the arrival of a new line of fountain pen inks, "Mix-Free" from Platinum Pens. This product represents a huge step forward in ink customizing and will allow users to explore more color variations than ever imagined.

Platinum Mix-Free Intro

In the past mixing inks was a risky endeavor too often leading to clogged pens or unappealing colors. Even combining colors from the same manufacturer was no guarantee a muddy mess would not result. Platinum Pens has released the perfect solution with inks designed to work together. Using the included color chart for guidance, anyone can create a unique, one-of-a-kind
color or a whole ink collection.

Has your favorite color been discontinued? Now you can replicate that special hue. Want to match a color in nature? This kit will make that possible. Do you fancy a unique signature color? Mix Free will let you combine colors to get that exact shade. This is one time getting carried away is encouraged.

The kit comes with nine colors including Aqua Blue, Aurora Blue, Cyclamen Pink, Earth Brown, Flame Red, Leaf Green, Silky Purple, Smoke Black, and Sunny Yellow. The straight-from-the-bottle colors have a clear and saturated look. By combining equal parts of only two colors, plus the original colors, that's an instant ink collection of over 40 different shades. Simply altering the 1:1 ratio expands the potential combinations into a virtually unlimited number of hues. Each bottle is 60 cc so that is a total of 540 cc or over 18 ounces of ink.

The set also contains a bottle of “reducer” that de-intensifies the color saturation but does not affect the ink's properties. This dilution liquid will step down the color and even make pastel colors an option.

Included are two syringes and a storage bottle along with the color chart that will guide your quest for the perfect shade.

Platinum Mix-Free Ink Color Combination Chart
Mix-Free sets retail for $189 but we are introducing them at only $149.95. Individual bottles will become available soon at $20 each. Purchasing the set is a great deal. Once you have used up favorite colors, they can easily be replaced with individual bottles.

Whether you are an artist with a distinct vision of color, someone who likes to show your unique character, or somewhere in between, this is the most promising line of inks ever.

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