Hopefully you all are still partying like it is 2012 – but if not, read on to catch up with the newest rumblings of the inky world of Organics Studio.
Our inks seem to have caught a bit of a buzz thanks in part to a few of our newer additions to our lineup – Nitrogen Royal Blue and Henry David Thoreau (Walden Pond Blue). These inks are the first of a few inks we have been working on that feature a unique phenomenon known in this community as SHEEN (sheen-monsters is one of my favorite terms). Basically, sheen is the result of the dye used in the ink crystalizing onto the page (instead of simply imbedding itself into the fibers with the ink) and reflecting light in a way the dye doesn’t do otherwise. We have a couple of dyes that are capable of this, and we are working diligently to formulate an array of colors to show them off.
The newfound popularity of these colors has slowed us a bit as most of our time seems to be committed to keeping up with demand of the Nitrogen and Walden – but that is certainly a welcomed ‘problem’ to deal with. We are also working with a handful of retailers around the world to bring our ink overseas to communities that have been so nice to reach out and demand our ink be available – bravo to you individuals that made it happen. I’ll save those details until we have them finalized, but just know we heard your calls and are trying to get these shipped.
One thing I would like to mention is that we have made well over 40 different colors over the past 5 years or so, and we have phased them out for various reasons throughout that time. We are going to address this large collection of colors by continually reintroducing past colors and phasing out new colors based on a few factors: demand primarily, followed by dye and component availability. Some inks require dye that is not easily sourced that will unfortunately dictate availability. We will try to make this known as each ink is released and reissued so that you can come across a bottle if you’ve been searching for a while. Most recently, we have reintroduced around 100 bottles each of Mercury (Hg) Red, Potassium (K) Lavender, and the cult favorite Arsenic (As) Gray. Due up next for a brief rerelease after will be Boron (B) Brown, and Mark Twain’s Halley’s Comet Blue as we phase out Lewis Carroll’s Queen’s Rose and Neon (Ne) Orange. In the next month, we will also be releasing two new sheening inks.
In the meantime, enjoy our newest inks (Nitrogen, Henry David Thoreau, and James Joyce) and continue to use the hashtag #ORGANICSSTUDIO to feature your photos on our website – seen here! Thanks again for the support, and hope to update you again soon!