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Mixing Dye Based Inks To Get Different Colors???

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Nifty, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Nov 6, 2004
    Tysonic

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    Almost, the last one in the first row looks like more yellow than magenta making a weak orange color. Based on my drop theory, it would be 12 drops Y to 10 M.


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    Nifty

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    So then based on your theory the last one would be 2 ml Magenta and how many ml of yellow?
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    Tysonic

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    I'm thinking 3.5 cc/ml or so.

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    Nifty

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    Okay, the results are below. Remember, I started out with 2 cc of magenta.

    Here is how much yellow (in cc / ml) was added (in total) at each dot:

    1 0 (All Magenta, no yellow)
    2 0.40
    3 0.80
    4 1.20
    5 1.60
    6 2.00
    7 2.40
    8 3.00
    9 4.40
    10 5.00
    11 6.00
    12 7.00
    13 8.00

    That means that the # 6 dot, the "red one" is a 50/50 mixture of Magenta and Yellow, and the #13 dot is a 20/80 mix of Magenta / yellow, or 4 times as much yellow as Magenta.

    I was shocked by the results, but when I ended up with a total liquid volume of 10 cc / ml I knew I had kept accurate measurements (2 cc Magenta, 8 cc Yellow).

    What do you think?

    By the way, the two dots under the first dot are more samples of the mix from the 7th and 13th position dots. I wanted to see them closer together to compare.
  5. Nov 7, 2004
    Tysonic

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    Surprising, I really thought that 50/50 would be orange. The magenta must be very strong, a lot stronger than I thought.

    Looks like you're good to go with number 6.

    Tyson
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    Nifty

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    Now I just have to add in more magenta to bring me back from #13 back to #6 :) :D

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