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  1. Mbydes

    Mbydes Oakley Beginner

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    I've seen some jupiter sq models described with frame colour as black ink and matte black.

    I wondered if there was any difference between these two colours or whether they were the same thing?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    Matte Black
    Matte Black Vs. Black Ink - 195641886_195529833940dd02a7e3c7f2ab3f682cef0db198f4775e2f9.jpg

    Black Ink
    Matte Black Vs. Black Ink - 185203307_185055576918d728a2c102f0a9f2803a150a45ac9d9b0697a.jpg
     
  3. s3sunruh

    s3sunruh Oakley Collector

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    Black ink still has a polished finish, but it's a little different than standard polished black. In some frames (not sure if this is for all), when you hold them up to the light, they are slightly translucent with the black ink, a little bit of light passes through but it's a little hard to notice. It's a really unique and understated frame color for sure. I wish more had that option.

    Matte black on the other hand is a smooth "matte" finish. It's a little like running your hand across a well sanded piece of wood. That's the only way I can think of describing it. It doesn't have any of the gloss or shine, it also doesn't turn into a fingerprint magnet. Both are excellent frame color options, and it all just comes down to personal preference for what you want. :biggrin:
     
  4. 702baby

    702baby Under The Electric Sky

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    Matte Black doesn't have any gloss to it, think of it as flat black, Polished Black on the other hand is the opposite and has a glossy look to it but the black is solid, Black Ink does have a gloss to it but the color is not solid, there is a transparency to it, I guess an opaque crystal black? That's just my observations of course
     
  5. 702baby

    702baby Under The Electric Sky

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    Matte Black
    Matte Black Vs. Black Ink - WP_000696_zps5957748b.jpg

    Polished Black
    Matte Black Vs. Black Ink - WP_000700_zps2872c82c.jpg

    Black Ink
    Matte Black Vs. Black Ink - WP_000697_zps9197dc6b.jpg
     
  6. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Black Ink is an awesome color!
     
  7. Mbydes

    Mbydes Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks all for replies - all very clear now!
     
  8. NiGHTSx2

    NiGHTSx2 Oakley Collector

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    There is also Crystal Black, which is like Black Ink, but much more transparent.
     
  9. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    And you can't forget about "matte black ink" which are available in the new Racing Jackets - just a slightly transparent matte black.
     
  10. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    oh reallllllllllllllllllllly??