Ink

Review: Chesterfield Antique Copper

Chesterfield is a now discontinued line of inks. It belongs to xFountainpens and that company is now no longer in operation. That being said Antique Copper is a good shading brown ink. It’s a bright ink, not quite corporate enough to fly under the radar. It goes from an almost orange-brown to a strong reddish-brown. The warm tones of Chesterfield Antique Copper gives me a nice homely feeling.

Review: Pen BBS No. 220 Watermelon Red

My thanks to Ana of Well Appointed Desk for the ink sample.

This is an interesting shade of red-pink ink. It shades well even in my EF Lamy nib. And yes it does reminds me of the watermelon shade of red. it’s a joyful colour that stands out against the paper. It goes from a pale muted pink to a strong red. Pen BBS does interesting colour choices for their inks. They are one to look out for.

Review: Diamine Amber

I got this ink sample a while back and I’m sorry I took such a long time to get around to it. Diamine Amber straddles the line between yellow and orange in a way I really like. It shades even in my Visconti EF nib though only subtly. It’s such a bright and happy colour that I can’t help but smile when I use it. It goes from a pale sunrise yellow to a strong muted orange colour.

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Review: Platinum Citrus Black

My thanks to Glenn for the ink sample.

Platinum Citrus Black is an iron gall ink and that means it’s waterproof. I found Citrus Black to be an incredibly dry ink. In my Platinum 3776 SM, it was so dry it squeaked as I write. Did a mouse died in my pen? Obviously not. Turns out my Platinum 3776 SM couldn’t handle it. Switching it to my Karas Kustoms Fountain K makes it way more readable. It goes down a dull yellow almost gold but after a while it darkens like all iron gall inks do. As it darkens it goes to a dark greenish-yellow. It’s an interesting colour for sure, it just needs the right pen to be paired with it.

Review: Kyo no Oto Yamabuki Iro

My thanks to Glenn for sending me a sample of the ink.

Yamabuki Iro is a blend of yellow and green. Now normally, this blend of colours is right up my alley. But not this one. This is giving me Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho vibes. And I really do not like Ina-Ho at all.

Yamabuki Iro shades subtly and writes on the dry side of things. Personally this isn’t the colour for me, but if this is a colour you enjoy, don’t let me get in the way of your enjoyment.

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