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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Pink Fairy Orchid on Midori MD

Ink

Pink Fairy Orchid is part of the Tassie Seasons collection. It represents spring.

Pink Fairy Orchid is a flower that can be found in the southern part of Australia as well as Tasmania. Like the flower that inspired the name, the ink is a pink which ranges from light to bright due to shading. Due to the light shading, I find it takes more effort to read. This ink has an average flow.

On Midori MD paper, there is no shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pink Fairy Orchid ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pink Fairy Orchid ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pink Fairy Orchid ink on Midori MD notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pink Fairy Orchid ink on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Birmingham Pen Company Muji Planting Tree

Birmingham Chrysan Themum on Muji Planting Tree

Ink

Chrysam Themum is a dusty violet with a dry flow. Sometimes a slight green-grey halo can be seen on some papers. It took me a while before I realised that the ink name could be a reference to the chrysanthemum flower. In my defence, the chrysamthemum flowers where I live are usually yellow and it never crossed my mind there can be other colours.

On Muji paper, there is shading, no sheen, a lot of feathering and a tiny bit of bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Muji Planting Tree Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Sailor’s Delight on Muji Planting Tree

Ink

Red sky at night, sailors’ delight.
Red sky at morning, sailors’ warning.

Wikipedia

Sailor’s Delight, from the discontinued Midnight Series, takes inspiration from the rhyme above. Although the ink is no longer in production, you can still find it being sold at some retailers (as of April 2022). The ink is a bright orangey-red with a wet flow.

On Muji paper, there is no shading, no sheen, a lot of feathering and some bleedthrough. The colour is also less saturated compared to how it appears on Midori MD paper.

Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight ink on Muji notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight ink on Muji notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight ink on Muji notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Devil Black on Midori MD

Ink

Devil Black is a dark black ink named after the Tasmanian Devil that, until recently, was only found on the island of Tasmania. This ink has an average flow.

On Midori MD paper, there is no shading, hardly any noticeable sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Devil Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Devil Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Devil Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Devil Black on Midori MD notebook
You can see a little sheen in the dot of the “i”, but only if you are looking for it

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Devil Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Devil Black on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Rhodia Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Peanut Brittle on Rhodia

Ink

Peanut Brittle is from the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. The ink colour is a yellow-brown with a tinge of orange. Depending on the shading, the colour reminds me of honey and peanut butter. The ink has an average flow.

On Rhodia paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle ink on Rhodia notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle ink on Rhodia notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine Muji Planting Tree

Diamine Herbert on Muji Planting Tree

Ink

Diamine Herbert is part of the iridescink series exclusive to Cult Pens. It is called Herbert for the 80ml bottles and Herbie for the smaller 30ml bottles. This is a dark blue ink with a red sheen. The ink has an average flow.

On Muji Planting Tree paper, there is little shading, no sheen, some feathering and a tiny bit of bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it was written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Kakimori MD paper Midori

Kakimori #04 Karari on Midori MD

Ink

For Karari, Kakimori describes it as:

Fresh like an endlessly clear sky. Karari describes a bright, cloudless day. With this blue in hand, a break in the clouds is never far away.

Kakimori website

Karari is a sound effect with several meanings. It can be used to depict open, clear or unobstructed. It is also used to show weather clearing up.

This is a pigment-based ink with a wet flow. The colour is a lovely medium blue. Like the other Kakimori inks in this series, the pigment can be hard to clean out of a pen, especially when it has dried. It also takes a longer time for the ink to dry when writing. I didn’t time it but the drying time is long enough for me to notice the difference.

On Midori MD paper, there is shading, a slight sheen that is hard to see and even harder to photograph, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Slight sheen in the darker areas where ink had pooled

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it was written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Leuchtturm1917 Tono & Lims

Tono & Lims Cream Soda on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Cream Soda is a light spring green with a dry flow. It is a cheery colour. I find the ink is too light for comfortable reading, especially in dim light. On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and some bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it was written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Life Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Zucchini on Life Schöpfer

Ink

Zucchini is from the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. The ink colour is a dark green that resembles the outside of a zucchini. The ink has an average flow.

On Life Schöpfer paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Life Schöpfer notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Life Schöpfer notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Life Schöpfer notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Life Schöpfer notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Life Schöpfer notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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MD paper Midori Pure Pens

Pure Pens Platinum Purple on Midori MD

Ink

This is an exclusive ink from Pure Pens. On their website, the full name for this ink is Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Purple Jubilee Ink. I’m just going to call it Platinum Purple.

The ink was created in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year of reign. She is the first UK monarch to reach this so it is a momentous milestone. On the bottle label is the official emblem for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The ink colour is a warm medium purple. On some papers, there is a subtle gold sheen. It has an average flow.

On Midori MD paper, there is no shading, subtle sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

TWSBI ECO-T fountain pen showing colour residue and purple tinge

The ink is a little hard to clean out of the pen. In the photo above, you can see a ring of colour residue and a slight purple tinge on the pen barrel. Using a pen flush got rid of both the ring and purple tinge.

Writing Sample

This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Pure Pens Platinum Purple ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Pure Pens Platinum Purple ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Pure Pens Platinum Purple ink on Midori MD notebook
A bit of sheen in the “i”

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it was written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Pure Pens Platinum Purple ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Pure Pens Platinum Purple ink on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.