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Leuchtturm1917 Monteverde

Monteverde Fireopal on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Monteverde Fireopal is a fiery orange. The ink has an average flow. At first glance, it looks similar to Vinta Terracotta, but on closer inspection, there are differences in the shade and saturation. The colour makes me think of a fiery sunset.

Writing Sample

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

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

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Rhodia Taccia

Taccia Black Jeans on Rhodia

Ink

In 2020, Taccia launched the Jeans collection, a range of inks inspired by the colour of jeans. This is the Black Jeans ink from the collection.

This is a black ink which shades from dark grey to black. I do like my black inks to be dark and black. I tried to see if there was sheen in the writing, like the other inks in the Jeans collection. However, the ink was so dark that it was hard to tell whether there was any sheen.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Taccia Black Jeans ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Taccia Black Jeans ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Taccia Black Jeans 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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Monteverde Traveler's Company

Monteverde Sapphire on Traveler’s Company

Ink

Monteverde Sapphire is a vibrant blue. It shades beautifully and has a wet flow. There is the tiniest bit of sheen in the darker areas where the ink had pooled, it is not obvious unless you are looking really hard.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Monteverde Sapphire ink on Traveler's Company lined notebooked
Writing sample of Monteverde Sapphire ink on Traveler's Company lined notebooked
Writing sample of Monteverde Sapphire ink on Traveler's Company lined notebooked

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

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Ferris Wheel Press Rhodia

Ferris Wheel Press Pink Eraser on Rhodia

Ink

Ferris Wheel Press Pink Eraser is a lovely pink colour that does resembles the colour of pink erasers. It has shading and no sheen. I don’t like the dry flow of the ink which can cause the pen to feel scratchy on certain papers.

Writing Sample

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

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

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Midori MD Taccia

Taccia Navy Blue Jeans on Midori MD

Ink

In 2020, Taccia launched the Jeans collection, a range of inks inspired by the colour of jeans. This is the Navy Blue Jeans ink from the collection.

The ink is a medium shade of blue with a slight teal undertone. The ink has a wet flow and I enjoy writing with it. I think this is a lovely shade of blue that really resembles the colour of blue denim. On Midori MD paper, there is a noticeable red sheen when the light catches the writing at the right angle.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Taccia Navy Blue Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Taccia Navy Blue Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Taccia Navy Blue Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
No sheen when you look at it straight on
Writing sample of Taccia Navy Blue Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
Red sheen when the light catches it at an angle

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

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Monteverde Traveler's Company

Monteverde Garnet on Traveler’s Company

Ink

Monteverde Garnet is a lovely magenta with some shading. Like the rest of the Monteverde inks I’ve written with, it flows smoothly and I didn’t experience any problems with the ink.

Paper

Traveler’s Company notebooks uses the same MD paper as Midori notebooks. The two notebooks perform the same when using fountain pens so why am I doing another writing sample on the same paper? Because Midori MD notebooks uses cream-coloured paper and Traveler’s Company ruled notebook uses white-coloured paper. I feel that the colour of the paper also affects how the ink looks, and hence this post.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet ink on Traveler's Company notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet ink on Traveler's Company notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet ink on Traveler's Company 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 Taccia

Taccia Dark Washed Jeans on Rhodia

Ink

In 2020, Taccia launched the Jeans collection, a range of inks inspired by the colour of jeans. This is the Dark Washed Jeans ink from the collection.

The ink is a dark blue / blue-black colour with shading and displays a noticeable red sheen on some papers. There is shading but no sheen on Rhodia paper. The ink has a wet flow. I noticed two tiny spots where it bleedthrough on Rhodia.

The ink takes a little more effort to clean as it leaves a bit of colour residue behind. I was not able to flush it away with water and had to use a cotton bud to gently scrub it away.

Rings of colour residue left behind in the pen body

This ink colour makes me think of a bruise. But not just an ordinary bruise, but a magnificent one ranging from deep purple to a blue so dark that it looked almost black. Because of its sheening properties, I think the ink will look good in a wet nib.

Writing Sample

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

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

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Midori MD Taccia

Taccia Black Jeans on Midori MD

Ink

In 2020, Taccia launched the Jeans collection, a range of inks inspired by the colour of jeans. This is the Black Jeans ink from the collection.

This is a black ink which shades from dark grey to black. I do like my black inks to be dark and black. I tried to see if there was sheen in the writing, like the other inks in the Jeans collection. However, the ink was so dark that it was hard to tell whether there was any sheen.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Taccia Black Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Taccia Black Jeans ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Taccia Black Jeans 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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Traveler's Company Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Apricot on Traveler’s Company

Ink

Apricot is from Van Dieman’s Harvest series which celebrates the colourful produce grown in Tasmania.

The ink is a pale orange that makes me think about pastoral sunsets and babies. I find this ink just about readable and obviously is more readable on white paper than cream-coloured paper. It shades well. However the high contrast between the light and dark areas can be distracting and hinders readability.

Paper

Traveler’s Company notebooks uses the same MD paper as Midori notebooks. The two notebooks perform the same when using fountain pens so why am I doing another writing sample on the same paper? Because Midori MD notebooks uses cream-coloured paper and Traveler’s Company ruled notebook uses white-coloured paper. I feel that the colour of the paper also affects how the ink looks, and hence this post.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Traveler's Company notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Traveler's Company notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Traveler's Company notebook

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

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Monteverde World Craft

Monteverde Sapphire on World Craft Freiheit

Ink

Monteverde Sapphire is a vibrant blue. It shades beautifully and has a wet flow. There is the tiniest bit of sheen in the darker areas where the ink had pooled, it is not obvious unless you are looking really hard.

There is a tiny bit of feathering on this paper and a lot of bleedthrough on this paper with this ink.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Monteverde Sapphire ink on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit notepad
Writing sample of Monteverde Sapphire ink on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit notepad
Writing sample of Monteverde Sapphire ink on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit notepad

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