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Monteverde World Craft

Monteverde Garnet on World Craft Freiheit

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.

On this paper, there is a bit of bleed through at the ends of the letters where the ink had pooled. I didn’t noticed any feathering.

Paper

WORLD CRAFT is a Japanese brand. I am using the Freiheit Freestyle Grid Notepad. WORLD CRAFT also makes this paper in a notebook format.

It is 21cm x 12.8cm, which makes it the same height as A5 but thinner. The page is marked on front and blank on the back. The front of the page is divided into 5mm grid made up of brown dots. Two thin brown lines, one vertical and one horizontal, divide the page in the middle.

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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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Apricot on Midori MD

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.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot 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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Monteverde Rhodia

Monteverde Garnet on Rhodia

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.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet 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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MD paper Midori Taccia

Taccia Dark Washed 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 Dark Washed Jeans ink from the collection.

The ink is a dark blue / blue-black colour with shading. When the light hits the darker areas at the right angle, there is a noticeable red sheen even in normal writing. The ink has a wet flow. 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.

Trying to take a picture of the sheen. You can see a bit in the “i” in “Cahill”.

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

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Diamine World Craft

Diamine Prussian Blue on World Craft Freiheit

Ink

Diamine Prussian Blue is a unsaturated blue-black that feels a little on the dry side in a fine nib. It feels fine in a medium nib.

This wasn’t the colour that came to mind when I think of Prussian blue so I was a bit disappointed when I first used it. This colour made me think of old, faded jeans. After using it for a while, I started to enjoy the ink, as long as I no longer think of it as Prussian blue. I also felt it looked especially good when using for sketching.

There is a tiny bit of bleed from the heading but no bleed from the normal writing on this paper. I also do not see any feathering when using Diamine Prussian Blue on this paper.

Paper

WORLD CRAFT is a Japanese brand. I am using the Freiheit Freestyle Grid Notepad. WORLD CRAFT also makes this paper in a notebook format.

It is 21cm x 12.8cm, which makes it the same height as A5 but thinner. The page is marked on front and blank on the back. The front of the page is divided into 5mm grid made up of brown dots. Two thin brown lines, one vertical and one horizontal, divide the page in the middle.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Prussian Blue ink on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Prussian Blue ink on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Prussian Blue 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.

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MD paper Midori Monteverde

Monteverde Fireopal on Midori MD

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.

Writing sample of Monteverde Fireopal ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Fireopal ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Fireopal 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 Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Apricot on Leuchtturm1917

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

I managed to get a LEUCHTTURM1917 planner for a cheap price at the end of the year when shops are clearing the unsold 2020 planners. It used the same 80gsm paper found in LEUCHTTURM1917 notebooks so I decided to use it for writing samples.

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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MD paper Midori Monteverde

Monteverde Garnet on Midori MD

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.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Monteverde Garnet 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 Monteverde

Monteverde Sapphire on Leuchtturm1917

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 some bleedthrough on Leuchtturm1917 paper.

Paper

I managed to get a LEUCHTTURM1917 planner for a cheap price at the end of the year when shops are clearing the unsold 2020 planners. It used the same 80gsm paper found in LEUCHTTURM1917 notebooks so I decided to use it for writing samples.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Monteverde Sapphire fountain pen ink on Leuchtturm 1917 planner
Writing sample of Monteverde Sapphire fountain pen ink on Leuchtturm 1917 planner
Writing sample of Monteverde Sapphire fountain pen ink on Leuchtturm 1917 planner

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

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Leuchtturm1917 Monteverde

Monteverde Scotch Brown on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Based on the name, I assumed Monteverde Scotch Brown will be the colour of whiskey. Instead the colour makes me think of chocolate and coffee. The ink has a wet flow and is easy to clean out of the pen. Personally, I find it difficult to use this ink for long because I keep having a craving for chocolate!

Paper

I managed to get a LEUCHTTURM1917 2020 planner for a cheap price at the end of the year when shops are clearing the unsold 2020 planners. It used the same 80gsm paper found in LEUCHTTURM1917 notebooks so I decided to use it for writing samples.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Monteverde Scotch Brown fountain pen ink on Leuchtturm 1917 planner
Writing sample of Monteverde Scotch Brown fountain pen ink on Leuchtturm 1917 planner
Writing sample of Monteverde Scotch Brown fountain pen ink on Leuchtturm 1917 planner

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