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Birmingham Pen Company Kokuyo Sara Sara

Birmingham Chrysan Themum on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara

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 Kokuyo’s Sara Sara paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara

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 Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara

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

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Cult Pens Muji Planting Tree

Cult Pens Michael on Muji Planting Tree

Ink

Michael is a dark blue ink from the Deep Dark Inks series exclusive to Cult Pens. In smaller 30ml and 12ml bottles, it is called Little Micky. It was one of the three inks launched in May 2021 that were named after Cult Pens’ three longest-serving staff. You can read more about Michael (the human being) on Cult Pens blog.

The colour is described as a deep dark ocean blue on Cult Pens website. I find the ink leans a bit purple, probably due to the sheen. On Muji paper, there is no sheen and the ink looks dark blue. This ink has a wet flow.

On Muji Planting Tree paper,

  • Shading: Nil
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: A Lot
  • Bleedthrough: Some

This ink left a very faint line of colour residue in the pen barrel, easily removed using a pen flush.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Cult Pens Michael ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Cult Pens Michael ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Cult Pens Michael 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 Cult Pens Michael ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Cult Pens Michael 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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MD paper Midori Private Reserve

Private Reserve Plum on Midori MD

Ink

Private Reserve Plum is a bright magenta colour with a wet flow.

On Midori MD paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Private Reserve Plum ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Private Reserve Plum ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Private Reserve Plum ink on Midori MD notebook

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

Writing sample of Private Reserve Plum ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Private Reserve Plum 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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Kokuyo Muji Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Pepperberry on Kokuyo Campus

Ink

Pepperberry is part of Van Dieman’s Tassie Seasons series, inspired by the colours of each Tasmania’s seasons. This is one of the colours of autumn. The ink colour is based on the fruit of the Tasmannia lanceolata, commonly known as Tasmanian pepperberry or mountain pepper. The ink is a dark blue-black that leans towards violet. It has a wet flow.

On Kokuyo Campus paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Some
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pepperberry ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pepperberry ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pepperberry ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pepperberry ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pepperberry ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook

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

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Dominant Industry Muji Planting Tree

Diamine Bilberry on Muji Planting Tree

Ink

Bilberry is also known as the European blueberry. To my untrained eye, it looks no different from a blueberry.

The ink is a deep purple with a wet flow. I find it easier to clean out of the pen compared to the other deep purple sheening ink.

On Muji Planting Tree paper,

  • Shading: Nil
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: A Lot
  • Bleedthrough: Little
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Bilberry ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Bilberry ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Bilberry 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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Blog Egret Lennon Tool Bar Pilot

Lennon Tool Bar Egret Paper

I was curious when Lennon Tool Bar launched their Egret paper last year and bought a pack to try. The papers are 65gsm, plain white in colour and available in A4 or A5 sizes.

At first the Egret paper is only available in a pack of loose papers but now you can also get the Egret paper in pocket notebook form.

The notebooks are 90 x 148 mm (3.5 x 5.8 inches) which makes it slimmer than A6 size. They contain 32 dot grid sheets and are available in 5 different cover colours: red, yellow, green, blue, brown. The string used to bind the notebooks is dyed using Lennon Tool Bar’s own blue dye. The blue dyed string is a pretty cool touch, tying back to their start as an indigo dye company.

Packaging for Lennon Tool Bar Egret loose paper
Packaging for Lennon Tool Bar Egret loose paper

The Erget paper is white and soft. When I wrote on it, I could feel a slight drag, but it wasn’t unpleasant. The paper had an interesting texture. Using a somewhat obscure example in this day and age, the paper gave me the sensation that I was running my hand across a blackboard and coming away with my fingers covered in chalk dust. I can’t tell you how many times I stopped and looked at my fingers, expecting to see white powder on them, but of course there are none.

I tested it with Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki and the results are:

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Yes
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil

Below are some photos of what it looks like when written with TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper
A bit of sheen in the “i”

Below are a couple of photos showing what it looks like when written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Lennon Tool Bar Egret paper

Disclaimer: This paper 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 Strawberry Ice on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Strawberry Ice is a pastel pink ink with an average flow. Although light, I find it readable even in dim light.

On Leuchtturm1917 paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: : Little
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Tono & Lims Strawberry Ice ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Strawberry Ice ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Strawberry Ice 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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Muji Planting Tree Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Tassie Salmon on Muji Planting Tree

Ink

Tassie Salmon is part of the Tassie Seasons collection. It represents summer.

Tassie Salmon is a pale pink with a tinge of orange. I find the colour too light for my liking. It has an average flow.

On Muji Planting Tree paper,

  • Shading: Little
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Some
  • Bleedthrough: Little
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon 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 Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon 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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Blog

The little dröm store notebook

While browsing in Isetan, I came across a display featuring products from the little dröm store. They created many Singapore-themed designs for things ranging from stickers to plates. Among them, I spotted some notebooks with Singaporean sayings on the cover. They were really cute and I couldn’t help buying one, even though I didn’t need more notebooks.

The notebook I bought featured the saying “Blur Like Sotong” and a picture of a bug-eyed squid (sotong is a Malay word for squid) on the cover. At the bottom was a box with the words “For the…” which changes to match the Singlish phrase on the cover.

The back cover has their tagline in the center and at the bottom is information on where you can find them on the web.

The notebook costs S$6.90 and contains 32 blank sheets (64 pages). It is 11.5 x 17 cm, making it slightly smaller than B6. The cover is made of smooth cardstock and the inside pages are made of a cream-coloured, soft and textured paper.

I tried writing on the paper with gel pen and fountain pens. I didn’t try writing with a ballpoint because ballpoint works on all papers.

There was feathering and bleedthrough in all nib sizes from Fine to 1.4 stub. The gel pen was fine so I would stick to using ballpoint and gel with this notebook.

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Muji Planting Tree Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Wineglass Bay on Muji Planting Tree

Ink

Wineglass is part of the Tassie Seasons collection. It represents summer.

Wineglass Bay is the name of a beach located in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania. The ink is a turquoise colour with an average flow.

On Midori MD paper,

  • Shading: Little
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: A Lot
  • Bleedthrough: Some
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Wineglass Bay ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Wineglass Bay ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Wineglass Bay 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 Van Dieman's Wineglass Bay ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Wineglass Bay 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.