Author: Wei

  • Birmingham Boysenberry on Midori MD

    Birmingham Boysenberry on Midori MD

    Ink Birmingham Pen Company is a small family-run business that makes fountain pens and fountain pen inks. While the company started with fountain pens, it seemed their focus is now on inks. Boysenberry is from the Swift Formula collection where the inks were designed to be wetter than average and performs well in a wide […]

  • Taccia Classic Blue Jeans on Rhodia

    Taccia Classic Blue 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 an unsaturated mid-range blue with shading and no sheen. I didn’t notice any feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. I think the shade of […]

  • Monteverde Fireopal on World Craft Freiheit

    Monteverde Fireopal on World Craft Freiheit

    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. On the WORLD CRAFT Freiheit notepad, there is shading and no sheen. […]

  • Taccia Grey Jeans on Leuchtturm1917

    Taccia Grey Jeans on Leuchtturm1917

    Ink In 2020, Taccia launched the Jeans collection, a range of inks inspired by the colour of jeans. This is the Grey Jeans ink from the collection. The ink is a pale blue-grey with an average flow and some shading. I feel this is pretty accurate to the colour that was seen on some types […]

  • One Year Later: The fountain pens I’ve bought

    One Year Later: The fountain pens I’ve bought

    In May 2020, I bought a fountain pen. Well technically, I ordered the pen in April but due to the pandemic, shipping was delayed for a month. At that time, I thought all I needed was just one fountain pen. Then I bought a second one. And a third. Now one year later, I thought […]

  • Taccia Indigo Jeans on Midori MD

    Taccia Indigo 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 Indigo Jeans ink from the collection. The ink is a dark blue with a wet flow, shading and sheen. The sheen is easily visible in normal writing when it catches the light at the […]

  • Taccia Light Washed Jeans on Rhodia

    Taccia Light 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 Light Washed Jeans ink from the collection. The ink is a light, unsaturated blue with shading and no sheen. This is the second lightest ink in the Taccia Jeans ink series. It is readable […]

  • Taccia Dark Washed Jeans on Traveler’s Company

    Taccia Dark Washed Jeans on Traveler’s Company

    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 and a tiny bit […]

  • Monteverde Sapphire on Kokuyo Campus

    Monteverde Sapphire on Kokuyo Campus

    Ink Monteverde Sapphire is a vibrant blue. It shades beautifully and has a wet flow. I didn’t see any feathering on Kokuyo Campus paper. There is a tiny bit of bleedthrough at the ends of strokes where the ink had pooled. Writing Sample This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib. Disclaimer: This ink […]

  • Taccia Classic Blue Jeans on Leuchtturm1917

    Taccia Classic Blue Jeans on Leuchtturm1917

    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 an unsaturated mid-range blue with beautiful shading. There is no feathering but there is some bleedthrough on Leuchtturm1917 paper. I think the shade of […]