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Clairefontaine Color Traveler

Color Traveler Delta Light Blue on Clairefontaine Triomphe

Ink

Hiroshima is a city located on the Ōta River delta. The name of this ink was inspired by the river that flows through the city.

This is a turquoise ink with an average flow.

On Clairefontaine paper,

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

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

Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

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

Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

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

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Clairefontaine Diamine

Diamine Writer’s Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe

Ink

The ink is a dark maroon colour with a wet flow. This ink was created for r/fountainpens on Reddit. When the ink launched, it created quite a buzz and didn’t take long to sell out on store shelves. Perhaps because fountain pen users are all writers in some form, the name resonated with many people.

As with any trending product, there were some who loved it and some who thought it wasn’t worth the hype. I thought this was a lovely ink, but it wasn’t in the “omg must buy” category for me. When I did the writing samples, the colour reminded me more of prune juice.

On Clairefontaine paper,

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

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

Writing sample of Diamine Writer's Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Writer's Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Writer's Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

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

Writing sample of Diamine Writer's Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Writer's Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

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 Clairefontaine

Birmingham Sweetheart on Clairefontaine Triomphe

Ink

Sweetheart used to be part of the Crisp Formula collection where the inks were designed to work well on a variety of papers. Birmingham has since recategorized their inks and now this can be found under the Keystone Formula collection.

This ink is a bright pink, almost fluorescent, with a tinge of orange that comes out in the wetter areas. The ink has an average flow.

On Clairefontine 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 Sweetheart ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Birmingham Sweetheart ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Birmingham Sweetheart ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Sweetheart ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Birmingham Sweetheart ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

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

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Clairefontaine Diamine

Diamine Aurora Borealis on Clairefontaine Triomphe

Ink

Diamine Aurora Borealis is a colour was chosen by the members of Reddit’s fountain pen community (/r/fountainpens). This was the second ink that Diamine created for them.

The ink is a teal colour with an average flow, some shading and very little sheen the only appears on certain papers.

On Clairefontaine paper:

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

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

Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Clairefontaine notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Clairefontaine notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Clairefontaine notepad

This is what it looks like when it was written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Clairefontaine notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Clairefontaine notepad

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

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Clairefontaine Pilot Vellum 90 gsm

Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Clairefontaine Triomphe

Ink

Pilot Iroshizuku is Pilot’s luxury line of fountain pen inks. The inks are consistent and well-behaved, garnering many fans. For a while, I hold off buying a bottle because they are more expensive compared to other ink brands. But of course, “expensive” is a relative term, and there are also ink brands that are much more expensive than the Iroshizuku line.

I decided to start with the Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. A long time ago, Myke Hurley, co-host of The Pen Addict podcast, said that this was the only ink he used in fountain pens. Although he had expanded his ink collection since then, I believed that he still used the Kon-Peki ink in his pens.

I really enjoyed writing with this ink. There is a quiet feeling of joy with each stroke and somehow my handwriting looked better. It felt as if I could go on writing forever. I look forward to trying the rest of the ink in Iroshizuku line.

The Kon-Peki (also known as Deep Azure Blue) is a beautiful medium blue that some would describe as a cerulean blue. It has a wet flow and lovely shading. There is no feathering and bleedthrough on Clairefontaine Triomphe paper.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

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 Clairefontaine Vellum 90 gsm

Birmingham Boysenberry on Clairefontaine Triomphe

Ink

Birmingham Pen Company is a small family-run business that makes fountain pens and fountain pen inks. While the company started with making 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 variety of fountain pens. This ink is a medium purple with shading and no sheen.

The ink has a very wet flow. Due to the wetness of the ink, it will perform well on some papers and worse on others. I think the ink will be more suitable in drier nibs. On Clairefontaine Vellum paper, there is shading and no sheen. I would avoid this ink and paper combination because there is a lot of feathering and bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

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

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Clairefontaine Ferris Wheel Press Vellum 90 gsm

Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats on Clairefontaine Triomphe

Ink

Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats is from the Freshly Squeezed Collection.

The ink looks like a minty green to me. It is a lovely colour with shading and no sheen. However, in writing, I find that it often lays down too light a line and the high contrast of the shading means I have to put more effort in reading. Flow-wise, it is on the dry side. This ink would probably do better in the wetter nibs.

On Clairefontaine paper, there is shading and no sheen. I did not notice any feathering or bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

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