Category: Clairefontaine

  • TWSBI Midnight Blue on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    TWSBI Midnight Blue on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    Ink The ink is a dark blue with an undertone of purple. It has a very wet flow. My medium nib writes like a broad so I will probably restrict this ink to finer nibs. On Clairefontaine paper, Writing Sample This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib. Below are a couple of photos […]

  • Van Dieman’s Sailor’s Delight on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    Van Dieman’s Sailor’s Delight on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    Ink Red sky at night, sailors’ delight.Red sky at morning, sailors’ warning. Wikipedia Sailor’s Delight, from the discontinued Midnight Series, takes inspiration from the rhyme above. Although the ink is no longer in production, you can still find it being sold at some retailers (as of November 2022). The ink is a bright orangey-red with […]

  • Color Traveler Delta Light Blue on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    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 […]

  • Diamine Writer’s Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    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 […]

  • Birmingham Sweetheart on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    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 […]

  • Diamine Aurora Borealis on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    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 […]

  • Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    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 […]

  • Birmingham Boysenberry on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    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 […]

  • Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    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 […]