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Diamine Kokuyo

Diamine Aurora Borealis on Kokuyo Campus

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 Kokuyo Campus paper, there is shading, a little sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
A little sheen

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

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Kokuyo Pilot Sara Sara Tsuru Tsuru Zara Zara

KOKUYO PERPANEP notebooks

Months ago, I came across a display of KOKUYO’s new PERPANEP line of notebooks at Tokyu Hands. “PERPANEP” is an anagram of “pen paper”. Clever perhaps, but I do wish they could have chosen an easier name to remember. I first heard about the notebooks on The Stationery Cafe podcast but I didn’t expect them to see them in Singapore so soon.

There are three types of paper in the PERPANEP line: Tsuru Tsuru, Sara Sara and Zara Zara. The Stationery Cafe podcast mentioned that the sounds of writing on those papers really sounds like “tsuru tsuru” or “sara sara” or “zara zara”. Here’s the link to a video so you can listen and judge for yourself.

The notebooks have a simple and understated look. They are A5 size, contains 60 sheets and cost S$15.30. All the three papers are available in:

  • 3mm grid
  • 4mm grid
  • 5mm grid
  • 4mm dot grid
  • 6mm steno (basically lined with a vertical line in the center)

Tsuru Tsuru

Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook

Tsuru Tsuru is a 96gsm ultra smooth paper which was recommended for fineliners and fountain pens.

On this paper, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki has shading, slight sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook

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

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru notebook

Sara Sara

Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

Sara Sara is a 75gsm smooth paper recommended for ball pens, pencils and gel pens. Although this was not officially recommended for fountain pens, I find that it holds up fairly well to fountain pen ink.

On the Sara Sara paper, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki has shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

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

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

Zara Zara

Kokuyo Perpanep Zara Zara notebook

Zara Zara is a 90gsm textured paper recommended for fineliners and fountain pens. This paper is noticeably thicker than the other two.

On this paper, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki has shading, slight sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Zara Zara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

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

Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook
Writing sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara notebook

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

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Diamine Kokuyo

Diamine Ancient Copper on Kokuyo Campus

Ink

Diamine Ancient Copper is a burnt orange ink with a wet flow, some shading and no sheen. In places where the ink had pooled, it looked brown. On Kokuyo Campus paper, there is no feathering or bleedthrough.

I enjoy the wet flow and the colour of the ink. The orange-brown range of this ink makes me think of rust, but ancient copper sounds better than rusty metal, doesn’t it?

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Ancient Copper ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Ancient Copper ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Ancient Copper ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook

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

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

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Kokuyo Monteverde

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.

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

Van Dieman’s Apricot on Kokuyo Campus

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.

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

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Kokuyo Vinta

Vinta Terracotta on Kokuyo Campus

Ink

Vinta Terracotta (Damili 1572) is orange ink inspired by clay craftsmanship. It is brighter when wet, then dries to a earthy orange. It really looks like red clay, and also reminds me of autumn leaves.

I didn’t expect to love this ink so much. The more I used it, the more I love it. It shades beautifully and is easy to clean out.

Paper

I like writing on this paper. It is smooth and holds up well to fountain pen ink.

Writing Sample

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

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

Van Dieman’s Hailstorm on Kokuyo Campus

Ink

Hailstorm 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 summer.

This is a green-grey ink. To my eyes, it is more green than grey. This is supposedly the colour of a thunderstorm cloud. I said “supposedly” because hailstorms are rare in Singapore so I don’t know what a hailstorm cloud looks like. I don’t really like this colour but that’s just a personal preference. There is nothing wrong with the ink. It flows well and is easy to clean.

Paper

I like writing on this paper. It is smooth and holds up well to fountain pen ink.

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.