Category: Kokuyo

  • Vinta Sea Kelp (Leyte 1944)

    Vinta Sea Kelp (Leyte 1944)

    Vinta Sea Kelp (Leyte 1944) is the full name of the ink. The name refers to the Battle of the Leyte Gulf which was fought in 1944. The ink is an olive green with an average flow. After flushing the insides of the pen with water, I noticed the ink left a ring of colour…

  • Diamine Onyx Black

    Diamine Onyx Black

    Onyx Black is a black ink with a wet flow. This is not a pitch black ink, if you look closely, you will notice a little shading. But for general purposes, this is black enough for me. I noticed this ink takes a while to fully dry. This ink is easy to clean out of…

  • Van Dieman’s Deciduous Beech on Kokuyo Campus

    Van Dieman’s Deciduous Beech on Kokuyo Campus

    Ink Deciduous Beech is part of the Tassie Seasons collection and this is one of the autumn colours. The ink is a bright orange with an average to wet flow. On Kokuyo Campus paper, Writing Sample This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib. Below is how it looks when it was written on…

  • Dominant Industry Winter Wood

    Dominant Industry Winter Wood

    Winter Wood is a brown-black ink with an average flow. At the start of the writing session, the words look almost black due to the amount of ink. As I continued writing and the ink flow stabilised, shades of brown appeared. This ink is easy to clean out of the pen. The writing samples below…

  • Van Dieman’s Apple Cider on Kokuyo Perpanep Zara Zara

    Van Dieman’s Apple Cider on Kokuyo Perpanep Zara Zara

    Ink Apple Cider is part of the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. It has an average flow. The ink colour ranges from a light yellow to a honey yellow. The lighter parts reminds me of apple cider and the darker parts reminds me of apple cider vinegar. Sometimes it is…

  • Dominant Industry Periwinkle Blue on Kokuyo Campus

    Dominant Industry Periwinkle Blue on Kokuyo Campus

    Ink Periwinkle Blue is an unsaturated blue-purple colour with a dry flow. I find the writing quite readable even in dim light. I enjoy the colour but not the dry flow. On Kokuyo Campus paper, Writing Sample This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib. Below are a couple of photos of how it…

  • Vinta Elysium Green on Kokuyo Campus

    Vinta Elysium Green on Kokuyo Campus

    Ink Elysium Green (Kayangan 1967) is the full name of the ink. It is named after Kayangan Lake which is said to be the cleanest lake in the Philippines. In 1967, the island where the lake was located was declared a National Reserve. The ink is a dark green and has an average flow. While…

  • Diamine Writer’s Blood on Kokuyo Perpanep Zara Zara

    Diamine Writer’s Blood on Kokuyo Perpanep Zara Zara

    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 Chrysan Themum on Kokuyo Perpanep 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…

  • Van Dieman’s Pepperberry on Kokuyo Campus

    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…