Category: Kokuyo

  • 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 […]

  • Van Dieman’s Sailor’s Delight on Kokuyo Campus

    Van Dieman’s Sailor’s Delight on Kokuyo Campus

    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 July 2022). The ink is a bright orangey-red with […]

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

    Van Dieman’s Apple Cider on Kokuyo Perpanep Tsuru Tsuru

    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 […]

  • Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Gray on Kokuyo Campus

    Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Gray on Kokuyo Campus

    Ink This ink was named after the Yamato battleship built at Kure, Hiroshima from 1937 to 1940. It was not the first nor the last ship to be built at Kure. The ship itself was seen as the epitome of Imperial Japanese naval engineering but it was not the only one. There were other equally […]

  • Diamine Aurora Borealis on Kokuyo Campus

    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 […]

  • KOKUYO PERPANEP notebooks

    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 […]

  • Diamine Ancient Copper on Kokuyo Campus

    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 […]

  • 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 […]