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Leuchtturm1917 Tono & Lims

Tono & Lims Cream Soda on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Cream Soda is a light spring green with a dry flow. It is a cheery colour. I find the ink is too light for comfortable reading, especially in dim light. On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and some bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

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Color Traveler Leuchtturm1917

Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima. With large bamboo forests growing on the outskirts, it is no wonder that Takehara has made bamboo their official tree in 1978. Bamboo is also the official special product of Takehara and it can be found in the city’s insignia. There are also bamboo-related festivals held in Takehara: the Takehara Bamboo Festival in May and the Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival (where bamboo candles are placed around the historic preservation district) in October.

This is a bright green ink with an average flow. I find this ink easy to clean out of the pen. On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is shading, no sheen, a little feathering and a lot of bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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 Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

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Diamine Leuchtturm1917

Diamine Autumn Oak on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Diamine Autumn Oak is an orange ink with an average flow. Due to shading, this ink can look light to dark with a bit of brown. I can see why so many people love this ink.

On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and a little bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Leuchtturm 1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Leuchtturm 1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Leuchtturm 1917 planner

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

Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Leuchtturm 1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Leuchtturm 1917 planner

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

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Lennon Tool Bar Leuchtturm1917

Lennon Tool Bar Ganlan on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Lennon Tool Bar is a Taiwanese company founded in 2014. Their focus is on producing and promoting the craft of indigo dying. Then they started producing fountain pen inks, and were known for their beautiful blue inks.

Ganlan is an ink from Lennon Tool Bar’s Indigo Series. On Shigure Inks website, it is described as a dark blue colour mixed with a tinge of reddish shade. Based on the description, you might think the ink leans a little purple because red + blue = purple. I didn’t notice any red or purple in normal writing, but the ink is less blue than some other blue inks. This is a lovely colour which (in my opinion) looks better on white-coloured papers.

In writing, this dark grey-blue ink has a wet flow. On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and some bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Ganlan ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Ganlan ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Ganlan ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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 Leuchtturm1917

Birmingham Independence Grey on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Independence Grey is part of the Swift Formula collection where the inks were designed to be wetter than average and performs well in a wide variety of fountain pen. This ink is a dark grey, so dark that it looks almost black.

The ink has a very wet flow. Due to the flow, I think the ink will be more suitable in the finer nibs. On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is no shading, no sheen, some feathering and a lot of bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

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Lennon Tool Bar Leuchtturm1917

Lennon Tool Bar Nahu on Leuchtturm1917

Brand

Lennon Tool Bar is a Taiwanese company founded in 2014. Their focus is on producing and promoting the craft of indigo dying. Then they started producing fountain pen inks, and were known for their beautiful blue inks.

Ink

Nahu is an ink from Lennon Tool Bar’s Indigo Series. During the Edo bakufu (also known as Tokugawa shogunate or Edo shogunate), a period of feudal military government in Japan from 1603 to 1868, colours were regulated. Specific colours were reserved for specific groups of people, allowing easy identification. Nahu is a colour reserved for a government position known as “nando kata”. I couldn’t find much information other that it seemed to some sort of accountant or clerk position.

In writing, this light blue ink has a wet flow. There is shading and no sheen. On Leuchtturm paper, there is no feathering and a little bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Nahu ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Nahu ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Nahu ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Nahu ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Nahu ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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 Leuchtturm1917

Birmingham Glassmith on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Birmingham Pen Company is a small family-run business that makes fountain pens and fountain pen inks. While the company started with fountain pens, it seemed their focus is now on inks.

Glassmith is part of the Crisp Formula collection where the inks were designed to work well on a variety of papers. This ink is a medium teal with an average flow.

On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is shading, no sheen, a little feathering and some bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

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Leuchtturm1917 Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Tasmanian Lavender on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Van Dieman’s is a family business located in Tasmania. Their inks are mainly inspired by the nature and beauty of their surroundings.

Tasmanian Lavender is from the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. The ink is an unsaturated medium purple with a wet flow.

On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is shading, no sheen, a little feathering and a lot of bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

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Diamine Leuchtturm1917

Diamine Eau de Nil on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Diamine Eau de Nil is a medium teal colour ink that leans more blue than green. It has an average flow.

On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is shading and , no sheen, no feathering and some bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Eau de Nil ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Eau de Nil ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Eau de Nil ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

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Diamine Leuchtturm1917

Diamine Louise on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Diamine Lousie is a dark yellow ink from the Deep Dark Inks series exclusive to Cult Pens. In smaller 30ml and 12ml bottles, it is called Little Lou.

Louise is one of the three inks launched in May 2021 that were named after Cult Pens’ three longest-serving staff. You can read more about Louise (the human being) on Cult Pens blog.

The colour ranges from honey to peanut butter, depending on how much ink is laid down and the paper used. The ink has a wet flow. On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Louise ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Louise ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Louise ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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