Category: Maruman

  • Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats on Maruman Mnemosyne

    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 […]

  • Dominant Industry Periwinkle Blue on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Dominant Industry Periwinkle Blue on Maruman Mnemosyne

    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 Maruman Mnemosyne paper, Writing Sample This was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib. Below are a couple of photos of how it […]

  • Lennon Tool Bar Celastrina Sugitanii Shirozui on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Lennon Tool Bar Celastrina Sugitanii Shirozui on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Ink This ink was part of the Spring 2020 limited edition. It was named after the Celastrina Sugitanii Shirozui butterfly found in Taiwan. “杉谷琉灰蝶” is the Chinese name of the butterfly and it is also printed on the bottle label. It is a pretty long name for a small butterfly that grows up to 1.4cm […]

  • Birmingham Independence Grey on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Birmingham Independence Grey on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Ink Independence Grey is a dark grey ink, 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 or drier nibs. On Maruman Mnemosyne paper, Shading: Little Sheen: Nil Feathering: Little Bleedthrough: Nil Writing Sample This […]

  • Van Dieman’s Sailor’s Delight on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Van Dieman’s Sailor’s Delight on Maruman Mnemosyne

    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 […]

  • Birmingham Boysenberry on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Birmingham Boysenberry on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Ink Boysenberry is from the Swift Formula collection where the inks were designed to be wetter than average and performs well in a wide variety of fountain pens. This ink is a medium purple with shading and no sheen. The ink has a very wet flow. Due to the wetness of the ink, it will […]

  • Birmingham Mountain Laurel on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Birmingham Mountain Laurel on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Ink Birmingham Pen Company is a small family-run business that makes fountain pens and fountain pen inks. The company started with fountain pens, then began making their inks in-house. Mountain Laurel is part of the Crisp Formula collection where the inks were designed to work well on a variety of papers. This ink is a […]