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Van Dieman’s Pink Fairy Orchid on Midori MD

Ink

Pink Fairy Orchid is part of the Tassie Seasons collection. It represents spring.

Pink Fairy Orchid is a flower that can be found in the southern part of Australia as well as Tasmania. Like the flower that inspired the name, the ink is a pink which ranges from light to bright due to shading. Due to the light shading, I find it takes more effort to read. This ink has an average flow.

On Midori MD paper, there is no shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pink Fairy Orchid ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pink Fairy Orchid ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pink Fairy Orchid ink on Midori MD notebook

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 Pink Fairy Orchid ink on Midori MD notebook

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

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Van Dieman’s Devil Black on Midori MD

Ink

Devil Black is a dark black ink named after the Tasmanian Devil that, until recently, was only found on the island of Tasmania. This ink has an average flow.

On Midori MD paper, there is no shading, hardly any noticeable sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Devil Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Devil Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Devil Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Devil Black on Midori MD notebook
You can see a little sheen in the dot of the “i”, but only if you are looking for it

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 Devil Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Devil Black on Midori MD notebook

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

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Kakimori #04 Karari on Midori MD

Ink

For Karari, Kakimori describes it as:

Fresh like an endlessly clear sky. Karari describes a bright, cloudless day. With this blue in hand, a break in the clouds is never far away.

Kakimori website

Karari is a sound effect with several meanings. It can be used to depict open, clear or unobstructed. It is also used to show weather clearing up.

This is a pigment-based ink with a wet flow. The colour is a lovely medium blue. Like the other Kakimori inks in this series, the pigment can be hard to clean out of a pen, especially when it has dried. It also takes a longer time for the ink to dry when writing. I didn’t time it but the drying time is long enough for me to notice the difference.

On Midori MD paper, there is shading, a slight sheen that is hard to see and even harder to photograph, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Slight sheen in the darker areas where ink had pooled

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

Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #04 Karari ink on Midori MD notebook

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

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MD paper Midori Pure Pens

Pure Pens Platinum Purple on Midori MD

Ink

This is an exclusive ink from Pure Pens. On their website, the full name for this ink is Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Purple Jubilee Ink. I’m just going to call it Platinum Purple.

The ink was created in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year of reign. She is the first UK monarch to reach this so it is a momentous milestone. On the bottle label is the official emblem for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The ink colour is a warm medium purple. On some papers, there is a subtle gold sheen. It has an average flow.

On Midori MD paper, there is no shading, subtle sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

TWSBI ECO-T fountain pen showing colour residue and purple tinge

The ink is a little hard to clean out of the pen. In the photo above, you can see a ring of colour residue and a slight purple tinge on the pen barrel. Using a pen flush got rid of both the ring and purple tinge.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Pure Pens Platinum Purple ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Pure Pens Platinum Purple ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Pure Pens Platinum Purple ink on Midori MD notebook
A bit of sheen in the “i”

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

Writing sample of Pure Pens Platinum Purple ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Pure Pens Platinum Purple ink on Midori MD notebook

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

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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Freycinet Aqumarine on Midori MD

Ink

Freycinet Aquamarine is inspired by the cerulean blue waters found at the beaches of the Freycinet National Park in Tasmania. One of the best known feature of the park is Wineglass Bay, which is also the name for a Van Dieman’s ink.

The ink is a cerulean blue that leans a little towards turquoise in the lighter areas. I really like this colour. It has an average flow. I find this ink easy to clean out of the pen.

On Midori MD 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 Van Dieman's Freycinet Aquamarine on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Freycinet Aquamarine on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Freycinet Aquamarine on Midori MD notebook

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Freycinet Aquamarine on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Freycinet Aquamarine on Midori MD notebook

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

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Birmingham Chrysan Themum on Midori MD

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 it never crossed my mind there can be other colours.

On Midori MD paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Midori MD notebook

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Midori MD notebook

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

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Diamine Herbert on Midori MD

Ink

Diamine Herbert is part of the iridescink series exclusive to Cult Pens. It is called Herbert for the 80ml bottles and Herbie for the smaller 30ml bottles. This is a dark blue ink with a red sheen. The ink has an average flow.

On Midori MD paper, there is no shading, a lot of sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook

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

Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook

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

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Van Dieman’s Sailor’s Delight on Midori MD

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 April 2022). The ink is a bright orangey-red with a wet flow.

On Midori MD 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 Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight ink on Midori MD notebook

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 Sailor's Delight ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight ink on Midori MD notebook

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

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Van Dieman’s Zucchini on Midori MD

Brand

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

Ink

Zucchini is from the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. The ink colour is a dark green that resembles the outside of a zucchini. The ink has an average flow.

On Midori MD paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Midori MD notebook

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 Zucchini ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Midori MD notebook

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

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Tono & Lims Cream Soda on Midori MD

Ink

Tono & Lims is a Japanese brand in collaboration with a Korean ink company.

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 Midori MD paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Midori MD notebook

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

Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Midori MD notebook

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