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Tono & Lims Strawberry Ice on Midori MD

Ink

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

Strawberry Ice is a pastel pink ink with an average flow. Although light, I find it readable even 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 ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims 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 ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims 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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Color Traveler MD paper Midori

Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Midori MD

Ink

Color Traveler is an ink brand from Hiroshima, Japan. Their inks are usually given names related in some way to Hiroshima and Japan.

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 also 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 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 Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green 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 Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green 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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Color Traveler MD paper Midori

Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Midori MD

Ink

Color Traveler is an ink brand from Hiroshima, Japan. Their inks are usually given names related in some way to Hiroshima and Japan.

This ink was named after the Seto Inland Sea next to Hiroshima Prefecture. From the name, you might have thought that it is a landlocked sea but that’s not the case. It is a body of water separating three of the four main islands of Japan and serves as a waterway connecting the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Japan.

As the name says, this is a dark blue-black ink. There is a tinge of purple that shows up in certain lighting and papers. Despite the dark colour, this ink is easy to clean out of the pen. It has a wet 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 Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black 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 Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue 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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Birmingham Pen Company MD paper Midori

Birmingham Salt Water Taffy on Midori MD

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, they have moved on to making in-house inks.

Salt Water Taffy 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 bright, neon pink that has a slight orange undertone. The pink is very saturated and readable even under dim light. However the colour is so bright that my eyes feel painful looking at the words for too long (but I admit that this is mostly psychological).

The ink has a very wet flow. I think the ink will be more suitable in the finer or drier nibs. Due to the wetness of the ink, it will perform well on some papers and worse on others. 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 Salt Water Taffy on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy 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 Salt Water Taffy on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy 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 MD paper Midori

Diamine Autumn Oak on Midori MD

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 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 Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak 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 Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak 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 MD paper Midori

Diamine Louise on Midori MD

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 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.

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper. I accidentally deleted the photos thinking that I had already uploaded them (there’s a lesson to be learned here). By the time I realised my mistake and had to retake the photos, I had already written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Diamine Lousie ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Lousie ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Lousie 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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Color Traveler MD paper Midori

Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Gray on Midori MD

Ink

Color Traveler is an ink brand from Hiroshima, Japan. Their inks are usually given names related in some way to Hiroshima and Japan.

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 capable ships during that period. So I wondered why Color Traveler chose to name the ink after this particular battleship.

After some googling, I found that the name, Yamato (大和), carried great culture significance in Japan. According to Wikipedia, Yamato was originally the name for the area around today’s Sakurai City in Nara, which then by extension became the poetic name for Japan. It is also the dynastic name of the ruling Imperial House of Japan. Thus, it is no wonder that some Japanese citizens during that time held the belief that their country could never fall as long as the ship was able to fight.

This is a cool grey ink which darkens as it dries. It has an average flow. There is shading and no sheen. On Midori MD paper, there is no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Gray ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Gray ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Gray 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 Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Gray ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Gray 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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Color Traveler MD paper Midori

Color Traveler Delta Light Blue on Midori MD

Ink

Color Traveler is an ink brand from Hiroshima, Japan. Their inks are usually given names related in some way to Hiroshima and Japan.

Hiroshima is a city located on the Ōta River delta. The name of this ink was inspired by the river that flows through the city.

This is a turquoise ink with an average flow. There is shading and no sheen. On Midori MD paper, there is no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue 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 Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue 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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Lennon Tool Bar MD paper Midori

Lennon Tool Bar Shuise on Midori MD

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.

Shuise is an ink from Lennon Tool Bar’s Indigo Series. The Chinese words the label, “水色”, literally means the colour of water. Supposedly this colour came about during a trip to the cloth market to buy light blue fabric.

I find this ink to be too light to use for writing and the words are just barely readable. This pale blue ink has a wet flow with shading and no sheen. On MD paper, there is no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Shuise on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Shuise on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Shuise 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 Lennon Tool Bar Shuise on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Shuise 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 Pen Company MD paper Midori

Birmingham Glassmith on Midori MD

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 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 Glassmith ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith 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 Glassmith ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith ink on Midori MD notebook

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