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Diamine Rhodia

Diamine Aqua Lagoon on Rhodia

Ink

Diamine Aqua Lagoon is a medium turquoise that leans a little towards teal. It has an average flow. I like this colour, turquoise but not quite your typical turquoise, to keep it interesting to look at.

On Rhodia 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 Aqua Lagoon ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aqua Lagoon ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aqua Lagoon ink on Rhodia 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 Aqua Lagoon ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aqua Lagoon ink on Rhodia notebook

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

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Rhodia Tono & Lims

Tono & Lims Strawberry Ice on Rhodia

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 Rhodia 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 Strawberry Ice ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Strawberry Ice ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Strawberry Ice ink on Rhodia 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 Strawberry Ice ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Strawberry Ice ink on Rhodia 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 Rhodia

Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Rhodia

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 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 Rhodia paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering. I also did not notice any bleedthrough except for one spot.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Rhodia 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 on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Rhodia 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 Rhodia

Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black on Rhodia

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 Rhodia 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 ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black ink on Rhodia 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 ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Seto Inland Sea Blue Black ink on Rhodia 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 Rhodia

Diamine Autumn Oak on Rhodia

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 Rhodia 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 Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Rhodia 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 Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Rhodia notebook

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

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Rhodia Color Traveler

Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Gray on Rhodia

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.

Kure Battleship Yamato Gray is a cool grey ink which darkens as it dries. It has an average flow. There is shading and no sheen. On Rhodia 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 Grey on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey on Rhodia 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 Grey on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Kure Battleship Yamato Grey on Rhodia 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 Rhodia

Color Traveler Delta Light Blue on Rhodia

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 Rhodia 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 Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Rhodia 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 Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Color Traveler Delta Light Blue ink on Rhodia 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 Rhodia

Birmingham Glassmith on Rhodia

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 Rhodia 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 Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith ink on Rhodia 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 Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith ink on Rhodia notebook

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

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Rhodia Lennon Tool Bar

Lennon Tool Bar Nahu on Rhodia

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.

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 Rhodia 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 Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Nahu ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Nahu ink on Rhodia 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 Nahu ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Nahu ink on Rhodia 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 Rhodia

Lennon Tool Bar Ganlan on Rhodia

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. There is shading and no sheen. On Rhodia paper, there is a tiny bit of feathering and a little bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

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