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Rhodia Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Tasmanian Lavender on Rhodia

Ink

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

On Rhodia paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender 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 Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender 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 Mountain Laurel on Rhodia

Ink

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 very pale dusky pink when wet and dries to a slightly darker shade. I believed the colour was inspired by the mountain laurel flowers which ranges from white to pink. In wet nibs, you might notice a halo, a dark green thin outline around the strokes.

The ink has an average flow.

On Rhodia paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

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

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 Shuise on Rhodia

Ink

Shuise is an ink from Lennon Tool Bar’s Indigo Series. The Chinese words on the label, “水色”, literally means the colour of water. Supposedly the inspiration behind 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.

On Rhodia paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Shuise ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Shuise ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Shuise 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 Lennon Tool Bar Shuise ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Shuise 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 Saira on Rhodia

Ink

Saira is the name of the 2019 Autumn Limited Series. Saira is the scientific name of the Pacific saury fish. On the bottle label, there is another name – 秋刀魚 – which is the Japanese name. In Mandarin, the words literally translates to “autumn knife fish”. I’ve always thought 秋刀魚 to be a beautiful name. The first word indicates the best season to eat them, for autumn is the time when the fish are at their fattest. The second word represents the knife-like body shape of the fish.

I had eaten the fish a few times at Japanese restaurants. It is usually served grilled, maybe sprinkled with some salt and lemon juice. The meat is fatty and flavourful. There are a lot of small bones so one needs to eat it slowly and carefully.

This ink is medium grey in colour and has a wet flow. On Rhodia paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Some
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Saira ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Saira ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Saira 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 Lennon Tool Bar Saira ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Saira 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 Salt Water Taffy on Rhodia

Ink

Salt Water Taffy used to under the Swift Formula collection of inks designed to be wetter than average and performs well in a wide variety of fountain pen. Birmingham had since changed groupings of the inks.

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

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy 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 Salt Water Taffy ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy 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 Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Peanut Brittle on Rhodia

Ink

Peanut Brittle is from the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. The ink colour is a yellow-brown with a tinge of orange. Depending on the shading, the colour reminds me of honey and peanut butter. The ink has 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 Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle 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 Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle 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 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.