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Rhodia Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Apricot on Rhodia

Ink

Apricot is from Van Dieman’s Harvest series which celebrates the colourful produce grown in Tasmania.

The ink is a pale orange that makes me think about pastoral sunsets and babies. I find this ink just about readable and obviously is more readable on white paper than cream-coloured paper. It shades well. However the high contrast between the light and dark areas can be distracting and hinders readability.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot 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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Monteverde Rhodia

Monteverde Sapphire on Rhodia

Ink

Monteverde Sapphire is a vibrant blue. It shades beautifully and has a wet flow. There is the tiniest bit of sheen in the darker areas where the ink had pooled, it is not obvious unless you are looking really hard. There is a tiny bit of bleedthrough on Rhodia paper.

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.

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Monteverde Rhodia

Monteverde Scotch Brown on Rhodia

Ink

Based on the name, I assumed Monteverde Scotch Brown will be the colour of whiskey. Instead the colour makes me think of chocolate and coffee. The ink has a wet flow and is easy to clean out of the pen. Personally, I find it difficult to use this ink for long because I keep having a craving for chocolate!

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.

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Diamine Rhodia

Diamine Prussian Blue on Rhodia

Ink

Diamine Prussian Blue is a unsaturated blue (blue black?) that feels a little on the dry side in a fine nib. It feels fine in a medium nib.

This wasn’t the colour that came to mind when I think of Prussian blue so I was a bit disappointed when I first used it. This colour made me think of old, faded jeans. After using it for a while, I started to enjoy the ink, as long as I no longer think of it as Prussian blue. I also felt it looked especially good when using for sketching.

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.

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Rhodia Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Diamonds are a Girl’s BFF on Rhodia

Ink

Van Dieman’s Diamonds are a Girl’s BFF is part of the Hollywood series. The ink is inspired by the dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

It is a shimmer ink so you need to shake the bottle before filling up your pen. I didn’t expect the shimmer to settled so quickly and the first time I filled up the pen, I didn’t get a lot of shimmer. The ink colour is a dark pink, almost purplish, and shows a lovely shading. It has a good consistent flow and I didn’t experience any clotting or hard starts. The shimmer is a pain to clean out of the pen, but that’s probably the case with all shimmer inks.

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.

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Rhodia Vinta

Vinta Terracotta on Rhodia

Ink

Vinta Terracotta (Damili 1572) is orange ink inspired by clay craftsmanship. It is brighter when wet, then dries to a earthy orange. It really looks like red clay, and also reminds me of autumn leaves.

I didn’t expect to love this ink so much. The more I used it, the more I love it. It shades beautifully and is easy to clean out.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of  Vinta Terracotta ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of  Vinta Terracotta ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of  Vinta Terracotta 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 Hailstorm on Rhodia

Ink

Hailstorm is part of Van Dieman’s Tassie Seasons series, inspired by the colours of each Tasmania‚Äôs seasons. This is one of the colours of summer.

This is a green-grey ink. To my eyes, it is more green than grey. This is supposedly the colour of a thunderstorm cloud. I said “supposedly” because hailstorms are rare in Singapore so I don’t know what a hailstorm cloud looks like. I don’t really like this colour but that’s just a personal preference. There is nothing wrong with the ink. It flows well and is easy to clean.

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.

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Rhodia Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Hanging Lake on Rhodia

Ink

Hanging Lake is part of Van Dieman’s Wildness series, inspired by the beauty of Tasmanian wilds.

The Hanging Lake is a blue-black ink which has no shimmer but has lovely shading. I love the shading of this ink and how it gradients from light to dark. When cleaning the pen after using this ink, I noticed it left some trace residue in the barrel. Despite this, I love the colour so much that I will definitely re-buy this when I finished my current supply. I will just have to spend more time and effort cleaning out the pen.

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.

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Rhodia Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Elizabeth’s Violet Eyes on Rhodia

Ink

Elizabeth’s Violet Eyes is part of Van Dieman’s Hollywood series, inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s famous violet eyes. It is a shading purple ink. It is not quite the colour of Elizabeth Taylor’s eyes which are more bluish, but it is still a beautiful colour.

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.

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Rhodia Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Pixie Parasols on Rhodia

Ink

Pixie Parasols is part of Van Dieman’s Tassie Seasons series, inspired by the colours of each Tasmania’s seasons. Pixie Parasols is from the Autumn season and inspired by Mycena Interrupta, a beautiful cyan blue mushroom.

The ink is a light cyan blue. It flows well and shades beautifully, but it has one fatal flaw – it is too light to read. Which is a pity as the colour is beautiful. When I was writing, the ink is so light that sometimes I unconsciously pressed harder on the paper. I won’t recommend this for normal writing.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Pixie Parasols ink on Rhodia 80gsm paper
Writing sample of Pixie Parasols ink on Rhodia 80gsm paper
Close up of a word written with Pixie Parasols ink on Rhodia 80gsm paper

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