Category: Birmingham Pen Company

  • Birmingham Glassmith on Muji Planting Tree

    Birmingham Glassmith on Muji Planting Tree

    Ink Glassmith is a medium teal with an average flow. On Muji paper, 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 […]

  • Birmingham Boysenberry on Life Schöpfer

    Birmingham Boysenberry on Life Schöpfer

    Ink Boysenberry is formerly from the Swift Formula collection where the inks were designed to be wetter than average and performs well in a wide variety of fountain pens. The company had since changed their ink collections and this ink is now found under the Keystone Formula collection. This ink is a medium purple with […]

  • Birmingham Chrysan Themum on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara

    Birmingham Chrysan Themum on Kokuyo Perpanep Sara Sara

    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 […]

  • Birmingham Salt Water Taffy on Leuchtturm1917

    Birmingham Salt Water Taffy on Leuchtturm1917

    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 […]

  • Birmingham Mountain Laurel on 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 […]

  • Birmingham Independence Grey on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Birmingham Independence Grey on Maruman Mnemosyne

    Ink Independence Grey is a dark grey ink, so dark that it looks almost black. The ink has a very wet flow. Due to the flow, I think the ink will be more suitable in the finer or drier nibs. On Maruman Mnemosyne paper, Shading: Little Sheen: Nil Feathering: Little Bleedthrough: Nil Writing Sample This […]

  • Birmingham Sweetheart on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    Birmingham Sweetheart on Clairefontaine Triomphe

    Ink Sweetheart used to be part of the Crisp Formula collection where the inks were designed to work well on a variety of papers. Birmingham has since recategorized their inks and now this can be found under the Keystone Formula collection. This ink is a bright pink, almost fluorescent, with a tinge of orange that […]

  • Birmingham Boysenberry on Tsubame

    Birmingham Boysenberry on Tsubame

    Ink Boysenberry is formerly from the Swift Formula collection where the inks were designed to be wetter than average and performs well in a wide variety of fountain pens. The company had since changed their ink collections and this ink is now found under the Keystone Formula collection. This ink is a medium purple with […]

  • Birmingham Catamaran on Midori MD

    Birmingham Catamaran on Midori MD

    Ink Catamaran is a turquoise blue 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. Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper. […]

  • Birmingham Glassmith on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Birmingham Glassmith on Tomoegawa Tomoe River

    Ink Glassmith is a medium teal with an average flow. On Tomoe River 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. […]