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Birmingham Pen Company Rhodia

Birmingham Independence Grey on Rhodia

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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.

Independence Grey 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 dark grey, so dark that it looks almost black. There is some shading, if you look closely, and no sheen.

The ink has a very wet flow. I think the ink will be more suitable in the finer nibs. Due to the wetness of the ink, it will perform well on some papers and worse on others. On Rhodia paper, there is some feathering and bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey ink on Rhodia notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper. (This is a new thing that I’m trying out. Depending on how much time and effort it takes, I may or may not continue with it.)

Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey ink on Rhodia notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey 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 Leuchtturm1917

Birmingham Boysenberry on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Birmingham Pen Company is a small family-run business that makes fountain pens and fountain pen inks. While the company started with making fountain pens, it seemed their focus is now on inks.

Boysenberry is 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. This ink is a maroon with shading and no sheen.

The ink has a very wet flow. Due to the wetness of the ink, it will perform well on some papers and worse on others. I think the ink will be more suitable in the finer nibs. On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is hardly any shading and no sheen. I would avoid this ink and paper combination because there is a lot of feathering and bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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 Boysenberry 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.

Boysenberry is from 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 maroon with shading and no sheen.

The ink has a very wet flow. Due to the wetness of the ink, it will perform well on some papers and worse on others. I think the ink will be more suitable in the finer nibs. On Midori MD paper, there is a little feathering but no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry fountain pen ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry fountain pen ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry fountain pen ink on Midori MD notebook

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