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Birmingham Pen Company MD paper Midori

Birmingham Sweetheart on Midori MD

Ink

Birmingham Pen Company is a small family-run business that makes fountain pens and fountain pen inks. The company started with fountain pens, then began making their inks in-house.

Sweetheart is part of the Crisp Formula collection where the inks were designed to work well on a variety of papers. This ink is a vivid pink, almost fluorescent, with a tinge of orange that comes out in the wetter areas.

The ink has 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.

Writing sample of Birmingham Sweetheart ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Sweetheart ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Sweetheart ink on Midori MD 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 Sweetheart ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Sweetheart ink on Midori MD 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 MD paper Midori

Birmingham Boysenberry on Traveler’s Company

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 medium purple 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 drier nibs. On Traveler’s Company, there is shading, no sheen, some feathering and no 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.

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Birmingham Pen Company Maruman

Birmingham Mountain Laurel on Maruman Mnemosyne

Ink

Birmingham Pen Company is a small family-run business that makes fountain pens and fountain pen inks. The company started with fountain pens, then began making their inks in-house.

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, which looks like a dark green thin outline, around the strokes.

The ink has an average flow. There is shading and no sheen. On Maruman Mnemosyne paper, there is no feathering or 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.

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 Salt Water Taffy 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, they have moved on to making in-house inks.

Salt Water Taffy 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 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 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.

Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy on Midori MD 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 on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy on Midori MD 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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Birmingham Pen Company New Chiffon Cream Yamamoto

Birmingham Boysenberry on Yamamoto Ro-Biki

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 medium purple 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 drier nibs. On New Chiffon Cream paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and a little bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry on Yamamoto Ro-Biki notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry on Yamamoto Ro-Biki notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry on Yamamoto Ro-Biki 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 Fools paper Tsubame

Birmingham Mountain Laurel on Tsubame

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.

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, which looks like a dark green thin outline, around the strokes.

The ink has an average flow. There is shading and no sheen. On Tsubame’s Fools paper, there is no feathering or bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Mountain Laurel ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Mountain Laurel ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Mountain Laurel ink on Tsubame 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 Mountain Laurel ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Mountain Laurel ink on Tsubame 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 Muji Planting Tree

Birmingham Independence Grey on Muji Planting Tree

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.

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 little 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 Muji’s Planting Tree paper, there is a lot of feathering and some bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Muji Planting Tree 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 Tomoe River

Birmingham Salt Water Taffy on Tomoe River

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, they have moved on to making in-house inks.

Salt Water Taffy 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 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 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.

Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy ink on Tomoe River notepad

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 Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Birmingham Salt Water Taffy ink on Tomoe River notepad

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 Clairefontaine Vellum 90 gsm

Birmingham Boysenberry on Clairefontaine Triomphe

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 medium purple 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 drier nibs. On Clairefontaine Vellum paper, there is 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 Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

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