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Birmingham Pen Company Muji Planting Tree

Birmingham Sweetheart on Muji Planting Tree

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 vivid pink, almost fluorescent, with a tinge of orange that comes out in the wetter areas.

The ink has an average flow. On Muji 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 Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Sweetheart ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Sweetheart ink on Muji Planting Tree 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 Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Sweetheart ink 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 MD paper Midori

Birmingham Chrysan Themum on Midori MD

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 it never crossed my mind there can be other colours.

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 Chrysan Themum ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum 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 Chrysan Themum ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Chrysan Themum 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 Maruman

Birmingham Boysenberry on Maruman Mnemosyne

Ink

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 Mnemosyne, 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 ink on Maruman Mnemosyne notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Maruman Mnemosyne notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Maruman Mnemosyne 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 Independence Grey on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

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.

The ink has a very wet flow. Due to the flow, I think the ink will be more suitable in the finer nibs. On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is no shading, no sheen, some feathering and a lot of bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Independence Grey 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 Leuchtturm1917

Birmingham Glassmith 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 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 Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is shading, no sheen, a little feathering and some bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

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

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 Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Birmingham Glassmith 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 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.