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Kokuyo Campus Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Apricot on Kokuyo Campus

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.

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

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Traveler's Company Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Apricot on Traveler’s Company

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.

Paper

Traveler’s Company notebooks uses the same MD paper as Midori notebooks. The two notebooks perform the same when using fountain pens so why am I doing another writing sample on the same paper? Because Midori MD notebooks uses cream-coloured paper and Traveler’s Company ruled notebook uses white-coloured paper. I feel that the colour of the paper also affects how the ink looks, and hence this post.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Traveler's Company notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Traveler's Company notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Traveler's Company notebook

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

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Midori MD Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Apricot on Midori MD

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 Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apricot 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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Leuchtturm1917 Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Apricot on Leuchtturm1917

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.

Paper

I managed to get a LEUCHTTURM1917 planner for a cheap price at the end of the year when shops are clearing the unsold 2020 planners. It used the same 80gsm paper found in LEUCHTTURM1917 notebooks so I decided to use it for writing samples.

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 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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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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Midori MD Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Diamonds are a Girl’s BFF on Midori MD

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 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’s 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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Kokuyo Campus Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Hailstorm on Kokuyo Campus

Ink

Hailstorm is part of Van Dieman’s Tassie Seasons series, inspired by the colours of each Tasmania’s 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.

Paper

I like writing on this paper. It is smooth and holds up well to fountain pen ink.

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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Van Dieman's World Craft

Van Dieman’s Hailstorm on World Craft Freiheit

Ink

Hailstorm is part of Van Dieman’s Tassie Seasons series, inspired by the colours of each Tasmania’s 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.

Paper

WORLD CRAFT is a Japanese brand. I am using the Freiheit Freestyle Grid Notepad which is made of smooth, cream paper that holds up well to fountain pens. There is a bit of bleed through at the back but not enough to bleed onto the next page. It is 21cm x 12.8cm, which makes it the same height as A5 but thinner.

The page is marked on front and blank on the back. The front of the page is divided into 5mm grid made up of brown dots. Two thin brown lines, one vertical and one horizontal, divide the page in the middle.

WORLD CRAFT also makes this paper in a notebook format.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Hailstorm on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Hailstorm on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Hailstorm on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit

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