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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 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.

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Rhodia Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Hanging Lake on Rhodia

Ink

Hanging Lake is part of Van Dieman’s Wildness series, inspired by the beauty of Tasmanian wilds.

The Hanging Lake is a blue-black ink which has no shimmer but has lovely shading. I love the shading of this ink and how it gradients from light to dark. When cleaning the pen after using this ink, I noticed it left some trace residue in the barrel. Despite this, I love the colour so much that I will definitely re-buy this when I finished my current supply. I will just have to spend more time and effort cleaning out the pen.

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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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Hanging Lake on Midori MD

Ink

Hanging Lake is part of Van Dieman’s Wildness series, inspired by the beauty of Tasmanian wilds.

The Hanging Lake is a blue-black ink which has no shimmer but has lovely shading. I love the shading of this ink and how it gradients from light to dark. When cleaning the pen after using this ink, I noticed it left some trace residue in the barrel. Despite this, I love the colour so much that I will definitely re-buy this when I finished my current supply. I will just have to spend more time and effort cleaning out the pen.

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 Elizabeth’s Violet Eyes on Rhodia

Ink

Elizabeth’s Violet Eyes is part of Van Dieman’s Hollywood series, inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s famous violet eyes. It is a shading purple ink. It is not quite the colour of Elizabeth Taylor’s eyes which are more bluish, but it is still a beautiful colour.

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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100% Recycled Paper Van Dieman's Yamamoto

Van Dieman’s Blackened Seas on Yamamoto 100% recycled paper

Ink

Blackened Seas is part of Van Dieman’s Midnight series, inspired by colours after dark. As you would expect, there are dark colours in this series, but there are also some surprisingly bright colours, like yellow (inspired by the moon) and orange (inspired by bonfire). About half of them are also shimmering inks.

The Blackened Seas ink has no shimmer but has lovely shading. It is a dark teal ink. I love the shading of this ink and how it gradually turns from light to dark, unlike some inks which which have clearly defined areas between the light and dark portions (for example, see Lamy Turquoise). I didn’t time it so I cannot say for sure, but it feels like the ink takes slightly longer to dry then the other inks I’ve tried. The drying time is not long enough to be a deal breaker, but long enough to notice. I LOVE this colour and I will definitely re-buy this when I finished my current supply.

Paper

This is a 100% recycled paper found in Yamamoto Ro-Biki Note B5. Based on some googling, this does not seem to be the same type of paper found on the usual Yamaoto Ro-Biki notebooks. This is a good thing as I do not like this paper and it is very bad for fountain pens. The ink adsorbed quickly so there is no shading. There is also a lot of show through and bleed through.

Writing Sample

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

The back of the page which had a lot of bleed through

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

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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Elizabeth’s Violet Eyes on Midori MD

Ink

Elizabeth’s Violet Eyes is part of Van Dieman’s Hollywood series, inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s famous violet eyes. It is a shading purple ink. It is not quite the colour of Elizabeth Taylor’s eyes which are more bluish, but it is still a beautiful colour.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Elizabeth's Violet Eyes ink on Midori MD paper
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Elizabeth's Violet Eyes ink on Midori MD paper
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Elizabeth's Violet Eyes ink on Midori MD paper

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 Blackened Seas on Midori MD

Ink

Blackened Seas is part of Van Dieman’s Midnight series, inspired by colours after dark. As you would expect, there are dark colours in this series, but there are also some surprisingly bright colours, like yellow (inspired by the moon) and orange (inspired by bonfire). About half of them are also shimmering inks.

The Blackened Seas ink has no shimmer but has lovely shading. It is a dark teal ink. I love the shading of this ink and how it gradually turns from light to dark, unlike some inks which which have clearly defined areas between the light and dark portions (for example, see Lamy Turquoise). I didn’t time it so I cannot say for sure, but it feels like the ink takes slightly longer to dry then the other inks I’ve tried. The drying time is not long enough to be a deal breaker, but long enough to notice. I LOVE this colour and I will definitely re-buy this when I finished my current supply.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Blackened Seas ink on Midori MD paper
Writing sample of Blackened Seas ink on Midori MD paper
Writing sample of Blackened Seas ink on Midori MD paper
See how the shading gradients from light to dark?

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 Pixie Parasols on Rhodia

Ink

Pixie Parasols is part of Van Dieman’s Tassie Seasons series, inspired by the colours of each Tasmania’s seasons. Pixie Parasols is from the Autumn season and inspired by Mycena Interrupta, a beautiful cyan blue mushroom.

The ink is a light cyan blue. It flows well and shades beautifully, but it has one fatal flaw – it is too light to read. Which is a pity as the colour is beautiful. When I was writing, the ink is so light that sometimes I unconsciously pressed harder on the paper. I won’t recommend this for normal writing.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Pixie Parasols ink on Rhodia 80gsm paper
Writing sample of Pixie Parasols ink on Rhodia 80gsm paper
Close up of a word written with Pixie Parasols ink on Rhodia 80gsm paper

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