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Fools paper Tsubame Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Tassie Salmon on Tsubame

Ink

Tassie Salmon is part of the Tassie Seasons collection. It represents summer.

Tassie Salmon is a pale pink with a tinge of orange. I find the colour too light for my liking. It has an average flow.

On Tsubame Fools paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon ink on Tsubame notebook

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon 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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Ferris Wheel Press Fools paper Tsubame

Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats on Tsubame

Ink

Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats is from the Freshly Squeezed Collection.

The ink looks like a minty green to me. It is a lovely colour with shading and no sheen. However, in writing, I find that it often lays down too light a line and the high contrast of the shading means I have to put more effort in reading. Flow-wise, it is on the dry side. This ink would probably do better in the wetter nibs.

On Tsubame Fools paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Ferris Wheel Press Three Steamboats 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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Fools paper Kakimori Tsubame

Kakimori #01 Po on Tsubame

Ink

Kakimori is the name of a stationery store in Tokyo. In late 2021, they released a line of pigment inks with names inspired by Japanese onomatopoeia. They are housed in cute round glass bottles meant to evoke the shape of a water droplet on a flat surface.

Each ink has a brief writeup that evokes a certain imagery and feeling for the colour. I admit that I bought some inks based more on the imagery it evokes than any actual interest in the colour itself. For Po:

A colour tucked away in our hearts. Po is the way we blush when falling in love; the warmth of a face admired from afar.

Kakimori website

I’m tickled that Japan has a sound effect for blushing. Granted these are mostly used in manga so perhaps it helps to differentiate between the different types of blushing.

The ink is a bright red colour with a wet flow. In shading, it ranges from unsaturated red to saturated red. I thought the lighter parts do resemble the colour of a person blushing (at least based on what I’ve seen in anime).

Ink colour residue left on fountain pen nib

I expected it to be harder to clean out the pen due to the fact that it’s a pigment ink but it was easy to clean out of the barrel. I did not have to dismantle the pen. The problem is with the ink that had dried, like those on the nib. It was hard to clean away the dried ink and soaking in water did not seem to make much difference.

On Tsubame Fools paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po ink on Tsubame notebook

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

Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po 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 Fools paper Tsubame

Birmingham Boysenberry on Tsubame

Ink

Boysenberry is formerly 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. The company had since changed their ink collections and this ink is now found under the Keystone Formula collection.

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 Tsubame Fools paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Tiny
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Birmingham Boysenberry 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 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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Diamine Fools paper Tsubame

Diamine Monboddo’s Hat on Tsubame

Ink

In 2019, the Fountain Pens UK Facebook group collaborated with Diamine to create two inks, Scribble Purple and Monboddo’s Hat. The inks are named after Scribble Monboddo, a purple ink lover who runs the Too Many Purples blog. Monboddo’s Hat is a ink colour inspired by Scribble Monboddo’s purple top hat.

The ink is a saturated dark purple with red undertones with a wet flow. At no surprise to anyone, it has the most sheen on Tomoe River paper. The official description calls it a gold sheen but it looks a little greenish to me. On Fools paper, there is a little sheen, a tiny bit of feathering and no bleedthrough.

Colour residue left in pen barrel after cleaning

The ink left a ring of colour residue behind so cleaning is more involved than usual.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tsubame notebook
Closer look at the sheen

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

Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tsubame notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tsubame notebook

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