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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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Diamine MD paper Midori

Diamine Herbert on Midori MD

Ink

Diamine Herbert is part of the iridescink series exclusive to Cult Pens. It is called Herbert for the 80ml bottles and Herbie for the smaller 30ml bottles. This is a dark blue ink with a red sheen. The ink has an average flow.

On Midori MD paper, there is no shading, a lot of sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook

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

Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert 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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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Sailor’s Delight on Midori MD

Ink

Red sky at night, sailors’ delight.
Red sky at morning, sailors’ warning.

Wikipedia

Sailor’s Delight, from the discontinued Midnight Series, takes inspiration from the rhyme above. Although the ink is no longer in production, you can still find it being sold at some retailers (as of April 2022). The ink is a bright orangey-red with a wet flow.

On Midori MD paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight 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 Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Sailor's Delight 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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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Zucchini on Midori MD

Brand

Van Dieman’s is a family business located in Tasmania. Their inks are mainly inspired by the nature and beauty of their surroundings.

Ink

Zucchini is from the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. The ink colour is a dark green that resembles the outside of a zucchini. 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 Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini 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 Van Dieman's Zucchini ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Zucchini 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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MD paper Midori Tono & Lims

Tono & Lims Cream Soda on Midori MD

Ink

Tono & Lims is a Japanese brand in collaboration with a Korean ink company.

Cream Soda is a light spring green with a dry flow. It is a cheery colour. I find the ink is too light for comfortable reading, especially in dim light. 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 Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda 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 Tono & Lims Cream Soda ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Tono & Lims Cream Soda 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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Diamine MD paper Midori

Diamine Writer’s Blood on Midori MD

Ink

The ink is a dark maroon colour with a wet flow. This ink was created for r/fountainpens on Reddit. When the ink launched, it created quite a buzz and didn’t take long to sell out on store shelves. Perhaps because fountain pen users are all writers in some form, the name resonated with many people.

As with any trending product, there were some who loved it and some who thought it wasn’t worth the hype. I thought this was a lovely ink, but it wasn’t in the “omg must buy” category for me. When I did the writing samples, the colour reminded me more of prune juice.

On Midori MD paper, there is little shading, very little sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Writer' Blood on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Writer' Blood on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Writer' Blood on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Writer' Blood on Midori MD notebook
A little sheen in the “i”

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

Writing sample of Diamine Writer' Blood on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Writer' Blood 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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MD paper Midori TWSBI

TWSBI Midnight Blue on Midori MD

Ink

The ink is a dark blue with an undertone of purple. It has a very wet flow. My medium nib writes like a broad so I will probably restrict this ink to finer nibs.

On Midori MD paper, there is shading, sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

A lot of sheen

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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Kakimori MD paper Midori

Kakimori #01 Po on Midori MD

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 Midori MD paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po 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 Kakimore #01 Po ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Kakimore #01 Po 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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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Apple Cider on Midori MD

Ink

Van Dieman’s is a family business located in Tasmania. Their inks are mainly inspired by the nature and beauty of their surroundings.

Apple Cider is part of the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. It has an average flow. The ink colour ranges from a light yellow to a honey yellow. The lighter parts reminds me of apple cider and the darker parts reminds me of apple cider vinegar. Sometimes it is hard to see what I am writing because the ink lays down light and darkens as it dries. Once dried, I find it fairly readable.

On Midori MD paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apple Cider ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apple Cider ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apple Cider 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 Van Dieman's Apple Cider ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Apple Cider 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 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.