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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Deciduous Beech on Midori MD

Ink

Deciduous Beech is part of the Tassie Seasons collection and this is one of the autumn colours. The ink is a bright orange with an average to wet flow.

On Midori MD 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 Deciduous Beech ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Deciduous Beech ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Deciduous Beech ink on Midori MD notebook

Below is how it looks when it was written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Van Dieman's Deciduous Beech ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Deciduous Beech 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 Monboddo’s Hat on Midori MD

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 MD paper,

  • Shading: Nil
  • Sheen: Yes
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
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 was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Midori MD notebook
You can see the sheen clearly in the colon, the sheen is less noticeable in normal writing

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

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Dominant Industry MD paper Midori

Diamine Twilight on Midori MD

Ink

Twilight is a dark blue-teal ink. It has an average flow. It is a colour that will not look out of place in a professional setting. I find that it may look more blue or more green depending on the paper.

On Midori MD paper,

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

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

Writing sample of Diamine Twilight ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Twilight ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Twilight ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Twilight ink on Midori MD notebook
There is little sheen

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

Writing sample of Diamine Twilight ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Twilight 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 Vinta

Vinta Mulberry on Midori MD

Ink

Mulberry (Ubi 1663) is the full name of the ink. Ubi refers to purple yam and 1663 marks the Mindanao monarchies’ victory against the Spanish invaders.

The ink is a warm purple and has an average flow. Like the other Vinta ink I’ve tested, I encountered a gentle burping of ink a few times, just enough to notice a sudden darkening and thickening of the line. It happened about once every few pages. I’m not sure if it is the ink, the pen, the weather, or maybe a combination of all. It is also quite likely that you may not experience the burping issues I did, YMMV.

On Midori MD paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Unnoticeable, you have to really look for it
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Vinta Mulberry (Ubi 1663) ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Vinta Mulberry (Ubi 1663) ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Vinta Mulberry (Ubi 1663) 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 Vinta Mulberry (Ubi 1663) ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Vinta Mulberry (Ubi 1663) 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 Vinta

Vinta Elysium Green on Midori MD

Ink

Elysium Green (Kayangan 1967) is the full name of the ink. It is named after Kayangan Lake which is said to be the cleanest lake in the Philippines. In 1967, the island where the lake was located was declared a National Reserve.

The ink is a dark green and has an average flow. While doing the writing samples, I noticed that the pen gently burped ink a few times, just enough to notice a sudden darkening and thickening of the line. It about once every few pages. This is the first time I’ve experienced it. I’m not sure if it is the ink, the pen, the weather, or maybe a combination of all. It is also quite likely that you may not experience the burping issues I did, so YMMV.

On Midori MD paper,

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

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

Writing sample of Vinta Elysium Green (Kayangan 1967) ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Vinta Elysium Green (Kayangan 1967) ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Vinta Elysium Green (Kayangan 1967) ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Vinta Elysium Green (Kayangan 1967) ink on Midori MD notebook
Sheen

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

Writing sample of Vinta Elysium Green (Kayangan 1967) ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Vinta Elysium Green (Kayangan 1967) 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 Beeswax on Midori MD

Ink

Beeswax is part of the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. The ink is a light yellow and has a dry flow. I find the colour too light to be easily readable and I had a lot of difficulty seeing what I was writing.

On Midori MD 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 Beeswax ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Beeswax ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Beeswax 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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What I brought on my trip

Before fountain pens, I would just grab whichever pens were within reach, usually cheap ballpoints or gel pens, and throw them into my backpack.

So when I took a short holiday to Thailand last month, I decided to be a little more deliberate in my stationery selection.

What stationery I packed for the trip

For the trip, I wanted to keep a travel log. If possible, I also want to do some sketching. With those two activities in mind, I picked the pens and papers to bring along.

Writing instruments

For writing instruments, I brought:

  • 1 Uni Jetstream
  • 1 Pilot Metropolitan with Pilot Juice refill
  • 1 TWSBI Eco-T fitted with Jinhao fude nib
  • 1 Uni Kuru Toga mechanical pencil

I tried to reason it out by having each pen/pencil for a specific purpose. The Jetstream is an all-purpose pen, for filling in immigration forms and when I need something quick dry and permanent. The Kuru Toga and Eco-T are for sketching. The Pilot Metropolition is for keeping records of my travel log.

Notebooks

I brought along a Traveler’s Company notebook (regular size) that a friend gifted me a few years ago. It was lying unused in my cupboard before I finally dusted it off for this trip.

I also added the Traveler’s sticker release paper refill which I bought last year. If I came across any stickers during my trip (I didn’t), I could save them here and paste them in my journal when I got home.

I also brought along a passport size Traveler’s Company notebook for keeping a travel log.

Pen case

To transport the pens, I used my Nock Co. Sinclair pen case. I also kept the Traveler’s Company passport size notebook in the pen case.

What got used and what didn’t

I brought the Sinclair pen case and Traveler’s Company notebooks out everyday.

Out of all the pens I’ve brought, I only used the Metropolitan and the Eco-T. I didn’t use the mechanical pencil and ballpoint at all. Next trip, I think I can leave the pencil behind. The ballpoint I will keep for “just in case” purposes.

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Lennon Tool Bar MD paper Midori

Lennon Tool Bar Verdant on Midori MD

Ink

Verdant is from the Spring 2020 limited edition series. The ink is an unsaturated green with a tinge of yellow. This ink has a wet flow.

On Midori MD paper,

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

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

Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Verdant ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Verdant ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Verdant 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 Lennon Tool Bar Verdant ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Lennon Tool Bar Verdant 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 Tassie Salmon on Midori MD

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 Midori MD 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 Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon 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 Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tassie Salmon 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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Color Traveler MD paper Tomoe River

Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green on Tomoe River

Ink

Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima. With large bamboo forests growing on the outskirts, it is no wonder that Takehara has made bamboo their official tree in 1978. Bamboo is also the official special product of Takehara and it can also be found in the city’s insignia. There are also bamboo-related festivals held in Takehara: the Takehara Bamboo Festival in May and the Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival (where bamboo candles are placed around the historic preservation district) in October.

This is a bright green ink with an average flow. I find this ink easy to clean out of the pen.

On Tomoe River paper,

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

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

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Tomoe River notepad

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

Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Color Traveler Takehara Bamboo Green ink on Tomoe River notepad

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