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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.

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MD paper Midori Van Dieman's

Van Dieman’s Pepperberry 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.

Pepperberry 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 autumn. The ink colour is based on the fruit of the Tasmannia lanceolata, commonly known as Tasmanian pepperberry or mountain pepper. The ink is a dark blue-black that leans towards violet. It has 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 Pepperberry ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pepperberry ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pepperberry 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 Pepperberry ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Pepperberry 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 Native Cornflower 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.

Native Cornflower 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 spring. The ink is a medium blue colour with a wet flow. I find it easy to clean the ink out of the pen.

I wasn’t expecting the colour because my impression is that cornflower blue has a slight tinge of purple. But I do like this shade of blue so no complaints here.

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 Native Cornflower ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Native Cornflower ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Native Cornflower 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 Native Cornflower ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Native Cornflower 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 Boysenberry on Traveler’s Company

Ink

Birmingham Pen Company is a small family-run business that makes fountain pens and fountain pen inks. While the company started with making fountain pens, it seemed their focus is now on inks.

Boysenberry is 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. 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 Traveler’s Company, there is shading, no sheen, some feathering and no bleedthrough.

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 Peanut Brittle 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.

Peanut Brittle is from the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. The ink colour is a yellow-brown with a tinge of orange. Depending on the shading, the colour reminds me of honey and peanut butter. 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 Peanut Brittle ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle 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 Peanut Brittle ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Peanut Brittle 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 Tasmanian Lavender 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.

Tasmanian Lavender is from the Harvest line which takes inspiration from the produce of Tasmania. The ink is an unsaturated medium purple with a wet 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 Tasmanian Lavender ink on Midori M
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender 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 Tasmanian Lavender ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Van Dieman's Tasmanian Lavender ink on Midori MD notebook

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