|Top - one line from a Pilot Parallel 6.0mm. Bottom; three lines from the same pen.|
Bottle: 59 ml
Where to buy: Franklin-Christoph
Franklin-Christoph's own sugarcane paper (more details on this paper in a future post at FPGeeks), which the ink was formulated to perform best on. It did perform a little better - slightly less bleed through but more than enough to deter a lot of users.
- Dries in a split second!
- Deep, solid black.
- Water resistant.
- High saturation but was easy to clean from my pens.
- Bleeds through paper that is typically fountain pen friendly (including Franklin-Christoph's own paper).
- Shows through paper that is typically fountain pen friendly (including Franklin-Christoph's own paper).
- Feathers where ink pools or where the pen pauses in writing.
Well this is a finicky ink, there's no doubt about that. It bleeds through what is otherwise fountain pen friendly paper, there is show through, and there is feathering, even with fine nibs. However, I was completely fascinated by how fast it dries, how jet black it is, and I was pleased that it was water resistant (at least in the water brush and water dripping test. I make no guarantees it'll survive being tossed in a river.). I have been using it to address the outsides of my envelopes to pen pals lately.
I received this sample free of charge from Franklin-Christoph to review and enjoy. My opinions are 100% my own and completely honest. I was not compensated monetarily to write this review.