Saturday, October 19, 2013

Review: Stipula Calamo Florentine Red @AndersonPens @Stipula_1948

This perfect red came over from the ink corner of Anderson Pens! I really don't know how I've not heard of it before or why it doesn't get more press because it's pretty great - a very nice red that behaves very well. Nothing to complain about here.

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Stipula Calamo Florentine Red 
Bottle
ABOUT
Stipula Calamo Florentine Red Swab
Color: Red
Bottle: 70 ml
Price: $19.00
Price/ml: $0.27/ml
Where to buy: Anderson Pens
Stipula Calamo Florentine Red Writing Sample
Stipula Calamo Florentine Red Writing Sample
Stipula Calamo Florentine Red Writing Sample
Stipula Calamo Florentine Red Writing Sample
PROS
  • Great red - not too bright, not too dark.
  • Good flow. 
  • Cleans easily, especially for a red ink.
CONS
  • Not water resistant. 
OVERALL

This is a surprisingly nice ink! Why is this ink not all over the place?? It's a pretty ideal red ink - well behaved, easy to clean (reds can be notoriously difficult to clean), good saturation and flow, dries decently, no feathering, decent shading. It's not a crazy mind-blowing red like J. Herbin's Rouge Hematite, but it's not going to be a pain in the neck either. You get a nice big bottle for $19.00, so give it a whirl. Lots to share, or just use up by yourself. The only downside is it's not water resistant. But most inks aren't.

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