My thanks to Straits Pen for the ink sample. I’ve got this sample a while back and I just got quite a lot of ink samples to run through. I’ll get through all of them. On to the ink, Francisan is a wine red ink that’s scented to smell like Merlot. I’m not a wine drinker so I’ve no idea how accurate the scent is. Francisan shades nicely keeping within the red end of the purple-red spectrum. It’s dry time is longer than usual for me.