Chesterfield is a now discontinued line of inks. It belongs to xFountainpens and that company is now no longer in operation. That being said Antique Copper is a good shading brown ink. It’s a bright ink, not quite corporate enough to fly under the radar. It goes from an almost orange-brown to a strong reddish-brown. The warm tones of Chesterfield Antique Copper gives me a nice homely feeling.
My thanks to Ana of Well Appointed Desk for the ink sample.
This is an interesting shade of red-pink ink. It shades well even in my EF Lamy nib. And yes it does reminds me of the watermelon shade of red. it’s a joyful colour that stands out against the paper. It goes from a pale muted pink to a strong red. Pen BBS does interesting colour choices for their inks. They are one to look out for.
I got this ink sample a while back and I’m sorry I took such a long time to get around to it. Diamine Amber straddles the line between yellow and orange in a way I really like. It shades even in my Visconti EF nib though only subtly. It’s such a bright and happy colour that I can’t help but smile when I use it. It goes from a pale sunrise yellow to a strong muted orange colour.
This is another TY Lee Exclusive ink made by De Atramentis. It’s another scented blue ink. It’s fragrance is lightly floral and not too overwhelming. Comparing it with Hu Shi, another blue De Atramentis TY Lee Exclusive, it looks rally similar. Personally I’ve no idea why there is a need for two such similar inks. Regardless, Lin Jue Ming is a lubricated ink that makes writing really enjoyable. It doesn’t shade very much and looks and writes like a very serviceable blue ink.
My thanks to Glenn for the ink sample.
Platinum Citrus Black is an iron gall ink and that means it’s waterproof. I found Citrus Black to be an incredibly dry ink. In my Platinum 3776 SM, it was so dry it squeaked as I write. Did a mouse died in my pen? Obviously not. Turns out my Platinum 3776 SM couldn’t handle it. Switching it to my Karas Kustoms Fountain K makes it way more readable. It goes down a dull yellow almost gold but after a while it darkens like all iron gall inks do. As it darkens it goes to a dark greenish-yellow. It’s an interesting colour for sure, it just needs the right pen to be paired with it.
My thanks to Glenn for sending me a sample of the ink.
Yamabuki Iro is a blend of yellow and green. Now normally, this blend of colours is right up my alley. But not this one. This is giving me Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho vibes. And I really do not like Ina-Ho at all.
Yamabuki Iro shades subtly and writes on the dry side of things. Personally this isn’t the colour for me, but if this is a colour you enjoy, don’t let me get in the way of your enjoyment.
- Diamine Golden Sands
- Scribes’ Ink Macallan Scottish Whisky
- Platinum Citrus Black IG