Hmm... the Carlo Collodi that I'm using looks like Pumpkin Pie. I think it would be a perfect match to my Mb Hemingway, but the Hemingway isn't in rotation. I'm using the ink in a Nakaya Desk Pen (M). It's an interesting ink -- I almost don't want to like it, but I can't help myself. Which was my reaction when I opened the box containing the Hemingway. I thought the pen was hideous and thought I would send it back, but the more I looked at it, the more beautiful it became. Weird. I guess this is how Mb orange or pumpkin colors affect me.
It does depend on the nib and paper. I was recently showing a range of nibs using this ink on Staples eco Sugar Cane paper scanned here
, and it looks NOTHING like it does from my 1927 Parker Duofold Flex on Clairefontaine Triomphe paper. So I went back and wrote on the side of the paper testing the TWSBI nibs, and you can again see it is darker. I tried to use slightly different scanner settings in the version below which you can tell comparing the paper lines to the version in the TWSBI nibs thread above. The in person real pages look somewhere between the above and below images. (Edit: Let me copy the previous version and post it in this thread so you can see them both together here).
Then, I wanted to make sure this was not due to a residual ink in the Duofold, so I loaded some Collodi in a Noodler's Flex pen, and also in a vintage Evans 14k Wet Noodle I got from Mauricio at Vintagepen.net which shows all the variations of this ink. I can see how some would see it as Pumpkin, but there is a lot of variation based on paper and pen. I can't quite match it up even with all the Crayola colors here
Edited by SamCapote, 27 October 2011 - 09:35.
With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.