My goal in this round of tests was to choose a dark red or burgundy ink to use in my new Visconti Cosmoplitan. The pen is made of stacked red and clear celluloid, and I plan to use it with a reddish ink so that any staining will blend into the overall colour of the pen. After having reviewed the results for all the inks tested, I've revised my conclusions for some of them; therefore, where my typed and handwritten comments conflict the typed comments supercede the handwritten ones.
- Ink samples purchased from Goulet Pens (http://www.gouletpens.com/)
- Visconti Cosmoplitan purchased from Chatterly Pens (http://www.pentime.com)
- Veruna Rajan purhcased from AllWriteNow (http://www.allwritenow.net)
- OMAS 360 purchased from Classic Fountain Pens (http://www.nibs.com)
Shading with Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses was moderate to heavy, but not quite up to the standard set by Black Swan in Australian Roses. To me this ink has a reddish brown colour that reminds me of Waterman Havana Brown, though with alot more shading. BSIER was well behaved in my testing; however, the colour doesn't appeal to me.
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