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Poll: REDS (93 member(s) have cast votes)

And the winner is

  1. BRILLIANT RED - Diamine (3 votes [2.48%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.48%

  2. BRILLIANT RED - Pelikan (1 votes [0.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  3. BURGUNDY RED - Montblanc (6 votes [4.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.96%

  4. CIEMNY CZERWONY - Nicpoń (10 votes [8.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.26%

  5. GARNET RED - Graf von Faber-Castell (4 votes [3.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.31%

  6. MATADOR - Diamine (19 votes [15.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.70%

  7. MORINDA - Rohrer & Klingner (5 votes [4.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.13%

  8. RED - Hero (1 votes [0.83%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  9. RED DRAGON - Diamine (69 votes [57.02%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.02%

  10. RUBY - Diamine (3 votes [2.48%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.48%

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:45

I like red inks and I use them on every day basis. I'd like to present you short comparison of ten colors.

 

Of course it would be great to compare more reds but then my samples of Oxblood and Monaco Red are empty. Next time.

 

So the inks I've compared are (in alphabetical order):

 

BRILLIANT RED - Diamine

 

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BRILLIANT RED - Pelikan

 

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BURGUNDY RED - Montblanc

 

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CIEMNY CZERWONY (Dark Red) - Nicpoń*

*Nicpoń is chemistry PhD Student that's active on Polish fountain pen network. He'c created limited line of nice, saturated inks in many colors.

 

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GARNET RED - Graf von Faber-Castell

                                                   

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MATADOR - Diamine

 

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MORINDA - Rohrer & Klingner

 

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RED - Hero

 

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RED DRAGON - Diamine

 

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RUBY - Diamine

 

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There was an accident. I was ready to make "splash painting" with Ruby. The sample was standing near the sink, I don't know why, but I've abruptly turned and my hand pushed the sample. The rest of the ink flow down the sink to some foreign lands. Ruby is a great color, so it's a pity I couldn't compare it this way.

 

SWABS ON SCAN (Canon MP 250)

 

9jsta.jpg

 

SWABS ON PHOTO

 

jpna.jpg

FEW DROPS OF INK ON KITCHEN TOWEL

 

bqr6.jpgTEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G, B NIB in Oxford notebook

 

fra5.jpg

 

 

TEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G, B NIB in notebook

 

 

eifu.jpg

 

TEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G (B NIB) IN CALENDAR

 

qgzj.jpg

 

TEXT WRITTEN ON CHEAP PAPER (inks are listed as above)

 

v4ws.jpg

sqyd.jpg

 

TEXT WRITTEN ON CHEAP COPY PAPER PRINTED WITH DOTS

 

c4e57.jpg

p4hw.jpg

 

bud7.jpg

 

SUMMARY

 

RED DRAGON stomps. It's amazing deep color. I love it. Second and third place are taken by CIEMNY CZERWONY and MORINDA / MATADOR ex-aequo. There are also colors I dislike, namely: Pelikan's BRILLIANT RED (it sucks: I can't find anything interesting about this ink), GARNET RED (moderate flow, dull), BURGUNDY RED (dull, not interesting).

 

What's your opinion? You can choose few inks from the poll.



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:06

Wow! That is a very impressive comparison of red inks! I kindv just like looking at them. I mean, without thinking that it's an ink comparison.

 

Thanks for doing this and sharing it!


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#3 Mesu

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:33

Wow.. a very nice comparison. I prefer vivid colors and especially red. 

 

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 23:19

I like the "CC" entry, but also the Garnet and Burgundy, as much for their shading as their muted color. Interesting that all three are very similar in the "Paintings", but very different in the writing samples.

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 00:09

I agree!  Red Dragon first, Ciemny Czerwony second. :)



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 01:22

Interesting thread.  My votes were for Diamine Red Dragon and Diamine Matador, as the ones that loverall ooked most like what I expect "red" to look like .  At least on my screen.

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:28

Great comparison.

In splashes I liked another ink than in swabs and then in the written examples there is yet another favorite.

It depends very much on the use of the ink how well it looks.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:35

What an EXCELLENT review! Thanks for all of your work.

 

I'm drawn to the Diamine Red Dragon  and the Garnet


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:00

I tried my best to look at all of them without paying attention to the names. I found myself drawn to Red Dragon and Matador most.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 20:50

This is a fabulous comparison. Thank you.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 14:42

Oustanding comparisons. I didn't vote because I don't like any of those (I have all of them except for one). Also your various presentations. Maybe Morinda, otherwise I'd pick D's Poppy or Wild Strawberry. Thanks again!

 

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#12 visvamitra

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:44

I'm glad that you like it. Stay tuned - 48 greens are coming soon :)



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:53

I wish you had not missed Oxblood….but the dark red by nicpon, garnet and diamine red gragon take the cake….



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:02

I received some samples od Oxblood and Monaco Red. I guess I'll try to expand this comparison. I don't know when, but I'll do it :)



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 13:16

Very nice comparison, the matador is pretty nice the dragon look great and i also liked the Pelikan BR.
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 15:10

Thanks for the comparison test, Visvamitra  :)

 

I also feel frustrated by Pelikan Brilliant Red 4001, it's even more orange than Hero 201 (and Ostrich 906) but its permanence, at least on the papers I have used, is a joke: under normal indoor light it fades into a ghostly orange within a week, rendering it unusable. I do not know how it behaves in your test though.


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Posted 27 May 2014 - 18:00

Thanks for the great comparison!!



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Posted 27 May 2014 - 22:10

I also like Sheaffer Skrip red.

It is a nice clean looking red.

 

For me my top 2 reds are

  • Sheaffer Skrip - Red
  • Diamaine - Red Dragon

Which one I chose to used depends on the difference in shade that I want at that time, lighter = Sheaffer, darker = Red Dragon.

 

I am still looking for a red-black that I like.  I may have to mix my own.


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 04:34

I like red inks and I use them on every day basis. I'd like to present you short comparison of ten colors.

 

Of course it would be great to compare more reds but then my samples of Oxblood and Monaco Red are empty. Next time.

 

So the inks I've compared are (in alphabetical order):

 

BRILLIANT RED - Diamine

 

tg6s.jpg

 

 

BRILLIANT RED - Pelikan

 

x797.jpg

 

 

BURGUNDY RED - Montblanc

 

qxoy.jpg

 

CIEMNY CZERWONY (Dark Red) - Nicpoń*

*Nicpoń is chemistry PhD Student that's active on Polish fountain pen network. He'c created limited line of nice, saturated inks in many colors.

 

c9n5.jpg

 

GARNET RED - Graf von Faber-Castell

                                                   

c9n5.jpg

 

MATADOR - Diamine

 

pmh4.jpg

 

MORINDA - Rohrer & Klingner

 

pvp4.jpg

 

RED - Hero

 

rew0.jpg

 

RED DRAGON - Diamine

 

kwg3.jpg

 

RUBY - Diamine

 

yi84.jpg

 

There was an accident. I was ready to make "splash painting" with Ruby. The sample was standing near the sink, I don't know why, but I've abruptly turned and my hand pushed the sample. The rest of the ink flow down the sink to some foreign lands. Ruby is a great color, so it's a pity I couldn't compare it this way.

 

SWABS ON SCAN (Canon MP 250)

 

9jsta.jpg

 

SWABS ON PHOTO

 

jpna.jpg

FEW DROPS OF INK ON KITCHEN TOWEL

 

bqr6.jpgTEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G, B NIB in Oxford notebook

 

fra5.jpg

 

 

TEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G, B NIB in notebook

 

 

eifu.jpg

 

TEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G (B NIB) IN CALENDAR

 

qgzj.jpg

 

TEXT WRITTEN ON CHEAP PAPER (inks are listed as above)

 

v4ws.jpg

sqyd.jpg

 

TEXT WRITTEN ON CHEAP COPY PAPER PRINTED WITH DOTS

 

c4e57.jpg

p4hw.jpg

 

bud7.jpg

 

SUMMARY

 

RED DRAGON stomps. It's amazing deep color. I love it. Second and third place are taken by CIEMNY CZERWONY and MORINDA / MATADOR ex-aequo. There are also colors I dislike, namely: Pelikan's BRILLIANT RED (it sucks: I can't find anything interesting about this ink), GARNET RED (moderate flow, dull), BURGUNDY RED (dull, not interesting).

 

What's your opinion? You can choose few inks from the poll.

I agree with this ranking right down the line! An excellent review!!



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 15:43

Ciemny czerwony is that a polish ink?

You are right i Love Pelikan 4001 green violet and royal blue... But I have removed the red of my to buy list...

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