Inspired by Lgsoltek's beautiful ink review here, I have inked up a pen with this ink, and I have fallen in love with this one. It shades so nicely for me. For sheen photos please see Lgsoltek's review, and for fade test please see amberleadavis' review.
To look at this ink from a different angle, I have mostly concentrated on the shading of this ink using different nib units that I used on my TWSBI 580 pen. I think this ink has great shading potential as long as the pen writes fairly wet. The highlight area is fuchsia and the darker shaded area is a dark violet. It reminds me of the 2nd formula of Black Swan in Australian Roses, but pinker and brighter. I am loving this ink at the moment.
I also did a quick chromatography and water resistance test. I hope it will be useful.
Pen: TWSBI 580 Rose Gold, Ink: Waterman's #2 "14KT" Canada nib with FPR ebonite feed, Paper: Tomoe River (White)
Tools used: TWSBI 580 Rose Gold pen with various nib units including factory, modified, and franken nibs.
7 nib units, from Left to Right: 580 Factory Broad, Mini White Broad with Pendleton's BLS mod, Waterman's #2 Canada, Waterman's #2 New York, "Standard" #4, Swan #3H, and Waterman's #2 "14KT" Canada.
TWSBI 580 Factory Broad nib
TWSBI Mini Rose Gold plated Broad nib modified to BLS by Pendleton Brown
Waterman's #2 Canada nib with FPR ebonite feed
Waterman's #2 New York nib with FPR ebonite feed
"Standard" #4 nib with TWSBI 580 feed, set up by Mauricio Aguilar
Swan #3H nib with FPR ebonite feed
Waterman's #2 "14KT" Canada nib with FPR ebonite feed
Chromatography - Pretty!
Water resistance - Poor. However some bluish dye will stay after 2 minutes soak, and drops of water blotted away in 15 seconds will leave some mark after blotting too. Also, the ink when washed has a fluoro look to it, like some really bright pink inks do (e.g. Diamine Hope Pink).
Edited by SNAK, 26 June 2015 - 07:06.