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Garnet Red - Graf Von Faber-Castell


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#1 visvamitra


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 20:32

Graf von Faber-Castell was founded in 1761 and developed into the major manufacturer of wood-cased pencils. With time they started to offer much broader range of products. Few years ago company's introduced six inks. Recently they've added three new colors to the line.


  1. Carbon Black
  2. Cobalt Blue
  3. Deep Sea Green
  4. Garnet Red
  5. Hazelnut Brown
  6. Midnight Blue
  7. Moss Green
  8. Royal Blue
  9. Stone Grey

Garnet Red is my least favourite of "old" GvFC colors. It's dry and not p[articularly thrilling.





Drops of ink on kitchen towel





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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B











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Posted 22 January 2016 - 21:29

nice. thanks for sharing

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 16:02

The name describes the color accurately, and it does shade nicely.

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 18:28

I was given a sample of this ink:



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 06:26

Mh, very interesting comparison. it doesn't look washed out in the review. Thank you for sharing!


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 15:14

I've tried this ink in several pens and on several brands of paper and and the results vary depending on pen/paper/light. Personally I like it a lot!

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 23:17

I am with TheDutchGuy on this. There are better matches of pen and paper for it. Right now it looks excellent in an Onoto 2500 18k. A quick check of my ink book suggests that it flies better with vintage, softer or more flexible, nibs, rather than in modern wide thin lines.
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Posted 21 July 2018 - 00:56

Thank you for sharing. I found this one disappointing. 

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