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What Would Be A Good "red" Red

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#1 Mech-for-i

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:24

Dear fellow members, am looking for a " red " red, know, the kind that do not look orange or magenta , but solid red, like the Italian red Alfa Romeo used on their cars .. is there a good red ink that proximate or match !?



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:41

Hi Mech,

Diamine Matador Red.

It's a deep, but true red. It also has fantastic flow and lubrication. :)

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:58

[...] Diamine Matador Red. It's a deep, but true red. It also has fantastic flow and lubrication.  [...]

 

Yes, I completely agree with you! I am just wondering whether this gorgeous red could be overridden?! Rouge hématite is also very good and a very present red but it is full of glitter particles which somehow disturb the colour and the properties of the ink. ... Tomorrow I will test Montblanc Shakespeare which had been recommended to me as being a wonderful and perfect red.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 14:11



Dear fellow members, am looking for a " red " red, know, the kind that do not look orange or magenta , but solid red, like the Italian red Alfa Romeo used on their cars .. is there a good red ink that proximate or match !?

 

 

If you're looking for a vivid "Alfa Romeo Red," I think that the Shakespeare Velvet Red would be too dark.*  To match the bright red of cars or fire engines, take a look at Montblanc Corn Poppy.  That ink is much more like the one you refer to.

 

[* NicolausPistcator:  Velvet Red is quite beautiful, but dark and moody.  You'll love it!]



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 16:27

If you're looking for a "smack in the middle of the spectrum" red, I'd say have a look at Diamine Classic Red.  If you need something with serious permanence, there's Noodler's Park Red (a little pinker than the Diamine Classic Red, but pretty rugged).

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 16:40

Sheaffer Red has been my standard red.

It does NOT have an orange tint.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 19:07



 

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[* NicolausPistcator:  Velvet Red is quite beautiful, but dark and moody.  You'll love it!]

 

Oh! I fear that you are right... I think I am developing an ink crisis...



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Oh! I fear that you are right... I think I am developing an ink crisis...

 

 

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 00:08

Sheaffer Red has been my standard red.

It does NOT have an orange tint.

+1

 

By the way, is Pilot red ink in bottles the same ink which is in Pilot Varsity / V-pens? I guess that it is, but haven't found any answer.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 00:49

Sheaffer Red has been my standard red.
It does NOT have an orange tint.


Sheaffer Skrip Red - True Christmas and Valentine red.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 15:00

 

 

Join. The. Club.   ;)

 

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 15:55

I'll disagree with the people pushing Skrip Red -- in my experience it's more of a darker, almost a blood red, red.  Okay if that's what you want, but I didn't....

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 17:24

Diamine Poppy.

Noodler's Red Rattler.

J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier (less saturated, but still very much a true red to my eyes.)

 

A good comparison chart:

https://www.jetpens....mparison/pt/848



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 17:37

rich wet dark/opaque (not much shading)

 

KWZ Theif's Red.

 

http://www.fountainp...ink-thiefs-red/

 

Otherwise, I adore MB Corn Poppy Red.

 

My DIamine Matador crudded up on me. Harmless but the above 2 are my favorites so far.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 17:40

I'm with goodpens, diamine poppy red is as red as it gets, at least to my eyes. Here compared to the much darker (end of bottle) rouge hematite. Lamy Vista M, Fabriano Taccia (hematite in F).

 

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 18:59

for me:

Parker Quink Red

Diamine Wild Strawberry or Poppy Red 


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 21:19

Diamine Matador red, Diamine Classic Red, Montblanc Corn Poppy Red, Sheaffer Skrip Red.

 

Check out each manufacturer's red inks in the Ink Review Forum Index.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 21:50

If you're looking for a "smack in the middle of the spectrum" red, I'd say have a look at Diamine Classic Red.  If you need something with serious permanence, there's Noodler's Park Red (a little pinker than the Diamine Classic Red, but pretty rugged).
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Another fan of Diamine Classic Red. It's name says it all. Classic.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 00:22

Robert Oster Fire Engine Red.

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:07

Thanks guy for all the suggestion, wager its time for me to set them up for experiment  







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