Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Birmingham Frick Park Fern Hollow Creek - Compact Review

birmingham ink review blue green teal frick fern hollow creek

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Jan2016

Jan2016

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,113 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 21 March 2018 - 15:06

fpn_1521644743__birmingham_fern_hollow_c



Sponsored Content

#2 kfoss

kfoss

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 48 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 21 March 2018 - 15:20

Wow, Quite the difference between the splash and writing samples. Does it look that different in real life? The writing samples look like a de-saturated Yama Dori to me.



#3 langere

langere

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,533 posts
  • Location:Alexandria, Virginia
  • Flag:

Posted 21 March 2018 - 15:52

Also looks similar to Noodler's Legal Lapis. Same greenish tint.

 

Erick


Currently in Rotation: 

Moonman 600 "F" nib running Waterman South Sea Blue

Cross "Year of the Dog" Special Edition "M" nib running Visconti Black

Pelikan M205 Star Ruby "F" nib running Noodler's Black Swans in Australian Roses

 

 


#4 Jan2016

Jan2016

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,113 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 21 March 2018 - 17:00

Yes, it is an interesting effect. Scanner is calibrated, and it looks like the real thing.

Only thing I can think of is the difference between the non-absorbent Tomoe River, and more absorbent splash card



#5 Intensity

Intensity

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,727 posts
  • Location:U.S.A.
  • Flag:

Posted 21 March 2018 - 20:24

I think it's more to do with the color and properties of Tomoe River vs. Col-o-Ring cardstock.  Col-o-Ring is more pure white and a bit more absorbent, textured.  I find that it shows off ink color more accurately.  Tomoe River white is creamy and not pure white--I have both Tomoe River white and cream notebooks, and white is definitely still off-white.  Something about that and how the inks sit on the surface of Tomoe River gives a different effect to the final ink appearance vs. what you'd see on Col-o-Ring paper.  I also use both in my ink sample testing, and there's always a difference.


Edited by Intensity, 21 March 2018 - 20:26.

“I admit it, I'm surprised that fountain pens are a hobby. ... it's a bit like stumbling into a fork convention - when you've used a fork all your life.” 






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: birmingham, ink, review, blue, green, teal, frick, fern, hollow, creek



Sponsored Content




|