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India Red - Graf Von Faber-Castell

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 16:49

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. Last year they've added three new colors to the line. This year they've done the same. Three new GvFC colors hit the shelves.

 

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India Red is enjoyable to use. The color isn't too heavy but I like it. Also, the flow is simply excellent. It flows almost like J. Herbin Eclat de Saphire and I love it. I haven't experienced any clogging or skipping issues and that's always a plus. Some feathering and bleedthrough will be experienced on absorbent and thin papers.

 

Overall impression - nice. I like it.

 

 

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

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Color range

 

 

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My company's notebook (low quality paper), Waterman Hemisphere, fine nib

 

 

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Field Notes, Kaigelu 316, medium nib

 

 

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Rhodia, Waterman Hemisphere, fine nib

 

 

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Tsubame, Kaigelu 316, medium nib

 

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Clairefontaine, Waterman Hemisphere, fine nib

 

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#2 abstract49

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 18:47

It looks like a nice red, and it will no doubt be attractive to many. For myself, I see no reason to replace any of the reds I am already using with it.



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 23:09

Graf von Faber Castell plot complete hegemony of my ink drawer.

I think I have enough and similar reds to resist them.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 23:11

Thank you for another great review.  I wonder how this compares to Pilot Iro Momiji.  It looks like it has that bit of an orange cast.  


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 01:29

This doesn't have that orangish cast in my 1.5 stub nib; I think it is the "purest" red I have found.  It reminded me of Sheaffer Skrip red, until I realised that this one maintain's it's red better than the Skrip does for me.  Wet, I like Skrip red, dried it seems to show a brownish hue that this ink does not. (And I may just be justifying the addition of this bottle of red ink!)



#6 Herrjaeger

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:47

Thanks for the review. Nice red-the writing samples remind a bit of Noodler’s Empire Red.

#7 amberleadavis

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 00:57

It is nice.  Very nice.  Not OMG I must acquire, but hmm, what a pleasant ink.

 

Thank you for the review.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 17:17

I can imagine this to be a weak and thin ink. But that's just my imagination.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 18:44

I can imagine this to be a weak and thin ink. But that's just my imagination.

 

Me too. This looks to me like one of those pale and undersaturated "red" that I hate...



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:29

Thanks for the nice ink review.

This ink will be in my to-buy list. 



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:40

Dry time looks excellent, and there’s a softness to the red that makes extended text seem a bit more readable. I’ll have to see if I can find cartridges.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 07:59

I really like this one! Gonna add it to my list to purchase. Thank you for the review!


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Posted 10 February 2019 - 00:50

I loaded a sample of this ink in my Pilot Metropolitan F nib, and have been using it mostly for drawing markups and comments.  It is a nice earthy red, not jewel tone at all, but still a rich, saturated hue.  The plot paper I use for drawings is a 24lb Boise Polaris, which is relatively smooth and doesn't show much feathering or bleed through, like many other copier papers do.  That nib is fairly thin, but smooth, and the ink seems to flow well and looks great.  



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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:18

Nice red!


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Posted 18 February 2019 - 14:36

Thanks. I didnt know this red was on the market.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 20:59

Vis, I was just reading that book - I think it may be too sophisticated for me. :)


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