Got three bottles of Red-Blac in the mail today . Haven't loaded a pen yet but I did try dipping with a completely clean pen and was very disapointed . It writes brown . No red , no black , no burgandy but brown and a rather average brown at that . Bad batch or par for the course for red-black ? This is my first time trying a noodlers ink and if this is any indication of what I can expect will probably be my last . Writing sample the seller posted was beautiful but this stuff looks nothing like what he posted . I am gonna try it in a clean pen with a fine nib and see if that is better if not I will probably get some noodlers red and try mixing it . Would appreciate any feedback from those who have used this ink . Thanks .