- Burgundy Red's colour is a bit more purple-leaning, while Red Beans and Rice has more of a brown undertone. This is most obvious in swabs, less so in normal writing.
- The Mont Blanc ink writes really smooth. In contrast, Red Beans and Rice has sub-par lubrication, and feels a bit scratchy, especially in smaller nibs.
- With broader nibs - e.g. with the scribbles made with a 1.5 mm calligraphy nib - the Mont Blanc ink tends to be a bit oversaturated, drowning out most of the delicate shading. Red Beans and Rice, being a drier ink, looks better in these circumstances, and shows a bit more character.
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Ink Shoot-Out : Mont Blanc Burgundy Red Vs Papier Plume Red Beans And Riceink shoot-out mont blanc burgundy red papier plume red beans and rice
Posted 03 February 2020 - 18:50
Posted 03 February 2020 - 22:18
Thanks for the great duel. This was a tough fight (for me) because in many places both looked too similar. But I too would declare the MB as the winner because in some situations it has a half a tick more blue and at the same time is somehow "richer" -- no, not simply more saturated.
Life is too short to drink bad wine (Goethe)
Posted 03 February 2020 - 22:32
Up to now I thought I needed also Red Beans and Rice, but MB Burgundy will be just enough.
Anyway it would be too complicated to get RBR in Europe...
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Posted 05 February 2020 - 17:40
Thanks for this. The two inks did look really similar on my screen. Even the chromatography results seem similar. For me, since I tend not to use "burgundy" inks, it would be a toss up -- I like the dry time of the MB ink better, but the Paper Plume ink seems to be a tad more water resistant.
It would be interesting to see a comparison with the only burgundy ink I can stomach, color-wise: Campo Marzio Burgundy. Someone was giving away a partial bottle of it here in the Pittsburgh area, and my friend snagged it for me (this is the same friend who gave me the "joke" gift of a Pelikan M200 with the Bayer logo on it that she had gotten on Freecycle, not realizing the pen's actual value -- it was probably some corporate gift shoved into a drawer and had clearly never been used before I got it.
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth
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