Visconti is nicely saturate brown ink supplied by Visconti Fountain Pens of Florence Italy. Florence Italy of course is a beautiful city known for it ‘s rich culture fashion and design (forget Nike buy real shoes in Italy)
Visconti Sepia ink
Visconti Sepia is a well behaving ink. It is a nicely saturated medium dark brown ink. It is a medium shader as well. Drying time is not superfast but with 15 seconds very acceptable. There is only very little show through but feathering and bleeding are absent
points 1-5 1 = 5=
Fountain Pens: Online best Writer / Online Best Writer 1.8 Italic Nib
Paper: Waldmühle Reflex Premium
Drying time: acceptable 15 seconds points 3
Flow: very smooth points: 5
Lubrication: smooth in both pens points: 5
Bleeding: absent) Points 5
Shading: medium points: 3
Waterproof: Survives a drop but not a bath points: 3
Package: Nice bottle points: 3 ( see my comment down below)
The bottle is beautifully shaped…
What else did you expect it is an Italian design from Florence
Still I have mixed feelings about it. The design is so very beautiful, but it is made of plastic😒
That to me is kind of a no go.
Such a beautiful ink deserves a glass bottle especially when the design is so lovely and Italy is famous for it’s Venetian Glass of Murano
Tipp for filling your Fountain Pen
The Bottle makes it easy to fill your Fountain Pen even when the bottle is nearly empty.
There is one aspect to take in consideration though. Because of it’s shape it seems a little top heavy. Since I am quite a clumsy pillock with an unrivalled talent of making a mess (spastic fantastic). I have found a way to safely fill my Fountain Pens. I put the bottle in the cover preventing it fro tupping over (see photo above right)
Sit down and enjoy now comes the beauty part
This Ink really is a smooth writer
Lovely brown with a little reddish brown hue
No problem if you just drop a drop of water on it. Just dry quickly with kitchentowel It is not waterproof though
La Couronne du Comte I guess Dennis and Rik would even travel to the moon to get it for you (just pay them a million or 2) Well it is safe to say that they do almost everything to satisfy their customers… Considering
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This ink is a lovely well saturate brown. Love the colour and the fact that it is such a smooth writer. The sheening is not strong but it is there.
Such a pity that that beautiful bottle is made of plastic. If that beautifully shaped bottle was made of glass it would have been perfect.
Of course that must not be Murano glass since that would drive up the price severely.
The price now is only € 10, (at LCC) for 60 ml! which is a very very fair price not to say it is a bargain for this lovely brown ink