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REDS  

98 members have voted

  1. 1. And the winner is

    • BRILLIANT RED - Diamine
    • BRILLIANT RED - Pelikan
    • BURGUNDY RED - Montblanc
    • CIEMNY CZERWONY - Nicpoń
    • GARNET RED - Graf von Faber-Castell
    • MATADOR - Diamine
    • MORINDA - Rohrer & Klingner
    • RED - Hero
    • RED DRAGON - Diamine
    • RUBY - Diamine


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I like red inks and I use them on every day basis. I'd like to present you short comparison of ten colors.

 

Of course it would be great to compare more reds but then my samples of Oxblood and Monaco Red are empty. Next time.

 

So the inks I've compared are (in alphabetical order):

 

BRILLIANT RED - Diamine

 

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/7010/tg6s.jpg

 

 

BRILLIANT RED - Pelikan

 

http://imageshack.com/a/img842/8815/x797.jpg

 

 

BURGUNDY RED - Montblanc

http://imageshack.com/a/img843/6245/qxoy.jpg

CIEMNY CZERWONY (Dark Red) - Nicpoń*

*Nicpoń is chemistry PhD Student that's active on Polish fountain pen network. He'c created limited line of nice, saturated inks in many colors.

 

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/7862/c9n5.jpg

GARNET RED - Graf von Faber-Castell

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/7862/c9n5.jpg

MATADOR - Diamine

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/6818/pmh4.jpg

MORINDA - Rohrer & Klingner

http://imageshack.com/a/img835/3799/pvp4.jpg

RED - Hero

http://imageshack.com/a/img842/9356/rew0.jpg

RED DRAGON - Diamine

http://imageshack.com/a/img842/1002/kwg3.jpg

RUBY - Diamine

http://imageshack.com/a/img836/6886/yi84.jpg

There was an accident. I was ready to make "splash painting" with Ruby. The sample was standing near the sink, I don't know why, but I've abruptly turned and my hand pushed the sample. The rest of the ink flow down the sink to some foreign lands. Ruby is a great color, so it's a pity I couldn't compare it this way.

 

SWABS ON SCAN (Canon MP 250)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/843/9jsta.jpg

SWABS ON PHOTO

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/842/jpna.jpg

FEW DROPS OF INK ON KITCHEN TOWEL

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1280x1024q90/835/bqr6.jpgTEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G, B NIB in Oxford notebook

http://imageshack.com/a/img838/576/fra5.jpg

TEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G, B NIB in notebook

http://imageshack.com/a/img841/5115/eifu.jpg

TEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G (B NIB) IN CALENDAR

http://imageshack.com/a/img842/3936/qgzj.jpg

TEXT WRITTEN ON CHEAP PAPER (inks are listed as above)

http://imageshack.com/a/img845/3366/v4ws.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img835/7620/sqyd.jpg

TEXT WRITTEN ON CHEAP COPY PAPER PRINTED WITH DOTS

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/2382/c4e57.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/7564/p4hw.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img843/7411/bud7.jpg

SUMMARY

RED DRAGON stomps. It's amazing deep color. I love it. Second and third place are taken by CIEMNY CZERWONY and MORINDA / MATADOR ex-aequo. There are also colors I dislike, namely: Pelikan's BRILLIANT RED (it sucks: I can't find anything interesting about this ink), GARNET RED (moderate flow, dull), BURGUNDY RED (dull, not interesting).

 

What's your opinion? You can choose few inks from the poll.

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ethernautrix

Wow! That is a very impressive comparison of red inks! I kindv just like looking at them. I mean, without thinking that it's an ink comparison.

 

Thanks for doing this and sharing it!

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Wow.. a very nice comparison. I prefer vivid colors and especially red.

 

Posts like these make me miss the "Thanks" button.

Where can we get the Nicpoń inks?
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I like the "CC" entry, but also the Garnet and Burgundy, as much for their shading as their muted color. Interesting that all three are very similar in the "Paintings", but very different in the writing samples.

 

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inkstainedruth

Interesting thread. My votes were for Diamine Red Dragon and Diamine Matador, as the ones that loverall ooked most like what I expect "red" to look like . At least on my screen.

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Great comparison.

In splashes I liked another ink than in swabs and then in the written examples there is yet another favorite.

It depends very much on the use of the ink how well it looks.

Greetings,

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Gloucesterman

What an EXCELLENT review! Thanks for all of your work.

 

I'm drawn to the Diamine Red Dragon and the Garnet

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I tried my best to look at all of them without paying attention to the names. I found myself drawn to Red Dragon and Matador most.

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This is a fabulous comparison. Thank you.

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Oustanding comparisons. I didn't vote because I don't like any of those (I have all of them except for one). Also your various presentations. Maybe Morinda, otherwise I'd pick D's Poppy or Wild Strawberry. Thanks again!

 

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I wish you had not missed Oxblood….but the dark red by nicpon, garnet and diamine red gragon take the cake….

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Very nice comparison, the matador is pretty nice the dragon look great and i also liked the Pelikan BR.
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Thanks for the comparison test, Visvamitra :)

 

I also feel frustrated by Pelikan Brilliant Red 4001, it's even more orange than Hero 201 (and Ostrich 906) but its permanence, at least on the papers I have used, is a joke: under normal indoor light it fades into a ghostly orange within a week, rendering it unusable. I do not know how it behaves in your test though.

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I also like Sheaffer Skrip red.

It is a nice clean looking red.

 

For me my top 2 reds are

  • Sheaffer Skrip - Red
  • Diamaine - Red Dragon

Which one I chose to used depends on the difference in shade that I want at that time, lighter = Sheaffer, darker = Red Dragon.

 

I am still looking for a red-black that I like. I may have to mix my own.

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I like red inks and I use them on every day basis. I'd like to present you short comparison of ten colors.

 

Of course it would be great to compare more reds but then my samples of Oxblood and Monaco Red are empty. Next time.

 

So the inks I've compared are (in alphabetical order):

 

BRILLIANT RED - Diamine

 

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/7010/tg6s.jpg

 

 

BRILLIANT RED - Pelikan

 

http://imageshack.com/a/img842/8815/x797.jpg

 

 

BURGUNDY RED - Montblanc

http://imageshack.com/a/img843/6245/qxoy.jpg

CIEMNY CZERWONY (Dark Red) - Nicpoń*

*Nicpoń is chemistry PhD Student that's active on Polish fountain pen network. He'c created limited line of nice, saturated inks in many colors.

 

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/7862/c9n5.jpg

GARNET RED - Graf von Faber-Castell

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/7862/c9n5.jpg

MATADOR - Diamine

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/6818/pmh4.jpg

MORINDA - Rohrer & Klingner

http://imageshack.com/a/img835/3799/pvp4.jpg

RED - Hero

http://imageshack.com/a/img842/9356/rew0.jpg

RED DRAGON - Diamine

http://imageshack.com/a/img842/1002/kwg3.jpg

RUBY - Diamine

http://imageshack.com/a/img836/6886/yi84.jpg

There was an accident. I was ready to make "splash painting" with Ruby. The sample was standing near the sink, I don't know why, but I've abruptly turned and my hand pushed the sample. The rest of the ink flow down the sink to some foreign lands. Ruby is a great color, so it's a pity I couldn't compare it this way.

 

SWABS ON SCAN (Canon MP 250)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/843/9jsta.jpg

SWABS ON PHOTO

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/842/jpna.jpg

FEW DROPS OF INK ON KITCHEN TOWEL

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1280x1024q90/835/bqr6.jpgTEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G, B NIB in Oxford notebook

http://imageshack.com/a/img838/576/fra5.jpg

TEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G, B NIB in notebook

http://imageshack.com/a/img841/5115/eifu.jpg

TEXT WRITTEN WITH PILOT 78G (B NIB) IN CALENDAR

http://imageshack.com/a/img842/3936/qgzj.jpg

TEXT WRITTEN ON CHEAP PAPER (inks are listed as above)

http://imageshack.com/a/img845/3366/v4ws.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img835/7620/sqyd.jpg

TEXT WRITTEN ON CHEAP COPY PAPER PRINTED WITH DOTS

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/2382/c4e57.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/7564/p4hw.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img843/7411/bud7.jpg

SUMMARY

RED DRAGON stomps. It's amazing deep color. I love it. Second and third place are taken by CIEMNY CZERWONY and MORINDA / MATADOR ex-aequo. There are also colors I dislike, namely: Pelikan's BRILLIANT RED (it sucks: I can't find anything interesting about this ink), GARNET RED (moderate flow, dull), BURGUNDY RED (dull, not interesting).

 

What's your opinion? You can choose few inks from the poll.

I agree with this ranking right down the line! An excellent review!!

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Morbus Curiositas

Ciemny czerwony is that a polish ink?

 

You are right i Love Pelikan 4001 green violet and royal blue... But I have removed the red of my to buy list...

 

thanks

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