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I mentioned in my last ink review that I am looking for a nice ink that comes in standard international carts and this is another contender in that quest. I love the color, but I’m not super excited about some of the other behavior here.

 

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This is one of those colors that is so strange and ugly that it’s beautiful, likeDiamine Salamander. It shades like crazy, which is really fun. I also didn’t notice any troubles with bleeding or feathering even on cheaper papers, so that’s always a nice change. I also think that this color better embodies the label “sepia” than some others I’ve seen, since I see sepia as being a golden brown vs a chocolate brown.

 

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What kills me about this ink is that it has zero water resistance and it seemed to be pretty dry, even in the normally wet medium nib on my Vac 700. I’ve also heard that it is not the easiest ink to clean out of a pen, but since I still have it inked up I can’t comment on that yet.

 

Overall, I would recommend this ink based on the color, but probably only in wetter pens to combat the low flow. And if you want something waterproof, you’ll need to keep looking. Like all PR inks it runs pretty cheap, at ~$11/66 mL here in the States or a bit less than fifty cents a cart, so the price is very good for a conventional ink.

 

If I do ever get that Al-Sport (the whole reason I’m looking for nice cartridges) you can bet I’ll keep a couple of these carts around. :-)

 

This ink was purchased with my own money and I am not being compensated in any way for this review. All opinions expressed above are my own and you are free to disagree with them if you like.

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Current collection: Pilot Vanishing Point, TWSBI Vac 700, Kaweco Al Sport, Lamy Safari, Nemosine Singularity

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I'm curious to know if the color changes after you've had the bottle a few months. Both reds and browns in PR "rusted" to different colors in the past. I also noticed their browns feeling dry.

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try Diamine Sepia.

"Writing is 1/3 nib width & flex, 1/3 paper and 1/3 ink. In that order."Bo Bo Olson

"No one needs to rotate a pen while using an oblique, in fact, that's against the whole concept of an oblique, which is to give you shading without any special effort."Professor Propas, 24 December 2010

 

"IMHO, the only advantage of the 149 is increased girth if needed, increased gold if wanted and increased prestige if perceived. I have three, but hardly ever use them. After all, they hold the same amount of ink as a 146."FredRydr, 12 March 2015

 

"Surely half the pleasure of life is sardonic comment on the passing show."Sir Peter Strawson

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Thank you for doing the review.

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