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India Red - Graf Von Faber-Castell



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Graf von Faber-Castell was founded in 1761 and developed into the major manufacturer of wood-cased pencils. With time they started to offer much broader range of products. Few years ago company's introduced six inks. Last year they've added three new colors to the line. This year they've done the same. Three new GvFC colors hit the shelves.



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India Red is enjoyable to use. The color isn't too heavy but I like it. Also, the flow is simply excellent. It flows almost like J. Herbin Eclat de Saphire and I love it. I haven't experienced any clogging or skipping issues and that's always a plus. Some feathering and bleedthrough will be experienced on absorbent and thin papers.



Overall impression - nice. I like it.




Drops of ink on kitchen towel



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My company's notebook (low quality paper), Waterman Hemisphere, fine nib




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Field Notes, Kaigelu 316, medium nib




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Rhodia, Waterman Hemisphere, fine nib




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Tsubame, Kaigelu 316, medium nib



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Clairefontaine, Waterman Hemisphere, fine nib



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It looks like a nice red, and it will no doubt be attractive to many. For myself, I see no reason to replace any of the reds I am already using with it.

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Graf von Faber Castell plot complete hegemony of my ink drawer.

 

I think I have enough and similar reds to resist them.

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Thank you for another great review. I wonder how this compares to Pilot Iro Momiji. It looks like it has that bit of an orange cast.

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This doesn't have that orangish cast in my 1.5 stub nib; I think it is the "purest" red I have found. It reminded me of Sheaffer Skrip red, until I realised that this one maintain's it's red better than the Skrip does for me. Wet, I like Skrip red, dried it seems to show a brownish hue that this ink does not. (And I may just be justifying the addition of this bottle of red ink!)

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amberleadavis

It is nice. Very nice. Not OMG I must acquire, but hmm, what a pleasant ink.

 

Thank you for the review.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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Dry time looks excellent, and there’s a softness to the red that makes extended text seem a bit more readable. I’ll have to see if I can find cartridges.

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I really like this one! Gonna add it to my list to purchase. Thank you for the review!

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I loaded a sample of this ink in my Pilot Metropolitan F nib, and have been using it mostly for drawing markups and comments. It is a nice earthy red, not jewel tone at all, but still a rich, saturated hue. The plot paper I use for drawings is a 24lb Boise Polaris, which is relatively smooth and doesn't show much feathering or bleed through, like many other copier papers do. That nib is fairly thin, but smooth, and the ink seems to flow well and looks great.

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Nice red!

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amberleadavis

Vis, I was just reading that book - I think it may be too sophisticated for me. :)

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