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Diamine Red Dragon?

I don’t recall it as being an ink that gives huge shading, and also I remember it as being very free-flowing.
It didn’t bleed for me, but them I have only used it in a Pelikan M205 with a ‘F’ nib, and that was in a Rhodia Webnotebook.


In its favour, its colour is a nice deep-red red, and it doesn’t write with any pink or orange undertones. It reminds me of the colour of Y Ddraig Goch.

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I add black to reds, more or less black depending on the shade of the original red (or my mood that day).



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17 hours ago, bsenn said:

I add black to reds, more or less black depending on the shade of the original red (or my mood that day).




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My favourite dark reds, like Cult Pens Deep Dark Red, all lean brown. KWZ IG Red #3 is red without leaning brown. Have a look at reviews and see if that floats your boat.

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Another vote for Diamine Red Dragon.  It's what I use for Christmas cards.  Richly oxygenated blood red.  No shading with my EEF tips.

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