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Brownish red inks as I try to find the right one for a particular pen.  Not so scientific, so feel free to move this thread if another forum is more appropriate.  

 

N.B. I think the Hopjesbruin and the Cognac are doppelgängers.  I'm leaning towards one of the two of the inks tested here, though I do like the Oster.

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Brick Red?

Kobe #39

Maruzren Nihonbashi Renga

Diamine Ancient Copper

Monteverde Copper Noir

Akkerman Steenrood

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Karmachanic said:

Brick Red?

Brownish red, of which brick would be one type.  Would have tried Steenrood (as I'd love an Akkerman bottle but the ink inside has to fill a hole in my ink collection) but couldn't get my hands on a sample.  Copper Noir is a good color, but a bit wet.  Maybe I should have called the thread reddish brown...  I like Diamine Guitar Cherry Sunburst and have a pen inked with that but for this one I was looking for something a bit - browner?  

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Nice comparison.  Thanks for sharing them.  Astorquiza Rot looks a lot redder than I remember, but then I think it may vary by age and nib size.

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Gvfc Hazelnut brown might be of interest, leans redder than the cognac.

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1 hour ago, jandrew said:

Gvfc Hazelnut brown might be of interest, leans redder than the cognac.

I actually love that one!  I have it in cartridges... but I need an ink for a piston filler. Irony.

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4 minutes ago, essayfaire said:

I actually love that one!  I have it in cartridges... but I need an ink for a piston filler. Irony.

Well, it does come in bottles too :)

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DeA Ebony? Might be more of a pinkish-brown though.

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FPN Galileo Manuscript? Still don't know if it's the "leaning" or my eyes. Might also have to do with the fact that it is a Noodler's, meaning permanent distortion as re bucket of the day.

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  • PenBBS 278 Lhasa City - I got it recently and it has quickly become one of my favorite writing colors. Similar to the dark saffron color of the Dalai Lama's robe. Very laid back - almost a grey component to the color. Not many photos/scans online - let me know and I can try to get a good photo of a sample.
  • PenBBS 135 Beijing - Looks wonderful online - I'm always on the verge of adding it to my cart when I order PenBBS ink. More brown or more red? I'm not sure. Take a look at @crahptacular's beautiful review: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/328546-penbbs-135-–-beijing/ 
  • Maroons! I use Robert Oster Maroon 1789 every so often for calligraphy and it's a wonderfully rich color.
  • Franklin Christoph Terra Firma looks like it could be promising.

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6 hours ago, PithyProlix said:
  • PenBBS 278 Lhasa City - I got it recently and it has quickly become one of my favorite writing colors. Similar to the dark saffron color of the Dalai Lama's robe. Very laid back - almost a grey component to the color. Not many photos/scans online - let me know and I can try to get a good photo of a sample.
  • PenBBS 135 Beijing - Looks wonderful online - I'm always on the verge of adding it to my cart when I order PenBBS ink. More brown or more red? I'm not sure. Take a look at @crahptacular's beautiful review: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/328546-penbbs-135-–-beijing/ 
  • Maroons! I use Robert Oster Maroon 1789 every so often for calligraphy and it's a wonderfully rich color.
  • Franklin Christoph Terra Firma looks like it could be promising.

Maroons, I have!  Haven't seen the 135 Beijing.  Herbin Terre de Feu I could have included too, but it is too watery for my preferences - I like my inks fairly saturated.

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6 hours ago, Karmachanic said:

Kyoto Bengarario

Kyo no oto Ochiguriiro

I hadn't thought of the ochiguriiro as on my computer's screen it looks more tan, but now on some of the other sites I see it looks much more like the reddish browns/brownish reds.  Thanks.  I will track down samples of these.

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Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Brown has nice reddish highlights.  A very fine ink, as are all the 4001s.

 

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More Garuda Root - looks a bit different here.  Sorry that I can't rotate it better.  I know how to turn a piece of paper but not always how to digitally upload a rotated photo.

 

 

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12 hours ago, The Mustard said:

It’s a limited edition ink, but still available in some places, how about MB’s Homage to Hadrian, Rosso Antico @essayfaire?

Okay, I'm intrigued.  May have to search for a sample.  MB blue-black was my only ink for years, back when I only had a couple pens; it always behaved well.

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I don't normally like red-browns or brownish reds.  But recently I picked up a bottle of MB Antoine de Saint-Exupery Encree du Desert (from the "Little Prince" collection) and tossed it into the Sheaffer No-Nonsense with the IM nib I picked up on the way to the Chicago Pen Show (I figured a brown ink was safe because I wasn't 100% sure I got the pen flushed out).  And was pleasantly surprised by the color.  On the first paper I tried it on, which isn't a stark white, it was leaning towards red violet/burgundy (even though the label calls it a brown).

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17 hours ago, inkstainedruth said:

I don't normally like red-browns or brownish reds.  But recently I picked up a bottle of MB Antoine de Saint-Exupery Encree du Desert (from the "Little Prince" collection) and tossed it into the Sheaffer No-Nonsense with the IM nib I picked up on the way to the Chicago Pen Show (I figured a brown ink was safe because I wasn't 100% sure I got the pen flushed out).  And was pleasantly surprised by the color.  On the first paper I tried it on, which isn't a stark white, it was leaning towards red violet/burgundy (even though the label calls it a brown).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

Anything P't Prince has me hooked.  Had I a bigger budget I would have bought the pen.  There's a French-language musical with a great song about baobabs.

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