Monday, January 19, 2015

Winter Persimmon: In Which Dr. Inkenstein Does January

As we all know by now, those fun-loving inksters over at the Fountain Pen Network are running a group test of all the Iroshizuku inks.  
I've had a lot of fun with this ink-of-the-month comparison, and Fuyu-Gaki brings a bright note to January's gray doldrums.  My test pen was a Pelikan M200 with a wonderful, tipped italic nib.  I used several papers and one other ink for comparison.
Initial Doodle:

Rhodia Paper:

Old standby Bagasse:

One comparison:


The bottom line is, Dr. Inkenstein likes this ink more than  the Yu-Yake in a previous test (though that ink did not have any problems with flow or cleanup...just seemed too pale...).

 Fuyu-Gaki is a cheerful, happy, well-behaved color. I don't think I'd go for a bottle, however, because it's fairly close to Lamy's Neon Coral, which I already have.  And my ink shelf's running out of room.

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