Every time I ink up one of my pens with an ink it hasn’t had before, I do some sample writing on the Midori fine paper, which shows off the properties of the ink in all their glory.
The thing that I like most, is sheen – where the ink has out of this world metallic undertones that appear like magic. Darker blues are particularly well known for their red metallic sheen, but purples often go gold and pale blues go pink. Read More
As I previously mentioned in this post – I love fountain pens and the effects that various inks have on different kinds of paper.
Typically, cheap paper just absorbs ink and causes all kinds of nasty effects like feathering (where the line bleeds out and becomes feathered and not clean) and bleed through (where the paper can’t take the ink and it just soaks right through.
When this happens, the other properties of the inks get lost.
But get decent paper and something else happens.. Read More