Goulet Pens February 2013 Ink Drop

Early each month I receive a delightful package of ink samples from Goulet Pens. This month was a bevy of purple and red in celebration of Valentines Day. Purple and red are my favorite ink colors and this ink drop include De Atramentis Auburgine, Diamine Deep Magenta, Iroshizuku Yama-budo, Rohrer and Klinger Cassia and Sailor Jentle Grenade.

I’ve been using De Atramentis Auburgine in my Pilot Custom, fine point fountain pen. It is very dark and shows up well in this fine point pen. It’s too dark of a color to shade well and is quite different than my other purple inks, it’s more red. I might have to purchase a bottle of this ink at a future time. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Diamine Deep Magenta is a bright, vibrant ink. I enjoy pink and this one is very cheerful. It’s not as bright as De Atramentis Dianthus though in the same color family.

Iroshizuku Yama-budo was introduced to me by a friend. I love the Iroshizuku ink bottles. I’ll share a Pilot ink company photo, their ink bottles are works of art. pilot-iroshizuku-inks_0

I have this ink loaded continuously in my daily carry Sheaffer Goldfilled Triumph. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Rohrer and Klinger Cassia is a new purple and I like it. If I didn’t have several purple inks I would order a bottle of this ink right away. It’s behaving well in my Pilot Metal Falcon .

Sailor Jentle Grenade is a beautiful shaded red with such subtlety. It’s hard to describe and I can’t wait to try it in different pens. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ink comparisons, Let’s go pink!

I’be been trying lots of colors in my fountain pens, going through the color wheel in inks. 

In the pinks I’m starting J. Herbin Larmes de Cassis (Tears of the Black Currant), which is actually a dark burgundy.  This ink is one of my go to inks.  It behaves well in fountain pens, doesn’t dry in the pen too quickly.  Rinses out well and is a yummy color.

Next to it is De Atramentis Strawberry, this color is a nice medium red with a hint, a breath of orange.  Just enough to remind you of the blush of red that rests on the surface of those lovely summer berries.

 J. Herbin Rouge Bourgogne is a bright pink that shades well and like al the J. Herbin ink behaves well in fountain pens.  I liked it so well I used it twice in this sample.

I was introduced to Larmes  Noodler’s Rachmaninoff.   This ink is heavy on preciptants so I rinsed it out of my Platinum PG-200 soon after I wrote this sample.  It was clogging my pen.

De Atramentis Dianthus in my Sheaffer Demonstrator with an M8 nib is such a nice bright deep pink.  I been using this ink from tiny ink sample vials and I think I’ll have to buy a whole bottle.  It behaves well in pens, flows smoothly and I just love this color.

Once I rinsed out and dried the pen that had Rachmaninoff, I loaded Noodler’s Hellfire.  This ink is so light on paper, I think it is meant to be used as a highlighter ink.  It is a little dry in the pen so I’ll rinse it out soon. 

Private Reserve Arabian Rose in my Namiki Vanishing Point Medium Nib.  When I wrote this sample, I was surprised to see the nib flex just a little so it showed me that this ink does shade.  I’m remembering this once I improve my pen collection with more pens that have flexible nibs!

Noodler’s Saguaro Wine, if you love a rich pink that has plenty of saturation and shades toward blue, ooo baby this ink is the one for you!  It does shade a tiny bit.  This ink behaves well in pens, rinses out well and lays down well on the paper.

Noodler’s Catus Fruit Eel flows well.  It is an eel  ink after all, Noodler’s formulated these inks to increase their flow ability.  It’s a little brighter that Saguaro Wine and is such a great color.  This ink is a favorite of mine. 

Iroshizuku Yam-budo (Crimson Glory Vine) is less bright that Saguaro Wine or Catus Fruit Eel.  It has just a hint of duskyness that I like.  All the Iroshizuku inks be outstanding performers in pens, beautiful colors and behave well in my fountain pens.scan0001