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Maybe this deserves a...
October 23, 2014
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Maybe this deserves a fourth star for what it actually is, but this is not the color I thought I was getting. From the way the color swatch looks on the web page, and from the other reviewers comments, I thought this would be a dark but unmistakable red. Instead, it is much closer to a brown, with only the faintest red undertones. That's using it with a fine nibbed Vanishing Point on several different papers, including some fountain pen friendly journals and some cheaper everyday papers. When I test the water resistance, it does fairly well, leaving the letters plainly legible in black while most of the color washes away. The part that washes away looks purple.

This really is a pretty nice color, and I will use it, but it's not the red that I wanted.
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I use dark red/burgundy...
July 11, 2014
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I use dark red/burgundy color inks a lot mostly for marking documents.
This color is great, its not a bright red at all.
I not a fountain pen expert but I am a lefty and this ink dries quickly and has excellent flow in my Lamy pen. I suspect I am keeping the bottle when its empty.
Only problem is lack of water resistance of this color ink as compared to the blue-black from same manufacturer.
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One of my absolute favorite...
February 6, 2016
One of my absolute favorite inks. Wonderful red/burgundy color, great green/gold sheen, fantastic performance. Smooth, relatively fast-drying, and as premium inks go, not terribly expensive.
Love the color, has more...
September 22, 2015
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Love the color, has more depth than basic red. Smooth texture.
This is a really nice,...
October 10, 2014
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This is a really nice, deep red. It looks more like the colour in the bottle/lid pictures than the more orange red on the colour swatch, veeeeerrryy slight pink to it.
I'm using it with a fine nib and it looks great on paper, not faded or weak at all. Unfortunately, if you aren't very neat about getting it into the converter, it can look a little... violent. I went around with a couple of bloody fingertips for half a day.
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