I was very disappointed. This is not a true red, but a very orangy-red color.
It lacks the depth of color I expect from a standard red. It gives more the
impression of a garish highlighter color than a full-bodied red. You can tell
by the photo that it's a fairly transparent color compared to most red ink. I
can't really speak to the writing performance of the ink because I mixed it with
some other red ink I had to make the color more acceptable. I like Pelikan
purple, green and turquoise so the red (mail ordered) was an unpleasant
surprise. I may have to give it away to get rid of it.