Today's ink is Birmingham Southside Market Boysenberry. I purchased my sample of ink from Birmingham Pen Co. The ink is available in 5ml samples and 30ml bottles.
Boysenberry is a medium purple with a red undertone.
In large swabs there is a little bit of gold sheen around the edges.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Feathering: Low-there was some feathering on Rhodia, mainly in the flex nib, but in some of the other nib sizes as well. The ink also feathered on the Col-o-ring card.
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper there was some feathering.
I used a broad Pelikan M600 Turquoise on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, it's a lovely color and I like the gold sheen. There's a bit more feathering than I like, and I wouldn't recommend this ink if you use Rhodia as your main paper, but give it a try, you might love it.
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