Today we are looking at this month's Pen Parcel, aka the Birmingham Pen ink subscription. Every month five new, 5ml samples hit my mailbox. This month I decided to talk about all five in one post instead of dividing it into five separate posts.
In large swabs, the ink does take a very long time to dry.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: ranges from 40-70 seconds, the fastest is Polar Bear and the longest is Tarnished Nickel.
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was lots of feathering in every nib size as well as bleeding, so I would not recommend these inks for cheap paper.
Overall, all five inks have a longer dry time than I prefer, but other than that they were pretty well behaved.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links.