Today we are looking at September's Pen Parcel, aka the Birmingham Pen ink subscription. I’m running a bit late for this one since it’s now October, but I figure better late than never. Every month five new, 5ml samples hit my mailbox.
This month’s inks go well together, and have a nice fall vibe to them.
Persian Copper is a medium brown, Carnelian Silk is a vibrant red, Golden Ale is a medium orange, Treetop is a medium green, and Sisters Azure is a lovely blue.
In large swabs, the ink looks less vibrant and has a matte finish.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Water resistance: Low
Feathering: Low-there was just a bit of feathering on Rhodia and Leuchtturm, mainly in the flex nib.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was lots of feathering in every nib size as well as some bleeding, so I would not recommend these inks for cheap paper.
Sisters Azure dried the fastest at 15 seconds, and Carnelian Silk dried the slowest at 40 seconds.
Overall, these five inks go well together, and are great colors to use for fall. I appreciate that they match the season they are delivered in. Out of the five, Golden Ale is my favorite, and the most unique. I think September’s set is my favorite set this year.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.