Callifolio Andrinople

 

Today's ink is Callifolio Andrinople. I purchased it at Vanness Pens. According to their website, Andrinople is the former name of Edirne, Turkey where they made red dye. Please excuse my writing today-I woke up with a migraine so my writing is a bit shaky. 

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Callifolio is a brand made by l'Artisan Pastellier in France. The bottle is a glass triangle, with a simple white label. 

The picture on the left shows a bottle of Diamine 150th Anniversary ink, and the bottle of Callifolio Andrinople. I'm convinced they are the exact same bottle. I wish there was a label on the lid-it's hard to know what bottle is which if you have them in a drawer. The bottle does not come with a box. 

The color...

Andrinople is a bright pink with lots of shading. Seasonally, I would use this ink in the summer.

When I used Andrinople for ink drops I was pleasantly surprised to realize there is a gold sheen to it.

Paper: Rhodia

Feathering: None

Bleeding: None

Show through: Low

Shading: High

Sheen: Low (only on the swab)

Paper: Tomoe River

Feathering: None 

Bleeding: Only on the swab

Show through: High

Shading: High

Sheen: Low

Paper: Leuchtturm 1917

Feathering: None

Bleeding: None

Show through: Medium

Shading: High

Sheen: None

Paper: Baron Fig Confidant

Feathering: Low

Bleeding: None

Show through: Medium

Shading: High

Sheen: None

Similar inks:

Andrinople is similar to Diamine Claret.

Overall, I think this is a gorgeous pink with amazing shading. I was surprised by the little bit of gold sheen, but the ink does have a bit of a dry flow. I think it's worth having a bottle in your collection.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own.