Fall is coming to a close, but I'm not giving up on amazing brown inks. One brown I always hear about is Diamine Ancient Copper, so let's take it for a spin. I purchased my bottle of ink from Cult Pens.
Ancient Copper is a red brown with shading and dark brown sheen.
I've heard a lot of people talk about this ink in the past, but no one ever talks about the sheen. On Tomoe River you can really see the dark brown sheen.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On 32 pound copy paper, the ink feathered just a tiny bit in the flex and broad nib, but did really well other than that.
I used a Pelikan M400 White Tortoise with a vintage 400N nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink felt about average in flow, maybe just a tiny bit on the wet side. I love this ink/pen/paper combo.
Overall, I really like this ink-it's a nice color, and has some nice shading and sheen. The ink is also really affordable, which I appreciate.
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