It's reader request week! Today's ink is Franklin Christoph Sweet Maroon. Ink Journal was very kind and sent a sample over for review. I've never tried Franklin Christoph inks before, so I'm excited to try this one out.
Sweet Maroon is a medium maroon, just like the name suggests.
In large swabs it looks more purple than red, and has some bright green sheen. In large swabs it reminds me of Sailor Jentle Grenade.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 40 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and just a little bit of bleeding.
I used a medium Pelikan M805 Stresemann on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. There were a few hard starts in the first paragraph.
Overall, I like the color of this ink, and it's pretty well behaved. I love trying out different ink brands, so I'm looking forward to trying more Franklin Christoph inks in the future.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Ink Journal for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links.