Ink Review #317: Kaweco Ruby Red


I haven't reviewed any Kaweco inks yet, so today let's take a look at Kaweco Ruby Red. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens


The color:

Ruby Red is not quite red but not quite pink, it's right in-between.



In large swabs the ink looks more pink than red.


Writing samples:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadingno sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Clay Red, Kaweco Ruby Red, and Noodler's Ottoman Rose. Ruby Red is not as red as Clay Red, but isn't as pink as Ottoman Rose.


Longer writing: 

I used a Waterman 52 1/2 on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.


Overall, I really like this ink. It is well behaved, and is right on the line between red and pink. 

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.