Kingdom Note Tomato Red is from the Vegetable collection, manufactured by Sailor and sold exclusively in the Kingdom Note Tokyo store. This ink is bright, much brighter than the tomatoes I usually find.
Tomato Red is a vibrant cheerful red.
In large swabs you can see the small pop of gold sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the flex nib as well as some feathering in the other nib sizes.
I used a Pilot Vanishing Point Raden Galaxy with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.
Overall, it’s a really great red ink, but I do wish it was easier to procure in the United States. It’s got some pretty gold sheen and a nice wet flow.
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