Today’s ink is Lamy Topaz from the Crystal collection. It’s an interesting brown, with a bit of a red undertone. Pen Chalet has some in stock.
Topaz is a medium brown with a red undertone.
In large swabs you can see some of the black sheen. It’s an interesting sheen because it almost looks green in the right light.
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 the ink feathered in all nib sizes.
I used a Montegrappa Copper Mule with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow.
Overall, it’s an interesting ink, but I’m not in love with it. The flow was just a bit dry. This would be a good color to use in the autumn, and if you are looking for a sheening brown this might be the color for you.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.