Solar Storm is a bright orange. Seasonally, I would use this ink in the summer.
The large swab doesn't show any sheen or shading, so I would call this a classic orange.
Even in ink drops, this ink doesn't show much shading.
Dry time: Solar Storm dried in 22 seconds (in a medium nib on Rhodia).
Water resistance: Solar Storm is not water resistant.
Feathering: Solar Storm only feathered on Baron Fig paper, but did great on the other papers.
Show through: Solar Storm had medium show through on all of the papers.
I used a Pilot 912 FA on Tomoe River paper.
Overall, this ink is pretty well-behaved and has an average dry time. I would recommend this as a classic orange ink, since it lacks shading or sheen.
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