Today's reader request ink is PenBBS #135 Beijing. This ink is the 9th ink from season 11. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Beijing is a red-brown.
In large swabs the ink turns black around the edges.
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 20 pound copy paper the ink performed well, no issues that I noticed.
I used a medium Pelikan M805 Stresemann on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow, but showed some nib creep.
Overall, it's pretty well behaved, but it can be hard to get ahold of in the United States. I prefer Diamine Ancient Copper over this one. The color is a bit brighter and it's easier to find in the us. Give it a try, you might love it.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.