Today we are taking a look at SBRE Brown, which is made by Diamine, bottled by Akkerman, and designed by Stephen Brown. You can find out more about the ink on his website. A pen friend from the Pen Addict Slack room was very kind to provide me a sample for review.
SBRE Brown is a medium brown with some shading.
There is no sheen. When pooled, the ink turns a darker brown, almost black in spots. This ink does make really nice ink drops.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 50 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved really well, no issues that I noticed.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Graf von Faber-Castell Cognac Brown, SBRE Brown, and Diamine Ochre. SBRE Brown is a bit warmer than Ochre.
I used a medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly wet flow, which I enjoyed. I also liked the shading the ink/pen combo had.
Overall, it's an interesting ink. I like the color, and it does have some interesting shading. The dry time is a bit long, but give it a try, you might love it.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was donated by a reader for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.