Ruby is a medium red with a slight pink tone.
In large swabs on Tomoe River paper the ink turns brown where pooled, but it doesn’t actually sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 20 seconds
Water resistance: Medium
Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib on Rhodia.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.
I used a Pilot Vanishing Point Crimson Sunrise with a broad nib on Midori MD. The ink had a slightly dry flow. After about 8 lines I primed the feed a bit because it just felt too dry.
Overall, I like the slight pink tone to it. It does have a bit more bleeding and feathering than I like, but I do enjoy the color. I need to get some of this year’s Pelikan Edelstein Star Ruby so I can see how it compares to Ruby.
Disclaimer: This ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.