My affair with Franklin-Christoph continues with their purple ink. Of course when I heard F-C and purple I had to get it right?
This is the color that arrived quite leaky and damaged.
Despite very very careful packaging on the part of F-C.
Sometimes these things just happen, and they made it right in a big way. Not only did they send a replacement bottle they also sent replacement labels the next day! So now the picture is more like this.
I decided to ink up my Pelikan M205 Aqua F nib for this review. It is a great writer with a nice juicy line for an F nib.
Line going down on Tomo paper (forgive the bad lighting ^_^):
The flow even in this regularly wet pen was very low. It actually made it not enjoyable for me. It even had low shading, and no sheen! The saturation was ok, and it could probably be used in more relaxed business settings, but overall I was quite disappointed. It seems like F-C and purple turned out to be a bad marriage, at least for a juicy line loving girl like me. The color itself was ok, but not enough to put up with the rest of the ink.
Has anyone had a different experience with this ink?
January 9, 2017 at 10:34 pm
The name is cool but I haven’t particularly liked this ink. It felt too dry for me.
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January 10, 2017 at 3:26 am
Totally agree 😭. I didn’t have a lot of luck with their Black Cherry either. They do make beautiful pens though 😀
February 11, 2018 at 12:00 am
Their inks are fantastic for kanji writing. Not the artistic kind, the down and dirty normal writing kind.
I kept Noir et Bleu in my Platinum 3776 F nib pen for a while. The Tenebris is a little drier than that one, but, like Noir et Bleu, being not–too wet gave me a great deal of precision with my Japanese writing. That’s helpful when you’re trying to squeeze a 17-stroke kanji into a 6mm ruled line while writing a paragraph.