With the amazing launch of the Hippo Noto Kickstarter I have fallen a bit behind in my ink reviews, but for a good cause so…^_^. Tonight I decided to give my Visconti Rembrandt a last shot to impress me before it becomes part of the destash that I plan to do at some point. Writing Lab Old Burgundy seemed a good choice for this purpose, as the Writing Lab/Pen and Message inks tend to be very well behaved.
It comes in the fabulous “old style” Sailor bottle, can never have too many of those!
Line going down on 68GSM TR paper in Hippo Noto:
There is some really nice sheen and shading going on! The shading is rather dramatic, and in the darker points of the writing there is a nice sheen. The blob shows sheen very well. The color itself seems like a true burgundy in writing, but in the blob its possible to see some purple tones. Another winner from Japan that is sadly not too readily available in the US.
I leave you now with this photo of a hippo pod just hanging out ^_^