Stipula Inks Test

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I don’t know a lot about this brand apart from that it’s an Italian fountain pen manufacturer and established sometime in the 1970’s. From what I can gather the range of fountain pen inks is a limited one of which I have managed to source five. And I have to say… I rather like them. Many pen manufacturers produce a limited standard range and many of these limited ranges are very similar. I might even go as far as to say… predictable. But these… break the mould.

Saffron – well this not a predictable choice for starters. A rich orangey yellow with a great sheen? Go for it! Blends well with water and reacts gorgeously with bleach. Great to write with, legible and a lovely rich colour.

Musk Green – well this not a predictable choice either. I love it. A rich ochre brown with a great sheen and bleeding greens at the outer edges. Blends well with water and reacts gorgeously with bleach. Great to write with, a legible lovely dark olive brown colour.

Sepia – a little more like your standard brown. A rich red brown with a deep sheen. Blends well with water and reacts gorgeously with bleach giving a slight neon glow. Great to write with and legible with a deep dark brown colour.

Deep Blue – hardly a deep blue, more of a royal blue with a heavy deep sheen. Blends well with water and reacts gorgeously with bleach giving a slight neon glow. Great to write with and legible with, as already stated, a Royal Blue finish.

Ebony Black – This is black. A very dark black with a deep sheen. Blends well with water breaking down to greys and turquoise blues at the edges. Reacts gorgeously with bleach giving a slight neon glow. Great to write with – legible and black!

For a standard in-house range they’re not the usual selection. I could easily use these to paint and write with. Maybe thats what Stipula were thinking? So, what’s not to like?

 

Inks sourced from www.gouletpens.com

All tests on Bockingford 200lb watercolour paper using a self customised Frankenflex pen Jinhao 159 with titanium zebra G flex nib.

Just for the record – I do this for myself, I receive no remuneration what-so-ever and I tell it exactly how I see it.

 

 

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