Vampire Red – Private Reserve

Private Reserve Ink was founded by Terry W. Johnson and Susan Schube in the workroom of Avalon Jewelers/Gallery in Zionsville, IN, as an addition to the fountain pen department. Terry’s vision was simple… “Why not have fountain pen ink in a rainbow of colors to expand the bounds of writing beyond standard black, blue, red and green.”

 

That’s what’s written on their internet site. My experience with their inks is ambigous: I like most colors, but the inks I’ve tried weren’t best behaved (Orange Crush, Shoreline Gold caused nib crud; Hor Bubble Gum is PINK and it stains everything).

Vampire Red is, probably, one of the driest inks I’ve tried in a long time. I expected it will be similar to most Private Rerve’s inks and will produce wet, smooth line. It doesn’t. Not only this ink feels dry – it also causes strong nib crud.

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For me it’s intolerable. This ink goes to my black list of worst inks ever.

Ink Splash

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Software ID

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Color range

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Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

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