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Platinum Classic Cassis Black

Thanks for the ink sample, Anderson Pens!

 Another iron gal ink!? Yep!

This interesting maroonish ink is named after the cassis liqueur that's made from black currents. The color of this ink does remind me of a berry juice stain, now that I know what I'm looking at. Really, this ink is a little on the light side for me. It darkens from a slightly pinker color to the sort of burgundy that you see in the pictures. It's not a very dramatic change, but it's there.

On the positive side, this ink's behavior on cheap copy paper is perfect. No bleeding, no feathering, and no spreading. It's also got some water resistance. It dries quickly, and it doesn't feel quite as dry on the nib as the other iron galls in this set. It's a perfectly good ink if you're into this color. If only it were a little more saturated...

Written Review

Close Ups

Tomoe River InkJournal

Inky Fingers Currently Inked Journal

Staples 20lb Copy Paper

 See? Perfect. In fact, I really like the way that it looks on this paper as opposed to the fancier ones.

Color Comparisons


Water Test and Video Review

**This ink sample was provided, free of charge, for review by Anderson Pens. No money has changed hands, and nothing was promised. As always, what you see is what I got.**

Platinum Classic Khaki Black


These iron gall inks in the Platinum Classic line sure are interesting. This one reminds me of oak, and it doesn't really change color as it cures. It has the other characteristics of the iron galls, though. It's a little dry on the nib, it's water resistant, and it behaves perfectly on cheap papers. If you can get over the draggy nib-fell, it's a really cool ink.

Check it out below (don't skip the chromatography on this one), and let me know what you think.

Written Review

 Yep. I forgot the do the swatch before I took the pictures.

Close Ups!

There's that swatch! I found it!

This is a really cool one, right? I don't think I've seen anything like this.

Color Comparisons

Copy Paper Test

Currently Inked (Now Inky Fingers)

InkJournal (Tomoe River)

Water Test and Video Review

 That's some pretty serious water resistance.

Bonus Picture!

**This ink sample was provided free of charge for the purpose of this review. It doesn't affect my reviews or the images you just saw.**

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Papier Plume Bayou Nightfall

Ink provided for review by Papier Plume.

This new ink from Papier Plume brings the bayou to your page! The uniquely blue-green-grey color of this ink is very twilighty. I think this is a cool color, and I don't have anything in my collection that matches it. Check it out below, and let me know what you think of it.

Written Review

Never forget: If you don't like an ink in the first nib you put it in, try another nib! I didn't like this one much in the Taccia's MS nib, but I like it a lot in the narrower, wetter, Vanishing point nib. It's funny how that works.

Close Ups!

I overexposed this one to highlight the shading. It's got a lot of depth in the right nib. 

I think I must have rested my hand on the page in a couple of places, and this ink is thin enough that it follows the whorls of my hand-prints. It doesn't really feather at all, in my experience.

Copy Paper Test

Not bad for Staples 20lb paper. There's some minor bleed from the VP's nib, but it's not a big deal.

Inky Fingers Currently Inked Book

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Ink Journal Tomoe River Book

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Color Comparisons!


Video Review and Water Drop Test

Whaaat? Water-resistant grey? Yep.

This ink was provided free of charge by Papier Plume, but that doesn't sway my review, and it doesn't sway your eyes. Go get it if you like what you see. None of the links here are affiliate links. Just regular old linky links.