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Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi


Red inks are some of my favorites. It's a really good color for lists, notes, grading, letter writing, and signing holiday cards. The thing about being a fan of red inks is that there are SO MANY red inks, and they cover a surprisingly wide spectrum. This one seems to me to be a real middle-red. I don't have any problems with this ink. It's got good flow, but it's not out-of-control. It works perfectly well on copy papers, though there's a little bit of bleed when you use it in a broad stub (not that this is a surprise). It doesn't really shade or sheen, so it doesn't need any special paper to look good and it doesn't require any special care or cleaning. It's a perfectly nice ink.

This sample was provided for review by Anderson Pens, and you an find it on their site here.

I don't think it's going to make it into my regular red rotation, though. It just doesn't have the umph that I see in Sailor's Irori or Sheaffer's Skrip Red. I know those are too pink or too dark for some folks, so this might be right up their alley!

Written Review

I've just gotten a new light box, and these are the first review photos done in it. The pic above looks a little blue to me, but I got it figured out for the rest of the pictures.

Also! You'll notice that there aren't any color comparisons on that sheet. Scroll all the way down to find a bunch of color comparisons. Col-o-Ring cards are great, (and make good gifts to that ink-lover in your life).


These next couple are taken while the ink swab was wet. Pretty, right?

Copy Paper Test


Water Test and Video Review

Watch the video above to see even more color comparisons and a few more papers!

Okay: Color Comparison time!

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**This ink sample was provided for review by Anderson Pens. Free ink doesn't sway my reviews, and what you see is what I got.**
Post Comment said...

Well this color looks absoultely perfect and I guess I will be getting it. Iro Flaming Red is something everyone should get since the color looks so pure.