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Birmingham Pen Co. Albert Einstein Relative Cadmium


So, this is a review that I put together a long while back, and I haven't posted until today. It actually put me off of posting for a while. The images that I uploaded didn't match the original file that I had on my computer. It was a different shade between the two programs, and I was really frustrated. I think they're better now, but be aware that this might change, and it's something weird in the Google software that's doing that. Maybe it's a compression thing when they're uploaded? I don't know.

Any-who, I've been a big fan of the Birmingham inks that I've tried. This one is sort of an exception, though. It should be right up my alley, but I don't care for it all that much. It has a really weird flow to it such that it barely writes in my Sailor, and it gushes from my Faber-Castell. And the swatch bled on Rhodia? Weird. Weird. Weird.

Written Review

Close Ups!

It's so variable. Too variable, some might say.

The Bottle

The bottles are really nice. Glass bottles with a label that tells the story of the ink's name and they now come in a little white box to keep the light out. Approved!

The Pens

These two were just screaming for this ink, right? Oddly, the color on the page matches the opposite pen. The Sailor was light and the FC was dark.

Staples 20lb Copy Paper

Unsatisfying color with good bad-paper performance or a nice color with bad performance on bad-paper. Make your choice!

InkJournal Tomoe River

All good, here.

Inky Fingers Currently Inked

All good here, too. The Ondoro really liked this paper.

Water Test

Video Review

 Color Comparisons!

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