Kyo-iro Flaming Red of Fushimi
There is nothing hotter than a true red, and Flaming Red of Fushimi is hot, hot, hot!
Kyo-iro is one line of inks produced for the Kyoto TAG stationary store in Japan – the other being Kyo-no-oto. Their inks are based on traditional Japanese dyeing techniques, and they offer a beautiful palette of colors. Flaming Red of Fushimi is a bright, true-red ink. It comes in a 40ml glass bottle boxed up in some exquisite packaging. This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Safari B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
True red inks are surprisingly hard to come by. Often a red is either too pink or too orange. Flaming Red of Fushimi sits firmly in the true red category. It has similar shading in both a fine and broad nib. At its lightest, the ink is a soft rose red. From there, it shades to crimson red before finishing as a dark scarlet. I was hoping that it would have some sheen, but unfortunately it doesn’t, even on Tomoe paper.
Like J. Herbin inks, Kyo-iro is a traditional vegetable-based ink, which means that is tends to run a little drier. Inks like this are perfect in pens that have a heavy flow. Flaming Red of Fushimi has low feathering and bleedthrough on Rhodia paper, and good dry times at 20-30 seconds. It doesn’t have any water resistance, but clean up is easy.
Looking for a new editing ink? Look no further than the inferno that is Flaming Red of Fushimi. This ink will have you ablaze in editing and grading fury. Otherwise, it’s a pretty ink for any of your other writing needs.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.
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