thINKthursday – Kyo-iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

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Kyo-iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

There is nothing hotter than a true red, and Flaming Red of Fushimi is hot, hot, hot!

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

thINKthursday – Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

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.

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

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.

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

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.

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

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.

thINKthursday - Kyo-Iro Flaming Red of Fushimi

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.

Ink it Up!
Chris

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