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    Default Ink Review: TWSBI 1791 Orange

    Today I'm reviewing TWSBI 1791 Orange ink. This is one of the TWSBI special edition inks that is available either in single 18ml bottles or as a set of 6 x 18ml bottles of different coloured inks.

    "The 1791 series comes from a book written in China in the year 1791 called “Dream of Red Chambers”. It’s one of China’s 4 great classical novels and TWSBI picked colours out of the buildings and descriptions within this book for this series of inks."

    TWSBI 1791 Orange is a good strong shade of orange unsaturated dye based ink that flowed very well and didn’t feel dry through my pens. Lubrication across the paper was very smooth and this ink felt really nice to write with. I experienced no start-up problems after leaving the cap off while I was doing dry times and comparison ink tests. I saw some shading but no sheen.

    The main pen used for this review is a TWSBI Eco with 1.1mm stub nib as I wanted to check how well the ink would clean out of TWSBI piston filling pens. I found that the ink cleaned out easily and it washed off of my hands easily. No traces of any colour were left inside the barrel after flushing water through the pen.

    Thanks to The Writing Desk for supplying this sample for review purposes.

    • Flow Rate: Very good. Not dry.
    • Lubrication: Very smooth.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Unsaturated ink.
    • Shading: Some nice shading seen.
    • Show-through/Bleed-through: None seen.
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen.
    • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen.
    • Staining (pen): Not seen - very easy clean-up with water.
    • Staining (hands): Very easy to wash off hands.
    • Clogging: Not seen. Seems unlikely.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof and has no water resistance.
    • Availability: Available in 18ml bottles and as a combo pack of 6 bottles from The Writing Desk and other outlets worldwide.

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    Last edited by Chrissy; March 25th, 2021 at 01:18 AM.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: TWSBI 1791 Orange

    Thanks Chrissy - you've just reminded me how much I like this orange! I think it may have to go into my 'orange' pen, which currently is currently inked with Herbin's Orange Indien, which has been slightly disappointing.

    Great review as always

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    Default Re: Ink Review: TWSBI 1791 Orange

    Great job Chrissy. I'm glad I had my sunglasses on

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    Default Re: Ink Review: TWSBI 1791 Orange

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Thanks Chrissy - you've just reminded me how much I like this orange! I think it may have to go into my 'orange' pen, which currently is currently inked with Herbin's Orange Indien, which has been slightly disappointing.

    Great review as always
    You're welcome.

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    Great job Chrissy. I'm glad I had my sunglasses on
    You're welcome. It's less bright than Mb Gandhi and Diamine Pumpkin.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: TWSBI 1791 Orange

    Great review!

    This comes in a set also, right?

    I WANT that set. But I promised, no more inks.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    Dr. Inkenstein--it was a dark and stormy write!

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    Default Re: Ink Review: TWSBI 1791 Orange

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Great review!

    This comes in a set also, right?

    I WANT that set. But I promised, no more inks.
    You're welcome. Yes, I want that set too but I've also promised I need no more inks.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: TWSBI 1791 Orange

    Cool ink, thanks for the review!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Cool ink, thanks for the review!
    You're welcome.
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