The Reddit Fountainpen community have done it again. Another great ink created with a great name too – Writer’s Blood.
Nine inks were voted on but it finally came down to option 07. For the full Smörgåsbord of colours click here. But this year, the naming has been a full on fight to the death! the Reddit feed has been red hot! In hindsight, maybe the initial survey was a little misleading in the search for a colour type. Black Cherry was used as a project name only and NOT intended as a definitive name although it did get through to the final three. I personally wanted Raven’s Blood but I’m more than happy to see Writer’s Blood as the winner. It’s certainly appropriate on so many levels.
It’s a fabulous deep colour red that writes almost black but it does have some shading and the colours that are released with the addition of water on a wetted paper surface, are just lovely.
Writer’s Blood would seem a perfect addition to the growing Reddit Diamine project and will be available internationally, very soon. If you like the sound of this, click here to find out more about the other two Diamine Reddit inks: Earl Grey Aurora Borealis.
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