In the world of fountain pen inks, there are everyday staples, fun and zany inks, and pretty inks. Fountain pen users may eventually gravitate toward more sophisticated shades. Deep and rich colors such as navy blues, emerald greens, and even dusky coppers make for beautiful writing.
Burgundy fountain pen ink is another color that can add a touch of elegance to your writing. Not only does it look beautiful for longer pieces, but it can also be used in professional settings as a gentler way to provide feedback through annotated comments. Despite being much more subdued, the color is still captivating.
Here are some of the best burgundy fountain pen inks that you can try.
1. Diamine Burgundy Royale
This ink is a merlot red shade at its lightest. Later, the ink begins to fade to darker tones of blood and currant. It is a rich mahogany color at its darkest. Although the ink doesn't produce much sheening, it writes well and has a true burgundy color. Diamine inks are also generally well-behaved, and this one is no exception, with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper.
2. Sailor Oku-Yama
This water-based dye ink makes a stunning fountain pen ink. The shading of this Sailor Jentle Oku Yama ink is one of its most outstanding features. Some of the lines started out as quite a dark burgundy when first dipped. As the ink ran out, it became lighter, like an almost pink-based red. You’ll experience fantastic shading properties when using music, calligraphy, or stub nibs. However, this ink definitely isn’t waterproof, so if that’s something you’re looking for, then it’s best to skip this option.
3. Wearingeul Human Issue
Wearingeul is a global stationery brand that focuses on the themes of literary works. Human Issue is a deep maroon ink inspired by the main character in the novel of the same name by author Han Kang. This vivid dark red fountain pen ink has low black sheening properties that are certainly unique in burgundy colors. It has a longer drying time at 70 seconds using a medium nib on Rhodia, and the ink has an average flow.
4. Diamine Merlot
Merlot leans towards the browner side of the burgundy-red spectrum. If you’re less inclined to use redder burgundies and prefer the browner or purplier side of things, then this is the fountain pen ink to try. This burgundy ink flows reasonably wet, is not chalky, and lubricates the nib of your pen well. There are no issues with flow, starting, or drying out. The dry time on this is also quite reasonable, at 10-12 seconds.
5. Colorverse Conjecture
Conjecture is a moderately saturated wine-colored ink. On Rhodia paper, it doesn't have much shading, is not glossy, and (like most of the inks on this list) isn't waterproof. This ink is quite dry, so for those who find that Diamine inks are a little too wet for their liking, then this would be a great burgundy to test out.
Overall, burgundy is a great color to use if red fountain pen inks are too vivid and bright for you. It lends warmth and sophistication to your journal entries, notes, letters, and other pieces of writing.
Happy inking and happy writing!
Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting