Ink Review: Brown 732 by Franklin-Christoph

Next up in our Franklin-Christoph series is a cheery brown ink. For a brand overview of all of the inks that will be reviewed in this series, follow this link

Franklin-Christoph Brown 732 is a warm brown with good shading tendencies. I'm not sure about mid-range browns for office use, you can't make the argument that they are "close enough" to the blues and blacks that are so prevalent. 

Writing Sample on Rhodia 80 gsm

Writing Sample on Rhodia 80 gsm

Back of Rhodia 80 gsm

Back of Rhodia 80 gsm

Writing Sample on 20lb copy paper

Writing Sample on 20lb copy paper

Back of 20lb copy paper

Back of 20lb copy paper

Writing Sample on Field Notes - Front and Back shown

Writing Sample on Field Notes - Front and Back shown

Ink Properties

Shading: There is shading in most nib sizes and it adds a nice character to your writing.
Bleed Through: Both Rhodia and Field Notes fare well but Copy Paper suffers from spot bleeding in all nib sizes.
Show Through: The back side of Copy paper is a bit sketchy, I don't think that I would use it. The back sides of Rhodia and Field Notes are just fine for use.
Saturation: Average saturation.
Sheen: None.
Water Resistance: This ink has no water resistance on Rhodia and is a muddy mess on Copy paper.
Drying Time: The dry times for this ink are longer than average, 30 seconds on Rhodia but markedly faster on more absorbent papers.
Flow: This ink flows well with average lubrication. 
Cleaning: To be determined but likely easy to clean based on the rest of this brand's inks.

Colour Make Up

Chromatography Sample

Chromatography Sample

Similar Inks 

Conclusions

I'm picky about browns and this one checks a lot of the right boxes for me. Montblanc Toffee Brown is the closest comparison ink I have on hand but I think Franklin-Christoph one is a nicer shade. 

Solicitation Disclaimer

Franklin-Christoph provided the inks in this review series. I do not feel that my opinions of this ink have been affected by receiving the samples free of charge.