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.
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.
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
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.
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.