Ink Review: Document Ink - Fuchsia by De Atramentis

An overview of the inks within this review series is available here. I have saved the best for last in this review series. While I am not one for pink inks, this is a really good pink ink. It doesn't dry as fast as the others in the Document line but nor does it bleed or feather either; in fact it behaves just like an average ink, average in every way except being waterproof. While there are some pink Noodler's inks that are water resistant, reviews of them note chronic clogging issues, that is not the case with De Atramentis Document Fuchsia. It writes beautifully.

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Goulet Pens The Writing Desk De Atramentis
Price / 35 ml Bottle $18.50 US £9.29 €18
Price / ml $0.53 US £0.27 €0.51
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: Minor shading on ink resistant papers like Tomoe River.
Bleed Through: Minor spot bleeding on Copy paper, none on Field Notes or Rhodia.
Show Through: There is show through on Copy paper but other papers are just fine.
Saturation: Higher than Average saturation.
Sheen: None.
Water Resistance: 100% waterproof. 
Drying Time: Longer than average dry time, 25 seconds using an EF nib on Rhodia. Dry time is fairly consistent across the paper types.
Flow: Average flow. Higher than average lubrication. 
Cleaning: Easy to clean. Just a thorough flushing required.

Colour Make Up

Chromatography Sample

Chromatography Sample

The pink pigment makes up all of the colour.

Similar Inks (Images Courtesy of Goulet Pens)

Conclusions

If you are looking for a good pink ink I think that you should give this one a try. It has a lot going for it; flow is good, it is waterproof, it doesn't bleed, and there is a little bit of shading. I could see adding this one to my collection.

Update 2015-06-04: I have now purchased a bottle of this ink for my own collection.

Other Reviews For This Ink

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Solicitation Disclaimer

I reached out to Goulet Pens and asked if they would be willing to supply samples of the complete line of De Atramentis Document Inks. While they were out of stock in the Black and Brown variants, they kindly provided samples of the rest of this line to me free of charge. I do not feel that my opinions of this ink have been affected by receiving the sample free of charge.