This is the sixth and last in this batch of reviews, for Cult Pens Deep Dark Brown.
For a description of the bottle and box, please see the review of Diamine Crimson ink and for the Cult Pens variants please the review of Cult Pens Deep Dark Blue ink. In this case there were no small labels on the box or the bottle cap. The sole supplier is Cult Pens and the ink is low priced.
The test pen in this case was a black Pilot MR with a medium nib.
Water resistance was minimal yet again. Only faint lines were left under running water and lines were obliterated by water drops. Cleaning was very easy. The drying time was around 45 seconds.
Rhodia Dot Pad No 16
Nothing wrong with the performance of this ink, and I can confirm now that I have long since recovered from the cold I had – there is only a very faint chemical smell. I’m just not a fan of the colour. The scan looks darker than in reality.
Ryman Memo Block 9cm x 9cm
Feathering is severe on this paper.
Not too bad on this paper though.
Field Notes – Pitch Black
Unusually this is better than the Ryman Memo Block.
Mnemosyne Word Card
A fairly true representation of the very dark brown, leaning very slightly towards red.
Cult Pens Deep Dark Brown – Conclusion
The performance overall is okay, with some reservations on the Ryman Memo Block paper, so worth a try if you like the colour. I’m very fussy about brown inks, and this isn’t one of my favourites, but I don’t actively dislike it.