Liking Jane: More About De Atramentis Jane Austen

DeAtramentis Jane Austen ink writing sample

At the end of a dreadful week in the news, I want to take refuge by delving into something utterly insignificant, but at least diverting. That would be ink. I’d like to talk about Jane Austen ink by De Atramentis.

I’ve always maintained that the least interesting aspect of any ink I review is how the color strikes me personally. Instead, I try to be more neutral. Everyone’s taste is individual, but there are certain objective qualities to note about an ink. Is it dry or wet? Does it shade? What does it look like on different papers?

But I’m going to step away from that model here. Because I knew the minute I inked up De Atramentis Jane Austen that I liked it, but didn’t love it. Further, what I like most about De Atramentis Jane Austen is that it’s named after one of my favorite authors. That presents something of a mild conundrum for me.

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7 thoughts on “Liking Jane: More About De Atramentis Jane Austen

  1. sounds true 🙂 but if it seems a dry writer in your Pelikan, vintage as it might be, it probably will be a dry writer in my Pelikan as well 🙂 I’m enjoying your writing samples with it, though. It’s a nice enough color, though I understand your comment on just okay.

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  2. Unfortunately this one won’t be for me, then. I hate dry writing inks. With a passion, I found. And one of mine – the Mont Blanc Toffee Brown – is such an ink. Perhaps not dry writing, more like drier than my other ones, but still… nah. It doesn’t give me the same feeling during writing.
    I like greens, but perhaps that one I’ll leave to you 🙂

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    1. I should say that it seems to be a dry writer, judging only by the vintage Pelikan, for which it’s a good match. But I would have to try it in some other pens to be sure. I think I may wait for winter — the color may be better suited for that time of year.


    1. On the one hand, I am glad I’m not the only one underwhelmed. But on the other, I really wish they had picked a better ink to name after her. DA has some very nice inks.


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