Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Favorite Inks: Caran d'Ache Saffron

Hello pen friends! Here is the first in a series of handwritten ink reviews I intend to do. There are reviews that give a lot of technical information about inks - and I've seen them go almost to the level of chemical analysis - but what I'm most interested in is how the ink functions and what it's suitable for. The best way for me to judge an ink is to write with it; barring that, seeing a sample of writing is the next best thing - so that's what I'm going to do for you.

Without further ado, may I present - Cd'A Saffron!

(Note the review is clickable, and I've done my best to color-correct the scan. I can't guarantee, though, what your monitor may do!)


  1. Wow that is beautiful! I tried this ink, but the nib must not have been as accomodating as this one. My favorite part of this is this: "It reminds me of sunshine"--That's absolutely beautiful :D

  2. Thanks for the kind words! This ink really needs a broad or specialty (flex, stub, italic) nib to display well. The one time I put it into a finer nibbed pen it was disappointing. It's always about the combination of the ink, the pen and sometimes even the paper...