As part of our focus on our Ink of the Day, here is a writing sample of Van Dieman's Sweetheart Cherry. This sample was done using a Zebra G nib in a standard dip pen on Rhodia Blank White Paper to demonstrate both thin and thick line variation.
Here is also another writing sample using a Jinhao 599-a to show this inks use in a more traditional fountain pen.
Sweetheart is a variety of cherry that grows especially well in the mild cool Tasmanian climate. We wanted a dark red ink, more vibrant than our Original Tamar Pinot Noir Wine Red, but darker than Tasmanian Safron, also from Harvest. Sweetheart Cherry is an excellent fountain pen ink, dark enough to stand out solidly on the page with potential even to be an everyday writer but also an alternative to traditional reds. It has an element of shading, and on thicker lines and the right paper, produces a gold black sheen.
The Van Diemen's Harvest inks are an ambitious collection of inks, all named after and based on the delicious and tantalising produce of Tasmania.
The box and bottle artwork is done with brush and pen solely using the harvest inks by Belinda Rix.
Every day, we highlight one of the seventy Van Dieman's Inks in our collection.
We offer this ink free with any purchase for one day only. You can view the ink of the day directly on the Van Dieman's Website, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or by following our Facebook newsfeed.
You can add this ink to your cart and checkout with any order before 11:59pm of that day to claim your free ink.
Sweetheart Cherry is our 6th ink of the day, available for you to try Free until 11:59pm, Thursday the 12th of November.