I got the chance to play with the inks from Italian Pen maker Scribo. Thanks to Write Here for supplying them and United Inkdom for sending out samples.
Scribo is an Italian maker and seller of upmarket fountain pens. Based in Bologna, they were founded in 2016 by a group of workers from fountain pen manufacturer OMAS.
I had a play with the inks on Tomoe River paper and on Oxford Campus paper. Instead of going through them one by one, I will upload the pictures here and let the colours speak for themselves.
First, Oxford Campus A4 paper:
Tomoe River in my Good Inkpressions swatch book:
(Apologies in advance for the awful writing on the first page, it took me a while to get used to my new dip pen)
I also found the two I tried in a pen (swatches were done with my bone dip pen) were quite dry and meant I needed to make a bit more effort to move them across the paper. I am in the midst of a massive pain flare up focused mainly around my right hand so anything that requires more force, even slightly, is a nope.
I liked most of the colours but being honest, I have shades very similar among my own collection already and at £35 a bottle, it is well out of my price range. I expect a lot more pazazz at that price!
Overall, it’s a no from me, I am afraid.
The colours are pleasant enough but every one of them has a match by Diamine, R&K or de Atramentis at a much lower price. The price/performance ratio just doesn’t make sense
I agree completely. I suspect that they’re aimed at the people who want a high-end Italian pen and want the ink to match rather than FP enthusiasts who know more about inks and ink brands.