Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink review

Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn Ink Review

Read today’s Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink review to get a better look at this much-loved, jewel-toned fountain pen ink.

All About the Ink Maker: Ferris Wheel Press

Ferris Wheel Press is a Canadian stationery company offering a beautiful array of products – their most popular product in our experience is their fountain pen ink. The company’s slogan, “Fall in Love with Writing Again” TM is a shout out supporting writing enthusiasts around the globe. In general, Ferris Wheel Press inks are water-based inks made with high-quality dyes creating deep saturated tones and low sheen. The brand releases new colors frequently and is known for their beautiful ink colors, and their amazing packaging. (More on their packaging below). Ferris Wheel Press inks are made in Canada and they are fountain pen-safe.

Autumn in Auburn ink review
Ferris Wheel Press’s Color Swatch notebook is a fun and easy way to keep track of your ink swatches.

This week’s featured ink, Autumn in Auburn, is from the Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Ontario Collection.

All About The Ink Series: Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Ontario Collection

Autumn in Auburn ink is one of six inks in the brand’s popular Autumn in Ontario ink collection. The full collection includes:

  • Algonquin Maple
  • Autumn in Auburn (this week’s featured ink)
  • Beaver Dam Brown
  • Goose Poupon
  • Moss Park Green
  • Royal Rhubarb

Let’s get to know Autumn in Auburn ink a little better!

All About This Week’s Chosen Ink: Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn Ink Review

Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink review
Writers love the jewel-toned golden-yellow brown ink in this Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink splash, ink swatch, and writing sample.

The Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink is a rich, jewel tone inspired by Autumn in Ontario. The ink is high shading, goes down dark on paper, and performs well with dip pens, fountain pens, etc.

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It’s Time: Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn Ink Review

For this Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink review, we put the featured ink through our standard ink review tests. Read on for a better idea of how it might suit your writing style and your current ink collection.

Ferris wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink review test results
Read the Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink review test results here.

Ink Review Testing Factors (to keep things scientific):

ferris wheel press autumn in auburn ink review with always right notebook and after hours roundabout rollerball pen
Other items used during this Autumn in Auburn ink review included an Always Right notebook in Lady Rose, and a Ferris Wheel Press Roundabout Rollerball pen in After Hours.

As usual, we used a French-made J. Herbin spiral glass dip pen (with a tip comparable to a medium-fine fountain pen nib). But this week instead of the typical Rhodia paper used in most of our ink reviews, we used a Ferris Wheel Press Fether Notebook, the Always Right in Lady Rose. Here’s a complete list of other products used during this review:

  • Ferris Wheel Press Fether Notebook – Always Right in Lady Rose (dot grid)
  • Ferris Wheel Press Roundabout Rollerball pen in After Hours
  • Ferris Wheel Press Color Swatch Notebook
  • Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink (38ml)
  • J. Herbin Spiral glass dip pen

As always, we want to remind you that different papers or different nib sizes may produce different results!

What Sort of Ink Bottle Does Ferris Wheel Press Use?

autumn in auburn ink review showing 38ml ink bottle
Ferris Wheel Press ink fans love the packaging and that stunning jewelry-inspired ink bottle.

Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink comes in their 38ml unique jewelry-inspired heavy-weighted glass bottle. (Their outer packaging is completely gorgeous, and very professional – always! The Ferris Wheel Press products are heavily branded and themed – something about Ferris Wheel Press inks that their adoring fans love. The ink’s packaging also includes extra protection for the ink bottle inside the box. The bottle itself is display quality and collectible. Ink fans will also enjoy the easy to open, unique, and interesting brass lug nut cap with what Ferris Wheel Press describes as a secure locking mechanism to secure against any leaks. We’re also intrigued by the ability to set this 38ml ink bottle on its side (when capped, of course) and even stack it with other Ferris Wheel Press 38ml ink bottles.

How Much Do Ferris Wheel Press Inks Cost?

Ferris Wheel Press inks fall in the mid-range price in comparison to other fountain pen inks on the market. Look for the best prices at PenChalet.com.

How Fast Does Autumn in Auburn Ink Dry?

During our ink review, Autumn in Auburn fountain pen ink showed a dry time of approximately 8 seconds with medium to high saturation. The ink’s dry time falls within the range we’d consider a good choice for an everyday ink, so if you’re looking for a fun addition to your everyday ink lineups, give this one a try.

Does This Week’s Fountain Pen Ink Bleed Through?

We saw no bleeding during normal use (and we didn’t see any bleeding during the heavy saturated cotton swab test either).

Was There Any Feathering During the Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn Ink Review?

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A quick writing sample with Autumn in Auburn ink on the Ferris Wheel Press Colorswatch card.

We saw no feathering during normal use, but we did see some very slight feathering during the water test (which is normal for any non-waterproof ink).

How Does the Ink Stand Up to Water? 

Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink is not meant to be waterproof, but we like to put all our inks through a water test to see how well (or not) they withstand exposure to water. For the water test we let our ink sample dry for about 3 minutes before we run a wet cotton swab over the sample to observe the effect. Here are the results we saw during our Moonlit Jade ink review water test:

  • Light color smearing (typical for any non-waterproof ink)
  • Minimal distortion of the lines – remained very legible
  • Low feathering
  • This non-waterproof ink held up quite well to the water test.

Does Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn Ink Have Good Shading / Sheening Traits?

This particular Ferris Wheel Press ink didn’t show a sheen or shimmer, but we saw very good shading possibilities with Autumn in Auburn ink (depending on the pen, nib, and your penmanship). We’d call this ink a high shading ink.

Final Conclusion on Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn Ink:

Ferris Wheel Press Autumn in Auburn ink is a mid-range price ink with a very beautiful jewel-toned color. The golden yellow-brown ink is high shading, and safe for use with fountain pens. Ferris Wheel Press inks are known for their fantastic packaging; their 38ml jewelry inspired ink bottles are beautiful, very usable (and also stackable). Autumn in Auburn ink had a fairly reasonable dry time (8 seconds). Happy writing from Canada!