I had a hard time deciding between this color and their grapefruit color. While I still plan to try the Grapefruit ink one day soon I am glad that I got this ink first. The color is vibrant and rich. The flow through the feed and nib is absolutely fantastic. Even some of my drier writing pens glide like butter across the paper, albeit without the greasy residue that butter would leave behind. I see much more shading than I expected to see when certain letters cross over which was a nice surprise. Ive tried this ink on a number of different papers and the longest dry time I've seen is roughly 5 seconds. The paper I use on a regular basis it dried in 1 second though so depending on the paper you use this MAY be safe for the left handed user. This is easily one of my new favorite inks and I will probably keep one of my pens inked with this on a regular basis.