I’ve purchased this ink on a whim, not knowing what to expect beyond the colour of th eink. I’m pleasantly surprised to find how good a shading ink this is. Like its name, the colour is deep and rich. The dark teal appeals to me a lot. And the dryness is a good fit for my wetter nibs.
My thanks to Ana of Well Appointed Desk for the ink sample.
Nitrogen blue is a sheening ink. But that’s not a surprise for any one now. I’m pretty late to this bandwagon after all. It’s a dark blue ink that’s super saturated and lubricated. It shades well and has a strong red sheen. You don’t even have to have a ton of ink on the paper to see the sheen to show up. It’s even sheening on my nib collar and grip. That’s how much it shows. It also dries up quickly on the nib if you take too long to figure out what to write next. If you’re looking for a super sheening ink, this is the one for you.
Though I have to say, cleaning is a pain the ass, because of how saturated the ink is.
This is the last of my TY Lee exclusive De Atramentis inks that I’ve purchased from them a few years ago. I really enjoy this colour. It’s a muted green-yellow with a strong grey undertone. It shades subtly even in my 1.lmm nib. Unlike the other TY Lee exclusive that I’ve reviewed, this isn’t a scented ink. I can’t really say why this ink is named after one of the characters of the Chinese story, Journey to the West, but all in all I enjoy this ink.
This is my first experience with Colourverse inks. It is thus far a very enjoyable ink to use. Kepler’s Laws goes down lika bright red but dries to a more muted colour. It doesn’t shade much and remains relatively flat even in my 1.1mm nib. Personally this colour isn’t my cup of tea but don’t let that deter you if you do like it. In terms of wetness, it’s slightly wet and lubrivated, fits well in my dry-ish TWSBI mini nibs.
I got this in a long time ago and had assumed I’ve reviewed it. Turns out I’ve not. So here it is.
KWZ Brown Pink is an interesting blend fo colours. It verges on the purple end of colour, shading very well even in my EF nib. It goes from a deep dark purple to a muted pastel purple-grey. It also has the distinctive KWZ scent. I love it but it may not be for everyone.
Waterman Inspired Blue is a wet and lubricated blue ink. It’s saturated and shades moderately. I enjoy how it makes my nib glides across the page. This is a good first impression to my first time using Waterman inks. I can see why it is a go to ink brand for many.