Like most people I like novelties, especially when it comes to inks and fountain pens. You know - I've been looking for grail ink for three years and there's always chance it's still ahead of me
When I came across Super 5 inks mention on Goulet's site, I thought the bottles looked cool and - in a way - familiar.
The names of cities were cool as well. Colors looked really nice on swabs. My dear friend google helped me to investigate.
This week I was given the whole set. I'm going to review it and post comparison of the full line. Soon.
The colors are really great. Honestly. They're also extremely waterproof. Delhi is the only orange I know (well there used to be Royal Aztec and Sun Never Sets by Suisher's but they're mno longer available) that doesn't loose color after being soaked in the water. And that's awesome for orange fan.
First ink to review will be Delhi. Great ink. Great color. Great shading. Waterproof.
Let's take a look at the bottle:
I believe many of you are thrilled to know there's new ink maker on the market offering great waterproof inks. Well, the thing is, there isn't.
Take a look at the other side of the bottle.
Yes - the ink is made by my second favourite ink maker - Rohrer & Klingner. Check their "regular" inks here.
That's good news. Really. They know what they're doing and you can expect good quality from R&K. The quality they indeed deliver.
So why Super5 inks are much more expensive than R&K inks. First of all - they're pigmented (I believe), then there need to be some margin for the distributor. At 20 euros / bottle yhey're not cheap. However unlike Caran d'Ache or Iroshizuku they offer not only more than satisfying quality, good flow and good lubrication but also added value of waterproofness and lightfastness.
Let's take a look at Delhi.
Abstract Expressionism (a.k.a. ink splash) on Mondi 120 g paper
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Oxford recycled, 90 g - Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper mode, Broad nib
Edited by visvamitra, 20 December 2014 - 21:44.