Yet again we get to travel to the land of Japan and experience wonderful inks. This Kingdom Note ink came by way of secret methods of forwarders.
This ink was on my "must have" list and I am not disappointed.
This Kingdom Note ink is part of their "Flora and Fauna" sets based on the critters and plants of Japan. Actually I don't think they've done anything based on plants, so they perhaps decided on fungi instead. This ink is from the Insect group of inks, and created after the insect of the same name. I think they've captured the color fairly well from what I can see on the net. A nice muted yellow-green, maybe like green olive oil but darker obviously.
On many of the pics, the ink seems too dark compared to reality. The ink is really a mid-tone. But they weren't able to capture the sound of the Evening cicada for us in ink, so we rely on this https://www.youtube....h?v=FuiqDQLBNuc
On Mohawk via Linen.
Closeup of the same.
On Hammermill 28lb Inkjet paper.
Closeup of the same:
A sample on Tomoe River paper. I never seem to get much sheen, maybe it's my nibs all being medium. The iPhone picked up the text on the next page. That's the ghosting you see. Next time I'll have to put a sheet of paper between them.
Waterfastness Test on Inkjet paper
The ink is not terribly waterfast. There is a good loss of color, but some does remain to allow recovery of the text.
Edited by white_lotus, 23 April 2015 - 01:01.