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Ink Review - Chelpark Black

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#1 mehandiratta

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 10:35

Chelpark is one of the oldest brand of Ink in India. And the company is staring the closure at the moment and it is difficult to get stock of the inks easily now.

My earlier Ink reviews are listed as below:

BRIL ROYAL BLUE

CAMLIN SCARLET RED

Chelpark is currently manufactured by PG Stationary in Bangalore and as per local availability following inks can be found in market:

  1. Black
  2. Blue Black
  3. Washable Blue
  4. Turquoise Blue
  5. Crimson Violet (Old stock available only)
  6. Ruby Red
  7. Emerald Green (Not available anymore)
  8. Sapphire Blue (Not available anymore)

 

The Chelpark Black Ink which i will be reviewing today comes at price of Rs. 20 for 60 ml glass bottle.

However this bottle was gifted to me by my friend Prithwijit.

 

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Chelpark Black - 60 ml Glass Bottle

 

 

Its a dye based ink and comes with so called Cleen-X technology which prevents clogging. Chelpark inks used to be most widely used ink in the India but lately the production is on and off and the supply is not regular. Even their are speculation that company is getting closed.

This ink is actually not black at all rather the faded black and is very diluted. One can easily say it is more of a grey rather than black.

 

 

INK SPLASH

 

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Chelpark Black - Ink Splash on Bilt Matrix paper - 70 gsm

 

I am pretty much disappointed with the color of this ink. It is no where near black rather it is grey. If one is intending to use the ink as grey one might be pleased. But i am not.

 
 
 
 
DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - Ink drop on paper napkin
 
 
 
 
 
 
COLOR MATCH
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - Color Match 
 
 
 
 
 
WRITING SAMPLES
 
 
 
On Century Copy Paper
 
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Chelpark Black - Writing sample on Century Copy Paper - 70 gsm
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - Writing sample on Century Copy Paper - 70 gsm
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - Writing sample on Century Copy Paper - 70 gsm
 
 
 
 
 
On BILT Matrix Paper 
 
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Chelpark Black - Writing sample on BILT Matrix Paper - 70 gsm
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - Writing sample on BILT Matrix Paper - 70 gsm
 
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - Writing sample on BILT Matrix Paper - 70 gsm
 
 
 
 
 
On Camlin Kokuyo School Notebook
 
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Chelpark Black - Writing sample on Camlin Kokuyo School Notebook
 
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - Writing sample on Camlin Kokuyo School Notebook
 
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - Writing sample on Camlin Kokuyo School Notebook
 
 
 
The handwritten samples clearly shows the darkness of color. It is a light grey ink and perform substantially okay with wet medium nib like Jinhao X750.
Also we can see a bit of shading on a very lighter side.
 
 
 
 
 
INK SWABS
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook (from top to bottom , 1 Swab, 2 Swabs, & 3 Swabs)
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - on BILT Matrix - 70 gsm (from top to bottom , 1 Swab, 2 Swabs, & 3 Swabs)
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - on Century Copy Paper (from top to bottom , 1 Swab, 2 Swabs, & 3 Swabs)
 
 
 
 
 
 
WATERPROOF TEST
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - Waterproof Test
 
 
 
It is clear that ink is not completely washed out. The paper directly was run through tap water for 60 seconds.
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLOW UP WRITING SAMPLE
 
 
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Chelpark Black - Zoomed in Writing Sample on Century Copy Paper
 
 
 
 
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Chelpark Black - Zoomed in Writing Sample on BILT Matrix Paper
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more details and review kindly visit my blog : LINK
 
 
CONCLUSION:
 
The ink is not what you expect from a black ink.
Its very faded and not light in color more towards grey. I beleive Camlin Black is far better than Chelpark Black,
 
I beleive this ink can be avoided totally if you are looking for Black Ink but at the same time if you are game for grey ink at cheap price this is for you.
 
 

 


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 10:45

Very thorough review! I agree it's more a grey than black ink.

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 11:50

As you say, it is a terrible black but as a grey it is quite nice. Thank you for the review!

 

It seems quite hard to find online, can you recommend a store that ships overseas?


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 13:09

It looks like a pretty decent pencil imitator though!



#5 mehandiratta

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 13:19

It looks like a pretty decent pencil imitator though!

Ha ha ha... But it has shading....

 

As you say, it is a terrible black but as a grey it is quite nice. Thank you for the review!

 

It seems quite hard to find online, can you recommend a store that ships overseas?

Thank you... I will have to look ... i can probably share sample with you....

 

Very thorough review! I agree it's more a grey than black ink.

Totally agreed... Thank you for going through review....


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 14:52

nice review

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 04:21

nice review

Thank you


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:20

Hi,

Not entirely unrelated, but I bought a bottle of sapphire blue in May when I was out of inks and was still waiting for my Japanese inks to arrive. I think it is still available although I am not sure when my bottle was manufactured, could be an old lot.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 11:30

LOVE IT!

 

It's kind of what I wanted from Iroshizuku Fuyu Syogun . . .

 

I'll keep an eye out for it online. Thank you  :)



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 12:38

There are so many black inks on the market -- I wonder why they didn't label it a grey ink. 



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 16:30

LOVE IT!

 

It's kind of what I wanted from Iroshizuku Fuyu Syogun . . .

 

 

 

My thoughts exactly.



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 17:40

 

My thoughts exactly.

 

I know.

Can I find it on sale anywhere? No.  :mellow:



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 18:08

Excellent review. 



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 18:09

What about Flaming Orange coming next :)



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:55

 
I know.
Can I find it on sale anywhere? No.  :mellow:

I can send you a sample if you want

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 02:56

What about Flaming Orange coming next :)

Thank you for appreciation... Will get hold of sulekha inks soon...

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 06:31

I can send you a sample if you want

 

Aww, that's very kind :) but I can already see from your review that I like this ink's colour.

I will persevere, keep looking. Good things come to those who wait eh . . . (although I have been waiting rather a long time to win the lottery)



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Posted 14 July 2015 - 17:19

 

Aww, that's very kind :) but I can already see from your review that I like this ink's colour.

I will persevere, keep looking. Good things come to those who wait eh . . . (although I have been waiting rather a long time to win the lottery)

do let me know if you require...


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 10:37

Ta daaa. I finally have some.

 

A fellow FPN member and I have kindly swapped inks across the world. I sent over a bottle of Diamine's 150th Regency Blue from London and in return I was sent a bottle of the Chelpark Black.

 

I agree completely with your findings that it is a grey ink and not a black but I expected that.

Sadly though my bottle has hardly any of the blue charm that your scans show. Instead it is simply a slightly cold biased grey and is not a Fuyu Soygun substitute. :(

 

Still. It would have always been an itch I couldn't scratch and for that relief I am grateful.  :)



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 10:55

Ta daaa. I finally have some.

 

A fellow FPN member and I have kindly swapped inks across the world. I sent over a bottle of Diamine's 150th Regency Blue from London and in return I was sent a bottle of the Chelpark Black.

 

I agree completely with your findings that it is a grey ink and not a black but I expected that.

Sadly though my bottle has hardly any of the blue charm that your scans show. Instead it is simply a slightly cold biased grey and is not a Fuyu Soygun substitute. :(

 

Still. It would have always been an itch I couldn't scratch and for that relief I am grateful.  :)

actually there is no blue charm i see... there was ink spill of blue color on the scan...


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