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Ink Review - Bril Laurel Rose

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#1 mehandiratta

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:08

As mentioned in my previous reviews for the inks, Bril inks are one of the most used and admired inks in India. Bril has been in existence since 1964 and are based out of Bangalore in India.The review is about the BRIL LAUREL ROSE  which is my second ink review from Bril.

This review is simultaneously posted on my blog which is more detailed. Link to blog is here : INK REVIEW

Bril Inks can be purchased from their Webpage as they have launched the webshop recently with nationwide shipping. Bril inks come in following colors:

  1. Royal Blue
  2. Green
  3. Red
  4. Laurel Rose
  5. Turquoise Blue
  6. Violet
  7. Black

My earlier Ink reviews are listed as below:

Also I would like to add that i got the inks as a gift from one of my friend and fountain pen enthusiast, Rakshit Pai.

 

 

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Bril Laurel Rose

Bril Laurel Rose is a wonderful color ink which comes in 60 ml glass bottle and is priced at Rs. 18 (USD 0.28).

 

 

 

INK SPLASH

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Ink Splash on BILT Matrix Paper – Angled View

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Ink Splash on BILT Matrix Paper – Top View

 

Angled view shows the the sheen ink gives apart from the variation in shades.

 

 

 

DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Ink Drop

 

 

 

COLOR MATCH

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Color Match

 

 

 

WRITING SAMPLES

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Writing samples with three different pens on BILT Matrix paper

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Writing samples with three different pens on Century copy paper

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Writing samples with three different pens on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook

 

 

 

INK SWABS

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Ink Swab on BILT Matrix paper ( From top to bottom – 1 to 3 swabs)

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Ink Swab on Century copy paper ( From top to bottom – 1 to 3 swabs)

 

 

 

PEN SCRIBBLE

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Pen Scribble on BILT Matrix Paper

 

 

 

WATERPROOF TEST

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Waterproof Test

 

I felt that ink has decent water resistance. As ink did not fade away too much even after running the paper under tap water for complete one minute. Rather paper started to give away but not the Ink.

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Waterproof Test

 

 

 

INK DRYING TIMES

Ink drying times were tested on the Bilt Matrix paper and pen used was Jinhao X-450.

 

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Bril Laurel Rose -Ink Drying test

 

 

 

BLOW-UP WRITING SAMPLES

 

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Bril Laurel Rose – Zoomed in Writing Sample

 

You can see from the above zoomed in writing sample that there is certain bit of shading in the Ink.

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

I like the pinkish color of Bril Inks. I have used this ink in lot of pens and have realised that this ink stains the converter but gets washed out after using ammonia flush.

Still i recommend not use this ink in demonstrators. Must buy at the price.


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:18

Excellent review. Thank you for taking time to prepare such an exhaustive review. I'm not really big on pinkish tones so I can live without trying this ink :)



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:24

That splash is gorgeous! 



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 12:49

as usual, your reviews are great as always. I Always wait for your reviews to come about things you tried.

Edited by amarjit, 20 July 2015 - 12:50.


#5 mehandiratta

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 13:03

Excellent review. Thank you for taking time to prepare such an exhaustive review. I'm not really big on pinkish tones so I can live without trying this ink :)

Thank you for appreciation .... means a lot.... also this is the only in production ink in India.

 

That splash is gorgeous! 

Thank you 

 

as usual, your reviews are great as always. I Always wait for your reviews to come about things you tried.

appreciate your feedback... thank you


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Posted 20 July 2015 - 17:18

Also to add to this... Bril has started selling this ink in India.. Nationwide through webpage

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 17:39

Also to add to this... Bril has started selling this ink in India.. Nationwide through webpage

only problem is rs. 500 minimum order. I don't have problem for placing order value of rs. 500/- but the size of  ink which i have to buy in 500 Rs is 5 litres of ink and it will take me ages to finish it.



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 00:29

Wow, this is super cute! Thanks for the review. :)



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 02:16

only problem is rs. 500 minimum order. I don't have problem for placing order value of rs. 500/- but the size of  ink which i have to buy in 500 Rs is 5 litres of ink and it will take me ages to finish it.

Buy bril fountain pen along with this... And other stationary items... Buy inks 2 bottle each... Its ISI marked and we'll far better than some foreign made inks in India like monteverde, private reserve at 600 plus for a bottle.. Anyways you can always make ppl go back to fountain pen... Gift inks with bril pens to some known or to some kid who you think will benefit from this

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Wow, this is super cute! Thanks for the review. :)

Thank you

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 03:42

Buy bril fountain pen along with this... And other stationary items... Buy inks 2 bottle each... Its ISI marked and we'll far better than some foreign made inks in India like monteverde, private reserve at 600 plus for a bottle.. Anyways you can always make ppl go back to fountain pen... Gift inks with bril pens to some known or to some kid who you think will benefit from this

Will do the same



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Posted 21 July 2015 - 04:21

Wonderful presentation. Hope to see more reviews from you in the future!

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 05:49

Wonderful presentation. Hope to see more reviews from you in the future!

Thank you... Yes next will be Sulekha crystal violet

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 07:26

That I'm eager to see. 



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 14:07

That I'm eager to see. 

will publish that one this saturday...


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 06:53

Hi,

 

Any retail shop in Bangalore from where these inks can be bought ?



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 03:33

Holy (bleep), 30 cents a bottle?

 

I'm going to go meet the 500RS minimum right now and get two of each.


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 02:57

I like it!


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Nice review! Thanks.

 

I hate pinks, though  :D







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