The review is simultaneously posted at my blog here : LINK
In Indian Fountain Pen industry or Circles, Dr. Sreekumar is quite known for his hand-turned fountain pens and almost 20 types of nib tuning. However recently he has shelved in to making fountain pen inks under the brand name of KRISHNA.
I am really happy to see someone in India has taken initiative to standup and make good quality and non standard color Inks.
These inks are sold for Rs. 100 (1.5 USD) each for 30 ml ink bottle plus shipping.
The inks that are being produced are currently limited to 28 nos. :
- GOLD RUSH
- MEADOW GREEN
- BLUE MAGIC
- AFTER DARK
- SAPPHIRE BLUE
- LAKE BLUE
- BRONZE LEAF
- ORANGE CRUSH
- GLORY VINE
- DARK ROSE
- WILD CHERRY
- YELLOW VALLEY
- MELLOW BLUE
- VIVID VIOLET
- ORCHARD LILY
- DARK CHOCOLATE
- COOL BREEZE
- SILENT NIGHT SKY
- FORGET ME NOT
- SKY BLUE
- GHAT GREEN
- GIRL PINK
Krishna Inks – Color Chart 1
Krishna Inks – Color Chart 2
I would like to thank Dr. Sreekumar for sending me the samples and also for the effort that he has put in. I will be reviewing all one by one.
This review is about BRONZE LEAF ink from KRISHNA. And this is absolutely one of the top in my favourite ink category of Krishna Inks.
Krishna Ink – Bottle
Krishna Ink comes in amber coloured plastic bottles in 30 ml quantity and I have been told that the procurement for better quality plastic bottles or probably glass bottles is already under way. And I believe thats the right direction to move forward.
Krishna Bronze Leaf – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100 gsm
There is no sheen on the ink even if there is any ink pooling
DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN
Krishna Bronze Leaf – Ink Drop on Paper Towel
Krishna Bronze Leaf – Color Range
Krishna Ink Bronze Leaf – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm
Krishna Ink Bronze Leaf – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Angled View
There is a good amount of shading with this ink which I absolutely love about this ink.
Krishna Bronze Leaf – Ink Swab on JK Cedar
Krishna Bronze Leaf – Waterproof Test
Please ignore the certain black shades of lower part of drip test as there was certain ink spill. Kindly refer upper drip part.
I absolutely love this ink. And actually this is the only brown coloured ink produced in India. And I recommend all buyers to use this ink.
Following are the summation of ink properties:
- Feathering : No
- Sheen : No
- Shading : Yes
- Lubrication : Good
- Flow : Good
- Water Resistance : Bad
- Drying Times : High
- Nib Creep : No
- Clogging : No
Ink can be bought from : LINK (Ebay India Store)