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.
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 DARK ROSE ink from KRISHNA. And this is absolutely one of the top in my favourite ink category of Krishna Inks.
Krishna Dark Rose - Ink Bottle
Krishna Ink comes in plastic bottles in 30 ml quantity andthe 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 Dark Rose – 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 Dark Rose – Ink Drop on Paper Towel
Krishna Dark Rose – Colour Range
Krishna Dark Rose – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm
Krishna Dark Rose – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Angled View
There ink has slight shading and it is visible only in stub calligraphy nibs.
Krishna Dark Rose – Ink Passes on JK Cedar
Krishna Dark Rose – Ink Swab on JK Cedar
Krishna Dark Rose – Waterproof Test
The ink is bit resistant to water and even after the rubbing with water vigorously there were still line visible.
I like the colour, however I would have loved it more if it has more shading properties.
Following are the summation of ink properties:
- Feathering : No
- Sheen : No
- Shading : Low
- Lubrication : Medium
- Flow : High
- Water Resistance : Good
- Drying Times : Medium
- Nib Creep : None
- Clogging : None
- Odor : None
Ink can be bought from : LINK (Ebay India Store)