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Ink Review - Krishna Ghat Green

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#1 mehandiratta

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:52

KRISHNA GHAT GREEN

 

 

The review is simultaneously posted at my blog here : LINK

 

 

 

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Krishna Ghat Green

 

 

 

 

 

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 on eBay India Page for Rs. 550 (8 USD) each for 5 Nos. 30 ml ink bottle plus shipping.

 

NOTE THAT NEW GLASS BOTTLES HAVE ARRIVED AND THIS WILL RESULT IN BIT OF PRICE INCREASE.

 

The inks that are being produced are currently limited to 28 nos. :

  1. GOLD RUSH
  2. MEADOW GREEN
  3. BLUE MAGIC
  4. AFTER DARK
  5. SAPPHIRE BLUE
  6. LAKE BLUE
  7. BRONZE LEAF
  8. ORANGE CRUSH
  9. AUTUMN
  10. SINDHOOR
  11. GLORY VINE
  12. DARK ROSE
  13. NJAVAL
  14. WILD CHERRY
  15. PURPLE
  16. PEACOCK
  17. YELLOW VALLEY
  18. MELLOW BLUE
  19. VIVID VIOLET
  20. ORCHARD LILY
  21. DARK CHOCOLATE
  22. COOL BREEZE
  23. SILENT NIGHT SKY
  24. FORGET ME NOT
  25. SKY BLUE
  26. GHAT GREEN
  27. PUMPKIN
  28. GIRL PINK  / BARBIE PINK (discontinued)

 

 

 

 

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Krishna Inks – Color Chart 1

 

 

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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 GHAT GREEN ink from KRISHNA. This is one of my favourite inks from the lot. Though Ink drying times were high, however new batch that he has release has massive improvement on ink drying times.

 

Krishna Ink comes in plastic bottles in 30 ml quantity and new lot with INCREASED PRICES will come in glass bottles now.

 

 

 

INK SPLASH

 

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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100 gsm

 

Oh man I love this colour. Its fantastic. Also it shades subtly, however there is no sheen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN

 

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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Drop on Paper Towel

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR MATCH

 

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Krishna Ghat Green – Color Range

 

 

 

 

 

 

WRITING SAMPLES

 

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Krishna Ghat Green – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

 

 

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Krishna Ghat Green – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Angled View

 

 

The ink even shades in fine & medium nib also as good as in stub nibs.

 

 

 

 

INK SWABS

 

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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Passes on JK Cedar

 

 

 

 

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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Swab on Jk Cedar 

 

 

 

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Krishna Ghat Green –Scribble on Jk Cedar 

 

 

 

 

 

WATERPROOF TEST

 

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Krishna Ghat Green – Waterproof Test

 

 

Ink when rubbed with water gives away the colour, however it leaves behind dark lines which are still legible. So I can say its moderately waterproof.

 
 
 
 
 
INK DRYING TIMES
 
 
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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Drying Times
 
 
Ink drying times are massive and I have informed the seller of the same. And he has confirmed me that the new current batch has  less drying times of less than 30 sec.
 
 
 
 
 
BLOW UP WRITING SAMPLES
 
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Krishna Ghat Green – Blow up Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

 

 

There is no feathering of this Ink as you can see from this close-up.

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION:

 

 

I like the colour, this is absolute lovely colour. The closest ink with same colour that I can think of is R&K Alt-Goldgrun.

 

The ink has amazing flow properties and is moderately lubricated as it writes amazing with my (bleep) nib of Guider Pen, its inexpensive, and yes it doesn't stain. Only hitch is Drying Times.

 

 

 

Following are the summation of ink properties:

 

  • Feathering : No
  • Sheen : No
  • Shading : Moderate
  • Lubrication : Moderate
  • Flow : Good
  • Water Resistance : Good
  • Drying Times : Very High
  • Nib Creep : None
  • Clogging : None
  • Odor : None

 

 

Ink can be bought from : LINK (Ebay India Store)


Edited by mehandiratta, 24 February 2016 - 14:34.

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 13:03

Thanks for the great review!
I love, love, love this color, including how it looks after the water wash.

Can't wait to see the review of Yellow Valley!

Edited by chingdamosaic, 24 February 2016 - 13:09.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 13:06

Stunning color. I absolutely love it. Drying time seems crazy though ;)



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 13:33

Gorgeous!

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 14:11

Excellent review, Mehandiratta. Very nice color. I look forward to obtaining some Krishna ink in the future.

Mary

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 14:35

Thanks for the great review!
I love, love, love this color, including how it looks after the water wash.

Can't wait to see the review of Yellow Valley!

Yellow Valley is coming next will post that tomorrow...


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 14:36

Stunning color. I absolutely love it. Drying time seems crazy though ;)

 

I have reordered the sample... As per Dr. Sreekumar the new ink has half the drying times...


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 14:38

Gorgeous!

 

Yeah it is... and if I compare it with Alt-Goldgrun ... it is a wet ink...

 

Excellent review, Mehandiratta. Very nice color. I look forward to obtaining some Krishna ink in the future.

Mary

 

Thank you... I hope someone starts selling it internationally... or I would have to do a group buy for all of my friends....


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 15:47

What a range this ink has! I wonder if Vanness is aware of this ink. Hmmm...

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 17:18

I've contacted Doctor but he's confirmed that there are some limitations in sending liquids through indian post. A pity :/



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 17:21

That's beautiful! Thanks so much for the review. Wish the inks were available here from someone. Maybe Vanness should try!



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 18:36

I've contacted Doctor but he's confirmed that there are some limitations in sending liquids through indian post. A pity :/


Don't worry.. I will send you.. I know a way..

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 18:37

What a range this ink has! I wonder if Vanness is aware of this ink. Hmmm...

Amazing inks... Yeah maybe.. However Indian market is too big for one man to cater it

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 18:38

That's beautiful! Thanks so much for the review. Wish the inks were available here from someone. Maybe Vanness should try!

I hope Dr. Sreekumar can scale up operations

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 21:47

Perhaps he would be interested in doing a group buy to save on the shipping costs. I'd love to own a few of these inks. 



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 08:36

Perhaps he would be interested in doing a group buy to save on the shipping costs. I'd love to own a few of these inks. 

i might do a group buy in future... let me see if the shipping can be sorted out


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 19:41

i might do a group buy in future... let me see if the shipping can be sorted out

You would surely make many of us VERY HAPPY if it were possible!  Thank you for considering the possibility of the idea.



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 19:47

You would surely make many of us VERY HAPPY if it were possible!  Thank you for considering the possibility of the idea.

:)  :thumbup:


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 21:15

Agree on that :) I could promote them in Poland. The question is whether Doctor will be able to fulfill growing interest in these inks :)



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 17:47

Agree on that :) I could promote them in Poland. The question is whether Doctor will be able to fulfill growing interest in these inks :)

He will see the intrest and produce inks accordingly...

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