The review is simultaneously posted at my blog here : LINK
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. :
- 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 / BARBIE PINK(discontinued)
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 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.
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
Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Drop on Paper Towel
Krishna Ghat Green – Color Range
Krishna Ghat Green – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm
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.
Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Passes on JK Cedar
Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Swab on Jk Cedar
Krishna Ghat Green –Scribble on Jk Cedar
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.
There is no feathering of this Ink as you can see from this close-up.
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.