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 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. However old plastic bottles still remain in stock while the stock lasts.
The inks that are being produced are currently limited to 27 nos. (28 earlier) :
- 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 GOLD RUSH ink from KRISHNA. This is actually like yellow golden colour. And I do like it. It does amazing job in broad nibs. Krishna Ink comes in plastic bottles in 30 ml quantity and new lot with INCREASED PRICES will come in glass bottles now.
Krishna Gold Rush – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100 gsm
Colour is beautiful with no sheen and very little shading.
DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN
Krishna Gold Rush – Ink Drop on Paper Towel
Krishna Gold Rush – Color Range
Krishna Gold Rush – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm
Krishna Gold Rush – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Angled View
The ink is legible even in Japanese fine nibs but perform well in Broad nibs
Krishna Gold Rush – Ink Passes on JK Cedar - 100 gsm
Krishna Gold Rush – Ink Swab on Jk Cedar - 100 gsm
Krishna Gold Rush –Scribble on JK Cedar -100 gsm
Krishna Gold Rush – Waterproof Test
Ink when rubbed with water gives away the colour easily and is not at waterproof.
There is no feathering of this Ink as you can see from this close-up.
I like the colour of the Ink. It can also be used as highlighter Ink. Performs best in Western Broad and Medium nibs along with the Calligraphy Nibs
The ink has amazing flow properties and is moderately lubricated.
Following are the summation of ink properties:
- Feathering : No
- Sheen : No
- Shading : Low
- Lubrication : Moderate
- Flow : Good
- Water Resistance : Bad
- Drying Times : Acceptable
- Nib Creep : None
- Clogging : None
- Odor : None
Ink can be bought from : LINK (Ebay India Store)
Edited by mehandiratta, 05 March 2016 - 18:57.