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Ink Review - Krishna Monsoon Sky

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#1 mehandiratta

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 09:33

KRISHNA MONSOON SKY

 

 

The review is simultaneously posted at my blog here : LINK

 

 

 

 

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Krishna Ink – Monsoon Sky

 

 

 

 

 

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. Now they come in new glass bottles.

 

 

 

 

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Krishna Ink – New Glass Bottle

 

 

 

 

The inks that are being produced have now increased to 35 nos. and even certain names have changed.

 

 

 

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Krishna Inks – 35 Colors

 

 

The new names are as follows:

  1. Pencil
  2. Neelambal
  3. Dark Chocolate
  4. Purple
  5. Lake Blue
  6. Vivid violet
  7. Sapphire
  8. Ruby
  9. Monsoon Sky
  10. Pink Barleria
  11. Summer Rain
  12. Silent Night Sky
  13. Bronze Leaf 
  14. Wild Cherry
  15. Pumpkin
  16. Nilwanti
  17. Cool Breeze
  18. Gold Rush
  19. Orange Crush
  20. After Dark
  21. Yellow Valley
  22. Glory Vine
  23. Dark Rose
  24. Magic Blue
  25. Orchard Lily
  26. Writer’s Night
  27. Peacock
  28. Neelkurinhi
  29. Emerald
  30. Mangal
  31. Dew Leaf
  32. Njaval
  33. Meadow Green
  34. Ghat Green
  35. Officer’s Blue Black

 

 

I would like to thank Dr. Sreekumar for sending me the samples and also for the effort that he has put in seeing the limited resources at his disposal.

 

This review is of Monsoon Sky which is the new introduction to old 28 colours and this colour is greyish blue-green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INK SPLASH

 

 

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Krishna Monsoon Sky – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100 gsm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN

 

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Krishna Monsoon Sky – Ink Drop on Paper Towel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOUR MATCH

 

 

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Krishna Monsoon Sky – Colour Range

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WRITING SAMPLES

 

 

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Krishna Monsoon Sky – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

 

 

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Krishna Monsoon Sky – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Angled View

 

 

This ink shades almost close to none. The ink flow is good. And has no feathering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INK SWABS & SCRIBBLE

 

 

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Krishna Monsoon Sky – Ink Passes on JK Cedar - 100 gsm

 

 

 

 

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Krishna Monsoon Sky – Ink Swab on Jk Cedar - 100 gsm

 

 

 

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Krishna Monsoon Sky –Scribble on JK Cedar -100 gsm

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATERPROOF TEST

 

 

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Krishna Monsoon Sky – Waterproof Test

 

 

Ink after water rub test leaves behind certain traces thus making ink bit water resistant and even after water wash it is still readable.

 
 
 
 
 
INK DRYING TIMES
 
 
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Krishna Monsoon Sky – Ink Drying Times
 
 
The ink drying times hover just around 25 to 26 seconds.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLOW UP WRITING SAMPLES
 
 
 
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Krishna Monsoon Sky – Blow up Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

CONCLUSION:

 

The colour reminds me of Diamine Teal or Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo. But unlike Iroshizuku it has no shading or sheen. It has no feathering  and has consistent flow. Its an okay ink for me because of the colour but I would any day prefer my Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo because of sheen and shading and amazing flow properties. However that comes at high price. This 30 ml bottle just costs less than Rs. 100.

 

Following are the summation of ink properties:

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

 

Feedback and Comments are welcome.

 

The ink can be bought from the ebay store of Krishna Pens. Link is given below.

LINK TO EBAY STORE : KRISHNAPENS

 



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#2 Uncial

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 11:01

These inks are really good. Thank your for your reviews of them so far If they were to become available to the European market there are quite a number that I would be very keen to try and I think they might give other ink companies a run for their money.



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Posted 08 April 2016 - 11:30

Nice color.. thanks for the review..

 

 

 

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:19

I wouldn't use it probably but it looks somewhat interesting on your photos.



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Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:39

These inks are really good. Thank your for your reviews of them so far If they were to become available to the European market there are quite a number that I would be very keen to try and I think they might give other ink companies a run for their money.

 

i actually agree with what you said... however I must tell you that this is currently one man operation and every time it comes to stock on eBay.in it gets sold out immediately...



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Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:40

Nice color.. thanks for the review..

 

 

 

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:41

I wouldn't use it probably but it looks somewhat interesting on your photos.

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:55

He must surely be aware of international interest, I hope it strokes his ego a little... and that he will soon relent and offer all of us a chance at his inks. They look beautiful and I have a long wish list already!


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 13:11

He must surely be aware of international interest, I hope it strokes his ego a little... and that he will soon relent and offer all of us a chance at his inks. They look beautiful and I have a long wish list already!

he is very much aware of this...







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