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  1. mehandiratta

    Ink Review - Krishna Gold Rush

    KRISHNA GOLD RUSH 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 AUTUMN SINDHOOR GLORY VINE DARK ROSE NJAVAL WILD CHERRY PURPLE PEACOCK YELLOW VALLEY MELLOW BLUE VIVID VIOLET ORCHARD LILY DARK CHOCOLATE COOL BREEZE SILENT NIGHT SKY FORGET ME NOT SKY BLUE GHAT GREEN PUMPKIN 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. INK SPLASH 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 COLOUR MATCH Krishna Gold Rush – Color Range WRITING SAMPLES 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 INK SWABS 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 WATERPROOF TEST Krishna Gold Rush – Waterproof Test Ink when rubbed with water gives away the colour easily and is not at waterproof. INK DRYING TIMES Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Drying Times Ink drying are better than other Krishna inks I reviewed earlier. BLOW UP WRITING SAMPLES Krishna Gold Rush – 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 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 : NoSheen : NoShading : LowLubrication : ModerateFlow : GoodWater Resistance : BadDrying Times : AcceptableNib Creep : NoneClogging : NoneOdor : NoneInk can be bought from : LINK (Ebay India Store)

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