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So this ink has picked up a little bit of notice for being insanely fast-drying. I mean insanely. You can't smear this ink. Don't even try. You'll just disappoint yourself. It's also very nicely water resistant. It has a matte texture to it. No glossiness. Just pitch dark color.

 

That said, there are tradeoffs for this ink. It soaks into the paper so quickly (even rhodia) that there will be bleed through. I'm not the sort of person to be bothered by showthrough. But it bleeds.

 

I used a fine-tipped pen for this review. The pen runs a little wide (thanks Lamy) and it's got a wet-ish flow. So bear that in mind. I think with a Japanese fine nib or an extra fine nib or perhaps a drier writer, you may not have as much tendency to bleed through.

 

That said, I wouldn't count on this one being a both-sides-of-the-page writer.

 

For the amount of bleeding, there was surprisingly minor feathering. There was still some. Mostly there was a good deal of spread. So again, maybe not a fine-line-writer.

 

 

I don't think this is a broad nib, stub nib, flex nib kind of ink.

 

If you like using fine nib pens, and you want something for notes, or super-fast-dry, this is a good ink for you.

 

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interesting. it looks closer to charcoal black/dark grey on my screen. i like my black with grey tone so if this really is a dark grey kinda black, i might just try it one day.

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Might be the scan. My sample of it is super super black. As in black hole, *nothing's* coming out of it (including visible spectrum light) black. Even diluted, it was still pretty black.

And yeah, it dries as fast as nomadhacker said. But I could not believe the amount of bleedthrough. Even in a fine-nibbed Guanleming Accountant (which is probably the equivalent of a European EF nib).

So I'm of two minds about this ink....

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Yeah, it's a very matte black. The scan is reflecting off that flattened black appearance.

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I don't think I have a blacker ink than this one.... maybe perhaps Bad Black Moc?

 

I personally like this ink, but I don't write on both sides of the page and I use thicker papers.

 

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I like it too. It's just so unbelievably fast drying-uniquely so-that I want to work within its eccentricities and use it.

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interesting black ink :thumbup: thanks for the review

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I like it too. It's just so unbelievably fast drying-uniquely so-that I want to work within its eccentricities and use it.

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Thanks for the nice review. Fast drying isn't a trait which I need to enjoy, it's just the colour. Still... I'd say it is by no means a black but more of a middling to dark grey.

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