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KRISHNA DARK ROSE

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 for Rs. 100 (1.5 USD) each for 30 ml ink bottle plus shipping.

The inks that are being produced are currently limited to 28 nos. :

  1. GOLD RUSH
  2. MEADOW GREEN
  3. BLUE MAGIC
  4. AFTER DARK
  5. SAPPHIRE BLUE
  6. LAKE BLUE
  7. BRONZE LEAF
  8. ORANGE CRUSH
  9. AUTUMN
  10. SINDHOOR
  11. GLORY VINE
  12. DARK ROSE
  13. NJAVAL
  14. WILD CHERRY
  15. PURPLE
  16. PEACOCK
  17. YELLOW VALLEY
  18. MELLOW BLUE
  19. VIVID VIOLET
  20. ORCHARD LILY
  21. DARK CHOCOLATE
  22. COOL BREEZE
  23. SILENT NIGHT SKY
  24. FORGET ME NOT
  25. SKY BLUE
  26. GHAT GREEN
  27. PUMPKIN
  28. GIRL PINK

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Krishna Inks – Color Chart 1

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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 DARK ROSE ink from KRISHNA. And this is absolutely one of the top in my favourite ink category of Krishna Inks.

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Krishna Dark Rose - Ink Bottle

Krishna Ink comes in plastic bottles in 30 ml quantity andthe procurement for better quality plastic bottles or probably glass bottles is already under way. And I believe thats the right direction to move forward.

INK SPLASH

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Krishna Dark Rose – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100 gsm

There is no sheen on the ink even if there is any ink pooling.

DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN

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Krishna Dark Rose – Ink Drop on Paper Towel

COLOR MATCH

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Krishna Dark Rose – Colour Range

WRITING SAMPLES

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Krishna Dark Rose – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

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Krishna Dark Rose – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Angled View

There ink has slight shading and it is visible only in stub calligraphy nibs.

INK SWABS

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Krishna Dark Rose – Ink Passes on JK Cedar

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Krishna Dark Rose – Ink Swab on JK Cedar

WATERPROOF TEST

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Krishna Dark Rose – Waterproof Test

The ink is bit resistant to water and even after the rubbing with water vigorously there were still line visible.

INK DRYING TIMES
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Krishna Dark Rose – Ink Drying Times
Ink drying times are just below 25 seconds. Which is good, compared to Bronze Leaf ink.
BLOW UP WRITING SAMPLES
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Krishna Dark Rose – Blow up Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

CONCLUSION:

I like the colour, however I would have loved it more if it has more shading properties.

Following are the summation of ink properties:

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

 

Ink can be bought from : LINK (Ebay India Store)

vaibhav mehandiratta

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Looks like a very clean and saturated color, yummy! :)

 

yes no nonsense color... and ink flow properties are also good

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Thanks for the review.

The color is pretty, but the dry times are IMO, fairly slow. Of course, I say that when I currently have Skrip Blue in one of my Sheaffer Snorkels....

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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Thanks for the review.

The color is pretty, but the dry times are IMO, fairly slow. Of course, I say that when I currently have Skrip Blue in one of my Sheaffer Snorkels....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

I hope seller takes note of the feedback..

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Looks like Old Sheaffer Persian Rose... :yikes:

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Never tried that ink.. And i wonder y sheaffer stopped those inks..

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Never tried that ink.. And i wonder y sheaffer stopped those inks..

 

After getting an old bottle of it, I'm wondering why they got rid of Peacock Blue....

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After getting an old bottle of it, I'm wondering why they got rid of Peacock Blue....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

sheaffer needs to re-invent themselves.. big time

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Vaibhav, do you have all the colors? By the time you have done them all we will be breaking down his doors to get some!

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Vaibhav, do you have all the colors? By the time you have done them all we will be breaking down his doors to get some!

Ve yet to rcv 8 more colors..

M preparing for reviews..

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Vaibhav, have you acquired Meadow Green and Pumpkin? If yes than please review them..

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