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KRISHNA YELLOW VALLEY

The review is simultaneously posted at my blog here : LINK

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Krishna Yellow Valley

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 about YELLOW VALLEY ink from KRISHNA. The colour is really beautiful and I actually like these kind of greens. The ink drying are better than previous inks, it dries within 30 to 32 seconds and is to be note that bold point nib was used to check drying times. However one issue with this ink is that there is an issue with nib crud if left for longer period unattended for more than a week or so.

INK SPLASH

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100 gsm

I love the colour of this ink. Its kinda murky green which I like. Ink has no sheen and does not feathers.

DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Ink Drop on Paper Towel

COLOUR MATCH

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Colour Range

WRITING SAMPLES

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

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Krishna Yellow Valley– Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Angled View

As you can see from the above writing samples the ink has shading property and it shows most in stub nibs. And ink is very legible even in the fine Japanese nibs.

INK SWABS & SCRIBBLE

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Krishna Yellow Valley– Ink Passes on JK Cedar - 100 gsm

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Ink Swab on Jk Cedar - 100 gsm

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Krishna Yellow Valley –Scribble on JK Cedar -100 gsm

WATERPROOF TEST

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Waterproof Test

The ink leaves just a bit of colour when rubbed with water and you can see the that it is still very much legible after water rub test and thus I can say it is has water resistant properties.

INK DRYING TIMES
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Krishna Yellow Valley– Ink Drying Times
BLOW UP WRITING SAMPLES
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Krishna Yellow Valley – Blow up Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Blow up Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm - Angled View

COMPARATIVE WITH SIMILAR COLORS
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Bronze Leaf vs Yellow Valley vs Ghat Green vs Meadow Green vs Goldrush
CONCLUSION:

I like the colour.

The ink has good flow and is nominally lubricated. Dry times are still high but please note that I used the Bold wet nib for drying test. The beauty of the ink is that it is water resistant.

But yes there is a bit problem with nib Creep if not used for long.

Following are the summation of ink properties:

  • Feathering : No
  • Sheen : No
  • Shading : Moderate
  • Lubrication : Moderate
  • Flow : Good
  • Water Resistance : Good
  • Drying Times : Little High
  • Nib Creep : Yes
  • 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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vaibhav mehandiratta

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Pretty close to Ghat Green isn't it?

yes... u can see the comparison...this one has less of green

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Oh I missed the comparison for the first time. Thank you. All these colours are gorgeous.

Happens.... :P :D

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Pretty close to Ghat Green isn't it?

 

 

I thought the same until I saw the comparison... Alt Goldgrun all over again.. ;)

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I thought the same until I saw the comparison... Alt Goldgrun all over again.. ;)

Yeah pretty close to alt goldgrun... but it is different... alt goldgrun is more towards ghat green

 

This looks lovely. I am very fond of murky greens.

Thank you... i also have started loving murky greens...

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Man, there needs to be a group buy of these where I can get samples of all these (whilst exerting minimal personal effort, of course).

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Thank you for another always excellent review of another unavailable ink for those of us in the USA. I will enjoy reading about these just as I do about all the Sailor inks that exist for the Japanese market. It is still fun to see what is out there!

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Thank you for another always excellent review of another unavailable ink for those of us in the USA. I will enjoy reading about these just as I do about all the Sailor inks that exist for the Japanese market. It is still fun to see what is out there!

I am sure in no time.. It will be available on ebay.. And not that much inflated prices as Sailor inks..

 

Patience pays

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Man, there needs to be a group buy of these where I can get samples of all these (whilst exerting minimal personal effort, of course).

Ha ha ha... I will... once shipping is sorted out

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I quite like that meadow green. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you.. I will share the review of the same..

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