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Kwz Ink (Scriptus 2017 Exclusive) 150 Confederation Brown



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I'm lucky to have been given some of this 150 Confederation Brown to (p)review. I'm going to skip the history and background of this ink and for that purpose I refer you to the review of Claudia, the person behind this colour, and also the reviews of Visvamitra and Tas.

 

As the others have pointed out, this is a complex colour, ranging from murky green to brown, depending on paper and lighting. I find that it seems to be browner, more earthy on more absorbent paper, and veers to a greener tint on less absorbent paper. A great colour with character: just look at the writing samples.

 

The behaviour, as expected from KWZI, is great: wet flow, smooth and lubricated feel. Not water resistant.

 

If you're lucky enough to be in Canada, don't miss out the chance to get this amazing ink at Scriptus 2017. If you're not in Canada, you need to invest in some Canadian friends!

 

Splash

(Maruman word card)

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(Col-o-ring)

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Writing samples

(I can't draw, so I'll just provide you with some writing samples. They are done with Pilot 823 FA, Platinum 3776 Music nib - a rather dry pen, and a Pilot Parallel 2.4mm for the letter "C". I'm sorting these samples according to how absorbent the paper is, but that's a very subjective matter of course.)

(The most absorbent: crappy envelop paper. Everything feathers on this paper.)

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(Clairefontaine 80g copy paper)

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(Rhodia pad)

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(Maruman looseleaf: look how it's greener already than more absorbent paper like the envelope.)

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(Tomoe River: see the green now?)

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(Coated, the least absorbent: postcard paper. It turns into a weird greyish green.)

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Comparison

(You'll see why it's difficult to describe this colour. It's something between green and brown.)

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Miscellaneous

(Look at how it reacts with water: you can see how complicated this colour is.)

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(Okay now I'm messing around: this is all one ink. With bleach. In contact with bleach this ink turns into a freaky radioactive green, and slowly turns lighter and yellower. I can imagine Nick Stewart doing amazing things with this ink.)

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Fantastic review and a very special ink, thanks for share it.

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Great review! Wow, it is an interesting color. . . just not for me.

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AWESOME review LG... THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Bleached pics look COOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

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Such a lovely complex ink!!! I love how it changes colour depending on what paper you use - super cool. Thanks for the review!

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Awesome review! Very thoughtful to do water resistance tests on different paper. Bleach pictures are very cool.

“I admit it, I'm surprised that fountain pens are a hobby. ... it's a bit like stumbling into a fork convention - when you've used a fork all your life.” 

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Is this an iron gall?

 

I'm saving up to buy my first KWZ IG inks. I've been going nuts lately for the two I have, platinum citrus black and R&K scabiosa.

 

If this color is IG, It's definitely going on my list. If not... I still might buy it. Greens and browns are my two favorite ink colors *looks over at his three bottles of pelikan smoky quartz*

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No is not an Iron Gall. :D

 

Most ink colours are dependent on ink flow and paper quality. The differences can be so subtle that we might not notice, OR... the difference are so drastic that it might look like a totally different ink. This one, through the magic of KWZ is a "changeling" It changes so much from paper to paper, add to that, the ink flow and the width of the nib and you can have like 5-6 different looking inks. :wub: :wub:

 

 

 

 

Is this an iron gall?

 

I'm saving up to buy my first KWZ IG inks. I've been going nuts lately for the two I have, platinum citrus black and R&K scabiosa.

 

If this color is IG, It's definitely going on my list. If not... I still might buy it. Greens and browns are my two favorite ink colors *looks over at his three bottles of pelikan smoky quartz*

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