3 Oysters Delicious Blue Ink is one of 10 new colors in the Korean 3 Oysters Delicious inks. 3 Oyster ink company is a fairly new ink company here in America. They currently have 3 ink series currently offered, including: HJME series of ink (Hun Min Jeon Eum) which has 3 basic colors of Korean inspired inks and comes in a small 18 ml. glass bottle; I.Color.U series of ink, colors represented throughout the Korean capital city of Seoul and the Delicious series of ink, which are motivated by Korean foods and fashion. Each of these new ink series are fantastic, water-based and pH neutral, making them safe for most fountain pens. They offer incredible colors with a unique presentation.
3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink is reminiscent of the sky on the sea, which is where many Korean foods and delicacies come from. Other ocean-based colors in the 3 Oysters Delicious series include, Navy Blue, the color of a deep winter ocean and Aqua Green, the color of the shallow sea. 3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink is a nice blue color. We would classify it darker than a turquoise blue such as Taccia Sora Sky Blue or Lamy Pacific Blue Ink. The ink would be similar to Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink but slightly darker. 3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink shows up well on paper and has a nice medium saturation.
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We found the following traits during our review of 3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink that you may find useful when picking your next ink color:
We used a J. Herbin glass spiral dip pen on Rhodia paper during our review of 3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink. The dip pen we used has a tip that is equivalent to a medium-fine fountain pen nib.
3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink comes in a unique mid sized 38 ml. glass bottle. The bottle displays nicely, is heavy weighted and by design has one missing corner. This allows the bottle to lean on that edge to fill a fountain pen with those last few precious drops of ink. The lid is large, functional and the octagonal grip makes opening easy. The packaging is simple, yet nice and professional with a small square window in the box showing the color of ink contained inside.
3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink is a mid ranged priced ink retailing for $16.00 in the USA, which is slightly cheaper than the 3 Oysters I.Color.U ink series, for the same amount of ink.
We found a dry time of approximately 8-9 seconds during our review of 3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink. This was a little longer than our last review of a 3 Oyster ink from the I.Color.U series, which is still reasonable given the medium saturation of the ink.
During our review, using Rhodia paper, we found absolutely no bleeding whatsoever, even during the cotton swab test.
During normal use, we noticed no feathering at all while testing 3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink. However, during our water test, we did notice some feathering and line distortion, which is not unusual for non–waterproof ink.
We conducted a water test During our review of 3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink where we ran a wet cotton swab over an ink sample that has dried for about 3 minutes. The results of this test were: slight feathering and line distortion, significant color smearing, but no bleeding. These results are pretty similar to most non-waterproof inks.
3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink can shade quite a bit between dark deep blue with a wetter line to a nice soft muted lighter blue color with a dryer line or lighter hand. Additionally, where the ink pools, we noticed some deep purple sheen as well.
Conclusions about 3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink
3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink is one of 10 colors of inspired by Korean food and fashion that 3 Oysters has created. It’s a very nice shade of blue that is appealing and will work at either the home or office. 3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink has some nice characteristics, including its shading and possibility as well as a little sheen. The price is reasonable price and its unique bottle is appealing. If you are a blue ink lover, you will not be disappointed with 3 Oysters Delicious Blue ink. Happy writing from South Korea!
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