3 Oysters Peacock Blue ink review features another gorgeous blue fountain pen ink – and we’re not upset about it. Read the full ink review to see what we love about this great everyday fountain pen ink and what we love about the 3 Oysters fountain pen inks in general!
All About the Ink Maker: 3 Oysters
3 Oysters is a Korean based ink company that offers 3 different and unique ink series. All the 3 Oysters fountain pen inks are water-based, pH Neutral, and safe for fountain pens. Get to know their brand a little bit by reading what inspired the ink colors in each of their ink series:
- The Delicious ink Series inks are all motivated and inspired by Korean foods and fashion trends.
- The I. Color. U ink Series features ink colors that are pulled from or inspired by the Korean capital city of Seoul.
- The Hun Min Jeon Eum (HJME) Series showcases common colors of the orient and Korea.
3 Oysters is a bit of a prized possession for some of us in the pen and ink industry since there are only a few American retailers able to carry the brand.
All About The Ink Series: 3 Oysters Delicious Ink Series
This week’s ink is one of 4 NEW colors added to the 3 Oysters Delicious ink series (the 4 recent additions brings the total of inks in this series to 14). The four new colors you can keep an eye out for are:
- Carmel Macchiato
- Peacock Green
- Peacock Blue
All About This Week’s Chosen Ink: 3 Oysters Delicious Peacock Blue Ink
3 Oysters Delicious Peacock Blue ink is a deep, dark turquoise blue color. A unique shade – not the light turquoise blue or royal blue color you might expect. It’s not even a navy blue – it’s something that falls in between the lines of the three; almost a turquoise -black color. The Peacock Blue shows up very well and very dark on paper.
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It’s Time: 3 Oysters Peacock Blue Ink Review
This week we put 3 Oysters Peacock Blue fountain pen ink through our standard ink review tests. So get ready to hear all the details!
Ink Review Testing Factors (to keep things scientific):
As usual, we used a French-made J. Herbin spiral glass dip pen (with a tip comparable to a medium-fine fountain pen nib) on French-made Rhodia dot pad paper. As always, we want to remind you that different papers or different nib sizes may produce different results!
What Sort of Ink Bottle Does 3 Oysters Use?
The 3 Oysters Peacock Blue ink comes in a unique mid-sized 38 ml. heavy weighted glass bottle. (In my opinion – easily one of the coolest bottles on the market today!) The bottle displays nicely, is heavy weighted, and is designed with one corner “missing” to allow the bottle to lean on that edge at a lean to allow writers and artists to more easily get in to grab up those last few precious drops of ink. The 3 Oysters Delicious inks have a nice presentation with a professional label (in both English and Korean) with the ink color clearly highlighted on the box. The interior packaging is simple, but professional and efficient. It’s very well done overall.
How Much Do 3 Oysters Delicious Fountain Pen Inks Cost?
3 Oysters Delicious fountain pen inks are available with a reasonable price tag for such a unique and interesting Korean based company. Look for the best prices at PenChalet.com.
How Did This Week’s Ink Fair in the 1-Dip Test?
We use the 1-dip test to see how far one dip can write on paper (dipping the pen into the ink only once). 3 Oysters Peacock Blue ink very easily wrote across the paper on all three writing samples with ink to spare. (Using only one dip per writing sample “S” “X” and scribble lines, see the image above).
How Fast Does the 3 Oysters Peacock Blue Ink Dry?
3 Oysters Peacock Blue fountain pen ink had a very reasonable dry time (approx. 6 seconds) with medium saturation, which is quick enough for an everyday ink.
Does This Week’s Fountain Pen Ink Bleed Through?
We saw no bleeding during normal use on Rhodia dot pad paper. And there was only very slight bleeding during the heavy saturated cotton swab test.
Was There Any Feathering While Using 3 Oysters Peacock Blue?
We saw no feathering during normal use, and only very slight additional feathering during the water test.
How Does the Ink Stand Up to Water?
3 Oysters Peacock Blue ink is not waterproof (although, according to the ink’s performance during our review – it almost is!) During the review, we tested how the ink stood up to water using our standard water test. We let the ink sample dry for about 3 minutes for our standard test and then ran a wet cotton swab over the sample. We saw a dark color smear (which is typical for a dark colored ink), but the lines were very legible and we didn’t see much distortion or fading at all.
Does 3 Oysters Peacock Blue Ink Have Good Shading and Sheening Traits?
This week’s ink showed some nice possible shading traits. If you’re seeking shading traits, use a nib that allows ink flow variation, like a stub or italic nib. For example, we saw a dark turquoise-black color to a lighter (yet dark) deep-sea color.
Final Conclusion on 3 Oysters Peacock Blue Ink:
This week’s ink comes with a pretty nice (and by nice I mean reasonable) price point. The color is a very unique blue with a nice range of turquoise-black and dark turquoise blue colors for those seeking shading possibilities. The reasonable dry time, combined with the color make this a great choice for an everyday ink. Made by a South Korean ink company, the inks are packaged in a unique 38ml heavy weight, display-quality ink bottle. The 3 Oysters Delicious ink series brings another high performance ink safe for fountain pens to the table. Happy writing from South Korea!
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