Colorverse Lights on Ceres Bottle

Colorverse Lights on Ceres Review and Giveaway!

Colorverse is taking the world by storm even though it is fairly new to America. Only a few select retailers carry this Korean ink. Currently, 3 “Seasons” have been released as well as a limited edition Voyager 1 ink set. We are very excited to announce that Colorverse Season 4 will be released in July of 2018! We will carry all of the new Season 4 inks. Lights on Ceres ink is from the Colorverse Season 1 “Spaceward” ink collection. It is a nice dark shade of pink, which shows up dark on paper. The wetter lines will actually produce a dark red, burgundy almost black outline. Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink is one of 12 inks from Season 1.

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Colorverse Lights on Ceres Review

Colorverse Lights on Ceres Review

During our review of Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink we found the following traits that you may find helpful when chosing your next Colorverse ink color:

Testing Factors:

We used a J. Herbin glass spiral dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper during our review of Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink. The glass dip pen has a tip that is similar to a fine fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes:

One of the most unique and interesting parts of the Colorverse inks are the bottles and packaging. Each of the first 3 Seasons of Colorverse inks come with two bottles of ink. Seasons 1 and 2, come with two bottles of the same ink. One bottle is a 65 ml size and the other is a 15 ml. travel size. Season 3, which is known as the Multiverse series, actually comes with two distinct but complementary colors. As well, one bottle is a 65 ml size and the other is a 15 ml. travel size. The bottle itself is very unique with a round “foot” coming out the left side of each bottle. The bottles come very well packaged with built in protective features and comes with their own “swag”.


The retail price for Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink is $36.00, which includes both bottles of ink, thus 80 ml. in total. This price point makes it on the high side. However, due to the two bottles and large quantity of ink you get, it’s a very reasonable price. As well, each bottle has to be imported directly from Korea, which does affect the price.

Dry Time:

During our review of Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink we found a very fast dry time of about 4-5 seconds. This is quicker than other Colorverse inks we have tested. Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink is usable in almost all settings.

Bleed Through:

During our review of Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink we found absolutely no bleeding on Rhodia paper, even during the cotton swab test.


We found no feathering during our review of Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink during normal use on Rhodia paper. Even during our water test only slight feather was noticed.

Water Test:

We conducted a water test during our review of Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink where we ran a wet cotton swab over an ink sample that had dried for about 3 minutes. This test resulted in some slight feathering and color smearing. Overall the lines remained distinct and legible. Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink is not waterproof, but it holds its own against water.


Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink produces some nice shading characteristics. It shades from darker pink-red lines, to light soft pink lines. There are several variations in between depending on the nib used and your penmanship stroke.


Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink is a nice color that pink/red lovers will really enjoy. Colorverse in general is fantastic; the bottles are unique and they perform just as well, if not better, than some of the best inks on the market. We carry all 3 Colorverse seasons, and we even a few of the limited edition Voyager 1 inks left in stock. Happy writing to infinity and beyond!

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58 thoughts on “Colorverse Lights on Ceres Review and Giveaway!

  1. Ron Parish

    Please do some comparisons to fairly new companies such as Colorverse and any other fairly new one. Thanks.

  2. Cali Langley

    I wonder how these are compared to sailor, who’s price went out of my budget when they switched the bottles

  3. Aissatou Sunjata

    I am glad this ink has been reviewed. Saw it at the Atlanta Pen Show and could not decide whether I wanted to purchase or not and now I know this would be a wonderful addition. It reminds me Momijii for some reason.

  4. David Knapp

    Nice ink – pink isn’t my thing, but this is usable in certain situations.

  5. Kat Mitchel

    I’ve been wanting to try the Colorverse inks for a while. Wonder how this ink color compares to Pilot Yama Budo.

  6. Emily jensen

    I really think the concept behind these inks is so interesting and this looks like a great color!

  7. Katie Lyn

    I’m surprised at how well the ink dries and holds up under a water test. It seems to me that a lot of inks out there, the higher the saturation the more vulnerable they are to water. This ink is not only very pretty, but quite functional. I haven’t looked into the colorverse inks because of the price. Sure I’ve seen them in all the blogs and forums, but haven’t been willing to consider them. Now I might.

  8. Amro

    This is a really beautiful colour. I am so enamoured by the wonderful brand out of Korea!

  9. Andrew Mulnix

    I bet my wife would like this ink. I’ve been trying to get her into fountain pens lately.

  10. Gini

    My favorite inks ate the sheen monsters, but they are all so similar. Please review some non blue sheeners. Thanks!

  11. Athena PN

    Great review-thank you! Would like to see a review of Colorverse ‘Andromeda’ and ‘Sea of Europa’ in future posts. Also, have you thought of showing a swatch from two or three similar colors to the color under review, for comparison? Thanks again!

  12. Beth Fralix

    This is a nice colour & Im usually not a pink kind of girl! Thank you for showing it to me! God Bless & the Love of Christ to You All!!

  13. Jackie Parkins

    I don’t really have a favorite ink, but my favorite color of ink is definitely pink.

  14. Julie

    Lovely color but I must admit I’d like some Colorverse ink just to have that bottle!! Ha!

  15. Mari

    Lovely color and packaging. I’ve been wanting to buy some Coloverse ink but have been waiting to finish some of the ink I have.

  16. Gillian

    Review more of the Colorverse–some of the grays and blues. And some Organics Studios

  17. Erik

    I really like the Colorverse Dark Matter that I have, and this also looks like a cool color.

  18. Jessica

    I need to try SO many more inks, but I’m currently loving J. Herbin’s Poussiere de Lune. This one looks like a lovely red-pink that I’d love to try, though!

  19. Patrick E. Tinney

    I have been acquiring several red / pink inks lately. Having come from the watercolor world, I would love to see a post on those ink having some above average light fastness.

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