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.

Continuing reading for a chance to win the bottle of Colorverse Lights on Ceres ink we used for this review.

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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Ron Parish
4 years ago

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

Cali Langley
4 years ago

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

4 years ago

Colorverse inks are absolutely incredible !!

4 years ago

A lovely shade of pink.

Aissatou Sunjata
4 years ago

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.

Christopher Seetomona
4 years ago

I hope I win!

David Knapp
4 years ago

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

Kat Mitchel
4 years ago

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

Mark Junk
4 years ago

I love this ink! Thanks for the review.

John Stein
4 years ago

These Colorverse inks look like fun!

John Stein
4 years ago
Reply to  John Stein

I’m so excited I won! Can’t wait to try it out!

Sara Hagen
4 years ago

This ink looks similar to Iroshizuko Tsutsuji in color.

Rachel McNulty
4 years ago

This color is amazing! I love reds and pink inks. This one is so vibrant

Emily jensen
4 years ago

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

Katie Lyn
4 years ago

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.

4 years ago

Great looking ink!

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

Love, love this red pink color!

4 years ago

We all need more ink.

4 years ago


Penny Tuesday
4 years ago

Those inks are just too dreamy! I love their branding!

Bob Kallotte
4 years ago

Beautiful shade of red !

Andrew Mulnix
4 years ago

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

Brian C
4 years ago

franklin christoph inks? 🙂

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

Has Colorverse put out an “bad” inks? I don’t think so.

Jacob Thebault-Spieker
4 years ago

I’d love to try a Colorverse!

Athena PN
4 years ago

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!

Beth Fralix
4 years ago

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!!

4 years ago

I have a couple of these inks and I enjoy them quite a bit.

Jackie Parkins
4 years ago

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

4 years ago

I am interested in iron gall inks

Amy R
4 years ago

Love this color!! Been wanting to try this brand for a while.

4 years ago

I would like to see some reviews of various iron gall inks.

Sarah Wishnevsky
4 years ago

Oh man, Colorverse needs to slow down. My poor wallet!

Ged Alangui
4 years ago

That is a hot pink for me. It reminds me of Tsutsuji or even Momiji.

4 years ago

Great shade of pink

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

Very nice color

4 years ago

Looks like Iroshizuku’s yama-budo.

4 years ago

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.

4 years ago

Great color! Thank you for your review!

4 years ago

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

Ethan Ball
4 years ago

nice ink. How about Diamine Syrah?

Tejashree Kulkarni
4 years ago

Pretty summer colour! Love it!

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

Interested in seeing the reviews of Colorverse’s sheening inks.

Heather Burke
4 years ago

I like the bottle – and the colour is amazing

4 years ago

You have the best giveaways. Thanks.

4 years ago

I love the few Colorverse inks I have! Particularly Gravity Wave!

4 years ago

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!