Colorverse Martian Ink Bottle

Colorverse Martian Ink Review & Giveaway!

Colorverse Martian ink is the 71st color produced by Colorverse Ink Company in its ever-expanding ink universe. They have just released their 5th Series or “season” of ink colors, all based upon the Red Planet, Mars. There are 5 unique color combinations in this 5th Season Series, each containing  Mars-themed ink in both a larger 65 ml. bottle and a 15 ml. bottle. The complementary color associated with Colorverse Martian ink is a blue-grey ink, Life on Mars. Colorverse Martian ink is a vibrant red-orange color, associated with the Mars landscape. Martian ink will produce deep dark red-orange color with lighter lines in a dusty orange.

Colorverse continues to inspire our minds into the unknown space beyond earth and its endless possibilities. The Colorverse Red Planet series will spark your imagination into future space travel to Mars, which may not be in the too far off distance.

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

Colorverse Martian Ink Review

Colorverse Martian Ink Review

During our review of Colorverse Martian ink we found the following characteristics that you may find helpful when choosing your next ink color:

Testing Factors

We used a glass dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper for our review of Colorverse Martian ink. The glass dip pen has a tip that is equivalent to a fine-medium fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes

Martian ink comes in the unique and interesting Colorverse 65 ml. ink bottle. The large capacity ink bottle has a protruding nub on the bottom, almost like a comet. Each box of ink in the 5th Season Red Planet Series will include two bottles of ink, both a 65 ml. bottle and a 15 ml. bottle of complimenting ink. The ink is well packaged with built-in protective qualities and even some Colorverse ink “swag” that you may find interesting and fun.


Colorverse Martian ink retails in the USA for $36.00 but we currently have it on sale. This makes Colorverse Red Planet inks, including the Martian and Life on Mars colors a reasonable mid-ranged price ink due to the amount of ink you receive, the bottle and packaging. Each bottle of Colorverse ink is imported directly from Korea and remember you get two bottles of ink!

Dry Time

During our review of Colorverse Martian ink, we found a little longer dry time of approximately 11-12 seconds. Please note that different paper, nibs and writing style will produce different results.

Bleed Through

Colorverse Martian ink is a medium saturation ink, but we found no bleeding during our review, using Rhodia paper, even during the cotton swab test.


We found no feathering during our review of Colorverse Martian ink during normal use. During the water test, we conducted we did find some slight additional feathering.

Water Test

During our review of Colorverse Martian ink, we conducted a water test where we ran a wet cotton swab over an ink sample that had dried for about 3 minutes. The results were significant color smearing and some slight feathering, although the lines remained very legible.


Colorverse Martian ink excels at shading, from a deep red-orange color with wetter lines to a lighter dusty orange with a hint of red on the dryer lines and nibs.

Conclusions about Colorverse Martian ink

Colorverse Martian ink is a dark red-orange medium saturation ink that shows up dark and legible on paper. It will shade wonderfully well with the right fountain pen nib and penmanship style. The price is reasonable in the mid-high range. The complementary color that comes with Colorverse Martian ink is a nice muted dusty blue-grey color. Although the planet Mars, our neighbor in space, is constantly in the news, movies and our imagination, it can now be in our written documents through Colorverse’s Red Planet Series of inks. Happy writing from Korea!

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Geoffrey Dunn
5 years ago

I would love to try a Colorverse ink and particularly this one as I don’t own an orange ink. Thanks for the opportunity.

John Stein
5 years ago

I’d love to see more reviews of Colorverse inks, especially some of their blacks!

Péter Kasza
5 years ago

This ink looks so cool.

5 years ago

I LOVE orange!

5 years ago

My favorite ink is Diamine Lilac Satin.

5 years ago

Their colors are nice, but I’ve been reluctant to try Colorverse because of the price. Is it really worth it?

5 years ago

I have loved every Colorverse ink I’ve tried and your review helps me consider yet another ink for my collection. 🙂

5 years ago

I need to try this.

5 years ago

Thanks for the opportunity, ColorVerse inks have never disappointed and your reviews are spot on and very handy.

S. Park
5 years ago

I’d love to see more reviews of Kyoto TAG inks.

Jovan Trujillo
5 years ago

That shen is amazing!

5 years ago

Something about this ink seems so ‘cheeky’, and I can’t quite figure out why. It is certainly not an understatement to say that it would be excellent for shading. I’ve often mentioned that some inks in your reviews would be great for drawing with, but this one truly does bring some images to mind. I took a moment to see what the 15ml complimentary color was, and can only think how much I’d have liked to see that dark green tested as well. Thank you for covering another Korean ink this time. Colorverse and 3 Oysters have been releasing some… Read more »

5 years ago

I have no orange inks nor any from colorverse. This looks like it could be a good addition.

5 years ago

Nice review. The coloverse ink line contains some of my favorite colors.

Ged Alangui
5 years ago

Gorgeous red orange ink! My fave ink currently is still blue black.

Stephanie Smith
5 years ago

I realized last night that I have well over a 100 bottles of ink, many of which I could say was a favorite at some point in the past. Currently enjoying Iroshizuku shin-kai as a favorite of the week. Very curious about these Colorverse inks – quite beautiful!

Eugen Lang
5 years ago

I would love to see a yellow ink comparison

Yinn Wei
5 years ago

What a lovely color!

Ron Parish
5 years ago

Please review some of the old standby inks like Sheaffer, Waterman and Parker.

Will S
5 years ago

You should review Organics Studios Nitrogen

Andrew Mulnix
5 years ago


Mike Solinas
5 years ago

Very nice color!

Beth Fralix
5 years ago

Absolutely Beautiful colour ink!! I’m loving the shading in it. ColourVerse has brought us another winner!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

5 years ago

Love this color!

Gini Cooper
5 years ago

Wow, I really like this color. It’s definitely other worldly. I’d love to see more of the Colorverse inks please.

5 years ago

I’m really starting to love red-orange inks!

5 years ago

I’d love to see a review of Colorverse’s newest series.

5 years ago

That is super gorgeous shading! I would love to see more Colorverse inks or shading inks.

Tejashree Kulkarni
5 years ago

I would love to try a Colorverse ink. I like how you described the ink bottle having a ‘protruding nub on the bottom, almost like a comet’. It really makes the bottle look cute especially the 15ml one. Thanks for the opportunity.

S. Singh
5 years ago

I’d love to have this ink. Recently I have been going mad over pens and ink. And my mouth waters when I see these.

Amanda P
5 years ago

This ink is exactly what I’d expect for its name. 😀 Very cool! I’d love to try it.

5 years ago

I’d like to see a post on the difference between calligraphy ink and fountain pen ink.

Liz Silvio
5 years ago

This is a beautiful color of ink and one that I do not currently own. I would love to win it. Thank you for the opportunity.

5 years ago

Heck yeah! Colorverse has quickly become one of my favorite, go-to ink brands, and I’ve been looking forward to this series since it was announced. I’ve already gotten the Map of Mars/Mars Attacks and love them, and this orange ink is another Red Planet ink up at the top of my wishlist!

Julio Mazariegos
5 years ago

My favorite ink is Diamine Autumn Oak. I would also like to see more Krishna ink reviews. Thank you for the giveaway

Roy C
5 years ago

I like orange

5 years ago

I love orange ink and my current favourite orange ink is Diamine Golden Honey.
Another all time favourite: Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrün

Jenn Dee
5 years ago

I would love to see more reviews of the newer ink brands, colorverse, 3Oysters, Krishna, or PenBBS.

I am curious how these inks would work in pens over time too.

David Busse
5 years ago

How about a list of the best Sepia inks. Top 5 for overall performance and color.

Charles Silva
5 years ago

Love Colorverse! Love this color! If I don’t win I will have to try it.

5 years ago

Orange-red inks are some of my favourites. And please review more Colorverse inks, thanks!

5 years ago

Orange-reds is one of my favourite ink colours. Please review more Colorverse inks, thanks!

5 years ago

Want ! 😉