You’re absolutely right. We just did an ink review and giveaway of another Colorverse ink (Colorverse Glistening Ham fountain pen ink) last week. But today’s ink review features an ink from Colorverse’s newest ink series, and we were too excited. We had to go ahead and provide an official introduction to the long-awaited Colorverse Office Ink series. Read the full ink review for all the details on Colorverse Office Series Blue fountain pen ink (and don’t forget to take advantage of the chance to enter to win the bottle of ink used for this week’s review!)
All About the Ink Maker: Colorverse
All 80+ Colorverse inks are manufactured in Korea, and all 80+ fountain pen inks boast outstanding color quality based around fun, exciting themes (many connected to space) that stand out in an industry already full of interesting ideas and inspiring products. Colorverse offers five different ink series that come in pairs:
- Colorverse Spaceward Fountain Pen Ink (65 ml + 15 ml) – featuring same color ink in both bottles
- Colorverse Astrophysics Fountain Pen Ink (65 ml + 15 ml) – featuring same color ink in both bottles
- Colorverse Multiverse Fountain Pen Ink (65 ml + 15 ml)
- Colorverse Trailblazer in Space Fountain Pen Ink (65 ml + 15 ml)
- Colorverse The Red Planet Fountain Pen Ink (65 ml + 15 ml)
As we discussed last week, we truly enjoy the paired ink series, but we also really appreciate Colorverse’s newer ink series that offer stand-alone inks (not in pairs):
- Colorverse Joy In The Ordinary Fountain Pen Ink (30ml)
- Colorverse Glistening Fountain Pen Ink (30ml)
- Colorverse Office Fountain Pen Ink (30ml)
Last week we featured one of Colorverse’s Glistening fountain pen inks, but this week’s featured ink is an excellent color from Colorverse’s Office Ink series full of basic, everyday ink colors in Colorverse’s new, smaller, 30 ml. bottle (as a single ink-not a paired ink).
All About the Ink Series: Colorverse Office Ink Series
Like the Glistening fountain pen ink featured last week, Colorverse’s Office ink series is available in single bottles (30 ml), instead of paired inks like some of the other Colorverse ink series. The Colorverse Office Ink Series includes several classic ink colors:
- Black Permanent
- Blue Black
- Navy Permanent
- Photo Black Permanent
Pen Chalet carries a full range of Colorverse inks. In the short time we’ve had them in stock, the Colorverse Office Series inks have been very popular. We’ve had several requests for the Office Series inks in the larger bottle Colorverse uses with their paired inks, but office series inks are not available in Colorverse’s larger ink bottles. To see the different Colorverse ink series or to see what Colorverse ink sample sizes we currently offer, check the inventory at Pen Chalet.
All About This Week’s Chosen Ink: Colorverse Office Series Blue Ink
Colorverse’s Office Series Blue fountain pen ink is a beautiful, standard, royal blue color with medium saturation that shows up well on paper.
** Don’t stop now. Keep reading for a chance to win the bottle of Colorverse Office Series Blue fountain pen ink used for this week’s Pen Chalet Ink Review. (Or if you’re still cultivating the art of patience, scroll down to the bottom where you’ll find the link to enter this week’s giveaway).
It’s Time: Colorverse Office Series Blue Ink Review
For this week’s ink review, we had some fun with Colorverse Office Series Blue fountain pen ink. We ran it through all the tests to find different traits and characteristics you want to hear about before adding a new ink to your collection. Review details are coming up next, starting with what products we used during this week’s ink review.
Ink Review Testing Factors (to keep things scientific):
Each week we list the “controls” in our review/experiment in this section. For instance, while reviewing Colorverse Office Series Blue fountain pen ink, we used a J Herbin spiral glass dip pen (with a tip similar to a fine-medium fountain pen nib) on Rhodia dot pad paper. As always, remember that different papers and nib sizes may produce different results!
What Sort of Ink Bottle Does Colorverse Use?
Colorverse Office Series Blue ink is a 30 ml. bottled fountain pen ink. Colorverse’s newer single 30 ml. bottle is oval-shaped with a flat front. It’s the new standard ink bottle used for Colorverse’s 30 ml. ink series. The flat front makes it easy to read the sticker listing the ink color, and the wide-mouth opening is convenient when filling a fountain pen with ink. The Colorverse Office Ink series has a simple, clean presentation that we find refreshing.
How Much Does Colorverse Office Series Ink Cost?
Colorverse Office Series ink is a reasonably priced fountain pen ink for the 30 ml. quantity. Even more exciting, you can find discounted pricing at Pen Chalet.
How Did Office Series Blue Ink Fair in the 1 Dip Test?
We applied a 1-dip test to see how far one dip could write on paper (dipping the pen into the Colorverse Office Series Blue ink only one time). This week’s ink very easily wrote across the paper on all three writing samples with ink to spare (one dip per writing sample: S, X, and scribble lines). See the photograph of the samples above.
How Fast Does The Office Series Blue Ink Dry?
During our review, Colorverse Office Series Blue fountain pen ink had a dry time of approximately 15-16 seconds with medium to high saturation. We found this a little longer than expected.
Does Colorverse Office Series Blue Ink Bleed Through?
During normal use of Office Series Blue fountain pen ink, we saw no bleeding, but there was very slight bleeding during the heavy saturated cotton swab test.
Was There Any Feathering While Using Office Series Blue Ink?
During normal use on Rhodia paper, we saw no feathering. And we saw almost no additional feathering during the water test.
How Does Office Series Blue Ink Stand Up to Water?
This week’s ink is not a waterproof fountain pen ink. However, we always include a water test in the review. (For the water test, we let an ink sample dry for about 3 minutes before running a wet cotton swab over the sample). After putting Colorverse Office Series Blue ink to the water test, we saw medium color smearing, which is reasonable for a blue ink color. The lines were very clear and legible, with only very slight distortion.
Does Colorverse Office Blue Ink Have Good Shading Traits?
This week’s fountain pen ink has some slight possible shading traits if you have a nib that allows ink flow variation. (Consider trying a stub or italic nib if you are seeking ink flow variation).
Final Conclusion on Colorverse Office Series Blue Ink:
This week’s ink, Office Series Blue ink, is a reasonably priced ink from the well-regarded Colorverse ink company. The nice, basic, royal blue ink color is appropriate for the home or office and comes in Colorverse’s new, smaller 30 ml. ink bottle. The slightly longer dry time (15-16 seconds) was a bit unexpected. Still, the ink held up well to the 1-dip test (ink to spare), performed well in the water test (considering it’s not a waterproof ink), and shows up well without bleeding through when using high-quality paper like the Rhodia paper we used. If you’re looking for a great basic blue fountain pen ink, Colorverse’s Office Series Blue may be just what you need. Happy writing from Korea!
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Haven’t had an opportunity to try Colorverse inks yet but I like blue inks and would love to win this one!
Really interested series of inks. That Blue-Black looks really cool!
Can’t go wrong with another standard blue source.
I love Colorverse inks, and one can never have too many blue inks! Show us more!
This may just be the perfect standard but not boring exam ink 🙂
Love this blue (and would match hubby’s new pen perfectly!). Looking forward to more reviews from this series!
This is a really nice blue.
I am really curious about the photo black permanent in this series. This is a refreshing change for Colorverse. As much as I enjoy the other themes, sometimes you just need something a little more classic for work.
Mmmm Hmmm Blues get me every time!
I’d love to win this!
The more I experiment with inks, the more I believe that cost is not a direct correlation to quality. I love all your choices of ink reviews — Looking forward to seeing what you review next!
Thanks for the giveaway! I wouldn’t mind branching out a bit for some new ink.
I know this is getting old to you, but there are so many wonderful old inks that need a refreshing review. Waterman, Sheaffer and Parker inks need some love, too.
Looks like a very nice royal blue colour; reminds me of ink I used in school, for some reason – a bit like one of my favourites, Pilot Iroshizuku Asa-gao
I liked ham better but this looks like a good work ink.
Ok I’m retired but I’d still use any of these Colorverse Office Series inks!
I have never used colorverse inks before. I may have to order a bottle or two!
The permanent inks from this series look promising.