Colorverse Ink Company continues to add new and interesting colors and new ink series. Therifirst 4 “seasons” of ink colors have been space themed, each with both a 65 ml. and a 15 ml. ink bottle. In a break from this space tradition, Colorverse has just released an Earth Edition, Wisdom of Trees ink. This new ink series contains three new colors based upon various important trees here on Earth. Speaking of trees, Colorverse states “They inspire us, comfort us, and remind us how life moves on.” The three new colors in the Wisdom of Trees series are (i) Coast Redwood and Redwood Forest; (ii) Ginkgo Tree and Golden Leaves and (iii) Methuselah Tree and Methuselah Grove.
Historically, the Methuselah Tree, found in Inyo County in the White Mountains of Eastern California, USA was once thought to be the oldest living tree on earth at over 4,848 years old. Older than the Pyramids in Egypt, this ancient Sequoia-Bristle Cone Pine Tree is found in the Methuselah Grove, both named after the biblical figure who lived many hundreds of years.
Colorverse Wisdom of Trees Methuselah Grove Ink comes in the smaller 15 ml. bottle and paired with Colorverse Methuselah Tree ink in the larger 65 ml. glass bottle. Colorverse Methuselah Grove ink is a deep dark rich brown color, considered almost brown-black ink. We carries a full complement of all 4 seasons of Colorverse ink, plus their special edition colors.
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During our review of Colorverse Methuselah Grove ink we found the following traits that you may find useful:
During our review of Colorverse Methuselah Grove ink we used a J. Herbin glass dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper. The dip pen is has a tip that is similar to a fine fountain pen nib.
The Colorverse bottles are unique and interesting. With each package they always incude two bottles of ink, one large capacity 65 ml. glass bottle and a second smaller 15 ml. glass bottle. Some Colorverse series come with the same color of ink in both bottle sizes. Other ink series, such as the Earth Edition Wisdom of Trees, they come in two different complementary ink colors. Colorverse Methuselah Grove ink is the color that comes in the 15 ml. glass bottle. The 65 ml. bottle paired with it contains Colorverse Methuselah Tree ink, which is a deep red-orange color.
The Colorverse bottle is the other unique feature. They are distinctive and unique being a round bottle with a tear-drop nub on the bottom left. Both the 65 ml. and 15 ml. bottle come in the same shape just different sizes. Both bottles are well packaged and protected in one nice presentation cardboard box and come with “ink swag”.
Colorverse Methuselah Grove ink retails for $36.00, which is on the high side, but when considering each box is imported directly from Korea and it comes with two bottles of high quality ink, the price is more reasonable.
During our review of Colorverse Methuselah Grove ink we found a dry time of approximately 7-10 seconds, which is not too bad for a dark medium saturation ink.
There was zero bleeding during our review of Colorverse Methuselah Grove ink on Rhodia dot pad paper. Even during the cotton swab test, we did not notice any ink bleed through.
During normal use we found no feathering while testing Colorverse Methuselah Grove ink. However, during our water test, we did notice some slight feathering at the wettest points of the test, which is to be expected with non-waterproof ink.
During our review of Colorverse Methuselah Grove ink we conducted a water test letting an ink sample dry for about 3 minutes and then ran a wet cotton swab over the sample. The results of this test were typical for non-waterproof ink, quite a bit of color smearing but only slight line distortion and feathering.
During normal use with a glass dip pen, we didn’t notice much shading using Colorverse Methuselah Grove ink, which is a very dark color. But during the cotton swab test, we did see quite a bit of color variation, from dark brown-black to a lighter chocolate brown color. The ink has good shading depending on the amount of ink used.
Conclusion about Colorverse Wisdom of Trees Methuselah Grove Ink
We currently carriy a full complement of Colorverse inks in each of their 4 season series as well as their special edition collections. Colorverse inks are high quality inks that flow well, are well presented in a unique bottles. They are a bit on the expensive side of the price spectrum because you have to purchase 2 bottles together.
Colorverse Methuselah Grove ink has a nice deep dark brown color that can be used at the home or office. The complementary ink included in the same package, Methuselah Tree ink, is a deep red-orange color. Although Colorverse inks are normally “out of this world”, their new Earth Edition Wisdom of Tree series of inks are a little more grounded. We think you will love the new Wisdom of Trees inks. Happy Writing from Korea!
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