Today’s Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine Ink Review is going to give you a look at how this turquoise ink performed during our regular ink review tests. If you’re already familiar with Ferris Wheel Press inks, you may already be familiar with this specific ink. But feel free to see our take on it, and watch for more ink reviews coming soon! Read the full Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink review now.
Let’s Make an Ink Splash: Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine Ink Review
In the sneak peek #shorts video you can see us make an ink splash with an eyedropper, a Ferris Wheel Press Color Swatch notebook, a 38ml bottle of Ferris Wheel Press Freshly Squeezed Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink, a cotton swab, and a J Herbin dip pen.
All About the Ink Maker: Ferris Wheel Press
Ferris Wheel Press is a Canadian stationery company known for their beautiful inks, writing instruments, and accessories. They’re also known for their equally beautiful packaging. The brand’s slogan, “Fall in Love with Writing Again,” is a shoutout encouraging us all to learn to love the act of putting pen to paper. Ferris Wheel Press offers inks, fountain pens, rollerball pens, ballpoints, notebooks, and more.
About the Ink Series: Ferris Wheel Press Freshly Squeezed Ink Collection
Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink is part of Ferris Wheel Press’s Freshly Squeezed Ink Collection, originally released in the Summer of 2020. Other colors included in this collection are:
- Definitely Peachy ink,
- Double Raspberry ink,
- Freshly Squeezed Sunshine ink,
- Frivolous Lime ink,
- Three Steamboats AND this week’s featured ink,
- Mirror Mirror of Moraine fountain pen ink.
All About This Week’s Feature: Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine Ink
This week we’ll be checking out the Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink, a beautiful vivid turquoise-blue ink that works quite well as an everyday ink.
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It’s Time: Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine Ink Review
For this Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink review, we put this lovely ink to the test to see how it performed with some of our standard ink testing materials and paper products. Read on for all the details!
Ink Review Testing Factors (to keep things scientific):
As usual, we used a French-made J. Herbin spiral glass dip pen (with a tip comparable to a medium-fine fountain pen nib). We put the ink to the test on one of Ferris Wheel Press’s own paper products, the Fether Notebook in Always Right Lady Rose (176-page acid-free dot grid notebook that use ink bleed and feathering resistant brilliant white 100 gsm paper stock designed to be fountain pen and brush marker friendly). For the ink splash (seen in the Ink Review Sneak Peek #shorts video above), we used an eyedropper, and the Ferris Wheel Press Colorswatch notepad. Read on to see how this week’s ink review went!
What Sort of Ink Bottle Does Ferris Wheel Press Use?
Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink comes in a 38 ml unique jewelry inspired heavy weighted glass ink bottle. Ferris Wheel Press inks always benefit from very professional outer packaging covered in detailed art designed to support the “theme” of each ink and the ink collection they are assigned. The inks also have internal protection built into the inner box. The Ferris Wheel Press 38ml ink bottle is display quality, easy to open, and unique with an interesting brass lug nut cap. On top of all that, these 38ml ink bottles can be stacked horizontally if you so desire. And we often do, we really, really do.
How Much Do Ferris Wheel Inks Cost?
Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink is in the 38ml ink bottle, and we’d describe it as a mid-range priced ink. Look for the best prices at PenChalet.com.
What was the Dry Time During the Mirror Mirror of Moraine Ink Review?
During our review, Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink showed a dry time of approximately 5 seconds with medium to high saturation, so we’d put it on our list of approved inks for everyday use.
Did Mirror Mirror of Moraine Show Any Bleed Through During the Ink Review?
We saw no bleeding during normal use, but we did see significant bleeding when we made the ink splash on the Ferris Wheel Press Colorswatch Book.
Was There Any Feathering with Mirror Mirror of Moraine Ink?
We saw no feathering during normal use, but there was slight feathering during the water test, which is normal for non-waterproof ink.
How Does Mirror Mirror of Moraine Ink Stand Up to Water?
Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink is not waterproof, but we always do a water test anyway. We like to see how our inks withstand water exposure; that way we have an idea of how they’ll react if it ever occurs. For this water test, we let our ink sample dry for about 3 minutes before we ran a wet cotton swab over the sample to observe the effect. Here’s what we saw when we subjected Mirror Mirror of Moraine to our standard water test:
- Slight color smearing
- Lines still completely legible
- Very minimal distortion
Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink performed really well in the water test, considering it’s not a waterproof fountain pen ink.
Does this Week’s Ink Show Good Shading and Shimmer Traits?
The Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink is not a shimmer ink and has no sheening trait, but it did show a bit of shading possibilities – depending on penmanship, and saturation. When saturation is consistent with this ink, the ink color was also consistent.
Final Conclusion on Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine Ink:
The Ferris Wheel Press Mirror Mirror of Moraine ink is a mid-range price ink from a Canadian company fairly new to the industry known for their beautiful branding, packaging and product colors. The 38ml ink is a lovely, vivid turquoise-blue color that goes down dark on paper, making it easy to read. In addition, the dry time was fairly quick (about 5 seconds) which means we think this ink makes a great everyday ink choice. As we already hinted, Ferris Wheel Press inks are packaged beautifully, with a jewelry-inspired bottle with a brass colored lug nut cap with a great seal, and top notch branding from front to back – and top to bottom. The ink bottles are interesting and different, and you can even lay them on their side and stack them – it makes a great look when you’ve got your inks stacked on your desk or on a storage shelf. Happy writing from Canada!
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