Krishna Black Rose Ink is the newest of Dr. Sreekumar’s “sheentastic” creations and is part of the Krishna RC series of inks. The RC series are meant to have lots of sheening traits as opposed to the Krishna Super Rich series which are their basic non-sheening ink colors. Krishna Black Rose ink is purple based color, as are other RC series of inks, Christmas Eve; Winter, Moonview and Anokhi. However, Krishna Black Rose ink definitely has a pink tint on the lighter strokes. Some have even referred Krishna Black Rose ink as a black-pink color. The Black Rose ink also has some great black green sheening as well. Bottom line, the ink has some amazing color traits that come out with the skill of ones penmanship, nib and paper used.
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We are a proud retailer of all Krishna inks currently available and will be one of the first in America to carry each of their new colors as they are released by Dr. Shreekumar in India. Our review of Krishna Black Rose ink produced the following traits that you may find helpful:
For our review of Krishna Black Rose ink we used a J. Herbin glass dip pen with Rhodia dot pad paper. Our glass dip pen’s tip is equivalent to a fine fountain pen nib.
Krishna inks are known for many wonderful things, such as its shading, sheening and their reasonable price. Additionally, Krishna inks are known for their one size a 20 ml. simple glass bottle with non-descript packaging and modest labeling to help keep the cost down. Although the bottle and packaging are simple, the inks inside are fantastic, which is really what you are paying for.
Krishna Black Rose ink is very reasonably priced at $9.00 for a 20 ml. glass bottle. Being imported directly from India, Krishna RC series of inks are a good value. The Krishna Super Rich series of inks are slightly less than the RC series and retail for only $8.00 in the USA for the same 20 ml. glass bottle. The Super Rich Series are Krishna’s non-sheening, basic ink colors.
We found a reasonably quick dry time of approximately 6-7 seconds with the Black Rose ink, which is quite fast for a sheening, medium saturated ink. Dry times will definitely vary depending on the nib, paper and stroke used in your writing.
During our review of Krishna Black Rose ink we found absolutely zero bleeding using Rhodia dot pad paper.
Krishna Black Rose ink produced crisp, distinct lines throughout our review. Even during the water test, we only founds slight line distortion and feathering.
Krishna Black Rose ink is water-based, non-waterproof ink. For our water test, we ran a wet cotton swab over an ink sample that has dried for about 3 minutes. This test resulted in significant color smearing, but very little line distortion and feathering.
Shading & Sheening
This is where Krishna Black Rose ink and all RC series of Krishna inks excel. Krishna RC inks shade and sheen in fantastic ways. Krishna Black Rose ink produced some amazing shading, from dark deep purple with black-green spots to medium and light purple and pink shades. The sheen produced with the wetter lines is a dark black-green color, which adds to the uniqueness of this ink.
Conclusion about the Krishna Black Rose Ink
Krishna Black Rose ink is another wonderful ink produced by Dr. Shreekumar in India. It has great traits such as its unique color, sheening, shading and dry time. The price is very reasonable allowing for pen and ink lovers to try a variety of Krishna ink colors without breaking the bank. Although Krishna Black Rose ink does not sheen as much as some of the mega sheening inks such as Organics Studio Walden Blue, it still is easy to obtain a nice sheen with standard paper and nibs. As with all sheening inks, it is suggested that you take extra care with your fountain pens and clean them every couple of weeks while using a sheening ink to avoid unwanted clogging. Using a pen flush such as Pen Chalet’s Fountain Pen Flush makes this cleaning task much more simple. If you like the color purple and want to have fun with this ink and what it can do, you will love using Krishna Black Rose ink. Happy Writing from India!
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