Krishna Causal Ink is one of the many new Krishna ink colors we now offer. Causal ink is part of the Krishna Super Rich series of inks, which contains 32 colors and counting. Dr. Sreekumar, from India, a self-described pen enthusiast, is the brains behind each new Krishna ink. Every color has been customized with specific characteristics such as sheening, saturation, shading, dry time, etc.
Krishna Causal ink is a nice dark shade of teal blue. It is darker than other teal colors such as Monteverde’s California teal ink and Colorverse Morning Star ink, both of which have more of a green tint than blue. Krishna Causal ink writes dark and can be used in either the home or office. It has been designed to be very safe for fountain pens, free flowing and clog free.
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We found the following characteristics during our review of Krishna Causal ink that you may find helpful:
We used a French made J. Herbin glass dip pen, which has a tip equivalent to a fine fountain pen nib on Rhodia dot pad paper for our review of Krishna Causal ink.
Krishna inks come in a small simple 20 ml. square glass bottle. The bottle is quite basic, no frills with a simple Krishna ink label and a small sticker with the name of the ink on top of the lid. Each bottle comes in a simple cardboard box, with the name of the ink handwritten on the outside. You are not paying for the presentation as with some ink brand, but strictly the fabulous imported ink from India.
Krishna Causal ink is reasonably priced at a US retail price of $8.00 per 20 ml. bottle. Some of the other Krishna ink series such as Masters Series, RC Series and Kot-Massi are a little bit more expensive at a $9.00 retail price.
We experienced a reasonable dry time of about 7 seconds during our review of Krishna Causal ink, which is not bad for a medium saturation ink. Again, for this review we used Rhodia paper and a glass dip pen. Other pens and papers may produce varying results.
During our review of Krishna Causal ink we found absolutely no bleeding. The lines were crisp and distinct (using Rhodia paper). Even during our water test, we did not find any signs of bleeding with this Krishna ink.
During normal use, we found no signs of any feathering while testing Krishna Causal ink. However, during the water test, at its wettest points, we did notice some feathering and line distortion. Also during the cotton swab test, when the swab had the maximum amount of ink, there was some light feathering on Rhodia paper.
Krishna Causal ink is a water-based ink that is not waterproof. During our water test, where we run a water soaked cotton swab over a dried ink sample, we found some line distortion and quite a bit of color smearing. These characteristics are not unusual for a non-waterproof ink. The majority of the sample lines during the water test remained readable and distinct, thus holding up quite well.
Shading & Sheening
Krishna Causal ink does produce some nice shading characteristics when the light to dark teal comes out. Another characteristic is the red sheen that well come out with a wetter nib or line.
Conclusion about the Krishna Causal Ink
We carries Krishna inks because they are very unique have fabulous colors are inexpensive and can easily be included in a fountain pen lover’s ink collection. Krishna Causal ink in particular is a nice dark teal blue shade, heavy on the blue rather than a green shade of teal. Krishna Causal ink has a reasonable dry time, nice shading and cool sheening traits when used properly. We are excited to carry Krishna inks and will be adding new colors as soon as Dr. Shreekumar releases them. The ink you use should be as interesting and fun to use as your fountain pens. We hope that Krishna inks will fill this need for you. Happy Writing from the doctor in India!
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