Krishna Myrtle Ink is part of Krishna’s Super Rich Series of inks. There are over 40 color varieties in the Super Rich Series as well as 2 other series by Krishna, the RC and the Kot Massi Series of inks. Each series has its own characteristics and each ink has been individually hand crafted by Dr. Sreekumar in India. The Super Rich Series of Krishna inks are a medium to high saturation ink with bold enticing colors and tremendous shading characteristics. The Super Rich Series of inks are not characterized as a sheening inks and Krishna Myrtle Ink is no exception. The ink will not sheen during normal use, but may have some slight sheen in a pool of ink or in art creations. Krishna Myrtle Ink is a dark pink color that shows up well on paper due to its medium saturation. This color is dark enough for use in many situations including notes, letters and journals.
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We found the following traits during our review of Krishna Myrtle Ink that you may find helpful:
For our review of Krishna Myrtle Ink we used a French made J. Herbin glass dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper.
All Krishna inks come standard in a small compact 20 ml. glass bottle. The bottle will have a small simple label indicating the ink color. Each bottle comes in a basic no-label cardboard box. Although Krishna inks are the most simply packaged inks on the market, the price and quality of ink are fantastic.
Krishna Myrtle Ink retails in the United States for $8.00 a bottle. Other series of Krishna inks such as its RC and Kot-Massi series retail for slightly more at $9.00. This low price makes Krishna Myrtle ink a economical priced ink, especially considering they are being imported directly from India.
We found a dry time of approximately 4-5 seconds during our review of Krishna Myrtle Ink, which is very quick considering it is a medium to high saturation ink.
During our review of Krishna Myrtle Ink we found absolutely no bleeding. Even during our cotton swab test we found no bleeding on Rhodia paper.
During our review of Krishna Myrtle Ink we found no feathering or line distortion on Rhodia dot pad paper. Some cheaper quality paper may have different results. Even during our water test there was very little additional line distortion, which is unusual for non-waterproof ink.
During our water test we ran a wet cotton swab over a dried Krishna Myrtle ink sample of and found some very slight line distortion and feathering. Although we there was some color smearing, Krishna Myrtle Ink held up very well under the water test for non-waterproof ink.
Shading & Sheening
Krishna Myrtle Ink is not considered a sheening ink and will not typically sheen under normal use. However, in a pool of ink or very heavy application of Krishna Myrtle Ink, you may find some slight greenish-gold sheen. What Krishna Myrtle Ink can do is shade and it can produce a nice variety between dark pink to a light soft pink depending on the amount of ink used.
Conclusion about the Krishna Myrtle Ink
Krishna Myrtle Ink is first and foremost a pink colored ink. Therefore, its application may be limited as pink may not be appropriate in all situations. However, Krishna Myrtle Ink is a dark pink and with medium to high saturation that goes on dark and legible. Also do to its very quick dry time, Krishna Myrtle Ink will have more applications that you may expect at the home or office. Additionally, Krishna Myrtle Ink is a wonderful color for letter, note and journal writing. Krishna Myrtle Ink shades very nicely, is inexpensive to purchase and will flow well in most fountain pens. We carry all available Krishna ink colors and will continue to add new Krishna ink colors as they are produced and released by Dr. Shreekumar. Happy Writing from India!
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