Krishna Poyka Ink is the latest Krishna RC ink color to be produced and released by Dr. Sreekumar from India! Poyka, which means “the lake” in the Malayalam language, is an RC series ink, which are Krishna’s mega sheening ink colors. The properties of Krishna Poyka are very similar to Krishna Sea at Night which is a dark teal mega sheening ink except that the base color is dark green instead. Krishna inks are becoming well known in America and Dr. Sreekumar continues to hone his craft producing some very interesting colors and inks with unique traits and characteristics.
Where Krishna Sea at Night ink color is a dark teal color very similar to Organic Studio Earnest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue Ink, Krishna Poyka is not similar to any other mega sheening ink. It’s hue is a dark hunter green with a purple-pink sheen. Krishna Poyka ink will sheen very easily on Rhodia paper, which was used for this review. However, if you want the dark green to come out in your writing you will need to make sure you have a drier nib or writing style. We found that the ink will sheen at almost every level of writing but will vary depending on your writing style as well as the pen and paper used.
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We found the following traits during our review of Krishna Poyka ink that you might find helpful:
For our review of Krishna Poyka ink, we used a French made J. Herbin glass dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper. Other nibs and paper may produce different results.
Krishna Poyka ink comes in Krishna’s standard 20 ml. glass ink bottle. The packaging is a non-descript simple cardboard packaging, emphasizing what you are paying for, which is the ink rather than a fancy bottle or label. The color of the ink is well defined on the actual bottle of ink, not on the packaging it comes in.
Krishna Poyka ink is an economically ink priced at $9.00 in the US for a 20 ml. glass bottle. This makes it easy to try many new colors of Krishna inks without breaking the bank. Each bottle of Krishna Poyka ink is imported directly from India.
During our review of Krishna Poyka ink we found an dry time of approximately 6-7 seconds, which is very reasonable due to Krishna Poyka ink being a medium to high saturation mega sheening ink color. Different pen types, nibs and paper will produce varying results.
During our review of Krishna Poyka ink we found no bleeding at on Rhodia paper.
We found no feathering during our review of Krishna Poyka ink during normal use. However, during the water test we found some slight feathering.
During our review of Krishna Poyka ink we conducted a water test where we ran a wet cotton swab over an ink sample that has dried for about 3 minutes. Our results were some very significant dark color smearing, and very slight feathering. For the most part the lines remained legible and clear. Krishna Poyka ink is not a waterproof ink.
Shading & Sheening
Krishna Super Rich series of inks are known for their shading, where Krisna RC Series of inks are known for their mega sheening. The RC series ink Poyka does not disappoint if you are looking for an easy sheening ink. It sheens as well even during normal writing. You will need lay down the ink very lightly for the dark green color to show without any sheen.
Conclusion about the Krisha Poyka Ink
Krishna Poyka ink is a nice new addition to the Krishna RC sheening ink series produced by Dr. Shreekumar. As it is mega sheening ink it will be important to take extra steps to care for and clean your pen regularly to avoid unwelcomed clogging. We also recommend using a pen flush when cleaning your pen, such as Pen Chalet’s Fountain Pen Flush, which helps with the cleaning process. If you have used sheening ink before you will enjoy Krishna Poyka ink and its beautiful color combinations. If you are new to mega sheening ink, Krishna Poyka ink is an inexpensive option to experiment with. Happy Writing from India!
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