Krishna Rainwater waterproof ink review

Krishna Rainwater Waterproof Ink Review

It’s time to dive into the Krishna Rainwater Waterproof ink review! If you haven’t discovered your favorite blue waterproof ink, today might be a particularly good day. Continue reading today’s fountain pen ink review to see how this new ink holds up to its waterproof promise, how it performs on paper, and what we noticed about it during our ink review. Read to the end to find out how to enter to win the bottle of ink we used for this week’s ink review!

All About the Ink Maker: Who is Krishna?

Dr. Sreekumar makes Krishna inks in a workshop in Kerala, India. Dr. Sreekumar, a medical professional by day and ink connoisseur by night, started his journey in the pen and ink world with a love of grinding and turning fountain pens. He started making fountain pen inks in 2010, which quickly turned into a full-blown passion. Dr. Sreekumar makes all the Krishna inks by hand in India.

The Ink Series: Krishna Monsoon Series 20ml Fountain Pen Inks

This week’s featured ink is one of 3 inks that just arrived in a new ink series, Krishna’s Monsoon ink series. The Monsoon Series inks are dedicated to presenting great waterproof and water resistant fountain pen ink chocies. The three inks in the collection include:

  • Cloudy Day (waterproof)
  • Monsoon Sky (water resistant)
  • Rainwater (waterproof)

Rainwater ink is the one we chose to feature in this week’s ink review. Read on for the full Krishna Rainwater waterproof ink review!

Today’s Featured Ink: Krishna Rainwater Waterproof Ink

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Closeup of the ink Krishna Rainwater ink swatch.

In today’s ink review, we’re getting a better look at a new ink release from Krishna, Rainwater waterproof fountain pen ink. Not very many inks are actually promoted as being waterproof, so I’m excited to see this one arrive. Let’s take a better look. Krishna Rainwater ink is a vivid true blue fountain pen ink that goes down smoothly on paper, creates crisp lines, is easy to read, and provides you a “standard” blue that is so vivid you somehow feel like you’re breaking some sort of rule.

Products Used During the Krishna Rainwater Waterproof Ink Review:

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Krishna Rainwater ink swatched on a Col-o-ring ink testing card.

During today’s Krishna Rainwater Waterproof ink review, we’re featuring a new waterproof ink from Krishna, Rainwater fountain pen ink. However, several other items pop up during the review. In case you’re curious, or you’d like to reenact what happened here today, here are the other items we used to conduct our tests and samples:

  1. Col-o-ring Ink Testing Deck
  2. Pilot Explorer Grey fountain pen, Fine nib (using the squeeze converter that comes with the pen)
  3. paint brush (just a generic, inexpensive paint brush)
  4. cotton swab (at times dry and at times dipped in bottled drinking water – we used Aquafina, but any old water will do 😀 )
  5. Rhodia A6 Spiral notebook (in orange) with 80g smooth extra white graph paper

Krishna Rainwater Waterproof Ink Review:

For today’s Krishna Rainwater Waterproof ink review, we’ll take a look at how the ink is packaged, how quickly it dries, and how it responds to water with a water test. We’ll also take a look at how the ink performs with a high saturation swatch (applied with a paint brush), a cotton swab swatch, and a writing sample.

We recorded the Krishna Rainwater ink review tests and writing samples so you could take a look here. Sometimes it’s easier to get an idea of how an ink is performing in a video.

What Type of Packaging and Ink Bottle Do They Use?

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Take a good look at the new triangular glass 20ml ink bottle Krishna introduced.

Krishna’s Rainwater ink comes in the brand’s new 20ml glass ink bottle that has a triangular shape. The box mimics the shape (triangle). Other than the shape, the identifying markings, brand info, etc. is kept very clean and simple. I like the combination of the stand out shape and the clean, clear labeling. I do wish the ink had a label on the bottle identifying the color name of the ink since I tend to store my inks outside of their original boxes. But the new triangular ink bottles are surprisingly convenient to store and look very nice.

How Fast Did Krishna Rainwater Waterproof Ink Dry?

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Take a look at the Dry Test we conducted during the Krishna Rainwater waterproof ink review.

This ink dries very quickly. During our review, our ink sample dried in about 8 seconds. With such a quick dry time, this beautiful blue ink is a great everyday ink choice, and one that lefties may want to consider giving a shot.

How Does Krishna Rainwater Waterproof Ink Hold Up Against Water?

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We conducted a standard water test during the Krishna Rainwater waterproof ink review.

We always conduct a water test to see how inks hold up against water during our ink reviews – even when they’re not supposed to be waterproof or water-resistant; it’s just good information to have. However, this ink IS designated as a waterproof ink, so the water test is even more essential than usual. After conducting the water test, in which we put down a writing sample, let it dry for a minute, and then run a wet cotton swab over the writing, this is what we saw:

  • The effect of water on writing is almost imperceptible.
  • Barely visible distortion in the wettest spots.

We would agree that this ink is actually waterproof. Well done Krishna. We love a new waterproof ink option.

Did Krishna Rainwater Ink Exhibit Any Special Traits or Properties During the Review?

During the Krishna Rainwater Waterproof ink review, we looked for any special traits or properties you might be interested in hearing about. We love sharing info about new inks that are great shaders or sheening inks you might not be able to live without. This ink didn’t exhibit any sheen and it’s not a shimmer or glistening ink. We already determined it’s a waterproof ink. The only thing left to determine was shading properties. During our review, we didn’t see much evidence of possible shading properties. In fact, this ink went down with a fantastically consistent vivid blue. So we would be more likely to suggest it as a great option for those who need a consistent, dependable color throughout their writing.

Was There Any Ghosting During the Krishna Rainwater Waterproof Ink Review?

During our review, we saw no evidence of ghosting. We conducted the dry test and water test in a Rhodia Bloc notebook with 80gsm paper.

Did Krishna Rainwater Ink Feather?

We didn’t see any feathering during today’s Krishna Rainwater ink review either.

Final Conclusion: Krishna Rainwater Waterproof Ink Review

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Overall, Krishna Rainwater ink held up its waterproof ink promises and has a gorgeous vivid blue ink color.

In the end….we give this ink’s waterproof claim a thumbs up. A drenched cotton swab barely touched the ink and once the pool water was expended, the wet cotton swab might as well have been dry for all the change it made in this ink. It definitely had some staying power. Another highlight is the color – SO vivid, but still a standard blue, so fantastic everyday ink that you can depend on to last, and suit any purpose, but still bring a little bit of fun to any task you tackle.

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