Today we have a Krishna Urban Peacock Blue ink review for you to enjoy. Peacock Blue is from the Urban ink series that Krishna just recently released. Krishna has been on a bit of a roll in recent months, and this is the 3rd “new” ink series you may have seen released. The Krishna Urban ink series is the most recent, but the Krishna Classic ink series and ACR Soft Series are also what we would consider “new.”
All About the Ink Maker: KrishnaKrishna inks are Dr. Sreekumar’s creation. Dr. Sreekumar is a medical doctor by day and ink connoisseur by night (and in between he’s also a master nib grinder). Dr. Sreekumar’s passion is producing inks with a variety of styles and traits and ink color featured in today’s ink review is, by his own admission, part of his evolution in continuing to create amazing inks. Krishna inks come in a variety of types, from regular to sheening inks to basic inks to iron gall inks, etc. Combined, you’ll find over 50 colors of Krishna Inks on the market.
All About This Week’s Chosen Ink: Krishna Urban Series Peacock Blue InkKrishna Peacock Blue ink a fantastic shade of bright shallow sea blue, which is as vibrant and blue as a peacock’s plume. Krishna’s Peacock Blue is a very bright, vibrant ink that shows up well on paper. ***Looking for the giveaway that usually accompanies our weekly ink reviews? As always, we’ll forgive you if you skip straight to the bottom of this ink review and enter to win. But remember winners are no longer picked weekly! Instead, we will include ALL of the inks featured in our weekly ink reviews as giveaway prizes during our NEW monthly 15 on the 15th: GIVEAWAY DAY with Pen Chalet. Check it out: 15 on the 15th fun (you’re going to love it).
It’s Time: Krishna Urban Peacock Blue Ink ReviewFor this Krishna Urban Peacock Blue ink review, we put the featured ink through our standard ink review tests, so you could get a better idea of how it might suit your writing style and your current ink collection.
Ink Review Testing Factors (to keep things scientific):As usual, we used a J. Herbin spiral glass dip pen (with a tip comparable to a medium-fine fountain pen nib) on Rhodia dot pad paper. (Remember as you read this review that different papers or different nib sizes may produce different results!)
What Sort of Ink Bottle Does Krishna Use?When you receive your Krishna Urban Series Peacock Blue ink, make sure to take a second to pay attention to the packing when you’re opening the ink. The packaging is an artform in and of itself, which opens completely up like a Lotus found in Indian mysticism lore. The ink bottle itself is also specifically designed for this ink release. The 30ml ink bottle is display quality and has a shape inspired by the peacock feather or plume. The unique, interesting, origami-style packaging has internal protective housing to protect ink while in transit. All in all, the themed style comes across very well, and adds interest to the ink experience.
How Much Does Krishna Urban Ink Series Ink Cost?Krishna Urban Series Peacock Blue ink is a very economical buy for this type of unique imported ink with detailed packaging. Look for the best prices at PenChalet.com.
How Did This Week’s Ink Fair in the 1-Dip Test?We use the 1-dip test to see how far one dip can write on paper (dipping the pen into the ink only once). Krishna Peacock Blue ink easily wrote across the paper on all three writing samples. (Using only one dip per writing sample “S” “X” and scribble lines, see the image above).
How Fast Does Peacock Blue Ink Dry?During our ink review, Peacock Blue fountain pen ink showed a dry time of approximately 4-5 seconds, which is a very reasonable dry time for everday use.
Does This Week’s Fountain Pen Ink Bleed Through?We saw absolutely no bleeding during normal use on Rhodia dot pad paper. There was some slight bleed through during the heavy saturated cotton swab test, but only at the heaviest saturation points.
Was There Any Feathering During the Krishna Peacock Blue Ink Review?We saw no feathering during normal use, but we did see some slight feathering during the water test (expected with a non-waterproof ink).
How Does the Ink Stand Up to Water?Krishna Peacock Blue ink is not meant to be waterproof, but we like to put all our inks through a water test to see how well (or not) they withstand exposure to water. For the water test we let our ink sample dry for about 3 minutes before we run a wet cotton swab over the sample to observe the effect. Here are the results we saw during our Rising Reflections ink review water test:
- Some slight line distortion
- Very slight feathering
- Very legible lines
- Some light color smearing running wet swab over ink sample
- (Remember – this is not a waterproof ink, so no one expects waterproof results)