Krishna Wild Cherry Ink one of the 32 Krishna Super Rich colors. Krishna inks are known for their small packages but intense colors, sheening and shading characteristics. Each Krishna series has their own set of ink properties.
The Krishna Super Rich Series are their standard ink line and are safe for use in all fountain pens, easy flowing and designed to be clog free. The colors Dr. Sreekumar creates are anything but standard. Krishna Wild Cherry ink is a nice dark shade of reddish pink, dark enough for use in most situations. The ink is definitely not red, but also not quite pink, but somewhere in between. Dark saturated lines or a broader nib will produce a dark pink with a hint of red. A lighter stroke or thin nib may produce more of a pink tone. Krishna Wild Cherry ink is quite interesting and would be perfect for journal, note, letter or memo book writing.
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We found the following traits while testing Krishna Wild Cherry ink, which we hope you find useful:
We used a J. Herbin glass dip pen with Rhodia dot pad paper, both made in France. The glass dip pen has a tip that is equivalent to a fine fountain point nib.
Krishna Wild Cherry ink, as do all Krishna inks, come in a small simple bottle and packaging. Each come in a 20 ml. glass square bottle, with a breakable seal plastic lid. The very simple cardboard box, has no label at all, with the color of the ink handwritten on the outside.
Krishna Wild Cherry ink and all Super Rich series of Krishna inks retails for $8.00 for a 20 ml. bottle in the United States. This is very reasonable priced as each bottle is imported directly from India. The Kot-Massi and RC Series of Krishna inks retail for a bit more at $9.00 per bottle.
During our review of Krishna Wild Cherry ink we found a dry time of approximately 5-6 seconds, which is very reasonable and acceptable for an everyday all use type of ink. This result was produced using a glass dip pen on Rhodia paper and other paper and nib may produce different results.
We did notice just slight bleeding during our review of Krishna Wild Cherry ink, but only at the absolute wettest part of our review and cotton swab test. For the most part no bleeding was visible.
We found no feathering or line distortion during normal use with the dip pen and Rhodia paper. During the water test, we still only found a very slight amount of line distortion and feather, which is better than normal for non-waterproof ink.
During our review of Krishna Wild Cherry ink we ran a water test where we soak a cotton swab and run it over an ink sample that has dried for about 3 minutes. The test resulted in slight color smearing and slight feathering and line distortion. For a non-water proof ink, Krishna Wild Cherry ink held up very well, the lines remain crisp and there was only slight color distortion.
Shading & Sheening
Krishna inks in general have many characteristics depending on what series you are choosing. The Super Rich Series of inks tend to have lots of great shading, but not as much sheen, whereas, the RC series and others have a lot more sheen. Krishna Wild Cherry ink produces some nice shading with its deep red-pink wet color to its lighter pink-red dry lines can produce some nice results.
We are excited to partner with Dr. Shreekumur, the creator of Krishna inks, to offer our customers the full line of Krishna ink colors. Krishna Wild Cherry ink is a unique red-pink color that is surprisingly dark and functional in many settings. The dry time is fantastic, the color unique and it held up really well under the water test. As with all Krishna inks, due to the smaller bottle and price, they are easy to pick up in a variety of colors to choose and experiment with. Happy Writing from Dr. Shreekumur in India!
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