Organics Studio Cysteine Brown Ink is part of the new Ammino Acid shimmer series from Organics Studio. Created by Tyler Thompson and handmade in Maryland, Organics Studio inks are unique in color as well as the names. Many of the inks are historically inspired by the great Masters of Science and Writing. Tyler has created some of the biggest mega sheening inks on the market today such as Walden Pond Blue and Nitrogen Royal Blue.
Otherwise known as “shimmering” ink, the new Amino Acid series of inks contain micro-particles within the ink which produce an array of shine. Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink is one of the new shimmering inks created by Tyler Thompson. Taking its name from the non-essential amino acid Cysteine, which helps with our body’s metabolic functions, Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink is a beautiful light brown ink that shines with a golden shimmer.
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During our review of Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink we found the following traits, which you may find helpful when choosing your next ink purchase:
We used Rhodia dot pad paper with a glass dip pen made by J. Herbin for our review of Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink. The dip pen has a tip equivalent to a medium-fine fountain pen nib.
Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink comes in the standard Organics Studio 55 ml. plastic bottle with its simple, yet functional cardboard outer box. Each box contains a label with details about the ink color and the element formula that creates Cysteine.
Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink retails for $16.00, but we currently have it available at a discount. Organics Studio inks are considered a low-mid range priced ink brand and affordable for handcrafted American made ink.
During our review of Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink, we found a dry time of 8-10 seconds. Considering it is a medium saturated shimmering ink this is reasonable
We found zero bleeding during our review of Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink during normal use and during our cotton swab and water tests while using Rhodia paper.
During normal use, we found no feathering during our review of Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink. However, during our water test, one of the results was some slight feathering at the wettest points of the test.
During our review of Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink, we conducted a water test where we ran a wet cotton swab over a dried ink sample. The results were some light color smearing and slight feathering at the wettest points. For the most part, the lines remained clear and legible. Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink is not waterproof ink but held up reasonably well.
Shading and Shimmering
Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink will produce some slight shading depending on the nib and handwriting style. What Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink does produce is lots of wonderful gold shimmer. Assuming you have mixed the ink properly before use, the golden shimmer color is produced very simply during normal use.
Conclusions about Organics Studio Cysteine Brown Ink
Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink is a very nice brown colored ink that is perfect for art projects, letters, journals, invitations, and other similar uses. The gold shimmer in this light brown ink pops when used properly. The price is very sensible for handcrafted American made ink and dry time very reasonable. We are a big supporter of Organics Studio inks and Tyler’s creations, including his Amino Acid shimmer inks. As with other medium to high saturation inks or high sheening and shimmering inks such as Organics Studio Cysteine Brown ink, we recommend periodically cleaning your fountain pen (every couple of weeks) for optimal pen hygiene using a pen solution such as Pen Chalet’s pen flush. Happy writing from the State of Maryland!
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