Organics Studio Santiago’s Sea Blue Ink is the newest ink color from Organics Studio. This new ink is another mega sheening ink and is the “sheen-range” of Nitrogen Blue, Walden Pond Blue and Twilight Blue. Tyler, the creator of these handmade Maryland inks, has mastered the art of massive sheening inks. These inks are very popular and each of the preceding mega sheening inks have sold out extremely quickly whenever they are ink stock, as did our initial shipment Santiago’s Sea Blue.
Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink is a dark teal blue ink, which we have ventured to call teal-black, due to its very dark application on white paper. The dark red-purple metallic sheen comes out very naturally, even with a dip pen on Rhodia paper, to the point that the ink looks black with the dark teal appearing. Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink is an absolutely beautiful ink that is fun to write and experiment with.
If you are new to sheening inks please take note that using them requires a little extra frequency and care in cleaning your pen. We would suggest cleaning out your pen when using high saturation sheening ink every 1-2 weeks and soaking your nib, feed and converter in our fountain pen flush periodically to ensure any build up is removed.
If you love Walden Pond Blue, Twilight Blue or other sheening inks, Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink will not disappoint and may even surpass them to become your favorite mega sheening ink color.
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We noticed the following traits during our review of Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink that you may find helpful:
We used a French made J. Herbin glass dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper for our review of Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink. The glass dip pen has a tip that is equivalent to a fine nib.
Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink comes in the Organic Studio standard 55 ml. plastic bottle, with a wide plastic ribbed lid. Each bottle is simple and comes in a non-descript cardboard box with a great descriptive label reflecting the series of ink, color, and a few facts about Earnest Hemingway.
Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink retails for $16.00, but we have it available for $14.00, which makes it a reasonably priced ink, especially for a handcrafted 55 ml. ink bottle.
Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink is a very saturated ink, thus we played with the ink and the dip pen to make sure that it was not very wet. With a dryer stroke using the dip pen, we experienced a dry time of approximately 5-6 second. If you have a heavy hand or large nib, you will experience a longer dry time, but it will be worth the wait.
Surprisingly we experienced absolutely zero bleeding during our review of Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink, even with its high saturation characteristics.
During normal use with Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink we found very slight feathering, which can only be seen under a magnifying glass. The lines visually look clean and crisp. During the water test, the lines continued to hold up very well and did not feather very much, compared to most other non-water proof inks.
Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink is not waterproof, however it held up quite well under our water test. We did not experience any additional bleeding and not much feathering at all. However one trait is that the teal really came out during the water test as a color smear when we ran a wet cotton swab over an ink sample that had dried for about 3 minutes.
Shading & Sheening
The “shading” you will notice is the combination of the actual color offset by the mega sheening that comes through with Organics Studio Santiago’s Sea Blue Ink. Actual shading with just the teal color will be almost impossible to notice or see. Sheening on the other hand will come through in almost every circumstance with any paper used and any nib size or method of writing. That’s what makes Organics Studio Ernest Hemingway Santiago’s Sea Blue ink a mega sheening ink, the sheen may come through more than the actual color.
Conclusion about the Organics Studio Santiago’s Sea Blue Ink
Organics Studio Santiago’s Sea Blue Ink will be another homerun by Tyler at Organics Studio. It is fun to use, and actually has an amazing color, both the dark red sheen and dark teal-black. This ink goes on dark to paper and can be used in any setting. Just play with the nib and application in order to find a dry time that is functional for your particular use. This ink will sell out quickly, so if you see it in stock order it right away! You can’t go wrong with the price, just make sure you adhere to suggestions on cleaning your writing instrument so that you will have years of enjoyment with this ink and the pen you use with it. Happy Writing from Maryland!
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I really like the darkness of this ink as well as the sheen. Looks like a winner!
I love blue-black inks and this is especially beautiful
I’ve got the Walden Pond ink, and I’ve got to say that it binds up and won’t flow, very quickly and very easily. I’d be interested to test this ink to see if it does any better.
Nice. I love the literature themes.
Looks like this might be a sheening ink I could use at work.
Nice review! How about doing R&K Salix and/or Scabiosa?
What a great deep color, and sheening inks are just so much fun!
I have not tried many inks yet but I love anything with sheen or shimmer. Diamine Pink Glitz is amazing!!
Love seeing these OS reviews. The only problem is that I keep ordering them!
I want to see some more Colorverse inks reviewed, too!
Would love to try another Organics Studio Ink!
Been loving the way all the organics studio inks are themed and designed, they’re very unique.
Organics Inks are really stunning !!
Teal is one of my favorite colors, this one looks great.
I’m in love with this ink! Thank you for this opportunity!
This ink looks nice. Colorverse Dark Matter would be a good one to review.
A very nice blue ink.
This ink looks lovely, too! I would love to see a comparison post of some sort of this ink with all the similar ones floating about, like the others in the organics line that are so well known for sheen. I’m starting to get them mixed up!!
Organic Studio inks have been on my wish list for a very long time, but I’ve not acquired any yet. Thanks for the opportunity to win a bottle. Please do a review of the top 10 sheen in inks.
What a beautiful ink!
My local ink! Fun stuff
Never heard of sheening ink. This would be a great addition.
You had me at “teal-black”… 🙂
Great color. Looking forward to more KWZ reviews.
I have their Nitrogen Royal Blue and Walden Pond. Best sheeting inks ever. A teal-black would be pretty nice.
I drove myself into a tizzy trying to get Nitrogen and it was worth it! This looks even better!!
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” -Ernest Hemingway
Hopefully with this pen your pen won’t do the same.
I love Nitrogen and this looks like another winner. I really enjoy the sheening inks.
Nice deep color!
Beautiful ink with a great name!
Since I can’t spell my own name lol how about a review of a Birmingham Jeff Goldblum Inkdependence Grey which has a much cooler name than me 😀
Great writer, gets a great ink.
Honestly I’m stricken by this color. It’s absolutely gorgeous!
This is an excellent review, thanks also for the Krishna. Great work. Wonderful feature.