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Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue Ink Review & Giveaway!

Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue Ink: Organics Studio, handmade inks from Maryland, has hit a home run with their Walden Pond Blue ink. Many people who have not heard of Organics Studio ink just a few months ago, have probably heard of it by now, especially if you love sheening ink. Tyler, Organics Studio’s owner and creator, has been overwhelmed with his ink’s success, but no more than with his two most popular colors, Nitrogen Royal Blue ink and his Walden Pond Blue ink.

Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue Ink Bottle

Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue Ink Bottle

Walden Pond Blue ink, part of Organics Studio’s Masters of Writing Series of inks is named after Henry David Thoreau. A man of many professions including an American author, Henry David Thoreau lived between 1817 and 1862. His most famous book is Walden, where he wrote about his simple minimalistic living experiences in Walden Pond, Massachusetts.

Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink is a dark teal blue color ink, with a fantastic amount of purple and dark pink sheen. Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink is the #1 sheening ink we have reviewed and it will sheen on almost every type of paper used. It will even sheen during normal everyday writing using any type of nib. For this review we used Rhodia paper which normally does not show much sheen. Even so we still experienced a tremendous amount in our review. On the other hand, if used with Tomoe River paper you will experience even more sheen and less of the dark teal color coming through. This ink is a medium to high-saturated ink and goes on very wet.

Continuing reading for a chance to win the bottle of Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink we used for this review.

Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue Ink

Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue Ink

We found the following traits while testing Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink that you may find helpful:

Testing Factors

We used Rhodia dot pad paper with a J. Herbin glass dip pen for this review. The dip pen has a tip that is equivalent to a fine fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes

Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink comes in a simple clear plastic 55 ml. bottle. The bottle and box are also very simple and typical for Organics Studio inks. The bottle’s labeling is so simple only one word is on the white label, “Walden”. The rest of the inks name, Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink and interesting information about Henry David Thoreau is on the box labeling, which has small lettering and can be tough to read.


Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink retails for $16.00, but is available at Pen Chalet for $12.80. This makes Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink a mid ranged priced ink. The characteristics of this ink make it an exceptional value at this price. The challenge, however, is finding anywhere that can keep this ink in stock as it sells out very fast.

Dry Time

Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink is a wet ink, with medium to high saturation. Being such, we experienced a fairly quick dry time of about 6 second using the J. Herbin glass dip pen on Rhodia paper.

Bleed Through

Amazingly, there was absolutely zero bleeding, even during the cotton swab test performed during this review.


We noticed no feathering during normal use with Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink. However, during the water test, when the cotton swab was at its wettest, the sample ink lines did feather and dissipate.

Water Test

We conducted a water test with Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink, where we ran a wet cotton swab over an ink sample that dried for approximately 3 minutes. The wettest part of the water test, produced quite a bit of line distortion and feathering. Additionally, the entire ink sample during the water test produced a significant amount of color smearing. Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink is not a water proof ink.


If Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink produced any shading, its sheening characteristics significantly outweighs it to the point of being non-existent.

Conclusion about the Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue Ink

If you can find Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue ink, buy 1, 2 or even more bottles. You will not be disappointed. The sheening is easy to use and will show up during normal every day use and on most every paper available. The dry time is reasonably quick. There is no bleeding and the color is ultra unique and interesting. This ink would be perfect for any type of home use, letter writing, journals and even the office, as it writes dark. Be careful around water, as it does have a significant amount of light teal color smear when wet.

Pen Chalet is one of the select few retailers that offers Organics Studio inks and we hope you are able to pick up a bottle of Organics Studio Walden Pond Blue soon. If not, please be patient as we are ordering as much as we can from Tyler at Organics Studio.

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6 years ago

I would very much like the opportunity to use this ink, I have read very well about it but it is not easy to buy. I currently use Edelstein Aquamarine.

Grace K
6 years ago

I haven’t tried Organics Studio ink but I’d love to do so, especially this beautiful deep teal ink that offers so much great sheen!

6 years ago

Beatutiful Ink. Thanks Penchalet for the awesome GAW.

6 years ago

Organics Studios has some incredible ink. I love Nitrogen Royal Blue. I hope I can win a bottle of Walden Pond Blue!

6 years ago

This looks fab! Would love to try : )

6 years ago

Always impressed with the colors, and I’m a fellow Maryland-er!

Heidi Reid
6 years ago

Would love to try this beautiful ink!

6 years ago

This is one fabulous ink! I find it’s different each time I use it and with different nibs and papers. One of my favorite inks!

6 years ago

I own several bottles of Organics Studio ink, Walden definitely being one of my favorites. I’m looking forward to what Tyler develops next.

Jose Rodriguez
6 years ago

After seing this ink emerald of chivoir is not that amazing

6 years ago

I haven’t had the opportunity to try Organics Studio ink, but this ink looks absolutely stunning both in colour and sheen. My favourite ink to use so far is R&K Alt-Goldgrun.

6 years ago

I’ve never tried Organics Studio but I’m dying to. That wicked sheen looks incredible.

6 years ago

I haven’t tried organic studios, but this one looks nice. Right now I use Diamine oxford blue for my blue.

Justin chan
6 years ago

I love Kobe Nagasawa’s Sourakuen Green. Feels like im writing with green tea, a very peaceful looking colour. Only discovered this ink and brand today, I can always do with more greens.

6 years ago

Nitrogen Royal Blue is definitely my favorite. The sheen is beyond amazing.

6 years ago

Aw man this looks great! Thanks for the chance!

vicki nishioka
6 years ago

i love organics studios since they returned! nitrogen royal blue is my go to ink right now and i would love to give walden a try. thank u!

6 years ago

Love the edge colors of this ink and the promise of the bleeding (or lack of).

6 years ago

Teals are my favorite inks. This one looks fantastic!

6 years ago

Love inks from Organics Studio. Amazing shading and sheen.

Faith Robin Buchin
6 years ago

This is a very lovely teal shade. Reminiscent of a deep pond. Thank you for the giveaway!

Sharon Abar
6 years ago

I have never tried an Organic Studios ink, I keep seeing Nitrogen in my IG and this color looks fabulous as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

John Beynon
6 years ago

That sheen looks stunning!

Jennifer Nelson
6 years ago

i like organics studio’s oscar’s copper. the warmth of the red in the brown ink is nice.

6 years ago

This is such a gorgeous ink. I recently received a letter written on tomoe paper with the nitrogen blue and now I must have ALL the inks. I wish it was easier for Canadians to get our hands on it though.

6 years ago

Wow! I was just googling this ink and found this giveaway! I love sheening inks and was just disappointed by a Japanese ink that seems to be reformulated. Now I know what my next ink is for sure!

6 years ago

Tried sheening inks before, never had much success. Can’t wait to try this one!

6 years ago

Walden looks glorious! I have a few OS inks already and they’re great, there’s so many excellent colors I still need to get!
My most favorite ink, ever, though, is Rohrer & Klingner’s Cassia, such a vibrant rich purple, I just adore it.

6 years ago

I just tried a sample of this on Staples Arc paper, and I was so surprised at how much sheen I could see! Very cool ink!

6 years ago

Well, I desperately want this ink now. This is almost better than Emerald of Chivor!

6 years ago

What an absolutely stunning color!! This may very well need to join my collection!!

6 years ago

Awesome ink and awesome giveaway. Thanks!

Dani Cupples
6 years ago

I’ve been curious about their ink, and this is just about my favorite color, plus a literary reference, so I’ll have to give it a try!

Elie Harriett
6 years ago

Looks a bit like Lamy Petrol. How does it compare?

Cheryl Gebhart
6 years ago

This is a gorgeous ink. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Melodie Li
6 years ago

A very thorough review and drool-worthy ink! Love sheening inks!

6 years ago

Love this color! Thanks for the opportunity.

M. Ingibergsson
6 years ago

I would love to try this color!

Roger Calhoon
6 years ago

I have five OS inks. My favorites of these are Neon and Boron. There are a lot of interesting new colors recently.

Michelle Hotchkiss
6 years ago

What an amazing ink!!

6 years ago

What a beautiful teal color!

Crystal Kieloch
6 years ago

I enjoy using Organic Studio ink. I have Emily Dickinson now

6 years ago

I love Organics Studio Inks. The fact you offer them at discounted price is such a bonus for me. Thank you, Pen Chalet.

Scott DiGello
6 years ago

The shading on this ink is amazing. Organics Studios has done a great job at matching Emerald of Chivor.

Ana G Csiky
6 years ago

Can’t wait to get my hands on this ink. Nitrogen is already my favorite but something tells me it may be surpassed by this ink. Thank you for the great review.

Alicia H
6 years ago

What a beautiful Rich blue color! Thank you for another great giveaway!

roy c
6 years ago

recently sampled, lots of sheen.

Barry K
6 years ago

Beautiful ink

6 years ago

Everybody is talking about this ink! I love inks with pretty sheen qualities and I need to try this! Please, re-stock Nitrogen too!

Thomas Blanchard
6 years ago

Beautiful Ink … Thanks for the review and giveaway!