Read today’s Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel ink review as another tiny celebration of National Poetry Month! That’s right, this makes back-to-back reviews for Wearingeul, and there’s a reason for that. April is National Poetry Month, so all month long we’ll be featuring inks from Wearingeul. It just seemed right since the brand is dedicated to bringing the words of writers, poets, and wordsmiths from around the globe to life in brilliant, inky color!
All About the Ink Maker: Wearingeul
We only recently introduced Wearingeul earlier this year, but as soon as we added them to inventory, they started flying off the shelf. We still have a hard time keeping them in stock! Manufactured in Korea, the Wearingeul inks are known for interpreting popular literature, classic masterpieces, fairy tales, legends, and epic poems. Available in a wide variety of colors, and “themed” collections, the brand even includes a “glitter potion” that gives pen and ink lovers everywhere the ability to make their favorite non-shimmering ink into a shimmering ink!
This week’s featured ink is Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel ink, the latest ink released in Wearingeul’s Monthly World Literature Ink Collection.
All About The Ink Series: The Wearingeul Monthly World Literature Ink Collection
This week’s ink, Beneath the Wheel ink, is part of the Monthly World Literature Ink Collection – kind of like a book club, but instead of a new book each month, Wearingeul releases a new literature or poetry-inspired ink each month for you to enjoy. For April 2022, Beneath the Wheel ink joined the collection.
The Wearingeul Monthly World Literature Ink Collection currently includes 4 different 30ml ink colors:
- January Release: Resurrection (turquoise, shading ink, inspired by the writing of Leo Tolstoy)
- February Release: Metamorphosis (burgundy, glistening ink, inspired by the writing of Franz Kafka)
- March Release: Jane Eyre (purple, shading ink, inspired by the writing of Charlotte Bronte)
- April Release: Beneath the Wheel (green, shading ink, inspired by the writing of Herman Hesse)
Today we’ll take a look at the Wearingeul Monthly World Literature Collection Beneath the Wheel ink.
All About This Week’s Feature: Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel Ink
This week we’ll be checking out the Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel ink inspired by the writing of Herman Hesse. Beneath the Wheel is a deep, dark forest green color ink hinting at black tones and is intended to represent the growing younger generation and the act of suppressing an older generation’s social norms.
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It’s Time: Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel Ink Review
For this Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel ink review, we put the new ink to the test to see how it performed with some of our standard ink testing materials and paper products.
Ink Review Testing Factors (to keep things scientific):
As usual, we used a French-made J. Herbin spiral glass dip pen (with a tip comparable to a medium-fine fountain pen nib) on Clairefontaine Triomphe paper. As always, we want to remind you that different papers or different nib sizes may produce different results!
What Sort of Ink Bottle Does Wearingeul Use?
Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel ink comes in the brand’s standard heavy-weighted square 30ml glass ink bottle with a medium-sized ribbed lid (for easy opening). We’d consider the Wearingeul 30ml ink bottle a display-quality, collectible bottle for those who are interested in glass ink bottles as ink wells. Wearingeul inks have very professional outer packaging and inks are secured with a minimal amount of interior lining. The Beneath the Wheel ink is clearly marked with the full label reflecting the overall color of the ink and the ink name printed in a large font on the front of the square ink bottle. The ink also includes a small card inside the box with the ink that shows a “swatch” of the ink color, the ink collection name, the ink name, and codes identifying the exact colors used in this ink (RGB 0 / 71 / 29 and PANTONE 3537 U). The simple, light gray cardboard box also has very clear labeling with the brand reflected with tastefully placed logos on the box. The name of the ink is printed in large text on a label the color of the ink along with the name of the ink collection, the size of the included ink bottle, and the same information printed again in small text on the side label along with the ink’s item number, UPC code, etc. Overall, the Wearingeul packaging is simple, clear, pleasing to look at, and effective.
How Much Do Wearingeul Monthly World Literature Collection Inks Cost?
Wearingeul 30ml Monthly World Literature Collection inks are a mid-range priced ink. We consider them a fairly good value for a unique ink imported from Korea. Look for the best prices at PenChalet.com.
How Did Beneath the Wheel Ink Perform in the 1-Dip Test?
We applied our standard one dip test to see how far Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel ink would write on paper (dipping the dip pen in the ink only on time). Beneath the Wheel easily wrote across the paper on all three writing samples (one dip per writing sample, S, X, and scribble lines).
What was the Dry Time During the Beneath the Wheel Ink Review?
During our review, Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel ink showed a dry time of approximately 5-6 seconds with medium saturation. 5-6 seconds is a very fast dry time for a dark color, and makes us comfortable suggesting it as a safe choice for an everyday ink.
Did Beneath the Wheel Show Any Bleed Through During the Ink Review?
We saw zero bleeding during normal use with Rhodia dot pad paper, and we only saw some very slight bleeding during the Cotton Swab Test (and only at the wettest points).
Was There Any Feathering with Beneath the Wheel Ink?
We saw no feathering during normal use, and only very slight feathering during the water test.
How Does Beneath the Wheel Stand Up to Water?
Wearingeul’s Beneath the Wheel is not waterproof, but we tested it anyway. We always test the inks each week even if they aren’t supposed to be able to withstand exposure to water, so we have an idea of how they’d react. 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’s what we saw when we subjected Beneath the Wheel to our standard water test:
- Medium color smearing (as expected for a dark color)
- Lines very legible
- Almost no distortion at all
- Almost zero additional feathering
So, all in all, Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel ink held up very well to the water test even as a non-waterproof ink.
Does this Week’s Ink Show Good Shading Traits?
The Wearingeul Monthly Literature Collection Beneath the Wheel ink has some very nice shading possibilities depending on the pen, nib, and penmanship used.
Final Conclusion on Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel Ink:
Wearingeul Beneath the Wheel ink is a mid-range priced ink in gorgeous dark green-black color with a very fast dry time for a dark fountain pen ink. Created by a new, fun, and interesting Korean ink company, Beneath the Wheel is the April 2022 release in the Wearingeul Monthly World Literature Ink Collection, and is inspired by the writing of Herman Hesse. The Wearingeul ink bottle is a heavy-weighted, display-quality, 30ml glass ink bottle, and it comes packaged in classy, clear packaging. Each of the Wearingeul inks bring a piece of a story, a character or a moment from a poem to gorgeous, colorful life. Feel free to use them to help you celebrate National Poetry Month 2022 – and look forward to more releases coming soon! You can always discover more inks inspired by literature from around the world with Wearingeul. Happy writing from Korea!
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