Organics Studio Nitrogen: Ink Review

Organics Studio Nitrogen Ink Review

Hey y’all, it’s Whitney sharing my very first ink review! This week I’m talking about my review of Organics Studio Nitrogen ink. This ink is a lovely, flowing aquatic blue that completely transforms into an opaque and metallic boysenberry color with sheen. Read on to learn about the next ink you should have in your collection…

Organics Studio Nitrogen Ink Review

Organics Studio Nitrogen Ink Review

Organics Studio Nitrogen Ink Review

Supplies Used:

Smear Test (Dry Time):

  • 30+ seconds – It takes at least 25-30 seconds for this ink to dry. It’s also probably good to note that in areas of great saturation, it seems that it’s never truly dry; a day or two after making this review sheet, a dusting of the ink was still coming off on fingertips!

Drip Test (Water Resistance):

  • Low – It reacted pretty quickly to water. As you can see by the image, virtually none of the original line detail remained once the drops were added. The ink turns a lighter aqua color with the addition of water.

Saturation:

  • Medium – The greatest difference is evident between the first two layers of ink swabs, and not so much the second and third. I’d say medium saturation here.

Ease of Cleaning:

  • Low-Medium – Even after only having this ink in the pen for a little while, it seemed to take a little more time and effort to get it flushed out. I was expecting something around this level of maintenance, but it’s still good to note.

Shading:

  • Low – I wouldn’t say there’s much shading at all in this ink. Where there isn’t the primary ink color, there’s sheen. There isn’t really an in-between.

Sheening:

  • High – While there is very little shading, the sheen is out of this world. Even in the regular writing samples, there is a reddish-purple sheen in the bottom half of the letters. In the splatter, that sheen takes up the entire identity of the ink, creating an opaque foil-like effect. You wouldn’t even know that this ink was primarily turquoise-blue.

Flow:

  • Wet – This is a very wet ink. I was happy to see that even with an extra-fine nib, the flow was very satisfying to write with.

Packaging and Aesthetics:

  • I love the box for the ink: it’s a nice and minimal cardboard with a clean label. The ink bottle is plastic with a simple oval label reading “O.S. N.” There seems to be less care put into the bottle itself than the box. Some of the labels I’ve seen on these are off-kilter, and there’s no information about the amount of ink on the bottle itself. If you were to throw away the box (which I find highly likely), you may not be left with a ton of information about the ink.

Inks Similar in Color:

Swab of Robert Oster Fire and Ice inkSwab of Diamine Arctic Blue inkSwab of De Atramentis Adular Blue ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary:

I was a bit cautious going into this ink review because I’ve never used Organics Studio. I found the writing experience very pleasant, and I would definitely be interested in trying to use this ink more extensively with my extra-fine pens. The drying time of this ink is a little strange however, so I may be hesitant to use it for every day writing in a notebook.

You can find a 55ml bottle of Organics Studio Nitrogen ($13.00) or a 2ml sample ($1.50) at GouletPens.com.

Have you tried this ink yet?

Write on,
Whitney

 

2018-03-07T09:21:59+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Ink Reviews|0 Comments