Hi there, Kelsi here with a new great ink to take a closer look at! We just recently started carrying Colorverse inks, so I was excited to test one and learn more about them. Andromeda is a really lovely magenta color that I thoroughly enjoyed writing with! Read on to learn why.
- Lamy Al-Star with medium steel nib (also EF and B nib)
- Rhodia No. 16 dotpad, 80g white paper
- Tomoé River white paper
- Moleskine notebook
Smear Test (Dry Time):
- More than 30 seconds– The ink was still smearing at 30 seconds, so the total dry time was likely 35-40 seconds.
Drip Test (Water Resistance):
- Low – The ink completely smeared and you couldn’t see the line when the water was applied.
- Medium – There was some difference between swab 1 & 2, but not much between 2 & 3.
Ease of Cleaning:
- Medium – The saturation of the ink made it slightly hard to rinse out, but I still only needed to flush the pen with a bulb syringe for about 30 seconds and it was totally clean.
- Low – The ink didn’t show much shading or variation.
- Wet – This ink flowed really nicely out of my nib and looked fairly wet and shiny for a bit.
Packaging and Aesthetics:
- These Colorverse inks come in a cute little set that includes a larger 65ml bottle with a small 15ml bottle. I also really enjoy the design of the bottles themselves. The bottles are asymmetrical, which I feel like fits the space theme of the inks well- almost futuristic in a way.
Inks Similar in Color:
This was such a nice, rich color to write with! I felt like the ink really popped off the page and the flow was great. It even had some gold sheen when I did the swab and ink splatter! Overall, I’m a huge fan, and I think anyone who enjoys inks in the pink/purple family would be as well.
Do you have a favorite ink from Colorverse? Leave a comment and let us know!