Ink Review Index

We’ve archived all of our ink reviews here for your enjoyment. There are certain classifications of reviews for your reference:
+ = Reviews that have accompanying videos
* = Guest reviews

Ink Reviews:

3 Oysters Wine Red

Aurora Blue
Aurora Blue/Black

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Introduction +
Caran d’Ache Chromatics Ink Comparison +
Caran d’Ache Hypnotic Turquoise
Caran d’Ache Sunset *
Caran d’Ache Ink Swabs

Colorverse Andromeda
Colorverse Morning Star

De Atramentis Document Ink Violet
De Atramentis Elderberry
De Atramentis Frankincense
De Atramentis Jasmine
De Atramentis Magenta Violet
De Atramentis Petrol

De Atramentis Brilliant Violet Copper
De Atramentis Velvet Black Copper

Diamine 1864 Blue Black
Diamine Autumn Oak
Diamine Blood Orange
Diamine Blue Lightning
Diamine Chocolate Brown *
Diamine Chocolate Brown
Diamine Claret *
Diamine Classic Green
Diamine Classic Red *
Diamine Crimson color change
Diamine Damson *
Diamine Dark Brown *
Diamine Delamere Green *
Diamine Earl Grey
Diamine Emerald *
Diamine Golden Sands
Diamine Grey *
Diamine Imperial Purple *
Diamine Marine
Diamine Majestic Blue +
Diamine Mediterranean Blue *
Diamine Monaco Red *
Diamine Night Sky
Diamine Oxblood
Diamine Oxford Blue
Diamine Prussian Blue *
Diamine Pumpkin +
Diamine Raw Sienna *
Diamine Red Dragon
Diamine Registrar’s Blue-Black *
Diamine Silver Fox
Diamine Soft Mint
Diamine Syrah +
Diamine Umber *
First Release – 10 Diamine Shimmertastic Inks (10/2015)
Second Release – 12 Diamine Shimmertastic Inks (11/2016) +
Third Release – 10 Diamine Shimmertastic Inks (11/2017)

Graf von Faber-Castell Cobalt Blue
Graf von Faber-Castell Midnight Blue
Graf von Faber-Castell Stone Grey
Graf von Faber-Castell Turquoise

Herbin Bleu Pervenche
Herbin Cacao du Brésil *
Herbin Café des Îles *
Herbin Éclat de Saphir
Herbin Gris Nuage *
Herbin Lierre Sauvage *
Herbin Poussière de Lune
Herbin Rouge Caroubier
Herbin Rose Cyclamen *
Herbin Vert Réséda
Herbin Violette Pensée *
Herbin watercolor drawings

Jacques Herbin 1798 Amethyste de l’Oural Sneak Peek
Jacques Herbin 1798 Amethyste de l’Oural
Jacques Herbin 1670 Bleu Ocean (& Rouge Hematite) +
Jacques Herbin Bleu Ocean 1670 Anniversary Ink
Jacques Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre
Jacques Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor
Jacques Herbin 1798 Kyanite du Népal

Lamy Charged Green
Lamy Dark Lilac
Lamy Turquoise+ 

Monteverde Blue
Monteverde California Teal
Monteverde Charoite
Monteverde Green
Monteverde Napa Burgundy
Monteverde Turquoise
Monteverde Core collection (10/2016)
Monteverde Gemstone collection (2/2017)
Monteverde Noir collection (11/2017)
Namiki Blue+

Nemosine Inks
Nemosine Blue Snowball Nebula TwINKle*

Noodler’s 54th Massachussetts +
Noodler’s Air-Corp Blue-Black
Noodler’s Apache Sunset
Noodler’s Baystate Blue (Nathan’s Video) *+
Noodler’s Beaver +
Noodler’s (Bulletproof) Black +
Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses
Noodler’s Blue +
Noodler’s Blue Eel *
Noodler’s Blue Nose Bear+ 
Noodler’s Blue Nose Bear (Nathan’s Video) *+
Noodler’s Fox
Noodler’s Golden Brown
Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium +
Noodler’s Manjiro Nakahama Whaleman’s Sepia
Noodler’s Rachmaninoff
Noodler’s Red +
Noodler’s Park Red
Noodler’s Purple Heart
Noodler’s X-Feather

Omas Blue color change

Online Smaragd (Emerald) +  

Organics Studio Henry David Thoreau Walden Pond
Organics Studio Nitrogen
Organics Studio Ralph Waldo Emerson Twilight Blue

Pelikan Edelstein Overview +
Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst
Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine
Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin
Pelikan Edelstein Onyx +
Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz
Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite vs. 4001 Blue Black *
Pelikan Pink

Pilot Iroshizuku, Completing the Line +
Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-Iro +
Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-Kai +
Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi +
Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo +
Pilot Iroshizuku Yu-yake

Platinum Mix-Free +
Platinum Blue Black

Private Reserve Dakota Red *
Private Reserve Gray Flannel *
Private Reserve Orange Crush
Private Reserve Rose Rage +
Private Reserve Sepia +
Private Reserve Black Cherry

Robert Oster Fire & Ice
Robert Oster Gold Antiqua
Robert Oster Honey Bee
Robert Oster Peppermint
Robert Oster Orange Rumble
Robert Oster: Introduction (1/2017)
Robert Oster: New Addition Roundup (10/2017)

Rohrer and Klingner Complete Brand Review +
Rohrer and Klingner Alt-Bordeaux
Rohrer and Klingner Alt-Goldgrün
Rohrer and Klingner Blau Permanent
Rohrer and Klingner Blu Mare
Rohrer and Klingner Cassia
Rohrer and Klingner Fernambuk
Rohrer and Klingner Helianthus
Rohrer and Klingner Königsblau
Rohrer and Klingner Leipziger-Schwartz
Rohrer and Klingner Magenta
Rohrer and Klingner Morinda
Rohrer and Klingner Salix
Rohrer and Klingner Scabiosa
Rohrer and Klingner Sepia
Rohrer and Klingner Smaragdgrün
Rohrer and Klingner Solferino
Rohrer and Klingner Verdigris
Rohrer and Klingner Verdura

Sailor spring inks *

Scribal Work Shop Cryptid Inks +

Sheaffer ink swabs

Stipula Sapphron

Visconti Blue
Visconti Bordeaux

Waterman Ink Name Changes +

Ink Drop

September 2010 “Back to School” Reveal
September 2010 “Back to School” Video Broadcast Review
October 2010 “Autumn Leaves” Reveal
December 2010 “Merry Happy!” Reveal
January 2011 “Steadfast Resolutions” Reveal
February 2011 “My Inky Valentine” Reveal
February 2011 “My Inky Valentine” Fanmail
March 2011 “Mysterious March” Vote
March 2011 “Mysterious March” Reveal
April 2011 “Easter Egg Hunt” Contest
April 2011 “Easter Egg Hunt” Reveal
May 2011 “Goulet Favorites” Reveal
June 2011 “Blue Skies” Reveal
July 2011 “Flashlight Tag” Reveal
August 2011 “New Kids on the Block” Reveal
January 2012 “New Year, New Inks” Reveal
February 2012 “Valentine’s Day” Reveal
March 2012 “Spring Cleaning” Reveal
July 2012 “Summer Olympics” Reveal
August 2012 “Get in the Shade” Reveal & July Contest Winners
September 2012 “Staff Favorites” Reveal & August Contest Winners 
September 2012 “Staff Favorites” Contest Winners
October 2012 “Cryptid Inks” Reveal
October 2012 “Cryptic Inks” Contest Winners
November 2012 “Autumn Leaves III” Reveal
November 2012 “Autumn Leaves III” Contest Winners
December 2012 “ChristmasTime is Here” Reveal
December 2012 “ChristmasTime is Here” Contest Winners
January 2013 “Northern Lights” Reveal
January 2013 “Northern Lights” Contest Winners
February 2013 “Valen-tines Day” Reveal
February 2013 “Valen-tines Day” Contest Winners
March 2013 “Fade to Black” Reveal
April 2013 “Under the Sea” Reveal and March Contest Winners
May 2013 “Because We Felt Like It” Reveal
June 2013 “What’s in a Name?” Reveal
July 2013 “America!” Reveal
August 2013 “Grab Your Sunglasses” Reveal
September 2013 “Cool Down” Reveal
October 2013 “Autumn Leaves IV” Reveal
November 2013 “Christmas Dreams” Reveal
December 2013 “Tribute to Private Reserve” Reveal
January 2014 “Blurple” Reveal
February 2014 “Box of Chocolates” Reveal
March 2014 “Lasting Impression” Reveal
April 2014 “Islands in the Sun” Reveal
May 2014 “Garden Party” Reveal
June 2014 “Down to Earth” Reveal
July 2014 “Stars and Stripes” Reveal
August 2014 “International Sampling” Reveal
September 2014 “So Long, Sweet Summer” Reveal
December 2014 “Autumn Leaves V and Write On” Double Reveal
January 2015 “Safe for Work” Reveal
February 2015 “Love is in the Words” Reveal
March 2015 “Birds of a Feather” Reveal
April 2015 “Rain, Rain, Go Away!” Reveal
May 2015 “Wake Up And Smell The Roses” Reveal
June 2015 “Farmers’ Market” Reveal
July 2015 “Hot & Spicy!” Reveal
August 2015 “Trailblazing” Reveal
September 2015 “Cavern Expedition” Reveal
October 2015 “Witching Hour” Reveal 
November 2015 “The North Wind” Reveal
December 2015 “Merry & Bright” Reveal
January 2016 “Get Cozy” Reveal
February 2016 “Treat Yo’ Self” Reveal
March 2016 “Monarch Madness” Reveal
April 2016 “Forest Foray” Reveal


Beyond the Pen: Guest Series on Creative Uses for Ink

Beyond the Pen: Washi Tape
Beyond the Pen: Fountain Pen Ink as Watercolor Wash 
Beyond the Pen: Mail Art


Everything Else

Brian’s Top 5 Work Appropriate Inks
Brian’s 5 Favorite Fountain Pen Inks +
Katy’s Top 5 Favorite Fountain Pen Inks
GouletPens Ink of the Year 2013
Ink in Water Pictures
How fountain pen highlighter inks hold up in photocopies
Brian’s Top 7 Shading Inks
Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year – Marsala!
Visconti Traveling Ink Pot Overview
How To: The Traveling Ink Pot
How To Write With Shimmering Inks