Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Inktastic: Kaweco carribean Turquoise Ink

Included in the care package from Kaweco, was their collection of bottled inks, so I decided that it was time to give those some attention as well!

The Kaweco inks are quite rare, I must admit that I never came by one in a shop, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't good, right?

The bottle is very simple, no-nonsense. There's not much to say about the packaging... Well, because there is no real packaging! (It doesn't come packaged in a cardboard box.) The bottle does what it's meant to do, it holds ink, and it looks quite good too!

Obviously, it's all about the ink, not the packaging. And I must say that I was quite surprised when I first used Kaweco's Carribean Turquoise! It's a surprisingly good ink, I absolutely love the colour, it's much darker than Lamy's Turquoise, and it has way better shading. I also noticed that it tends to lean more to the blue side of the colour spectrum, in comparison to Lamy Turquoise.

The ink has good properties, it has a decent flow, though not excessive. It's quite smooth, and it dries reasonably fast. 

That's all there is to say about it really. But don't understand me wrong, a short review doesn't mean that it is bad! Not at all actually, this Turquoise ink has surpassed Lamy Turquoise, and it is now my favourite Turquoise ink! I guess mainly because of the somewhat warmer shade!

There's one downside about it though... It's quite expensive, at about 13 Euros/ 15 USDollars for a 30ml bottle, it's quite expensive. And as I said before, Kaweco inks are quite hard to find, internet retailers are probably the best option to find them.

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