Dark inks aren’t something that usually draw me in right away, for my purposes I usually prefer brighter colors, however after seeing some swabs of Black Hole floating around the net, I needed to see it for myself.
For this review I decided to ink my Taccia Maki-e Reserve Winter Crystals – M Nib. The pen reminds me of the vastness of space.
***All experiments done in 68GSM TR Hippo Noto.
And for the first time featured, Sheen Evolution!
At first this color was just a black with a copper sheen, but after leaving it for around a day and a half, the sheen had taken on a blue property in addition to its copper color. Needless to say I was very excited! I took some photos with different lighting to show the awesomeness of this phenomenon. Even in the regular writing, the blue creeps up a bit.
Overall the ink is very sheeny, I would consider it a base color sheen type of ink. It is a bit thicker than normal ink, but it has a nice flow and saturation. If you want to see the blue I recommend a juicy/wet nib, as it appears it come out where the ink is most saturated.
Now this is one dark ink I will need more than one bottle of!
Our first shipment of Colorverse Ink is on the way! It’s not too late to get in on the sheeny fun: http://www.hipponoto.com.
I leave you now with a photo of my journaling lineup yesterday ^_^.
January 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm
Wow- that’s really cool!
January 14, 2018 at 10:59 pm
Rather interesting. I can’t wait to see other Colorverse inks. Keep on doing great work.
January 15, 2018 at 1:52 am
Please continue to review these Colorverse inks. I hand brought three of them directly from Colorverse and have ordered two more from you. Thanks for making them available.
January 15, 2018 at 3:54 am
It’s fascinating to me how the sheen appears days later, not just as soon as it dries. I think this ink could be pretty cool to draw with.
January 15, 2018 at 8:01 am
Wow, that bluish sheen from black ink is really something! And I thought nothing new can appear in the ink industry 🙂 Keep up the good work!
January 16, 2018 at 10:49 am
These inks are gonna kill me….
January 21, 2018 at 9:49 am
Very cool colors. I wish the website included more color swatches of your offerings.
April 11, 2018 at 5:06 am
It was a lie. This ink has copper sheen. But I’ve tried so many ways and wait many days but no blue sheen at all. Just as dark as its name
April 24, 2018 at 2:49 am
I have been unable to get any blue sheen whatsoever even using an absolute gusher of a pen and Tomoe River paper. Can anyone advise on how to get the blue sheen to show up?
October 20, 2021 at 5:56 am
This ink looks great. But I wrote a letter with it in a Custom 823 and after several minutes it still hadn’t dried all the way, so it smeared. I ended up having to rewrite the letter with a different ink. Perhaps I just got a bad bottle.