The eighth and final in this batch of reviews is for Kaweco Paradise Blue ink. I’ve ended on a short sprint!
This ink was supplied free of charge by Kaweco. I was not paid to write the review, which is my honest assessment of the ink, and is not influenced by the fact it was supplied free of charge.
All the comments that I made regarding the bottle, box and cost of the ink in my Kaweco Pearl Black Ink Review apply to this case too, so I shall not repeat them here. The only difference in this case is that the front and top labels have white text on blue, matching the colour of the ink.
The test pen was a Pilot MR in silver with a medium nib.
Water resistance was almost nil – no lines were left after holding a writing sample under running water, and text was obliterated by water drops. Cleaning was easy.
The drying time was good at around 20 seconds.
Rhodia Dot Pad No 16
Another good performing ink. While the colour is attractive it’s not something I would normally like in an ink. The shading is interesting though.
Ryman Memo Block 9cm x 9cm
Some feedback on this paper but still good overall.
Still good on the Post-It
Field Notes – Pitch Black
Feathering and bleed are acceptable, so this isn’t too bad.
Mnemosyne Word Card
This shows some rather nice shading.
The name of the ink suits the colour, light blue with a hint of green, alluding to the Bird of Paradise. It’s too light for me for normal use, but could have a role as a highlighter ink. I will conclude with the same comment that I’ve made the in other reviews of Kaweco inks: if you like the colour, and are willing to pay for the reassurance that comes with a pen manufacturer’s ink, then you won’t be disappointed.