Since this week we are testing out Ancient Song inks, let's take a look at Offering Incense. I purchased my bottle of ink from Straits Pen. They don't have any available online right now, but I think they will have some Ancient Song inks available at their table at the San Francisco Pen Show in August.
Offering Incense is in-between blue and green, so let's call it a light teal. On the Col-o-ring it looks a bit more green than it does in writing.
In large swabs there is some of bright gold shimmer-not as much as I've seen in some Ancient Song inks, but a decent amount,
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and bleeding.
I used a broad Pelikan M600 Turquoise on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow. I didn't have any clogging issues, but like any shimmer ink you need to rotate the pen to keep the shimmer in suspension.
Overall, I love the color of this ink, but it felt just a bit dry. If you are looking for a more readily available shimmer ink this color, give Diamine Spearmint Diva a try.
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