Let’s take a look at Aurora Black. I have heard about this ink from a million people who love it, so I finally decided to give it a try. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Black is a great basic, dark black, very saturated.
In large swabs there is just a little bit of sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 40 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and some bleeding in the flex nib.
Overall, it’s a great basic dark black. It is a bit expensive at $18 for 45ml, but has a nice wet flow. I added a full bottle to my wish list, since I love it as an everyday black.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.