Ink Review #516: Bungubox Ink of the Witch


Let’s tackle one more Bungubox ink before we move on to something new, Bungubox Ink of the Witch. This would be a really great ink to use around Halloween. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Ink of the Witch is a dark purple.



In large swabs the ink looks almost black and has lots of bronzy sheen.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Medium-there was quite a bit of bleeding on Leuchtturm, and a little bit on Rhodia too.

Other properties: no shading, medium sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen is only visible on Tomoe River paper.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering, and some bleeding in the larger nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Similar inks:

Ink of the Witch is close to Robert Oster Black Violet. Click here to see the Bungubox inks together.

Longer writing:

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow.

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, it’s an interesting dark ink. It dries faster than I expected, but it also had a bit more bleeding than I prefer.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.