Ink Review #349: Colorverse 30 Anti-Matter


Today's grey ink is Colorverse #30 Anti-Matter, part of Multiverse Season 3. The ink comes in a box set with a 15ml bottle of Anti-Matter and a 65ml bottle of Matter. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens. Just a heads up, this ink is really hard to color correct, but hopefully I got it close enough.


The color:

Anti-matter is a medium grey with almost a purple tone to it. It reminds me of Diamine Earl Grey. 



In large swabs there is a green undertone, but does show a purple tinge as well.


Writing samples:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering in most nib sizes, and just a tiny bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Earl Grey, Colorverse Anti-matter, and Colorverse Matter. Earl Grey and Anti-Matter have the same tone, but Earl Grey is a bit darker.  Click here to see the Colorverse inks together, and here to see the grey inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.


Overall, it's a nice ink. It's pretty well behaved, but it does only come in the set, and you only get 15ml of ink. If you are looking for an alternative, give Diamine Earl Grey a try.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.