Ink Review #357: Colorverse 12 Crystal Planet


We are almost done with new releases week, and today's new release is Colorverse Crystal Planet, from Spaceward Season 1. This ink comes in a box set of two bottles, 65ml and 15ml. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Crystal Planet is a medium blue.



In large swabs there is some purple sheen, and a little bit of shading.


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 shadinglow sheen, and no shimmer. There was some sheen in large swabs, and a little bit in broad and flex nib.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a little bit of feathering, but not bad, and just a few little spots of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Florida Blue, Colorverse Crystal Planet, and Pen Saijiki Gensoukai Blue. Gensoukai Blue is the closest, but it is still a little bit darker than Crystal Planet. Click here to see the Colorverse inks together.

Monteverde Capri Blue, PenBBS 41 Yunnan Blue, and Diamine Mediterranean Blue. Click here to see the blue inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue on Franklin-Christoph Sugar Cane paper, which does have a purple tone to it. The ink had an average flow. 

Overall, it's well behaved, and a nice color.

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.