Ink Review #439: Colorverse 18 Dark Energy

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It's the last day of reader request week! Today's reader request is Colorverse #18 Dark Energy from Season 2 Astrophysics. This ink comes in a box set with both a 65ml bottle and a 15ml bottle of the same ink. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.

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The color:

Dark Energy is somewhere between red and brown.

Swabs:

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In large swabs there is a little bit of dark brown sheen.

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Writing samples:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shadinglow sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and just a little bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Colorverse 7 Hubble Zoom, Colorverse 18 Dark Energy, and Colorverse 6 Space Laika. Click here to see the Colorverse inks together.

Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi, Montblanc Toffee Brown, and Colorverse Jupiter Flyby. Click here to see the brown inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had an average flow.

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, it has a nice pop of sheen in the larger nib sizes, and flows well. Colorverse does seem to have more browns inks than any other 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 an affiliate link, but is not sponsored in any way.