Ink Review #837: Colorverse Dust Storm


Colorverse #67 Dust Storm belongs to Colorverse Season 5 and was included in the August Ink Flight box, the box is still available-you can find it here. This ink comes in a boxed set with a 65ml bottle of Dust Storm and a 15ml bottle of Valles Marineris.


The color:

Dust Storm is a brownish-yellow with some shading.



In large swabs on Tomoe River paper the ink has some pretty 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: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib on Rhodia and Leuchtturm.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: medium shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in the all nib sizes and had a lots of bleeding in the flex nib too.

Comparison Swabs:


Dust Storm is closest to 3 Oysters Mustard, but it’s quite a bit lighter. Click here to see the Colorverse inks together, and click here to see the yellow inks together,

Longer Writing:


I used a Kaweco Al-sport Anthracite with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow but it didn’t get along well with this medium nib-after about a paragraph the ink felt dry and I primed the feed a bit. This was interesting since the ink had an average flow in all the other pens I tried it in.

Overall, it’s not my favorite Colorverse ink. There’s some feathering, bleeding and it didn’t get along well in every pen I tried it in. I’m also not super crazy about the color, so it’s not an ink I need a full bottle of.

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