Ink Review #386: Colorverse #37 Horizon


Today let's take a look at Colorverse #37 Horizon, from the Opus 88 collection. In each box is a 65ml bottle and a 15ml bottle of matching ink. This ink was designed to match the Opus 88 Picnic Blue fountain pen. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Horizon is a pretty, light sky blue.



In large swabs there is a hint of pink 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: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shadinga tiny bit of sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen was only visible on Tomoe River paper in large swabs.

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

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Aqua Blue, Colorverse 37 Horizon, and Robert Oster Australian Sky BlueClick here to see the Colorverse inks together. Aqua Blue is a bit brighter than Horizon.

Lamy Pacific Blue, Montblanc Unicef, and Sailor Jentle Yuki-akari. Click here to see the blue inks together.

Longer writing:

I used a fine Jinhao Shark pen on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

I used a fine Jinhao Shark pen on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, it's a nice light blue, but there isn't anything about it that stands out from the 100 blue inks I already have.

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 is not sponsored in any way.