Ink Review #343: Colorverse 8 Mars Curiosity


Today's reader request is Colorverse #8 Mars Curiosity, from Colorverse Season 1 Spaceward. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Mars Curiosity is a medium, slightly dusky red.



In large swabs it has a beautiful brown 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: low shading, medium sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen shows up the most on Tomoe River paper, but can also be seen just a little bit on Rhodia.

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): Robert Oster Crimson, Colorverse Mars Curiosity, and Sailor Shikiori Yodaki. Click here to see the Colorverse inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. There was some nib creep.


Overall, I like the sheen this ink has, but there was a fair amount of nib creep. 

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.