Ink Review #304: Colorverse #2 Proxima B


Continuing on with Colorverse week, today's ink is Colorverse #2 Proxima B. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending over samples for review.


The color:

Proxima B is a pretty dark blue.



In large swabs you can see a little bit of black 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: 50 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shadinglow sheen, and no shimmer. You can only see the sheen in the flex nib on Tomoe River paper.

On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved well.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Birmingham Old Glory Blue, Colorverse Proxima B, and Sailor Yonaga. Click here to see the Colorverse inks together.

Sailor Shimmy, Rohrer and Klingner Salix, and Robert Oster Midnight Sapphire. Click here to see the blue inks together. Salix looks to be the closest match for Proxima B.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M805 Stresemann on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. 

Overall, it's a pretty well behaved ink. It has a little bit of shading and sheen, which is nice. 

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.