Ink Review #306: Colorverse #3 Saturn V


Our fourth Colorverse ink this week is #3 of Spaceward Season 1, Saturn V. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending over samples for review.


The color:

Saturn V is a beautiful dusty blue.



In large swabs you can see the sheen. In some lighting it looks black, and in some it looks dark pink, which makes this ink interesting.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: high shadingmedium sheen, and no shimmer. I was impressed with the shading this ink had. You can see the shading even in the extra fine nib.

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

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Birmingham Observatory Celestial Blue, Colorverse Saturn V, and Colorverse Proxima B. Click here to see the Colorverse inks together.

 Kobe Gogh Deep Blue, Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher, and Robert Oster Evening SapphireClick here to see the blue inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. 


Overall, I was impressed with the shading and sheen this ink has. The shading even showed up in the extra fine nib, which is rare. I love the 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. There are no affiliate links on this page.