Ink Review #356: Colorverse 9 Sea Europa


Today's ink is Colorverse Sea Europa, from Spaceward Season 1. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Sea Europa is a dusky red, pretty unsaturated.



In large swabs there is some shading, but no 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 shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a little bit of feathering, but not bad, and no bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Lipstick Red, Colorverse Sea Europa, and Organics Studio Mercury Red. Click here to see the Colorverse inks together.


Longer writing: 

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

I'm in love with this Kaweco Sport Lagoon Blue-it's a past limited edition, but right now you can find it on Amazon: .

Overall, it's pretty well behaved, but I'm just not crazy about 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. This page does contain affiliate links.