Ink Review #387: Colorverse #38 Soul


We are over halfway through the Colorverse Opus 88 collection. Today let's test out Colorverse #38 Soul. In each box is a 65ml bottle and a 15ml bottle of matching ink. This ink was designed to match the Opus 88 Picnic Brown fountain pen. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Soul is a light warm brown.



In large swabs there some interesting shading.


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 shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

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): Colorverse 7 Hubble Zoom, Colorverse 38 Soul, and Colorverse 6 Space LaikaClick here to see the Colorverse inks together. Soul is the lightest of the three.

Robert Oster Caffe Crema, Robert Oster Marrone Mustard, and Diamine Golden Brown. Click here to see the brown inks together.

Longer writing:

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

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

Overall, the flow was a bit dry for me, but other than that it's pretty well behaved. There is a little bit of shading, but not much. 

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.