Ink Review: Colorverse 25-26 String and Brane

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Colorverse Multiverse Season 3 includes “sets” of inks, with one 65ml bottle of one ink and a 15ml bottle of another ink. This set includes a 65ml bottle of String and a 15ml bottle of Brane, a glistening ink. Samples of these sets can be very hard to come by since the bottles are different sizes. I purchased my samples from Vanness Pens.

Swabs:

String is a honey gold, and Brane is a medium green.

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String has some crazy shading in large swabs, ranging from a medium yellow to dark red and even some green.

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In ink drops String has not dried, even after six days. It shows the same shading as in large swabs. Brane shows a bluish-back sheen. Brane is supposed to be a glistening ink (has shimmer in it) but there are so few shimmer particles that I didn’t notice them unless I was looking hard. There are so few that I don’t even know what color they are supposed to be.

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Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 30/40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: high shading, no sheen/tiny sheen, and no shimmer/tiny bit of shimmer. The shimmer is very very sparse.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering, and some bleeding in the larger nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): KWZ Old Gold, Colorverse 25 String, and Robert Oster Gold Antiqua. Click here to see the Colorverse inks together, and here to see the yellow inks together.

Sailor Jentle Waka-uguisu, Colorverse 26 Brane, and Robert Oster Jade. Click here to see the green inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown and a medium Pelikan M400 White Tortoise on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The inks had an average flow.

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown and a medium Pelikan M400 White Tortoise on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The inks had an average flow.

Overall, both inks behave well and have some really great shading. I love the color of String, but both are great for fall. Brane didn’t have much shimmer in it, I was expecting a lot more shimmer than I got.

Disclaimer: I purchased these inks myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.