Ink Review #374: Colorverse 14 Supernova


Today's ink is Colorverse #14 Supernova from Season 2 Astrophysics. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Supernova is a gorgeous summery blue with some pink sheen.



In large swabs there is some dark pink 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: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: high shadinghigh sheen, and no shimmer. There was sheen in every nib size on Tomoe River and Leuchtturm, and a little bit in the flex nib on Rhodia.

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): Monteverde Capri Blue, Colorverse Supernova, and KWZ Azure #3. Capri Blue is really close in color, but it has less shading and less sheen than Supernova. Click here to see the Colorverse inks together.

Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue, Blackstone Barrier Reef Blue, and Diamine Florida Blue. Click here to see the blue inks together.

Longer Writing:

I used a medium Lamy Safari Petrol on Midori MD paper. The ink had an average flow.

I used a medium Lamy Safari Petrol on Midori MD paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, it's a lovely color, has high shading and high sheen so I'd say it's a winner. If you're okay with less sheen and are looking for a more affordable option, give Monteverde Capri Blue a try.

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.