Ink Review #383: Colorverse #34 Tango


Today's Colorverse x Opus 88 ink is Colorverse #34 Tango. In each box is a 65ml bottle and a 15ml bottle of matching ink. This ink was designed to match the Opus 88 Koloro Red fountain pen. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Tango is an orangey-brown. Not quite orange, but not quite brown either. I think it's closer to orange so let's call it an orange.



In large swabs there is a hint of gold where the ink pooled. 


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was just a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: low shadinga tiny bit of sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen was only visible on Tomoe River paper in large swabs.

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): Robert Oster Tangerine, Colorverse 34 Tango, and Montblanc Red Fox. Red Fox is probably the closest color match, but still not close to the color Tango is. Click here to see the Colorverse inks together.

Robert Oster Terracotta, Diamine Blaze Orange, and Robert Oster Red Orange. Click here to see the orange inks together.

Longer writing:

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

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

Overall, it looks more orange in writing than it does on the Col-o-ring swab. It's pretty well behaved, and an interesting color. It does dry pretty quickly, which is a nice bonus.

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.