Ink Review #320: Kaweco Paradise Blue


Today's ink is Kaweco Paradise Blue. This ink has always been interesting to me, on some papers it looks more green and some it looks more blue. I purchased my bottle of ink from Vanness Pens.


The bottle:

Paradise Blue comes in a 30ml glass bottle for $13. I wish it actually said Paradise Blue on the bottle, not just the brand name.


The color:

Paradise Blue is a light teal. It looks much greener in the swab on the Col-o-ring than it does on other papers.



In large swabs the ink has the tiniest hint of pink sheen. You really have to look for it to notice it.


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: Low

Other properties: medium shadingno sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Marine, Kaweco Paradise Blue, and Papier Plume Lake Michigan Summer. Click here to see the Kaweco inks together. Paradise Blue has a bit more green in it than Marine does.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad TWSBI Eco Pink on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.


Overall, it's a pretty well behaved ink, but there is a little bit of bleeding and the dry time is just a bit long. Other good inks in this color are Diamine Marine and Papier Plume Lake Michigan Summer.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.