Ink Review #300: Krishna Jungle Volcano


We've finally hit 300 ink reviews! #300 is Krishna Jungle Volcano. Thank you to Ink Journal for sending over a sample for review. I tried some of the early versions of Krishna inks, and noticed some issues so I'm hoping this new Krishna ink performs better.


The color:

Jungle Volcano is a dark orange with bright green sheen.



In large swabs there is some bright green 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: 60 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: no shadinghigh sheen, and no shimmer. If there is any shading, it is hidden under all of the bright sheen. There is a lot of sheen, it's not quite monster sheen territory, but it's close.

On 20 pound copy paper the ink was prone to smearing.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Montblanc Lucky Orange, Krishna Jungle Volcano, and Robert Oster Orange Zest. Click here to see the Krishna inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly sticky flow. There was a little bit of nib creep.


Overall, I like this ink more than the other Krishna inks I've tried in the past, and will be adding more of the new colors to my wish list. It is slightly sticky due to the high saturation of the ink, and it is a bit hard to clean out. This is the first high sheening orange ink I've seen, so it's a unique color. 

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Ink Journal for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.