Ink Review #200: KWZ Baltic Memories


Our third and last KWZ this week is Baltic Memories.  I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens. 


The color:

Baltic Memories is a dark blue with black sheen.


The large swab and ink drops took a long time to dry. You can see in the images that they still haven't completely dried.


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

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

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

Other properties: Low shading, high black sheen, and no shimmer. You can see the sheen in all nib sizes on Tomoe River and Leuchtturm, and in the flex nib on Rhodia. 

On 20 pound copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink did well.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): KWZ Walk Over Vistula, KWZ Baltic Memories, and KWZ Warsaw Dreaming. Click here to see the KWZ inks together. Baltic Memories is darker than Walk Over Vistula, but not as dark as Warsaw Dreaming. 

Lamy Petrol, Robert Oster Frankly Blue, and Robert Oster Lake of Fire. Lake of Fire is the closest to Baltic Memories, but it has pink sheen instead of black. Click here to see the blue inks together. 


Longer writing:

I used a broad Pelikan Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink is a little bit wetter than average. 

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Overall, it's pretty well behaved, it's just not a color I'm crazy about. Give it a try, you might love it. Out of the three new KWZ inks I reviewed this week, I think Walk Over Vistula is my favorite. 

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