Ink Review #255: KWZ Berry


It's day 4 of KWZ ink week, so today let's take a look at KWZ Berry. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Berry is a medium, saturated purple.


Like the other KWZ purple inks I've tried so far this week, when pooled, this ink turns a dark purple, almost black.


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: None.

Other properties: No shading, no sheen, and no shimmer. There is some small variation in color, but not enough that I would call it shading.

On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved well, no issues that I noticed.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): KWZ Gummiberry, KWZ Berry and KWZ Brown PinkClick here to see the KWZ inks together. Berry seems to be right in-between Gummiberry and Brown Pink. Gummiberry is brighter and Brown Pink is darker.

Lamy Dark Lilac, Diamine Purple Dream, and KWZ Iron Gall GummiberryClick here to see the purple inks together. Out of these three I think Purple Dream is the closest to Berry.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, this ink seems similar to KWZ's other purples. I like the color of this one better than Brown Pink, and a little bit better than Gummiberry. Give it a try, you might love it.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was sent to me by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.