Ink Review #273: KWZ El Dorado


Today's yellow ink is KWZ El Dorado. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

El Dorado is a medium yellow.


The large swab and ink drops have an almost sticky feel to them, even when completely dry.


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 a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib on Tomoe River paper.

Other properties: Low shading, no sheen, and no shimmer

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): Robert Oster African Gold, KWZ El Droado, and KWZ Old Gold. Click here to see the KWZ inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a Pilot 912 FA and a broad Conlin Durograph Forest Green on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow. 


Overall, it's an unusual color, not brown, not orange, but not quite yellow either. I think it would be a good ink for the fall season. Give it a try, you might love it.

Disclaimer: 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.