Ink Review #253: KWZ Gummiberry


It's day 2 of KWZ week, so let's take a look at KWZ Gummiberry. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Gummiberry is a medium, saturated purple.


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: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there was quite a bit of feathering in the flex nib on Rhodia, but other than that there was no feathering.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding on Rhodia and Tomoe River paper, but only in the flex nib.

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. It does look different in a fine nib than it looks in a broad nib, but that's not 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): Diamine Purple Dream, KWZ Gummiberry, and Montblanc BeatlesClick here to see the KWZ inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Twilight Vanishing Point on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a lovely wet flow.


Overall, I like the flow of this ink, and it has a lovely purple color. 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.