Ink Review #257: KWZ Raspberry


Today we are taking KWZ Raspberry for a spin. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Raspberry is a bright, eye-catching pink.


I didn't notice any sheen in the large swabs and ink drops.


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

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None.

Other properties: No 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): Diamine Claret, KWZ Raspberry, and Monteverde GarnetClick here to see the KWZ inks together. Claret and Garnet are both darker than Raspberry.

Callifolio Andrinople, Rohrer and Klinger Sketch Vroni, and Lamy Vibrant Pink. Click here to see the pink inks together. I like Raspberry better than Callifolio Andrinople, but not as much as Monteverde Garnet.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pilot Metropolitan Retro Pop Purple on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wetter than average flow. I did notice a few hard starts when I started using the pen after it sat for a few hours.


Overall, the dry time was a bit long, and I had a few hard starts, but other than that it was pretty well behaved. I do enjoy wetter flowing inks and Raspberry is on the wetter side. 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.