We are finishing up reader request week with Organics Studio Alanine Aqua Shimmer, from the Amino Acid line of inks. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.
Alanine Aqua is a turquoise blue, not quite teal, but not quite just blue either. This swab only showed a tiny bit of silver shimmer.
In large swabs there is a little bit of bright pink sheen. There is a very small amount of silver shimmer, similar to the amount Lamy Vibrant Pink has.
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
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering in every nib size as well as a bit of bleeding, so it's not an ink I would recommend for cheap paper.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Torquay, Organics Studio Alanine Aqua, Kobe #48 Water Source Marche (a little more green than either of the others.). Torquay is a bit lighter, but is pretty close. Click here to see the Organics Studio inks together.
I used a medium Pelikan M600 White Transparent on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, I was disappointed by the amount of shimmer, I was expecting a lot more than I got. The shimmer was not visible in writing, only a little bit in large swabs. Other than the lack of shimmer, the ink is pretty well behaved, and has an average dry time.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links.