We are continuing with the Platinum Classic inks this week, and Cassis Black is up next. The ink is available in 60ml bottles. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review!
Cassis Black is a dark, unsaturated red.
In large swabs the ink turns very dark when concentrated, it looks like a velvety 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, since this ink is an iron gall I expected a lot more water resistance than I got.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, but no bleeding.
Overall, the ink has a dry flow and not much water resistance. The ink does have a definite color change. When wet, the ink is a bright reddish pink, when dry it’s a dark, unsaturated red. The unsaturated red inks have never really appealed to me, so it’s not an ink I need a full bottle of.
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, but this post is not sponsored in any way.