Vinta Blue Floss Perya 1820 is a pale, unsaturated blue, it belongs to Vinta’s Series 2 Pastel collection. According to Vinta’s website: “One of the most beautiful parks in Manila is Luneta Park built in 1820. It is now known as Rizal Park, named after the national hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal. Very near the pier, many children and adults enjoy blue cotton candy as they stroll along the park.” Thanks to Vanness Pens for sending a sample over for review.
Perya is a light, almost baby blue. Depending on the paper, this ink shifts from blue to pink and green.
In large swabs on Tomoe River paper you can see the pinks and green undertones.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 10 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib on Rhodia.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.
Perya is cooler than J Herbin Diabolo Menthe. Click here to see the blue inks together.
I used a Edison Beaumont Unicorn with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow. The ink is very pale, hard to read in most lighting.
Overall, it has some nice color shift, but you really only see it if you use a flex nib or huge swab. In writing it is very pale. Like Vinta Sirena that I reviewed yesterday, I would stick to broad or flex nibs with this ink, and even then it can still be rather pale. I was told on Instagram that the Series 2 Pastels are great for highlighting-Mildliner style, and I think it would be a great ink for that, but not great for everyday writing.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Vanness Pens for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.