Ink Review #441: Waterman Intense Black

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This week we are looking at black inks, and today’s is Waterman Intense Black. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.

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The color:

Intense Black is a nice basic black.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink looks more blue-black with some sheen.

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Writing samples:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: very low

Other properties: low shadinglow sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and just a little bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Colorverse 1 Sunspot, Waterman Intense Black, and Sailor Jentle Black. Click here to see the Waterman inks together.

Diamine Onyx Black, Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi, and Pelikan Edelstein Onyx. Click here to see the black inks together. Take-sumi seems the closest in color.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pelikan M400 White Tortoise on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had an average flow.

I used a medium Pelikan M400 White Tortoise on an ivory Hippo Noto Notebook. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, its a nice basic black with just a little bit of shading, and pretty affordable too.

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 an affiliate link, but is not sponsored in any way.