Ink Review #315: Waterman Radiant Pink


Today's reader request is Waterman Radiant Pink. Unfortunately, this ink is only available in cartridges. I ended up buying a box of short cartridges and emptying them into a sample vial. Cost wise, this ink is pretty expensive-$5.50 for 3.5 ml of ink.


The color:

Radiant Pink is a bright magenta pink.



In large swabs you can see a little bit of bright green sheen.


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: None

Other properties: low shadingtiny sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen is only visible in large swabs on Tomoe River paper.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and bleeding in every nib size.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Deep Magenta, Waterman Radiant Pink, and Diamine Flowers Bougainvillea. Click here to see the Waterman inks together.

Callifolio Andrinople, Diamine Claret, and KWZ Raspberry. Click here to see the pink inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.


Overall, this ink is pretty well behaved and is a nice color. It is a bit expensive for how much ink you get, as it is only available in cartridges. If you are looking for a bottled ink in this color, give Diamine Bougainvillea a try.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.