Chelpark is one of the oldest brand of Ink in India. And the company is staring the closure at the moment and it is difficult to get stock of the inks easily now.
My earlier Ink reviews are listed as below:
Chelpark is currently manufactured by PG Stationary in Bangalore and as per local availability following inks can be found in market:
- Blue Black
- Washable Blue
- Turquoise Blue
- Crimson Violet (Old stock available only)
- Ruby Red
- Emerald Green (Not available anymore)
- Sapphire Blue (Not available anymore)
The Chelpark Black Ink which i will be reviewing today comes at price of Rs. 20 for 60 ml glass bottle.
However this bottle was gifted to me by my friend Prithwijit.
Its a dye based ink and comes with so called Cleen-X technology which prevents clogging. Chelpark inks used to be most widely used ink in the India but lately the production is on and off and the supply is not regular. Even their are speculation that company is getting closed.
This ink is actually not black at all rather the faded black and is very diluted. One can easily say it is more of a grey rather than black.
I am pretty much disappointed with the color of this ink. It is no where near black rather it is grey. If one is intending to use the ink as grey one might be pleased. But i am not.
Drop on Paper Napkin
On Century Copy Paper
On BILT Matrix Paper
On Camlin Kokuyo School Notepad
The handwritten samples clearly shows the darkness of color. It is a light grey ink and perform substantially okay with wet medium nib like Jinhao X750.
Also we can see a bit of shading on a very lighter side.
It is clear that ink is not completely washed out.
Blow up Writing Sample
The ink is not what you expect from a black ink.
Its vary faded and not light in color more towards grey. I beleive Camlin Black is far better than Chelpark Black,
I beleive this ink can be avoided totally.