INK REVIEW – CHELPARK BLACK

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:

BRIL ROYAL BLUE

CAMLIN SCARLET RED

Chelpark is currently manufactured by PG Stationary in Bangalore and as per local availability following inks can be found in market:

  1. Black
  2. Blue Black
  3. Washable Blue
  4. Turquoise Blue
  5. Crimson Violet (Old stock available only)
  6. Ruby Red
  7. Emerald Green (Not available anymore)
  8. 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.

Chelpark Black Ink Bottle
Chelpark Black Ink Bottle

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.


INK SPLASH

Chelpark Black – Ink Splash on Bilt Matrix – 70 gsm
Chelpark Black – Ink Splash on Bilt Matrix – 70 gsm

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

Chelpark Black – Ink drop on paper napkin
Chelpark Black – Ink drop on paper napkin

Color Match

Chelpark Black  - Color Match
Chelpark Black – Color Match

Writing Samples

On Century Copy Paper

Chelpark Black  - Writing Sample on Century Copy Paper
Chelpark Black – Writing Sample on Century Copy Paper
Chelpark Black  - Writing Sample on Century Copy Paper
Chelpark Black – Writing Sample on Century Copy Paper
Chelpark Black  - Writing Sample on Century Copy Paper
Chelpark Black – Writing Sample on Century Copy Paper

On BILT Matrix Paper

Chelpark Black  - Writing Sample on Bilt Matrix Paper
Chelpark Black – Writing Sample on Bilt Matrix Paper
Chelpark Black  - Writing Sample on Bilt Matrix Paper
Chelpark Black – Writing Sample on Bilt Matrix Paper
Chelpark Black  - Writing Sample on Bilt Matrix Paper
Chelpark Black – Writing Sample on Bilt Matrix Paper

On Camlin Kokuyo School Notepad

Chelpark Black  - Writing Sample on Camlin Kokuyo Noteboo
Chelpark Black – Writing Sample on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook
Chelpark Black  - Writing Sample on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook
Chelpark Black – Writing Sample on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook
Chelpark Black  - Writing Sample on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook
Chelpark Black – Writing Sample on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook

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.


Ink Swabs

Chelpark Black Ink Swabs - on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook from 1 swab (top) to 3 swab (bottom)
Chelpark Black Ink Swabs – on Camlin Kokuyo Notebook from 1 swab (top) to 3 swab (bottom)
Chelpark Black Ink Swabs - on BILT Matrix Paper from 1 swab (top) to 3 swab (bottom)
Chelpark Black Ink Swabs – on BILT Matrix Paper from 1 swab (top) to 3 swab (bottom)
Chelpark Black Ink Swabs - on Century Copy Paper from 1 swab (top) to 3 swab (bottom)
Chelpark Black Ink Swabs – on Century Copy Paper from 1 swab (top) to 3 swab (bottom)

Waterproof Test

Chelpart Back - Waterproof Test
Chelpart Back – Waterproof Test

It is clear that ink is not completely washed out.


Blow up Writing Sample

Chelpark Black  -Zoomed in  Writing Sample on Century Copy Paper
Chelpark Black -Zoomed in Writing Sample on Century Copy Paper
Chelpark Black  -Zoomed in  Writing Sample on Century Copy Paper
Chelpark Black -Zoomed in Writing Sample on BILT Matrix

Conclusion:

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.

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15 thoughts on “INK REVIEW – CHELPARK BLACK

  1. Yeah, I remember my school days when I got this ink was excited to try it out. I was so disappointed over it lacking character. Couple of days later, got a bril black and loved the boldness and intensity it had. Lesson : even Parker can make mistakes…

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