Recently I received few Ink bottles from one of my friend from Indore and they are Daytone Fountain Pen Ink. Daytone Inks are manufactured by Daylight industries and they are in to ink manufacturing since 1956. More information can be found about the company here : Daytone Webpage
Apart from Inks they manufacture lot of other stationary items. But this review is about one of the fountain pen inks that they manufacture.
The inks that they manufacture ( 8 Nos.) are as follows:
- Blue Black
- Emerald Green
- Brilliant Red
- Turquoise Blue
- Deep Black
- Royal Blue
- Bright Violet
- Brown (In Process)
My earlier Ink reviews are listed as below:
Also I would like to add that I got the inks as a gift from one of my friend and fountain pen enthusiast, Ricky Bhasin.
This review is about BLUE-BLACK ink from Daytone.
Daytone BlueBlack comes in 60 ml plastic bottles and are priced at Rs. 20 Each (Indian Rupees). I found out that the ink is more of dark blue rather than blue black. It certainly is bit darker than Bril Royal Blue. But I was expecting something else from BlueBlack Ink.
There is negligible sheen in this ink even if there is some massive ink pools on paper.
DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN
The ink flow is smooth and the ink looks bit faded for blue black.
The ink was quite water resistant and it was pretty mush clear and visible even after running it under tap water for 5 min and then keeping it in water container for another 5 more minutes. I must say I am pretty impressed with this property of the ink.
Only single colour shows in chromatography test.
INK DRYING TIMES
Ink drying times were tested on the Bilt Matrix paper and pen used was Jinhao 165.
BLOW-UP WRITING SAMPLES
Close up Pictures show that there is no shading and also no sheen and also no feathering.
I don’t like this blue black ink too much but it has good water resistance.
My always goto blue black ink is Edelstien Tanzanite or Pilot Blue Black.
Manufacturer must take note of the fact that this ink needs to have more black character.
Following are the summation of ink properties:
- Feathering : No
- Sheen : No
- Shading : No
- Lubrication : Acceptable
- Flow : Good
- Water Resistance : Good
- Drying Times : Medium