INK REVIEW – KRISHNA GHAT GREEN

In Indian Fountain Pen industry or Circles, Dr. Sreekumar is quite known for his hand-turned fountain pens and almost 20 types of nib tuning. However recently he has shelved in to making fountain pen inks under the brand name of KRISHNA.

These inks are sold on eBay India Page for Rs. 550 (8 USD) each for 5 Nos. 30 ml ink bottle plus shipping.

NOTE THAT NEW GLASS BOTTLES HAVE ARRIVED AND THIS WILL RESULT IN BIT OF PRICE INCREASE.

The inks that are being produced are currently limited to 28 nos. :

  1. GOLD RUSH
  2. MEADOW GREEN
  3. BLUE MAGIC
  4. AFTER DARK
  5. SAPPHIRE BLUE
  6. LAKE BLUE
  7. BRONZE LEAF
  8. ORANGE CRUSH
  9. AUTUMN
  10. SINDHOOR
  11. GLORY VINE
  12. DARK ROSE
  13. NJAVAL
  14. WILD CHERRY
  15. PURPLE
  16. PEACOCK
  17. YELLOW VALLEY
  18. MELLOW BLUE
  19. VIVID VIOLET
  20. ORCHARD LILY
  21. DARK CHOCOLATE
  22. COOL BREEZE
  23. SILENT NIGHT SKY
  24. FORGET ME NOT
  25. SKY BLUE
  26. GHAT GREEN
  27. PUMPKIN
  28. GIRL PINK  / BARBIE PINK (discontinued)

 

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Krishna Inks – Color Chart 1

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Krishna Inks – Color Chart 2

I would like to thank Dr. Sreekumar for sending me the samples and also for the effort that he has put in. I will be reviewing all one by one.

This review is about GHAT GREEN ink from KRISHNA. This is one of my favourite inks from the lot. Though Ink drying times were high, however new batch that he has release has massive improvement on ink drying times.

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Krishna Ghat Green

 

Krishna Ink comes in plastic bottles in 30 ml quantity and new lot with INCREASED PRICES will come in glass bottles now.


 

 

INK SPLASH

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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100 gsm

 

Oh man I love this colour. Its fantastic. Also it shades subtly, however there is no sheen.


 

 

 

DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN

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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink drop on Paper Towel

 

 

 

COLOUR MATCH

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Krishna Ghat Green – Colour Range

 

 

 

WRITING SAMPLES

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Krishna Ghat Green – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Top View

 

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Krishna Ghat Green – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Angled View

 

The ink even shades in medium nib also as good as in stub nibs.


 

 

 

INK SWABS & SCRIBBLE

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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Passes on JK Cedar – 100 gsm

 

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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Swab on JK Cedar – 100 gsm

 

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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Scribble on JK Cedar – 100 gsm

 

 

 

WATERPROOF TEST

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Krishna Ghat Green – Waterproof Test

 

Ink when rubbed with water gives away the colour, however it leaves behind dark lines which are still legible. So I can say its moderately waterproof.


 

 

 

INK DRYING TIMES

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Krishna Ghat Green – Ink Drying Times

 

Ink drying times are massive and I have informed the seller of the same. And he has confirmed me that the new current batch has  less drying times of less than 30 sec.


 

 

 

BLOW-UP WRITING SAMPLES

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Krishna Ghat Green – Blow up Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

 

There is no feathering of this Ink as you can see from this close-up.


 

 

 

CONCLUSION:

I like the colour, this is absolute lovely colour. The closest ink with same colour that I can think of is R&K Alt Goldgrun.

The ink has amazing flow properties and is moderately lubricated as it writes amazing with my shitty nib of Guider Pen, its inexpensive, and yes it doesn’t stain. Only hitch is Drying Times.

Following are the summation of ink properties:

  • Feathering : No
  • Sheen : No
  • Shading : Moderate
  • Lubrication : Moderate
  • Flow : Good
  • Water Resistance : Good
  • Drying Times : Very High
  • Nib Creep : None
  • Clogging : None
  • Odor : None

Ink can be bought from : LINK (Ebay India Store)

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