INK REVIEW – KRISHNA YELLOW VALLEY

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. Now they come in new glass bottles.

 

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Krishna Inks

 

The inks that are being produced have now increased to 35 nos. and even certain names have changed.

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Krishna Inks – 35 Colors

 

The new names are as follows:

  1. Pencil
  2. Neelambal
  3. Dark Chocolate
  4. Purple
  5. Lake Blue
  6. Vivid violet
  7. Sapphire
  8. Ruby
  9. Monsoon Sky
  10. Pink Barleria
  11. Summer Rain
  12. Silent Night Sky
  13. Bronze Leaf 
  14. Wild Cherry
  15. Pumpkin
  16. Nilwanti
  17. Cool Breeze
  18. Gold Rush
  19. Orange Crush
  20. After Dark
  21. Yellow Valley
  22. Glory Vine
  23. Dark Rose
  24. Magic Blue
  25. Orchard Lily
  26. Writer’s Night
  27. Peacock
  28. Neelkurinhi
  29. Emerald
  30. Mangal
  31. Dew Leaf
  32. Njaval
  33. Meadow Green
  34. Ghat Green
  35. Officer’s Blue Black

 

I would like to thank Dr. Sreekumar for sending me the samples and also for the effort that he has put in seeing the limited resources at his disposal.

This review is about YELLOW VALLEY ink from KRISHNA. The colour is really beautiful and I actually like these kind of greens. The ink drying are better than previous inks, it dries within 30 to 32  seconds and is to be note that bold point nib was used to check drying times. However one issue with this ink is that there is an issue with nib crud if left for longer period unattended for more than a week or so.

 

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Krishna Yellow Valley

 

 

 

 

INK SPLASH

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100 gsm

 

I love the colour of this ink. Its kinda murky green which I like. Ink has no sheen and does not feathers.


DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Ink drop on Paper Towel

 

COLOUR MATCH

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Colour Range

WRITING SAMPLES

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Top View

 

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Side View

 

As you can see from the above writing samples the ink has shading property and it shows most in stub nibs. And ink is very legible even in the fine Japanese nibs.


 

INK SWABS & SCRIBBLE

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Ink Passes on JK Cedar – 100 gsm

 

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Ink Swab on JK Cedar – 100 gsm

 

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Ink Scribble on JK Cedar – 100 gsm

 

WATERPROOF TEST

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Waterproof Test

 

The ink leaves just a bit of colour when rubbed with water and you can see the that it is still very much legible after water rub test and thus I can say it is has water resistant properties.


 

 

 

 

 

INK DRYING TIMES

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Ink Drying Times

 

 

 

 

 

BLOW-UP WRITING SAMPLES

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Krishna Yellow valley – Blow up Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm

 

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Krishna Yellow Valley – Blow up Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Side View

 

COMPARATIVE WITH SIMILAR COLORS

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Bronze Leaf vs Yellow Valley vs Ghat Green vs Meadow Green vs Goldrush

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION:

I like the colour

The ink has good flow and is nominally lubricated. Dry times are still high but please note that I used the Bold wet nib for drying test. The beauty of the ink is that it is water resistant.

But yes there is a bit problem with nib Creep if not used for long.

Following are the summation of ink properties:

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

 

Feedback and Comments are welcome.

The ink can be bought from the ebay store of Krishna Pens. Link is given below.

LINK TO EBAY STORE : KRISHNAPENS

 

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4 thoughts on “INK REVIEW – KRISHNA YELLOW VALLEY

  1. It looks like really interesting ink. I like the shading properties. From the color comparisons, I like the meadow green but that is just a personal preference. I’m keen on the purple ink, too.

    Nice post.

    Like

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