INK REVIEW – KRISHNA MEADOW GREEN

This is the ink review after a long hiatus. I was occupied in lot of other activities and ink reviews couldn’t get my attention.

Dr. Sreekumar has been given lot of feedback for the inks from the local community and he has listened to many and therefore he has reformulated many inks like chocolate brown. His inks are now easily available in 30 ml bottles on eBay India 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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Krishn Ink – New Glass Bottle

 

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 of Meadow Green which is a bright parrot green colour. The colour is nice and can be used as highlighter ink or some artistic work. I will not use it for writing though.

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Krishna Ink – Meadow Green

 

 

 

 

INK SPLASH

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Krishna Meadow Green – Ink Splash on JK Cedar 100gsm

This is a lovely bright green colour ink which performs best in bold nibs.


 

 

 

 

DROP ON PAPER NAPKIN

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Krishna Meadow Green – Ink drop on Paper Towel

 

 

 

 

COLOUR MATCH

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Krishna Meadow Green – Colour Range

 

 

 

 

WRITING SAMPLES

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

 

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Krishna Meadow Green – Writing Sample on JK Cedar 100 gsm – Side View

 

The ink has subtle shading property and as seen performs best in bold nibs.


 

 

 

 

INK SWABS & SCRIBBLE

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

WATERPROOF TEST

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Krishna Meadow Green – Waterproof Test

The ink is not waterproof at all.


 

 

 

 

INK DRYING TIMES

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Krishna Meadow Green – Ink drying times

 

Ink drying times were large , close to 35 seconds.


 

 

 

 

BLOW-UP WRITING SAMPLES

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

 

 

 

 

COMPARISON WITH SIMILAR COLOURS

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

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION:

The colour reminds me of Diamine Meadow Green or Iroshizuku Chiku Rin.  It has no feathering  and has consistent flow. It is a beautiful bright colour ink which I am sure will gather attention of lot of buyers.  This 30 ml bottle just costs less than Rs. 100.

Following are the summation of ink properties:

  • Feathering : No
  • Sheen : No
  • Shading :  Little
  • Lubrication : Moderate
  • Flow : Good
  • Water Resistance : Bad
  • Drying Times : Bad
  • Nib Creep : No
  • 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.

LINKKRISHNA EBAY STORE

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8 thoughts on “INK REVIEW – KRISHNA MEADOW GREEN

  1. Hi vaibhav,
    Have you tried the calligraphy india Ink by daytone yet? If so, could you please post a review? Thanks in advance!!

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