Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ink Shot Review: KWZI Turquoise @AppelboomLaren

Thanks to KWZI for sending this ink sample for a review!
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ABOUT

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Color: Turquoise
Bottle: 60 ml
Price: €8.22
Where to buy: Appelboom
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PROS 

  • Bottle is easy to fill from.
  • Bottle is tinted to save your ink from UV exposure. It also comes in a box, making it easy to stack.
  • Shows some water resistance, should you need it.
  • Pretty easy to clean.
  • Easy to store on your shelf in the box.

CONS

  • Each bottle is wrapped in plastic wrap. I realize this is likely to prevent leaking but it feels wasteful to me.
  • A little too wet - bleeds a bit.
  • If you use this in a very wet application, it can take a long time to dry and remain a little smudgy. 
  • KWZI inks have a particular smell - some describe it as vanilla. Myself, I do not like it at all. I suffer the smell for the joy of their colors. Fortunately, the smell does not linger on the page, but I feel I must warn you in the event that you find smelly inks off-putting. 

OVERALL

I'm not crazy about this one. I like turquoises that shade a lot. I found this one a little too wet and bleeding to show shading well.





I received this item/these items free of charge for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion.

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