Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ink Shot Review: KWZI IG Mandarin @AppelboomLaren

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

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Color: Orange
Bottle: 60 ml
Price: €10,70
Where to buy: Appelboom
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PROS 

  • Bottle is easy to fill from.
  • Interesting, attractive shade from start to finish.
  • Bottle is tinted to save your ink from UV exposure. It also comes in a box, making it easy to stack.
  • Relatively easy to clean for an iron-gall ink.
  • Pretty well-behaved.
  • Very water resistant.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • I tend to think Iron-gall inks require more maintenance and cleaning for your pens. Just to be on the safe side.

OVERALL

Mandarin a slightly peculiar color. I was expecting a brighter orange, and I wasn't even sure this bottle was labeled correctly after using it for awhile. It didn't feel like a mandarin. Nevertheless, it seems to be accurate and the color itself, especially for an iron-gall ink, is quite fun!




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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