Northern Twilight – KWZI LE ink for Scriptus 2016

As some of you may know Poland is one of biggest exporters of cosmetics, furniture and fruits. But we also have inks. Or, to be more precise, one ink maker – KWZI. Konrad offers handmade inks in more than sixty colors. You can check his website here.

Northern Twilight is one of two new LE colors (the other being Monarch) and was prepared for Toronto’s Pen and Writing Show Scriptus 2016. It’s possible that one of influencial ink enablers and ink smugglers, known more widely as Cyber6, had a role in creating this one. I’m not sure, but if she happens to read the review, I would enjoy hearing about this color “conception”.

Let’s look at the bottle.

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The color is quite interesting even despite the fact it contains some teal component that I usually dislike. The ink is strongly saturated and it lubricates the nib nicely. Drying time, especially in wet pens, may be long. Of course a lor depends of the paper, pen and nib combo you use. The flow is rich. As for the color – well, it’s not flat. It has few layers of goodies waiting to be discovered as seen on chromatography.

If you enjoy this ink getting it won’t be easy unless you plan to visit Scriptus in Toronto. Maybe you can blackmail Claudia to put one aside for you. On the other hand her moral compass functions flawlessly and this may not be possible :) But blackmail is always an option :)

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Ink on kitchen towel

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Chromatography

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Software ID and color range

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Tomoe River, Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2003, medium nib

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

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Rhodia, Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2003, medium nib

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No name notebook, Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2003, medium nib

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Water resistance (not really)

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