KWZI Lux Grey

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.

It seems Lux Grey isn’t most well known color in KWZI standard inks line. I’m not sure as I haven’t done proper web research but it seems it’ll be first review of this color. Two years my taste in inks has changed significantly. One of these changes is growing appreciation for grey inks. KWZI’s grey is intense and I believe other manufacturers would label it black (and their blacks are rarely black). It seems Lux Grey has some Green and Cyan components.

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Flow: This ink is crazy wet. A real gusher. Not to the point when wrtiting becomes a chore though.

Saturation: it’s stronly saturated, especially compared to other grey inks on the market.

Lubrication: very good and pleasant. It makes Platinum Preppy 0.2 nib glide across the page.

Drying time: It can take a while, depending on the nib you use. 15-30 seconds on Rhodia, 15 – 25 seconds on absorbent paper.

Clogging issues: None experienced.

Feathering: practically none. Maybe some barely perceptible feathering on Moleskine.

Bleedthrough: experienced only on Moleskine (crappiest paper ever)

Water resistance: nope. Zero. Null. Nada.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Color ID

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Color range

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Maruman, Lamy Al-Star, medium nib

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Leuchtturm1917, Lamy Al-Star, medium nib

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Rhodia, Lamy Al-Star, medium nib

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Moleskine, Lamy Al-Star, medium nib

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Bleedthrough on Moleskine

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Water resistance
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