Organics Studio Foggy Bottom Yellow Sepia

Organics Studio is a boutique fountain pen ink company started by a University of Maryland biochemistry student. The company was present on the market few years ago and I guess some of their inks were quite popular. I remember I really enjoyed Walt Whitman, Blue Merle or Boron. In 2014 company’s creator decided to take a break in creating inks and I have impression he did it in a way that discouraged many ink afficionados. Some of OS inks developped some sediment, some lost their colors or deteriorated. In June 2016 OS came back to  market but as I see their inks aren’t widely available. I believe regaining trust in our small world won’t be that easy. On the other hand I would gladly try their new inks and if such a possibility arises I’ll do it.

The sample of Foggy Bottom Yellow Sepia was sent to me by MMG112 – thank you Mary, it’s very generous :)

Foggy Botto Yellow Sepia was first introduced at the Washington DC Pen Show in 2012. The first 100 bottles of this ink were labeled as a limited edition 1 through 100. Nowadays it’s sold as part of standard (?) line of OS inks. The color is very light and unsaturated. As a result the ink isn’t really practical. On the other hand it behaves pretty well on most papers (even on crappy Moleskine there was no feathering) and has very fast drying time.

Flow: The flow is average.

Saturation: low.

Lubrication: less than average.

Drying time: rather reasonable. 10-15 seconds on Rhodia, 5 – 10 seconds on absorbent paper.

Clogging issues: None experienced.

Feathering: none experienced.

Bleedthrough: almost none, even on crappy paper – Moleskine

Water resistance: this ink isn’t water resistant.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Color ID
Color range
Rhodia, Hero 5028, stub 1.9
Leuchtturm 1917, Jinhao x750, M
Moleskine, Jinhao x750, M
Water resistance

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