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.
Liquid Words is LE ink brewed for participants of polish Pen Show 2017. The ink is heavily saturated and was available for short time and in limited quantity.
Flow: This ink is wet and dense. It flows well but it may clogg the pen if you don’t sue it frequently. Hard starts can be experienced.
Saturation: very saturated ink. It’s almost black in places.
Lubrication: very good and pleasant.
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: Experienced. The ink is dense and super saturated. It seems it was Pen Show organisers choice. As a result it can dry out in the nib, especially if you leave the pen uncapped for a while.
Feathering: present on bad quality papers.
Bleedthrough: experienced only on Moleskine (crappiest paper ever)
Water resistance: nope.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Oxford, Pelikan M205, medium nib
Leuchtturm1917, Lamy Al-Star, medium nib
Rhodia, Lamy Al-Star, medium nib