Egoistar Cobalt Violet

Egoistar is korean producer of inks. I know little about the company. They oofer good variety of fountain pen friendly inks. Sadly, it seems that ordering these inks is quite difficult due to Korea customs urestricting shipemnt of liquids.

Fellow pen enthusiats from Poland managed to procure four bottles through family and shared samples witjh me. Didi – thanks a lot! It was fun to test these inks. Also, I have to say I really enjoyed these inks. As samples were small and I used them in very wet pens (my flock of Kawecos with broad and double broad nibs), I won’t be able to claim that the inks are problem-free in long term use. In short-term writing, though, I was impressed.

I’ll start with Cobalt Violet.

Cobalt Violet has excellent flow and feels wet, the way J. Herbin inks feel. It offers no water resistance. Drying times are satisfying (5 seconds or less on absorbent papers, 10-15 seconds on Rhodia when the ink is used in very wet nib. Some feathering can be seen on low quality paper. I like this one. I wouldn’t mind having a bottle.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel


Color ID

Color range

Fabriano, Kaweco Sport, BB

No – name copy paper, Kaweco Sport, BB


Oxford, Kaweco Sport, BB – reversed nib writing vs regular writing


Rhodia, Kaweco Sport, BB


​Midori, Hero 5028, stub 1.9


Water resistance

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