Kaweco Inks Test

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These Kaweco samples were sourced from Rachel and Brian at Goulet Pens. This is the full range of 8 inks and a nice set of colours too.

Midnight Blue – A deep dark blue handwriting ink that mixes readily with water grading out with hints of pink at the outer edges. Reacts well with bleach turning a neon white gold. It looks and behaves exactly the same as the Caran d’Ache Magnetic Blue.

Royal Blue – A typical royal blue handwriting ink that mixes readily with water grading out with hints of pink at the outer edges. Reacts well with bleach turning a neon white gold. It looks and behaves exactly the same as the Caran d’Ache Blue Sky.

Summer Purple – A gorgeous soft purple handwriting ink that mixes readily with water grading out with hints of pink at the outer edges. Reacts well with bleach turning a neon gold. It looks and behaves exactly the same as the Caran d’Ache Ultra Violet.

Ruby Red – A rich dark red handwriting ink that mixes readily with water grading out with hints of pink at the outer edges. Reacts with bleach turning a dull cream. It looks and behaves exactly the same as the Caran d’Ache Divine Pink.

Caramel Brown – A deep dark brown handwriting ink that mixes readily with water grading out with hints of turquoise at the outer edges. Reacts well with bleach turning turquoise. It looks and behaves exactly the same as the Caran d’Ache Grand Canyon.

Paradise Blue – A tropical green sea handwriting ink that mixes readily with water grading out with hints of dark turquoise and cyan at the outer edges. Reacts well with bleach turning a white gold. It looks and behaves exactly the same as the Caran d’Ache Caribbean Sea. A very nice ink though with a great range of colour and tone.

Palm Green – A dark grass green handwriting ink that mixes readily with water grading out with hints of cyan at the outer edges. Reacts well with bleach turning a white gold. It looks and behaves exactly the same as the Caran d’Ache Amazon Green.

Pearl Black – A deep rich black handwriting ink that mixes readily with water grading out with hints of blue/grey at the outer edges. Reacts with bleach turning a dull gold. It looks and behaves exactly the same as the Caran d’Ache Cosmic Black.

There has been much discussion about the similarities between the Kaweco and Caran d’Ache range. I think my evidence puts the theory beyond doubt. They’re lovely inks with the only real difference being the cost. The Caran d’Ache inks are more expensive.

Just as an aside, If I were Kaweco, I’d be tempted to add the Caran d’Ache Infinite Grey and Electric Orange to the range!

Tests conducted on Bockingford watercolour paper.

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2 thoughts on “Kaweco Inks Test

  1. They look as if they shine in the paper. I think it’s the white areas in the middle, where the water didn’t quite draw as much ink as in the others, but it makes for a gorgeous effect. Also, I’ll have to get me some of that Caramel Brown and Palm Green sometimes 🙂
    Your blog is really bad for my ink wishlist. It gets longer and longer…

  2. Pingback: Top 12 Fountain Pen Inks 2016 and Project Review | FOUNTAIN PEN INKS & BLEACH

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