I wasn't really interested in this ink for the color or properties but I found myself falling in love with it. The color goes down almost illegibly light yellow, but you can just watch it darken right in front of your eyes. This ink has iron gall so it performs very well on low quality paper and is permanent to boot. The shading on this ink is also incredible gets very dark gray in areas. Even though I'm not a huge fan of the color I think this ink is going on my wishlist as it has so many other qualities that I adore. Give it a try.