Private Reserve

Private Reserve Copper Burst Ink Sample (3ml Vial)

$1.25
( 1 Review )

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A 3ml sample of Private Reserve Copper Burst fountain pen ink, labeled with the name of the ink brand and color, in a plastic ink sample vial with a dip at the bottom to allow you to easily get every drop. Private Reserve Ink is a small company based out of Indiana with a staff that pours, labels, and boxes the ink by hand, keeping the packaging simple and maintaining a retail price that is affordable for all fountain pen users.

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Volume - 3ml Vial Material - Plastic Color Group - Brown

1 Review

4/5
Gail R Jan 27th 2020

Lovely Ink...Gorgeous Color

I recently purchased a Pelikan M200 in Smoky Quartz and, while I'm not one to match my inks to my pen colors I thought it would be nice to find a color that matched this particular pen. I hadn't previously tried Private Reserve, and have heard a few negatives about how it behaves in pens, but thought I would give it a try.

This is an absolutely lovely, rich red-brown ink that flows quite nicely. It gets only 4 stars, however, because it takes ages to dry (the last thing I wrote took about 15 seconds!!) and it really hasn't much subtlety or shading. Given the fact that it's in a pen with a gold nib, I would have expected to see much more variation in the lines, especially on the downstrokes. I didn't try it for colorfastness because in general I don't worry about that with colors other than black or blue.

I'm not sorry I bought this and i might buy another sample sometime, but I'm not overly fond of ink that takes so long to dry and that seems to be rather flat on the page when I expect otherwise.

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