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Baltic memories, by KWZ ink


After three iron gall inks by KWZ inks I decided to try one of their standard inks as well and ordered Baltic memories. A dark blue with a bit of green in it. A dark blue with some green can be used anywhere. It's pleasant to read, neutral, and looks good. Perfect for both the office and personal use. 

The ink is well-behaved, a little bit on the wet side. It writes smoothly, doesn't feather and you can still use the backside of your paper. Shading is a bit lower than expected, you will need a broad of stub nib to really see it come out. Drying times are a bit slower than average. The ink can't stand water and immediately becomes a blur. 

Writing on paper the color looks predominantly as a very dark blue. However, there is a significant amount of green in it and when compared to other blues, this becomes very clear. Baltic memories is a bit darker than KWZ's IG turquoise (dried a day) and a lot greener than Sailor's Yonaga, Iroshizuku's Shin-kai and Colorverse's KSLV-II.

All in all, Baltic Memories is a good, well-behaved ink. The ink comes in a 60ml bottle which makes it good value for money. 



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