Colorverse Andromeda: Ink Review

Colorverse Andromeda ink splatter with nib


We just recently started carrying Colorverse inks, so I was excited to test one and learn more about them. Andromeda is a really lovely magenta color that I thoroughly enjoyed writing with! Read on to learn why.

 Colorverse Andromeda ink smear and dry time test
Colorverse Andromeda ink on Moleksine
Colorverse Andromeda ink on Tomoe River paper



Supplies Used:

Smear Test (Dry Time):

  • More than 30 seconds– The ink was still smearing at 30 seconds, so the total dry time was likely 35-40 seconds.

Drip Test (Water Resistance):

  • Low – The ink completely smeared and you couldn't see the line when the water was applied.


  • Medium – There was some difference between swab 1 & 2, but not much between 2 & 3.

Ease of Cleaning:

  • Medium – The saturation of the ink made it slightly hard to rinse out, but I still only needed to flush the pen with a bulb syringe for about 30 seconds and it was totally clean.


  • Low – The ink didn't show much shading or variation.


  • Wet – This ink flowed really nicely out of my nib and looked fairly wet and shiny for a bit.

Packaging and Aesthetics:

  • These Colorverse inks come in a cute little set that includes a larger 65ml bottle with a small 15ml bottle. I also really enjoy the design of the bottles themselves. The bottles are asymmetrical, which I feel like fits the space theme of the inks well- almost futuristic in a way.

Inks Similar in Color:

This was such a nice, rich color to write with! I felt like the ink really popped off the page and the flow was great. It even had some gold sheen when I did the swab and ink splatter! Overall, I'm a huge fan, and I think anyone who enjoys inks in the pink/purple family would be as well.

You can find a set of a 65ml bottle and 15ml or a 2ml sample of Colorverse Andromeda at

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