Organics Studio Aldous Huxley Old World Blue fountain pen ink is part of the regular lineup of heavy sheening inks. This ink gives depth to daily writing with its deep teal blue and vibrant red sheen. Read on to learn more!
- LAMY AL-star with medium steel nib
- Rhodia No. 16 dot pad, 80g white paper
- Tomoé River 52 gsm white paper
- Leuchtturm1917 80g notebook
Smear Test (Dry Time):
- 30+ seconds – This ink is extremely wet writing, and due to how the dye components settle on the page, it can smear even days after use.
Drip Test (Water Resistance):
- Low – This ink has no water resistance and will run if exposed to water. It is perfect for water washes and shows a lovely bright blue, but it would not be suitable for line work.
- High – There is little or no difference between swabs 1 to 3. This goes down dark blue, and the red sheen becomes more intense when layered.
Ease of Cleaning:
- Low – Inks with higher sheen can be more difficult to clean as they are more prone to staining a pen. This one is no exception; if left in a pen, it can be difficult to fully clean.
- High – This ink has some good color variation depending on how the ink is layered. The sheen lends to this to give it a lot of color variation.
- Wet – We found this ink flows very wet, which goes hand in hand with a long dry time. It may be best to use on loose-leaf sheets or in a notebook that won't close on its own.
Packaging and Aesthetics:
Robert Oster Signature Inks are handmade in Australia. The recyclable PET bottles are manufactured in Australia's first carbon-neutral plastics plant. The opening is wide enough to fill your pen.
If you're interested in similar colors, check out our Swab Shop, where you can compare shades side by side.
Organics Studio Aldous Huxley Old World Blue overall is an excellent addition to the Organics Studio sheening inks. While higher maintenance, this ink has a lot of personality and will give any writing a lot of flair.