This week we're talking about Organics Studio Nitrogen. This ink is a lovely, flowing aquatic blue that completely transforms into an opaque and metallic boysenberry color with sheen. Read on to learn about the next ink you should have in your collection.
- LAMY AL-star with medium steel nib (also EF and B nib)
- Rhodia No. 16 dotpad, 80g white paper
- Tomoé River white paper
- Moleskine notebook
Smear Test (Dry Time):
- 30+ seconds – It takes at least 30+ seconds for this ink to dry. It's also probably good to note that in areas of great saturation, it seems that it's never truly dry; even a day or two after making this review sheet, a dusting of the ink was still coming off on fingertips! This ink does not dry quickly, so we do not recommend it for quick writing sessions where you would need to pack up your paper shortly after writing.
Drip Test (Water Resistance):
- Low – It reacted pretty quickly to water. As you can see by the image, virtually none of the original line detail remained once the drops were added. The ink turns a lighter aqua color with the addition of water.
- Medium – The greatest difference is evident between the first two layers of ink swabs, and not so much the second and third. It has medium saturation.
Ease of Cleaning:
- Low-Medium – Even after only having this ink in the pen for a little while, it seemed to take a little more time and effort to get it flushed out.
- Low – There isn't any shading at all in this ink. Where there isn't the primary ink color, there's sheen. There isn't really an in-between.
- High – While there is very little shading, the sheen is out of this world. Even in the regular writing samples, there is a reddish-purple sheen in the bottom half of the letters. In the splatter, that sheen takes up the entire identity of the ink, creating an opaque foil-like effect. You wouldn't even know that this ink was primarily turquoise-blue.
- Wet – This is a very wet ink. Very very wet. Even with an extra-fine nib, the flow was very satisfying. However if you leave it in a pen unused for a while, it can be a bit hard to get started again, so regular cleaning of your pen is a must with this ink!
Packaging and Aesthetics:
- The box is a nice and minimal cardboard with a clean label. The ink bottle is plastic with a simple oval label reading "O.S. N." There seems to be less care put into the bottle itself than the box.
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