Wearingeul Robinson Crusoe fountain pen ink has some extraordinary shading. This ink was inspired by the colors of the ocean that Robinson encountered when he became a castaway. Ranging from light blue to sea green, this color is not one to be missed! Learn more about this literary-themed ink below!
- 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):
- 5~10 seconds – Robinson Crusoe dried fairly quickly. The swab was mostly dry in five seconds and completely dry after ten. This would be a great ink to use for note-taking and journaling.
Drip Test (Water Resistance):
- Low – We found that Robinson Crusoe was not water resistant at all. Anywhere water touched the dye components, it acted as an eraser, leaving no ink behind.
- Medium~Low – When layered or allowed to pool, this ink has a deep, robin egg blue color with blue and green shading. Robinson Crusoe also has tiny bits of sheen. However, with the medium LAMY nib, we found it was a light turquoise hue without much saturation. A wetter nib that lays down more ink can bring out deeper tones in this color.
Ease of Cleaning:
- High – This ink isn't terribly saturated or water resistant, so it is easy to flush through your pen and leave little to no traces of ink.
- Medium-High – We found this ink has a good amount of shading, which is most apparent on lines that overlap. It goes from a light blue to a sea green when layered over itself.
- Dry~Medium – Robinson Crusoe is definitely more dry writing than some other inks we carry, which is great for left-handed writers or quickly taken notes.
Packaging and Aesthetics:
- This comes packaged in a 30ml square glass bottle with a black cap. It has a wide enough mouth that most pens should be able to fill directly from the bottle.
If you're interested in similar colors, check out our Swab Shop, where you can compare shades side by side.
Overall, Wearingeul Robinson Crusoe is a gorgeous light ocean blue color with sea green tones that behaves well and dries quickly when layered. It is definitely worth a look! There is no shortage of blue and teal blue inks, but this one has some extra pizazz, so I recommend checking it out!