You’ll be lovin’ on Bungubox L’Amant as soon as it hits the page.
Bungubox has some of the prettiest inks on the market and it continues to impress with L’Amant, a gorgeous plum violet. Bungubox ink is produced by Sailor and comes in the same stout and round 50ml glass bottle. The bottle in nestled in a pretty cardboard box that has the Bungubox logo and intricate scroll work. While not cheap, Bungubox inks have the colors and properties to warrant the high price. This review was done with a Sailor Pro Gear F, Lamy AL-Star B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
L’Amant is a moderate shader and has a similar appearance in a fine and broad nib. At its lightest the ink is a pastel, lilac purple. The ink then shades to darker grape hues before finishing as a deep eggplant color. The ink can produce a gorgeous green-gold sheen but only if you’re using a lot of ink on really good paper. On Rhodia paper I was barely able to make out a sheen even on the swabbed areas.
Bungubox inks are the wettest flowing inks of any brand I’ve tried. L’Amant is drier than some Bugnubox inks, but it’s still a very wet ink. Feathering and bleedthrough is both low on Rhodia paper. The ink has good dry times at 20-30 seconds and has moderate shading. Water resistance is low, but clean-up is easy.
Bungubox inks are among some of my favorite on the market. Their price point can scare people away but their colors are so pretty. If you have a dry pen, or just want to put down a lot of ink on the page, then Bungubox inks are for you.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.
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