KWZ Iron Gall Green Gold
What better ink to use during football season in Wisconsin than KWZ IG Green Gold?
KWZ Iron Gall Green Gold is a mossy green that has me cheering from the stands. KWZ ink is produced in Poland and, that I am aware of, offers the largest selection of Iron Gall inks from a single manufacturer. The ink comes in a round and tall 60ml bottle with a wide opening that is easy to fill from. The bottle is packaged in a box that is hand swabbed so you can easily tell which color you’re reaching for. This review was done with a Pilot Prera F, Conklin Crescent B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Iron Gall Green Gold is a mossy green that shades well in both a fine and broad nib. At its lightest, the ink is an olive color. From there the ink shades to a rich piney moss green. At its darkest, the ink is a very dark seaweed green nearing an almost black appearance. The ink is very matte, and like any iron gall ink, the color will eventually fade to black as the ink oxidizes on the page.
KWZ inks have good properties and IG Green Gold displays all of them. The ink has good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. It’s a highly saturated ink but still had good dry times at 20-30 seconds. The other iron gall inks I’ve tried from KWZ have not been water resistant, but IG Green Gold does show some water resistance. I would recommend a few extra rinses when cleaning out an iron gall ink, but IG Green Gold cleans very easily.
I like darker greens so IG Green Gold immediately spoke to me. It’s a dark enough ink that you would probably be able to get away using it in the workplace. For the rest of the football season it’ll be my game day ink.
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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