Bungubox Clown Teardrop
Wipe away those tears with the rich Bordeaux of Bungubox Clown Teardrop.
Name aside, Clown Teardrop is a tantalizing Bordeaux crimson color that is sure to put a smile on your face. Bungubox inks come in the same squat and round glass bottle that Sailor ink comes in. The accompanying box securely holds the bottle, and the outside is beautifully embossed with the Bungubox logo. This review was done with a Sailor Pro Gear F, Lamy AL-Star B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
In a fine nib, Clown Teardrop has a fairly uniform appearance, although there is some shading from crimson reds to darker burgundy hues. A broad nib shows off the true range of colors the ink is capable of producing. Crimson red shades into a dark ruby before ending at a dark Bordeaux color. On high quality paper, the ink can produce a beautiful gold sheen that compliments the color nicely.
Bungubox inks are produced by Sailor and like all other Sailor inks, have some great properties. Clown Teardrop has great flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. It’s a moderately to highly saturated ink but still has good dry times at 20-30 seconds. With a fine nib, the ink didn’t shade much, but was on the moderate to high shading side with a broad nib. While the ink didn’t have much water resistance, you could still make out what was written after the water had dried.
This is an ink color that is hard to put your finger on. Sometimes it looks akin to Diamine Oxblood, other times its a warmer Bordaux, and under some lights, it almost looks like a dark magenta. However you see it, Clown Teardrop is a great working ink that’s a fun color while still being adult about it. It’s easily legible and is especially fun to use on papers like Tomoe River.
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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