Kaweco Sunrise Orange
Kaweco recently came out with two new colors of ink and today we’ll take a close look at Sunrise Orange.
This rusty orange is a beautiful addition to Kaweco’s lineup of ink and is a perfect color for autumn.
Kaweco inks come in an iconic 30ml bottle that can be tipped on it’s angled side to make filling easier. This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, a Lamy Al-Star B, and on Rhodia No. 18 blank paper.
Sunrise Orange is a rich pumpkin orange that shades to a rusty sienna color. The ink shaded well in both the fine and broad nib. In the finer nib, one still got a nice range of colors, but it wasn’t as exaggerated as with the broad nib. With the broader nib, one got vivid tangerine oranges juxtaposed with deep oranges that verged on sienna. The ink had a nice earth tone appearance that read as a range of warm colors.
Sunrise Orange had good flow and low feathering and bleedthrough. The saturation was moderate to high and it had good shading. Dry times were a little high and it did not have any water resistance, but clean up was not an issue.
Kaweco inks have always been hit or miss for me, but they definitely nailed it with Sunrise Orange. I think their higher price – $14 for 30ml – keeps people from trying them more readily, but Sunrise Orange is a justifiably beautiful color. If you’re looking for a good color for all your autumn writing, look no further than Sunrise Orange.
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 color for you.
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