No need to dust it with sugar, because KWZ Grapefruit is sweet enough.
We couldn’t be more excited to carry the full line of KWZ ink. These inks come all the way from Poland and offer a rainbow of colors and Iron Gall varieties. KWZ Grapefruit is a vivid red orange that jumps off the page. It comes in a 60ml tall and round glass bottle that is very easy to fill from. The bottle comes with a hand swabbed and written label that adds a nice personal touch to the presentation. This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, Aurora Ipsilon B and on Rhodia blank No. 18 paper.
KWZ Grapefruit is definitely on the redder side of a traditional grapefruit pink. I do prefer a red grapefruit though, and the same could be said of this color. The ink doesn’t shade much and is a fairly uniform red-orange color. With a broad nib a little shading can be achieved and this lightens the ink to an apricot orange before transforming into darker red tones.
This was my first experience using KWZ ink for an extended period of time and I am impressed. Grapefruit has good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. It’s a highly saturated ink and has high dry times because of it – roughly 20-35 seconds. While the ink doesn’t have any water resistance clean up is easy.
KWZ Grapefruit made a good first impression on me for the KWZ brand. Grapefruit is a bright and good looking color that is suitable for anything outside of work. KWZ inks are competitively priced for the amount of ink you get which could make this a dangerous addition to our ink lineup.
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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