Platinum Mix-Free Aurora Blue
You won’t need to visit the North Pole to witness the beauty of Platinum Aurora Blue.
Aurora Blue is part of Platinum’s Mix-Free line. These inks are specially formulated to be mixed with one another. While you might be using Aurora Blue to do some mixing, it is a beautiful blue on its own. Platinum inks come in a 60ml glass bottle that has a removable filling reservoir. This review was done with a Platinum Plaisir F, Lamy Studio B, and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Aurora Blue has a similar appearance in both a fine and broad nib. The ink doesn’t shade much and has a general imperial blue color. The lightest the ink gets is a light lapis blue. The ink can get into darker denim colors, but the overall appearance is a blue with a hint of purple. There is some red sheen to the ink, but you’re either going to have to use Tomoe River paper or a very broad nib to see it.
Platinum Aurora Blue displayed great properties. It had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. It’s a fairly saturated ink, but it had good dry times at 20-30 seconds. The ink had a good amount of water resistance, enough that one can easily make out the writing after the water test.
Even though it is not necessarily meant to be a stand-alone color, Aurora Blue is a great ink. It’s a lovely shade of blue that writes especially nicely. Add the ink’s water resistance into the mix and you have a recipe for a great workhorse 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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