Ink Review: Aurora Blue

Today I’m reviewing Aurora Blue ink.

Aurora Blue is a rich sapphire blue ink that leans slightly more purple than several other sapphire blue inks. It’s a really attractive shade of blue.

This is the first time I’ve written with Aurora Blue ink and I was very impressed with it.

It is a well behaved ink that didn’t suffer from any starting issues when I put the uncapped pen down to do swab tests, dry times and water resistance.

It dried within 12-15 seconds on the Clairefontaine Triomphe paper and didn’t smear after it was dry.

Aurora Blue ink is available in 45ml glass bottles from many outlets worldwide. In the UK it’s available from The Writing Desk at £11.99.

      • Flow Rate: Very good.
      • Lubrication: Very smooth.
      • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
      • Start-up: Immediate.
      • Saturation: Not saturated
      • Shading Potential: Some nice shading seen.
      • Show-Through: Some seen on Rhodia DotPad and Tomoe River 52gsm papers.
      • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: None seen.
      • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen, even after several days in the pen.
      • Staining (pen): Not seen after 1 week – easy clean-up.
      • Staining (hands): Washed off of my hands after two washes.
      • Clogging: Not seen.
      • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof, but shows a little water resistance.

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