As indicated by the absolute fervor around the Vanness Pens table at the DC Pen Show, KWZ inks are very popular. The inks are from Poland and are available in a wide range of colors from subtle to brilliant. I reviewed Menthol Green after the Chicago Show which I really liked and now I’ve got KWZ Grapefruit to share with you.
I think Grapefruit is a perfect end-of-summer color. At first, I thought it going to more pinky but it ended up being a much more orangey color. It’s bright a vivid and shades a bit to a lovely sunset yellow-orange.
I compared it to swatches I had in my stash of Noodler’s Dragon Napalm and Habanero which are much more yellow-orange than KWZ Grapefruit. Surprisingly, Waterman Red, which turns out to be a very warm red, was closer in hue to Grapefruit than the more deep orangey colors in my swatch libraries.
I hope you enjoy the color and the cocktail recipes. I’m thought it was an appropriate way to share this fun, summery color.
A 60ml bottle of KWZ Grapefruit is $12, 4ml sample is available for $2.
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Vanness is out except for samples (which I already have). Drat! Foiled again …
Wait a couple days. I know there were a couple bottles left when we packed up in DC so Vanness will just need to unpack and inventory what was in the van.
Konrad Zurawski is the guy in Poland that makes the ink. He answers emails whenever he has a chance and is extremely helpful in discussing the pros and cons of IG ink in fountain pens and how well they can work on cheaper paper. Lots of colors. Also I was surprised that all five inks were easy to use with my dip pen with Zebra G nib. Great for quickly comparing all five once the Goulet samples arrived.