12 Days of Inkmas: Day 5 KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise

Inkmas 2019


Review by Laura Cameron

While it isn’t a new ink, I love turquoises and teals so I was excited to order KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise and try it out! (4mL sample, $2.50). Although advertised as turquoise, this one looked to be a dark blue-green which made me think of blue spruce (seasonally appropriate!).

I wasn’t disappointed. KWZ Turquoise is a dark blue-green and gorgeous. As you can see from my tests, it’s dark and saturated, and in it’s darkest applications tends towards dark blue and almost black. I know some people think KWZ inks have a certain odor, but I didn’t notice anything when testing this one.

The only thing I found slightly disappointing is that this wasn’t really a “new” color to my stash. In fact, KWZ Iron Gall Turquoise is SUPER similar to the special 2018 St. Louis show ink that KWZ designed: Meet me in St. Louis. It also bore a striking resemblance to Robert Oster Blue Denim. So while this is a gorgeous color, I probably don’t need a full bottle!

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  1. This is indeed a beautiful ink. I use it a lot to address envelopes (I have learned the hard way to use water resistant inks for this) and it is very well behaved for a permanent ink.

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