Ink Review: Ferris Wheel Press Fall Collection

This week in Colorado has been cool and crisp – sweatshirts and sweaters are replacing shorts and short sleeves. It’s the perfect time to show this collection from Ferris Wheel Press – The Finer Things collection.

Oyster Hour, Steeped Umber, and Spruce County Post feel like perfect fall colors in my state – we don’t get many colors in autumn, but we do have plenty of cozy fires and hot chocolate that I can imagine with Steeped Umber:


And there are more than a few evergreen trees, the color of Spruce County Post:


Oyster Hour (we have no oysters here) brings to mind the leaves that are already heaping up here. I personally love crunching them outside:



I’m very ready for cold fall nights that will soon lead to snow.

The three inks in this fall lineup have a flow that is a bit on the dry side but that isn’t bothersome. They contain no glitter and I saw no bleeding or feathering.

Oyster Hour is a fascinating color – darker and less pink than Sailor Studio 273, a bit more yellow than ColorVerse Soul. Even on the slightly yellow MD Light Paper, it was completely legible and it looks even better on Tomoe River and Cosmo Air Light paper.

Steeped Umber looks reddish on Midori MD Light paper but Tomoe River and Cosmo Air Light paper flatten out the color to a more neutral brown. The change between paper works differently on the Spruce County Post ink. Midori MD Light shows a slightly unsaturated, dusty forest green, Tomoe River paper shows a much darker green that appears a bit bluer, and Cosmo Air Light paper shows dark haloing and a greyish-blue tone in heavy swabs.

Midori MD Light paper:

Tomoe River paper (TR7):

Cosmo Air Light paper:

Oyster Hour, Steeped Umber, and Spruce County Post can be found at retailers that carry Ferris Wheel Press inks for $22 for a 38 mL bottle or $16 for the charger set with 5mL of each ink.

Do you have a favorite color?

DISCLAIMER: The ink in this review was provided free of charge by Ferris Wheel Press for the purpose of this review. The other items in the review were purchased by myself. Please see the About page for more details.

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  1. Spruce Country Post is a definite winner for me. The Steeped Umber could be useful for special Fall letters, but I’m not sure what I would use the Oyster Hour for.

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