Ink Review: ColorVerse 2023 New Year

ColorVerse has released an amazing variety of ink over the last year. One of the most recent inks is ColorVerse 2023 New Year.  A big thank you to Dromgoole’s for sending this ink for this review!

2023 New Year is a fabulous bright green ink with lots of sparkle – the closest I have in my collection is Anderillium Spirula green although 2023 New Year is darker.

2023 New Year surprised me with the amount of shading – that isn’t something I usually expect with sparkling inks.

The sparkle is a bit wild – both gold and silver particles. I had no issues with 2023 New Year clogging or even hard starts – ColorVerse uses a small enough particulate that the ink flows well.

Now for the paper. The first paper here is Tomoe River paper (TR7). Lots of shading on TR paper and a bit of a black halo sheen as well.

I’ve angled the same swatch so you can get an idea of the sparkle!

Cosmo Air Light paper, as usual, brings out the blue undertones of the ink, making it more of an emerald green

Sparkling inks have a great time on Cosmo Air Light paper, although the sparkle has the tendency to drift across the page.

Midori MD paper shows ColorVerse 2023 New Year much closer to a true green.

However, the sparkling characteristics of the ink are wasted on Midori MD.

2023 New Year is a 30mL bottle and is priced at $24 MSRP which works out to $0.80 per mL. While not as expensive as Sailor’s small bottles, it is a bit pricey, but I do think the novelty of both silver and gold sparkle makes this ink worth grabbing while it is around.

DISCLAIMER: The ink included in this review was provided free of charge by Dromgoole’s for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.

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  1. That’s a much better green than I realized, deeper and more complex. Actually, while I usually like a good shimmer, I think this ink might be better without the shiny its to let the ink’s shading and chromatic qualities stand on their own.

    I like that your review allows us to see the various qualities of the ink so clearly.

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