Aggggh…let’s start with the ugly, shall we? The water test for Topaz from Pelikan Edelstein did not go well. But, dude, that color. That color!
Moving past the water test – I looooove the bright saturated nature of this ink. Look at how it compares to Pilot Iroshizuku’s Syo ro in the Compare Square. BIF! Bam! Boom! That’s what I need: COLOR!
Topaz almost passes the smear test – just a little wet – when not near water, that is.
You know what else I love about this ink? The name of the ink perfectly matches the color. Topaz!
Oh. So. Pretty.
Whereas so many other inks seem a bit flat, Topaz has a certain glossiness, a beautiful sheen that lasts well after the ink has dried.
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Check out a close-up of the color . . .
This one is a winner in my big book of inks!