review: colorverse astrophysics gravity wave - ink between the teeth

Jun 3, 2019

review: colorverse astrophysics gravity wave

It's another Colorverse ink!

You've heard me talk about Colorverse enough, so let's get right into it. Colorverse Gravity Wave is a teal that leans more blue.
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Colorverse Gravity Wave has very little water resistance. It's smearing all over the place in my water test, although some of the ink will stay behind. Not very much, though.

It also was an ink that took longer to dry. It wasn't there at the 45 second mark, but it was completely dry to the touch by 60 seconds on Kokuyo MIO paper.

There's a nice amount of shading in both the Japanese medium nib as well as the broad nib. Plus some visible sheen!

The shading and sheen is really prominent on Tomoe River paper. It shifts from a turquoise to a pacific teal. Really pretty.
For me, Gravity Wave is what Monteverde California Teal should have been. I don't have anything quite like it, which is great! Colorverse Pale Blue Dot is more green. Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris is both deeper and more blue. Herbin Vert de Gris is much grayer. And my dog, who very desperately wanted to be in this photo, is very obviously not even in the same ballpark.

I have this ink in my Pilot Custom Heritage 92 with a broad nib. This pen definitely benefits from a wetter ink, which Gravity Wave certainly is. They're a great combo.

Colorverse Gravity Wave is definitely my favorite Colorverse ink I've tried out. I'm a sucker for teal colors, so of course this one is right up my alley. It's the right combination of blue and green—a teal that leans more blue—and I especially love the shading and sheen. I'm a fan, for sure!

Where to buy

I received a sample of this ink for free as an employee at JetPens.

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