Friday 1 March 2024

Stationery Review 12: Karkos Hot Pink Fountain Pen Ink (USD 1.97) 30ml Bottle

Hi Guys, 

Karkos have these fountain pen inks in 10 colours which you can buy in one go and I would strongly recommend so as well. I also liked this Glass Dip Pen that you see in my videos. This glass dip pen also writes very nicely. I should have bought this one only and no need for any fountain pen ever. 

Karkos Hot Pink fountain pen ink has a unique name and the colour of this ink is really great. This ink colour really pops up on the paper. After the Bourdex ink, my second choice will be Karkos Hot Pink ink. I really loved these water-based colourful inks from Karkos a lot. They offer great value and maybe in some countries, you may get them cheaper than 2 dollars as well. 

Karkos Hot Pink ink is really great and a little bit darker as well. I am using the same in the Fine nib pen and the writing is legible. I think I should switch the same to the EF (Extra Fine) Nib pen. The problem with this ink is that due to its dark colour, the ink sometimes covers the feed and grip section strongly and as I am using the same in a white colour pen, it's more visible. Overall, I would definitely buy the same ink again and maybe dilute it a little bit with distilled water to reduce its dark colour to make it cool pink rather than hot pink. I don't have any other pink coloured ink so I won't be able to compare it with any other branded ink. I think I bought Faber Castell fountain pen ink cartridges but don't have any Faber Castell Fountain Pen as yet to test it out. 
Stationery Review 12: Karkos Hot Pink Fountain Pen Ink (USD 1.97) 30ml Bottle
After my first order with the Ali Express App, I was glued to the platform mainly because of the two games that give you gold coins that you can pay for your products with. I found some of the fountain pen inks that I wanted to try. Whatever Inks I was getting here in South Africa were very expensive and I thought of not investing that much amount of money into the same.

I bought this Karkos Orange Fountain Pen Ink in a 30ml bottle for USD 1.97 (ZAR 38) each. Express Pencils Store is available on the Ali Express App from where I ordered this ink. Check it out and if you like it, you can also order it.

Also, the South African Post Office charged me only ZAR 36 to release the packet so based on the items inside the package that got equally distributed to all the 6 ink bottles and 1 glass pen. The overall cost of the ink then came to ZAR 45 approximately based on the exchange rate for a 30ml ink bottle.
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The ink comes in a plastic bottle with a simple sticker saying the name of the ink. The opening of the bottle is protected by a plastic seal that can be taken in and out to not spill during transport etc. The plastic quality of the bottle is fine. The cap is in the same colour as the ink but it doesn't truly match the same. It takes a little while to take the plastic seal out but on its way from China to South Africa, it's kept in a ziplock bag and there was not even a single drop of ink spill. All the inks came fine and perfect.

If any ink brand wants to send us their inks, please contact me at Even if they cannot ship to South Africa, I can provide them with the Aramex Global Shopper Address where they can send the same to their local country address as well and I pay the courier charges to get them to South Africa.

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