Friday 1 March 2024

Stationery Review 9: Karkos Bordeaux Fountain Pen Ink (USD 1.97) 30ml Bottle

Hi Friends,

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 Bordeaux 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. 
Stationery Review 9: Karkos Bordeaux Fountain Pen Ink (USD 1.97) 30ml Bottle
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. 

This is one of the most loved inks from my perspective. It really shines on the paper not in terms of sheen or shimmer but in terms of the beauty it brings to the blank paper. The place where the ink is wetter, I really love those words. This ink is water-based so it's really wet. The ink looks like writing with the red wine. Even the name Bordeaux represents the world capital of wine in France. If you only want to buy one ink from Karkos then this should be the ink you should look for. 
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Currently, the situation of SAPS (South Africa Post Office) is not good and the Benmore Post Office has closed so I am not sure if I can order more stuff from the Ali Express app or not. But maybe I will try to once I finish some of the inks and I get good views on my video then I can order more inks from Ali Express to test and review with all of you. 

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