Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey Ink Review

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

Review Setup

Ink: Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

Paper: Rhodia Line (80g/m – 21.3lb)

Pen: KarasKustoms Ink, Fine Nib.

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

 

Thoughts

This takes my modest collection of grey inks to four and I can only see this number increasing! The best way to describe this ink is that it is an “experience”.  By this I mean the ink oozes class from the ink bottle to the actual packaging that holds the bottle.  I won’t spoil the packaging, you have to buy it to behold it yourself!

I have really enjoyed using this ink as it is a tad bit deeper in the shading for everyday writing when comparing it to the paler Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri Same.  It starts off a nice rich grey which shades into a very dark grey which borders on black.  For me a grey ink has to act like pencil lead with regards to shading from light to dark and I feel this is the closest I have come to that experience.

The drying times are the only minor fault I can find with this ink as even with a fine nib it was still ever so slightly smudging at 20 seconds.

Is this ink really worth nearly £30? if you are only getting started in to the world of grey inks I would say no.  Start with something like Diamine Grey and work your way up to this.  To contradict myself though, I love this ink and I can see it becoming my everyday grey.  The below screenshot will show the other grey inks I own to try and help show the differences between each.

Caran d’Ache Chromatics Infinite Grey

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