Pure Pens Costwolds

  • Where to buy: Pure Pens [Here]
  • Price: £6.99
  • Bottle size: 60ml
  • Price/ml: £0.12 (2dp)
  • Colour: …um? Honey?
  • Shading: Some
  • Sheening: No
  • Recommend?: An odd colour, but really nice!

Pure Pens originally launched their own brand ink line with a Celtic theme, which was a huge hit. This is the second themed ink that they have released and this theme is “England”. You can find the other reviews down below:


Unconventional colours are often the ones that take me long to discover, but when I do, I love them a lot. One example of this is Rohrer & Klinger’s Alt Goldgrün, which could be best described as “pond water” green. Another example would be this: Pure Pens Cotswolds. A yellowish brownish (though I prefer the simpler term honey) coloured ink that is really beautiful to use. It has high levels of shading, looks amazing and performs well. Quite honestly, this is a really good “fun ink” to use.


That being said, it is a fun ink that’s for sure. But it may be slightly difficult to use in a professional setting. I should suppose it depends upon the context; if you can get away with it then I would highly advocate you use this ink… I would!


That being said, this ink probably performs the best out of all the inks in this review series on cheaper paper. A sign, perhaps? And while I’m on the subject of performance, here’s waterproofness:


Or.. Lack thereof.

Initially when I first put pen to paper, I thought this ink resembled Platinum’s Citrus Black rather closely (I’m very fond of that ink also). But in comparison it is notably more brown than Citrus Black – which is quite green. There’s a slight similarity to Diamine Sepia (but different enough to justify owning both..!)


As I said above – new and quirky (perhaps unconventional would be a good word) inks speak to me quite a bit and this ink is no exception. Cost effective, performs well, looks great, get it.


Disclaimer: I have been sent this ink for review purposes by Pure Pens. All opinions expressed are my own. 


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