This ink is beautiful. It is very well behaved. I didn't see any sheening. It does take a tad bit longer to dry. But I use broad nib, mostly. And I use Rhodia paper most of the time. So that is to be expected. Also, I love the bottles! The cap is large enough for arthritic hands to grip it well to unscrew it. I think that is important. If you can't get the cap off, you can't use the ink! A very nice ink, indeed.