Pelikan Turquoise

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Review Setup

Ink:Pelikan Turquoise

Paper:Rhodia Dot Grid (80g/m - 21.3lb)

Pen: (Twiss Pens) Vintage Orange Ice, Extra Fine Baron/Senator Nib

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Thoughts

I have had this ink for a long time now and it has taken me up to now to work out if I actually like this ink or not. I have tried it in a number of different pens with different nib sizes I have come to the conclusion that this ink isn’t really for me. The shading of this ink is to extreme for me. While writing, parts of your lettering is this bright but slightly pale blue but other parts is this very deep blue.  There doesn't seem to be any middle ground with this ink, its either light or very dark in parts.  The other side to this is that when you scale up your use of this ink, the different levels of shading have impressed me.  Maybe this ink would be good for calligraphy?

The ink lays down pretty wet even with a fine nib so I did find the drying times to be slightly longer than previous inks I have reviewed. If you have used this ink before I would love to know what you think of it.