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.

Pelikan - Brilliant Black

I thought it would be fitting that my first ink review should be the first bottle of ink I ever purchased.

Review Setup

Ink: Pelikan Brilliant Black

Pen: Pilot Capless Fountain Pen Matt Black, Fine Nib

Paper: Rhodia Note Pad (80g Grid Paper)

Colour Consistency

The black is nice and dark and stays a good consistent depth of black while writing. There was a small number of occasions were some of my letters did look a tad bit lighter in shade, almost more like a pale black but overall a nice deep shade of black.

The shading test did show that the more I went up in the shading scale the darker the black did get.

Drying Time

Overall the drying times were pretty impressive.  There wasn’t much difference between 5 and 10 seconds but at 15 there was no smudging at all. I do think this ink would be suitable for even left handed writers.  I would love to hear from and lefty’s out there if you have used this ink, good or bad experiences.

Cleaning

This ink is a breeze to clean out of a fountain pen.  Only took a couple of flushes before it was running clear.

Final Thoughts

As with my fountain pens I am a fan of the colour black.  For my first ink purchase I found this to be a great starting point in my ink journey. The ink is a really nice deep shade of black and the drying times make it a great everyday ink. I have been using this as my everyday ink for 11 months now.

Until we meet again!