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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fountain Pen Ink Review -- Parker Quink Blue-Black

Here is a review of the newer formula of Parker's Quink Blue-Black fountain pen ink. It was purchased on Amazon for only $8.25 shipped. Note: I made a "typo" in the review. The nib on the Esterbrook is a 9550, not a 9668. I got it mixed up with the 2668 on my other Esterbrook I bought at the same time. Whoops. :) Without further ado, onto the review... 

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Ink blot on paper towel

The ink & pen used in the review, note: the color of the ink in this picture is lighter/bluer than it really is.

In conclusion, I really enjoy this ink. I have read other reviews stating that it had no water-resistance, but it does appear to have a little bit of resistance. Most of the ink washed away, but there was still enough to read what was written even after I rinsed it once, swabbed it, rinsed it again, and swabbed it again and let it dry. I also read in reviews that it was more of a dark blue than a blue-black, and while it looks that way before it dries, I found that after it dries it turns into a nice, true blue-black. A great ink for under $9 shipped. Recommended!

Any questions or comments are most welcome.

To purchase on Amazon: Parker Super Quink Permanent Ink for Parker Pens, 2-oz. Bottle, Blue-Black (3007100)

-Derek (ThirdeYe)

4 comments:

  1. That's a great price for an ink that dries so quickly, and I love just about anything that comes in blue-black. It's interested that the blot on the paper towel has some green to it, but maybe it is just the way it translated to a digital image.

    Nice review.

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  2. Thanks for the comment. Yes, I was very impressed with how quick it dried. It does have a very slight tinge of green to it, but it's more blueish black than green. Feel free to check out my latest review of the Preppy Blue-Black to see a comparison of colors.

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  3. It is really great creation because you have used ink very nicely. Many people knows that ink dries quickly but they never think to make this type of creation.
    Pens

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  4. I plan on checking back with your ink reviews. Fascinating.

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