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#1 h.farmawi

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:40

Today i got myself a Pelikan 4001 Brillant Black 30ml ink bottle im using it with a Parker 45 F Nib, such a nice ink very smooth flowing.
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 13:03

I agree. A nice ink. The first bottle of ink I ever bought was Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 13:28

I agree. A nice ink. The first bottle of ink I ever bought was Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black.

my fist was a Pelikan 4001 Royale Blue, This is my second bottle :D


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 18:15

Brilliant black was also my second bottle purchased and the first black ink. Still a favorite!

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 21:09

I don't use black ink much but when I came back to fountain pens the first two inks I got was 4001 royal blue and the black.

I found it black enough.

I used a bit of it to darken the royal blue...also.

 

Some folks who use narrow nibs on poor paper found it a gray....blaming the ink, not the paper.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:49

It's black, and black(er).

 

A pen I used for practice was filled with blue ink recently without flushing the 4001 inside, and it still writes black :yikes:


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 03:34

Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black is absolutely great in wet Pelikan nibs.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:01

Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black is absolutely great in wet Pelikan nibs.

well its great with p45 F nib for me i think ill try it on a Sheaffer targa with M nib later


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:02

It's black, and black(er).

 

A pen I used for practice was filled with blue ink recently without flushing the 4001 inside, and it still writes black :yikes:

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:03

Brilliant black was also my second bottle purchased and the first black ink. Still a favorite!

i really like it i think it will stay as my black ink for a long time


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:05

I don't use black ink much but when I came back to fountain pens the first two inks I got was 4001 royal blue and the black.

I found it black enough.

I used a bit of it to darken the royal blue...also.

 

Some folks who use narrow nibs on poor paper found it a gray....blaming the ink, not the paper.

i have to agree its black enough and cheap paper is bad enough :P


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 16:21

The lack of feathering on that paper is very impressive. I was first introduced to the ink in the novel "House of Leaves." A very classic black. 



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 16:51

Do you happen to have any Edelstein inks?

I always wondered how Pelikan basic inks compare to Pelikan Edelstein inks.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 16:56

Pelikan 4001 b.black I always found black saturated with nice flow even in fine nibs such as sheaffer targa fine and p 45  shown in picture ..INMHOP not given its due praise.



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 17:00

Is it water resistant at all?

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 17:31

Do you happen to have any Edelstein inks?

I always wondered how Pelikan basic inks compare to Pelikan Edelstein inks.

no i don't have any experience with Pelikan Edelstein inks, this is my second bottle btw :D


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 17:33

Is it water resistant at all?

i really dont know ill try it for you and tell you what happened -if i understood what you meant- :)


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 17:35

The lack of feathering on that paper is very impressive. I was first introduced to the ink in the novel "House of Leaves." A very classic black. 

well that is cheap paper but i think its the fine nib maybe.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 21:17

This is the one black ink I use if I have to and it behaves very well. Still prefer the 'master' - 4001 Blue-Black though!


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 21:37

This is the one black ink I use if I have to and it behaves very well. Still prefer the 'master' - 4001 Blue-Black though!

well i can see that you are a 4001 fan from your avatar, and i think that it will be my only black ink that i will use too :)


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 22:13

Is it water resistant at all?

Check out this water resistance test:

http://www.fountainp...ck-water-tests/

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 22:22

I love my Pelikan brilliant black.  It also was my first bottle of ink.  Not only is it loaded in my Pelikan M150, but I just cleaned my Hero 704 and loaded it with the brilliant black.  It writes so smooth, it makes me want to smack somebody!  lol  Just kidding.  But it does write just wonderfully nice.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:44

Check out this water resistance test:

http://www.fountainp...ck-water-tests/

Wow, Thank you!



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:45

I've not heard the term brilliant black before.  Is this an updated term for Pelikan's black?



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 04:03

fyi, Pelikan Brilliant Black is the same stuff as Cross Black ink. Just packaged in a different bottle. Good stuff - reliable, basic, inexpensive.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:09

Check out this water resistance test:

http://www.fountainp...ck-water-tests/

 

 

Wow, Thank you!

i think i dont need to try it now :D


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:10

I use a bottle of this at work. It's reasonably priced, flows well, and is even reasonably water resistant ... In case I get the urge to soak a statement in water. :-) It does fine on my cheap office paper too.
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:12

I love my Pelikan brilliant black.  It also was my first bottle of ink.  Not only is it loaded in my Pelikan M150, but I just cleaned my Hero 704 and loaded it with the brilliant black.  It writes so smooth, it makes me want to smack somebody!  lol  Just kidding.  But it does write just wonderfully nice.

please try to stay alone in a closed room when you write with this ink for peoples safety ;D


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:14

fyi, Pelikan Brilliant Black is the same stuff as Cross Black ink. Just packaged in a different bottle. Good stuff - reliable, basic, inexpensive.

 

 

I use a bottle of this at work. It's reasonably priced, flows well, and is even reasonably water resistant ... In case I get the urge to soak a statement in water. :-) It does fine on my cheap office paper too.

i agree for the price its such an incredible ink


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:42

I think all the 4001's are 'brilliant', now.  I thought so...would have bet a beer on it. :doh:

I have a brilliant black, brilliant brown,

 

I have an old white capped bottle of BB(black capped too) and white capped Green, violet,  Konig's blue(royal blue) no brilliant.


Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For that get a 'flexi' or a "flex" nib.

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