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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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#2 doggonecarl

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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.


Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I try not use the term Easy Full Flex, but fail...sigh.

 

Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a 'flexi'/maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 

 

Odd, how many who should know better, compares Japanese F (which equals EF), with Western F, with out a second thought, but do not compare Japanese B with Western B.

 

Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens only; not the users of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.


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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.

#8 h.farmawi

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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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#9 h.farmawi

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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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#17 h.farmawi

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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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#18 h.farmawi

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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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