Pelikan Edelstein Turmaline
Posted 21 June 2012 - 18:37
How did I justify a pink ink when I don't use pink inks? Firstly I have a soft spot for LE inks, the threat of it not being available to me in 6 months time was enough. I was also a little curious following Lapis' review, the ink seemed to shift wildly between red and purple depending on density. Finally I was ordering a Tanzanite anyway.
I should say for those in the UK, I purchased mine from Stone Marketing for a higher than usual price of £13.95. I typically buy Edelstein from the journal shop for £10.95 a bottle, but they don't seem to stock Tanzanite or Turmaline.
The bottle is quite good looking, curvy glass flagon type affair with a definite weight to it. Many have commented on it's lack of practicality when it start's to run low. For an onboxing video of the original line up I would highly recommend Brian Goulet's blog post.
HP Everyday (weight unstated)
HP Everyday paper by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
HP Everyday paper - EF nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
HP Everyday paper - Medium nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
HP Everyday paper - 1.1mm nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Rhodia Bloc Paper
Rhodia Paper by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Rhodia Paper - EF nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Rhodia Paper - Medium nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Rhodia Paper - 1.1mm nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Conqueror Wove 90gsm - Brilliant White
Conqueror Wove paper by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Conqueror Wove paper - EF nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Conqueror Wove paper - Medium nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Conqueror Wove paper - 1.1mm nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Conqueror Bamboo 100gsm - Creama
Conqueror Bamboo paper by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Conqueror Bamboo paper - EF nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Conqueror Bamboo paper - Medium nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
Conqueror Bamboo paper - 1.1mm nib sample by Bigeddie100, on Flickr
The ink performs surprisingly well, there is a little spread on the cheap HP paper, but no real feathering, very little show through and no bleeding on any of the papers sampled.
Lubrication is good in the wetter nibs, the EF is quite a lot drier and the writing experience becomes a little scratchier, but not unacceptably so.
Shading is fantastic, the less absorbent Rhodia shows it off nicely in the wetter M and 1.1 nibs, but it is observable with all paper and nib combinations to some degree.
It's pink, it's very pink. I want to say with a hint of X in the shading, but it is just very pink.
The drier EF nib offers less shading and brings out a lighter shade, really making the colour pop. This would be a nice colour for mark up or editing work when the red gets too oppressive. I think this will be my main task for this ink, that and impressing my Thai co-workers.
I like it, and I'm a little surprised by that. I didn't expect to like a pink ink but the performance has won me over. The colour is suitable for mark-up and editing which is where this will probably see some use as soon as I am through the last of my Montblanc Ink of Joy, as well as the occasional card or note.
All thoughts and comments welcome!
Posted 21 June 2012 - 22:24
The Good Captain
"Meddler's 'Salamander' - almost as good as the real thing!"
Posted 21 June 2012 - 23:31
Lovely review, thanks.
I wonder how closely it is in tone to Diamine Amaranth? Maybe enjoy the Turmaline while it lasts then see if Amaranth will do as a substitute.
Turmaline really is more vivid. Where Amaranth is more subdued and muted, Turmaline pops. It's not neon, however. Because of the cheery color and the fantastic shading, Turmaline has become my favorite pink.
Thanks for a great review, Bigeddie.
Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:10
Thank you for this review. I ended up doing some great doodles with it (including my current avatar and the one below).
Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:08
Posted 16 June 2013 - 18:37
Thanks for the great review!
How come it makes me think, this ink is made for the teenager to write her journal?
Posted 17 June 2013 - 22:31
I don't know, my teenager uses every ink I don't forcibly remove from her inky fingers. (haha)