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Nice Ink For Parker Im Premium

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#1 sandy101



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 23:26

Hello, everyone.


I'm looking for suggestion for inks for my Parker IM premium, which has a converter. I have been using J Herbin's inks and whilst the Sapphire Blue and Opera Red look lovely, they do seem a bit dry for this pen, as I do not get consistent writing with different papers. The Herbin's work with my other converter pens, but the Parker does not seem to like them much.


I used quink through my school days and I'm not keen to use it again - I use FP's for my personal stuff and I like funky colours.


Can anyone suggest a brand that, in their experience, works well?


I have some Pelikan 4001 I could try once the current fill runs out - would Waterman/Pelikan work better than the J Herbin? I like Diamine's sapphire blue, but only have cartridges that won't fit the Parker.


Any suggestions gratefully received.

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 23:35

I think Waterman and Pelikan inks are pretty good all-rounders, well worth a try before buying something different. I love the Pelikan 4001 turquoise.

#3 The Blue Knight

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 23:41

Have you tried Parker quink in it? As Quink always works well in every Parker pen I have owned.


I own the following inks Quink Blue, Blue-Black, Waterman Harmonious Green, Sheaffer Skrip Blue, Lamy Turquoise, J.Herbin Bleu Nuit. 


J.Herbin Bleu Nuit seems the driest however is a very nice ink. Sheaffer Skrip is a little wetter however isn't as wet as Quink. You could try Sheaffer Skrip as it seems to be a very good ink and works well in most pens.


To be honest I haven't used the waterman ink enough to provide any feedback however I would say of the blue inks I own Bleu Nuit seems the best as it is fast drying and has a lot of shading however if you want a wetter ink I would go for Skrip as it seems very well behaved and a very cost effective option.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 04:28

Waterman is more wet than Pelikan.

So given that you are saying it is dry, I would try Waterman ink.

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#5 The Good Captain

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 10:23

What about a Diamine? Plenty to choose from and locally-sourced, to boot!

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:11

I have a Parker II premium, and while I really like the pen, it did suffer from a bit of baby bottom, which caused it to skip a little bit too much. That affected all inks, and even now that is sorted, I find the dryer inks still suffer a little bit in it.


As The Captain said, Diamine have plenty to choose from and are generally nice wet inks.


Parker perform well, and I find that they suit Parker pens, although their colour choices are not inspiring.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:27

+ 1 for Diamine. My all round, overall favourite ink, particularly: Majestic Blue, Oxblood, Teal, Chocolate, and on and on.
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