Pelikan 4001 Brillant Grün /Brilliant Green
Dear FPN friends.
Since I have various Pelikan 4001 inks who I like I will do reviews on them.
The pelikan inks are classics and classy. Classy in quality but not in price.
only €3,19 approx.$ 4.- for a quality ink this is a bargain.
The Inks are dry which makes htem suitable for gusher pens. They are also very safe for old Fountain Pens. No wonder it was developed in the golden age of Fountain Pens. The ink matures very well as I have proofed in topic Battle of the Blue Kings in which I compared a nineteen year old bottle with a brand new one. (You can find this topic under both Ink Comparisons and Ink reviews.)
Warning though it is dry,it takes some time to dry with an 1,5 italic nib. That's no wonder because the Lamy Joy is known for having severe Vomitus, the Llatin word doctors use for the forceful expulsion ofthe contents of ones stomach
Saturation and darkness depends on the type of Nib you use. But the broader the nib, the higher the saturation
I love this like I do my Pelikan M800.
I will getting some more Pelikans and become an ornithologist
I love birds my favourite one is the Pelikan
(oh yeah and ducks too fried in the pan with cranberries)
Down here are some of the technical specs (as suggested by Ann Finley 2007)
points 1-5 1 = 5=
Fountain Pens:Online best writer 0.8 italic: Lamy Joy 1,5 Italic
Paper: Leonardo Ringbuch,average quality school note book made in Austria
Drying time: Approx. 5 seconds with 0.8 nib or 20 seconds with 1,5 italic nib points 5/3
Flow: points: 5
Lubrication:dry but good points: 4
Bleeding: quite some on the average quality paper I used points: 3
Shading: superb in 1.5 italic points: 5
Waterproof: Still very legible after using a swab points: 4
Package: In nice classic bottles and cartridges points: 3-4
Availabilty: It is also available on Mars, just ask your Martian stationary store
Quality: Well it's from germany so what do you guess points: 5
It really is a brilliant refreshng green. Excellent for junping out words in a normal text.
One must love it especially for this kind of money