Pelikan 4001 Violett / Violet
Dear FPN friends.
Well and again another Pelikan 4001 revie . It is the first full review that I have posted using my new method in order to present the true colours and all the brilliance of the ink. If you are curious to this method check the link to the article on how to depict the colours realistically.
Message for Mr Tas from London... I used the techniques and took the photo in indirect daylight. I live in a village so I do not own the greycard yet. And I thought photographing the hair of an elderly person is not so efffective (more like 80% grey )
This time the Violet
And this too is classy in quality but not in price.
only €3,19 approx.$ 4.- for a quality ink this is a bargain.
The 4001 Inks are dry which makes them 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. If you want to have a look at Blues click the link.
Well... if you are more into green inks.. down here is the link to the Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Green review
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
The saduration is good...
And for the fans of shading.... It SHAAAADES Just have a look at the detail pictures down here
I love this like I do my Pelikan M800 and Brilliant Green too
I will getting some more Pelikans and become an ornithologist
I am doing a study in Pelikan bird wachin now
Down here are some of the technical specs (as suggested by Ann Finley 2007)
They are actually quite the same as in the Brilliant Green ink
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. I have checked also on Pluto though Martians are hard to find there
Quality: Well it's from germany so what do you guess points: 5
It is a very nice Violet. I first thought it was too feminin. But hello when the Byzantine empires wrote with purple inks,,,,
Why can't I, the Emperor of Bollogs and King of Rubbish, write with it
Hope this was joyful
p.s. I have added some high res photo from Photbucket. I am using this since yesterday and don't exactly how it works.... Hope they are at the bottom of this review
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