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Graf Von Faber-Castell Blue Ink, Not Cobalt Blue

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#1 Kukuzovac

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:18

Anyone have some experience with this ink? I can get it relatively cheap but cannot find any info on it. I would really like to know how it performs, mostly regarding bleedtrough and feathering on copy paper. Thank you for any help in advance. smile.png

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#2 inkstainedruth

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 14:45

Have you checked the Ink Review Forum?  There's a pinned topic at the beginning which is an index, and the reviews are listed in alphabetical order by brand.  Otherwise, I'm afraid I can't be much help.

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#3 Kukuzovac

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 17:45

There is no entry in Index of Ink Reviews. I checked it firstly. Managed to find some info on black ink and a little bit on this standard blue. It seems not to be a great ink. 

 

The good news, the seller I bought a fountain pen from and the one who has this ink said he will send me a complimentary ink bottle. I can't wait to see how does it really perform.



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:06

There is no entry in Index of Ink Reviews. I checked it firstly. Managed to find some info on black ink and a little bit on this standard blue. It seems not to be a great ink. 

 

The good news, the seller I bought a fountain pen from and the one who has this ink said he will send me a complimentary ink bottle. I can't wait to see how does it really perform.

Please do a review of the ink when you get it.  I had suggested that since I saw you were relatively new and had might not gotten to that point in your travels through the various forums.  Of course I should have also checked there myself to see if one or more was already posted  :blush:.  There's also a thread there where you can request reviews, so if someone else has that ink they might be able to do a review.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:39

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 18:30

I have the black of that. Came with my F-C pen.

 

I quite like it. It surprised me. Not the best color but good and very good flow. I have heard rumors that those inks are the same as Pelikan as the bottles are very similar but I do not know that to be fact (the converter for the F-C pen was a F-C badged Schimdt so ...)

 

I wonder if these inks are being replaced by the new F-C inks or if they will continue be sold side by side.


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#7 Tas

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 08:30

Anyone have some experience with this ink? I can get it relatively cheap but cannot find any info on it. I would really like to know how it performs, mostly regarding bleedtrough and feathering on copy paper. Thank you for any help in advance. smile.png

The ink in question is this 

 

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I had a similar question over the weekend. Five minutes on FPN and all was answered.

 

Have a look here



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 18:37

That's it... thanks, Tas! If this GvFC bottle (62.5 ml) of Royal Blue is in fact the same ink as Pelikan's 4001 Royal Blue, and anybody likes it enough to go on using it a lot, they might consider buying the Pelikan instead, because it is much less expensive. The GvFC comes in at 0.18 Euro/ml whereas the Pelikan (in a 30-ml bottle) is only 0.12 Euro/ml. The Pelikans are also available in a few stores as 62.5-ml bottles, which would make them even more luscious.

 

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 19:14

Graf von Faber Castell do have very nice bottles though.

 

I have the newer series of Cobalt Blue and Moss Green and they are beautiful and big Art Deco bottles



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 19:22

For those of you interested in the ink, you can buy it here: http://global.rakute.../item/fc-bt-bk/

 

If you select/request JP Post Postal Parcel for shipping (I believe that still includes tracking), the cost should still be reasonable.


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 15:21

And since Cross Blue is the same as Pelikan 4001 Blue as well, you can get that even cheaper than Pelikan's. £0.07/ml, versus £0.11/ml (source: Cult Pens).


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