The 4001 ink is a well-established brand by Pelikan from the very first beginning of the company. It was first mentioned in a price-list from 1897 and proved its worth within all the years. Ink 4001 was registered as a number only, during years there was plenty of colors on the market. However in recent years the line didn't change at all. Happily Pelikan decided to invest not only in Edelstein line but also in 4001 (much cheaper) line and introduced new ink (Dark Green) in january 2016. You may find it interesting that Pelikan 4001 are the only inks that can be bought practically in every B&M store in Poland.
At the moment the line consists of
- Blue - Black
- Brilliant Black
- Brilliant Brown
- Brilliant Green
- Brilliant Red
- Dark Green
- Royal Blue
Let's start with new one.
Dark Green really is dark. It leans toward blue which usually makes me dislike an ink but in this case it doesn't work this way. Actually I find it quite nice.Well, let's make it OK. Less than nice but more than Meh.The ink is well behaved even on cheapest papers (no feathering, no bleedthrough, nice flow, good saturation). If you enjoy the color you really can't go wrong with this one.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B
Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B