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
- Pink (cartridges only)
- Royal Blue
I never liked Brilliant Red. In my opinion it's dry ink, rather unpleasant in use. Additionally i'm not keen on the color.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B
Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B