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Pink - Pelikan 4001®


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#1 visvamitra


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 16:10

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 


  1. Blue - Black
  2. Brilliant Black
  3. Brilliant Brown
  4. Brilliant Green
  5. Brilliant Red
  6. Dark Green
  7. Pink (cartridges only)
  8. Royal Blue
  9. Turquoise
  10. Violet
Pink can be bought only in cartridges. As I dislike pink I won't try to describe the color. The inks behaves pretty well though. 





Drops of ink on kitchen towel





Software ID





Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B










Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B













(there was an accident - a bottle of Pelikan Brilliant Brown fell to the floor. It took me a while to clean it from the floor and furniture but I won't be able to clean it form the paper. There were some other pinks / magentas on this page but now they're covered in a layer of brown ink)







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#2 lapis


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 18:58

Not bad. I don't like pinks at all but still have a few, like this one, even if only to make sure that I have all colours of a company. Perverser yet, is that a few pinks are only available in cartridges... It may be its violetness which makes me not hate it as much as other pinks.



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#3 Charles Rice

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 19:05

Great ink  -  except for the color.

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 22:48

Great ink  -  except for the color.



Actually, this looks really nice; unlike Charles, I like pink.  It's too bad it only comes in cartridges -- I don't really have any pens that take International Standard cartridges (which is the same problem I have with the nice little tin of Edelstein Amethyst carts that I got in September at the Pelikan Hub).

Thanks for the review, even though this is something I probably will never be able to use.

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#5 ScienceChick


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Posted 06 March 2016 - 00:46

Feel free to send your unloved Pelikan pink carts to me :D I promise to give them a very good home!

Edited by ScienceChick, 06 March 2016 - 00:47.

 photo 9a3c4b09-5684-4070-874c-d3e7313947e7.pngLife is too short to use crappy pens.  -carlos.q

#6 Lgsoltek


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Posted 06 March 2016 - 01:56

Hmm... I like pink but NOT this kind of pink.

#7 mehandiratta


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Posted 06 March 2016 - 02:22

My fav pink is Tsutsuji...

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 18:58

Um, yes. Or rather no. Yuck. Perhaps the bottle of Brilliant Brown was trying to do us a favour... An exceedingly useful review for what, in my case, not to buy! Thank you. 

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 15:50

I have this one, although I not quite often use it, still its a nice pink ink. I think its more vivid than J. Herbin Rose Tendresse.

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