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Waterproofness Test Of Several Ballpoint And Gel Refills

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#1 Brigantian

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 20:58

I've posted this on another forum, but I think you all would be interested in it as well.

 

This is a test of how waterproof certain ballpoint and gel inks are (also included are two fountain pen inks at the bottom).

 

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I've categorized them as follows:

 

Waterproof:

  • Uniball Signo
  • Pilot Juice
  • Bic Cristal
  • Rite in the Rain (Fisher Space fine)

Semi-waterproof:

  • Pilot G2
  • Schmidt easyFlow
  • Fisher Space
  • Pilot Precise

Not waterproof:

  • Parker Quink Gel


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#2 Mulrich

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 21:21

I miss the waterproofness of my old pens but I still much prefer the variety of fountain pen inks. 



#3 Studio97

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 23:37

I need ink which is coffee proof.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:01

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I've posted this on another forum, but I think you all would be interested in it as well.
 
This is a test of how waterproof certain ballpoint and gel inks are (also included are two fountain pen inks at the bottom).
 
vHyvSjx.jpg
 
I've categorized them as follows:
 
Waterproof:

  • Uniball Signo
  • Pilot Juice
  • Bic Cristal
  • Rite in the Rain (Fisher Space fine)

Semi-waterproof:
  • Pilot G2
  • Schmidt easyFlow
  • Fisher Space
  • Pilot Precise

Not waterproof:
  • Parker Quink Gel


Really surprised that the Bic Cristal holds up so well

#5 milkb0at

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 10:05

Thanks Brigantian. That's a useful test. It's funny how badly the Parker gel does, which saves me wondering whether to try one in my Jotter (I'm deciding between Quinkflow and Schmidt easyFLOW at the moment).

 

I've been a huge fan of the Pilot G-2 for years, but the Signo is in the hunt for taking over the mantle as my favourite ball pen. 



#6 Chrissy

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 10:08

Thank you for the comparisons. It's interesting to see how the same brand of refill behaves differently in different tip widths.  :huh:



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 13:16

Really surprised that the Bic Cristal holds up so well

It is somewhat ironic that many Bic pens do conform to ISO 12757-2, the archival quality part of the standard.

 

http://de.bicworld.c...7/index.html#12

 

Parker QuinkFlows should still be archival quality too.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 06:10

The Parker Blue Gel is even worst than the black...your writing will disappear with the slightest water.     I have put writing in the washing machine written with Easyflow ink and its still readable.   







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