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Aurora Blue

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#1 chkuo



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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:30

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:36

"Deep, authoritative blue with a hint of purple" is an excellent description. Your scan looks dead accurate here. Feathering (i.e., the lack thereof) is quite good even on cheap paper, in my experience.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:54

where to buy? that's the color blue I want, like NOW!!!!

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:34

QUOTE (innoby @ Feb 17 2009, 09:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
where to buy? that's the color blue I want, like NOW!!!!

It's not too difficult to find, many online shops (FPH, Pendemonium, Pear Tree, ISellPens, just to name a few) carry Aurora inks. To save on the shipping, you'll have to check your local pen shop/art supplies.

Aurora Blue is my favorite dark blue. Not only the color is attractive, the ink is very well behaved in all kinds of pen/paper combinations.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 06:01

Great, straightforward, concise review -- thank you.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 00:34

QUOTE (Viseguy @ Feb 17 2009, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Deep, authoritative blue with a hint of purple" is an excellent description. Your scan looks dead accurate here. Feathering (i.e., the lack thereof) is quite good even on cheap paper, in my experience.


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Posted 15 March 2009 - 18:00

Thanks much for such a clear review! This ink is one I keep thinking of trying, and am now moving it up the list.
May you have pens you enjoy, with plenty of paper and ink. :)

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 20:05

Nice. Thank you.

I think the shading depends on the nib. I get some with the B nib in my Aurora 88.

This is one of my long-time favorites. Aurora Blue has been in my sapphire Namiki Impressions every day since I bought the pen October 14, 2000

Edited by Doug Add, 15 March 2009 - 20:07.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:58

Fahrney's always has it in stock, as it is the favorite ink of Chuck, the Pen Doctor.

Edited by CharlieB, 16 March 2009 - 09:59.


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 21:03

Very good review, and confirmed accurate--- Just got a sample today. sleep.gif

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:27

Thank you for the review. Having recently purchased my first bottle of this ink for use in an Aurora 88 I can attest that your remarks are spot on. The flow and coverage are excellent and the color has a nice "brightness" to it. My only quibble is that drying time is just a bit slow; however, some of that may be due to the amount of ink my medium nib is laying down. Thanks again for a well done, concise review. clap1.gif

Edited by PenFisher, 27 March 2009 - 01:28.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 01:47

Absolutely my favorite blue. Hmmm, that should be my next fill, but in which pen....?

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:40

my favorite ink too
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:34

Nice, thanks.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 00:31

If anyone is intrested in a bottle, contact me. I really do not like it.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:03

I have to say, the ink's a sort of prodigy the first time you use it, but you soon start to get tired of its overbearing purple tint. Also in my case, the ink started to clot up into a wet paste when written with on paper at certain intervals.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:10

Great review. Aurora blue is my favorite blue. The first one I go to, and its always well behaved.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:20

This is my favourite dark blue and is always reliable and well-behaved.
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 01:50

Many "bricks-and-mortar" shops carry this ink, too.

It's the best-looking of the "washable/eradicable" blue inks, in my opinion. Pelikan's Super-Pirat or Super-Sheriff marker can eradicate it, so it's a good-looking choice for students whose teachers require them to write in blue fountain pen ink. Because it's relatively more saturated than the other blue inks in this category, it should fade much slower.

I recommend getting Aurora ink in the bottle because it's much, much less expensive than in cartridges. Also, the cartridges fit only Aurora and Parker pens.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 21:54

I like Aurora Blue very much. Well-behaved, nice shading with a wider nib, and a beautiful blue with strong hints of purple. And the bottle is taller than it is wide, which makes it easier to fill a pen even when the bottle is getting low on ink.

Edited by Koyote, 23 February 2010 - 21:55.

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