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On my computer, the ink looks too light - either your scan is light, or your pen is a dry writer, or my monitor's calibration is off.

 

In my pens, Sheaffer Blue is a nice middle-of-the-road sky blue, and it is inexpensive, widely available, and extremely safe for all pens. It also washes off hands easily.

 

It is easy to overlook an old standby now that there are literally hundreds of inks on the market, and probably at least fifty shades of blue. But this is good stuff.

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Nice to see this old classic reviewed - I used to use it years and years ago in my old Sheaffer desk set.

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On my computer, the ink looks too light - either your scan is light, or your pen is a dry writer, or my monitor's calibration is off.

 

In my pens, Sheaffer Blue is a nice middle-of-the-road sky blue, and it is inexpensive, widely available, and extremely safe for all pens. It also washes off hands easily.

 

It is easy to overlook an old standby now that there are literally hundreds of inks on the market, and probably at least fifty shades of blue. But this is good stuff.

 

I wish mine was that color, my scanner almost matches the color perfectly unfortunately..... it is nowhere near a sky blue. And I agree it's a good ink, maybe I got a bad bottle.....

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On my computer, the ink looks too light - either your scan is light, or your pen is a dry writer, or my monitor's calibration is off.

 

In my pens, Sheaffer Blue is a nice middle-of-the-road sky blue, and it is inexpensive, widely available, and extremely safe for all pens. It also washes off hands easily.

 

It is easy to overlook an old standby now that there are literally hundreds of inks on the market, and probably at least fifty shades of blue. But this is good stuff.

 

I wish mine was that color, my scanner almost matches the color perfectly unfortunately..... it is nowhere near a sky blue. And I agree it's a good ink, maybe I got a bad bottle.....

 

Have you tried it in a wetter writer? That might give a nicer color. Though I do acknowledge that it is a bit lighter and less vibrant than many of the more saturated blues on the market.

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No, I haven't, but you may be right, I did a swab when I first opened it today and after reviewing it I found when it is laid thinly it's more of a purple but when layered nicely it is blue.....

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My bottle matches your description and scan perfectly. If I put just the skrip blue on paper, it could pass as blue, but if I put any other blue with it, it is obviously almost purple.

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My bottle matches your description and scan perfectly. If I put just the skrip blue on paper, it could pass as blue, but if I put any other blue with it, it is obviously almost purple.

 

I agree, I just did a quick compare with Parker Quink Blue and Namiki/Pilot Blue - Skrip leans toward purple in comparison - slightly. My bottle of Skrip is a year or so old.

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I have used it some in the past.While I like to old Sheaffer Skrip ink, as well as preformance goes.I found for myself this blue ink was just too dull and lifeless for my taste.

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I have used it some in the past.While I like to old Sheaffer Skrip ink, as well as preformance goes.I found for myself this blue ink was just too dull and lifeless for my taste.

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I like mine but it's very close to Myosotis...

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 

B. Russell

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I like mine but it's very close to Myosotis...

 

And lots cheaper :thumbup:

 

P&P, what paper is that in your review? It looks like the Staples pads we have at work. With some inks it's very friendly, with others it's like writing on waxed paper and one gets a watery looking line.

 

Thanks for reviewing this often forgotten standby, and old favourite.

"I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original." - Franz Joseph Haydn 1732 - 1809
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I'm using Sheaffer Skrip Blue today, and to me it seems in the same ballpark as the color of the ink in a blue Bic Crystal ballpoint pen. If anything, the Bic color looks slightly purpler than the Skrip Blue. See the picture above.

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Koyote's remarks are dead-on-the-money. Using this ink happily for years especially in older pens that may have continence issues.

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I'm using Sheaffer Skrip Blue today, and to me it seems in the same ballpark as the color of the ink in a blue Bic Crystal ballpoint pen. If anything, the Bic color looks slightly purpler than the Skrip Blue. See the picture above.

 

Yup, that's what it looks to me... Very close to Pelikan Königsblau too. Just rediscovered on a (gushing) Waterman Laureat, luckily looks very different from my other blues.

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

 

B. Russell

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I normally use bottled Waterman blue ink in my Sheaffer Intensity. I have tried a couple of the Skrip blue cartridges that come with the pen and to be honest, I couldn't see any difference between the Skrip and Waterman blue on the page. Nice shade of blue to use.

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sadly it is a too light color for me

Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

 

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