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Recently, I received a new pen from a generous FPN member. I have fallen completely in love, but I have not been able to find a good ink match.


The pen is an Esterbrook pink purse pen, so it has the most wonderful 50s pink bathtub color to it. It has an EF nib on it right now (I like this for note-taking). Using it on cheap paper, a drier ink is better for my notes.


The inks I have are MB Lavender Purple, Iroshizuku Tsu-kushi, and De Atramentis Sherlock Holmes.


I don't want a pink ink as I need it to still write very legible notes in my classes. I still have to try the Lavender Purple, which may work as it is a bit more feminine.


What might be a good ink for this pen? Any suggestions are welcome.

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:) I still have my pink bathtub, sink and matching toilet.



Have you considered a burgundy?


Also, my original tile was black to match that pink ... so perhaps you could consider black.

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Any of the Pelikan inks should be what you are looking for.

Pelikan is a dry ink.

I use Cross (made by Pelikan) in my Esterbrooks.

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Burgundy might be nice.


Perhaps I'll kidnap some Pelikan Black from my dad to try in it!


Thanks for all of the suggestions!

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