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A simple review of one of my favourite inks (I don't have a lot, so don't judge).

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I'm very happy with my Quink BB as well. I have 2 bottles from old stock/label and ink from one of the bottle when has dried it turn to a greenish shade...but is still reasonable good.

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Thanks for the review. May I ask about your water test? Did you soak it? For how long?

 

I ask because I've seen an earlier review where Quink Blue Black didn't fare so well on that reviewers water test. As a result, I had scratched that ink off my list.

 

But your review seems to imply much greater water resistance than I supposed. Inks get reformulated. Is Parker Blue Black one of the inks that if you get the "right" one, has more water proofness than another?

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Thanks for the review. This is one of my all time favorite inks!

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Thank you very much for your great review. I am currently looking for a good blue-black, and might consider this Parker ink for my purchase!

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I find Quink BB a very comfortable ink to write with. It's an ink I don't notice when I write, and that can be a great attribute when the creative juices are flowing. Distractions.

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Hmm. Most of the reviews I've seen of this before imply that it's really greenish-teal when it dries. But I'm not seeing that here at all. And it doesn't really look like Waterman's Blue-Black (of which I've seen rumors that they're the same ink).

Where do you live that you found this in Staples? I've only seen bottles of Quink Black around here (Pittsburgh, PA area) and not in all stores at that.

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Looks really nice, maybe I will consider it. I have only Quink Blue, but will consider this one. I could say, based on my experience with Quink's, that they are trouble free everyday writer, in very reasonable price.


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I love quick blue black its so well behaved. It does fade but I like the color it fades to, a nice bright blue. A great ink to use.

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It is a nice ink to write with, just as Waterman BB. I have never really compared those two.

On some paper I have also noticed the tealish hue.

As said I like them for writing but alas they are a bit too light to give a good contrast when scanning documents in black-white.

 

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It's a nice ink I use regularly. It isn't quite blue black it's got some other shades in there as well which makes it real rather interesting.

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I can't tell the difference between Waterman Mysterious Blue and Parker Blue Black Quink, personally I think they're exactly the same ink.

 

I also suspect the Parker and Waterman reds might be identical too.

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I also use it a lot. I like it very much, but it also helps that it is the only ink carried by Staples or any other store in this town. Luckily, I have a wide selection of colors: Black, Blue, or Black-blue :wallbash:

 

Question for you, guys: Would you say that it is a "wet" ink? I would, buy a few days ago I read a post saying that Quink is dry. Opinions?

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Thanks for the review. May I ask about your water test? Did you soak it? For how long?

 

I ask because I've seen an earlier review where Quink Blue Black didn't fare so well on that reviewers water test. As a result, I had scratched that ink off my list.

 

But your review seems to imply much greater water resistance than I supposed. Inks get reformulated. Is Parker Blue Black one of the inks that if you get the "right" one, has more water proofness than another?

 

 

My guess is that Zanimal splashed water -- typical of how paper is exposed -- rather than left it to soak in a wash-basin for an hour or two.

 

I saw Nathan Tardiff "prove" that Baystate Blue was waterproof -- although no one had complained -- by sticking leaving a chunk of paper in a cup for five or ten minutes. That seemed unrealistic, but it was Tardiff's advertisement and a product representative can do almost anything in an advertisement...even answer the question no one had asked, while ignoring the two questions everyine had asked about BSB: (1) wojuld the ink wash out of clothing, and (2) might it harm some pens.

 

Offhand, Tardiff's demonstration seemed unrealistic...not the way water hits a written page. Most writing paper begins to pulp if left for five or ten minutes under water.

 

This demo suggests that Parker Blue Black is good enough for ordinary work. (If I need to rip a page out of a Rite in the Rain notebook; draw an enemy position; swim a river to deliver the message...I'll probably write with a pencil.)

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A lot of people diss this ink. True, it's not really a blue-black, or black, or even blue. Once you get past that, it's a nice ink, well behaved. I find that the shade of the colour depends on what paper is used, probably something to do with the pH level of the paper. On some papers, it goes teal, on others it stays nearer to the wet colour. That's part of the fun for me: every time I get a new paper, this ink comes out to test it.

 

I also find Quink BB to be somewhat similar to Tsuki-yo, albeit a little less blue. Thanks for the review!

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Hmm. Most of the reviews I've seen of this before imply that it's really greenish-teal when it dries. But I'm not seeing that here at all. And it doesn't really look like Waterman's Blue-Black (of which I've seen rumors that they're the same ink).

Where do you live that you found this in Staples? I've only seen bottles of Quink Black around here (Pittsburgh, PA area) and not in all stores at that.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

Quink is one of my favorite blue-blacks. Very well behaved and the same formula as Waterman, I think. The teal color: My experience is that on most papers Quink is a nice blue-black. On a few papers it turns to a strong teal color after aging. I expect this has something to do with a chemical reaction to the pH or composition of the paper. I got a strong teal color with an older package of 3 hole reinforced heavy weight note paper from Staples. But my newest package does not cause the ink to turn to teal.

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Sorry for the late responses!

 

 

 

Thanks for the review. May I ask about your water test? Did you soak it? For how long?

 

I ask because I've seen an earlier review where Quink Blue Black didn't fare so well on that reviewers water test. As a result, I had scratched that ink off my list.

 

But your review seems to imply much greater water resistance than I supposed. Inks get reformulated. Is Parker Blue Black one of the inks that if you get the "right" one, has more water proofness than another?

 

I did soak it, but not for very long (i can't recall the exact time). Quink's waterproofs are sometimes staggering from each other, as I have tried other bottles which have a higher water resistance.

 

 

 

Hmm. Most of the reviews I've seen of this before imply that it's really greenish-teal when it dries. But I'm not seeing that here at all. And it doesn't really look like Waterman's Blue-Black (of which I've seen rumors that they're the same ink).

Where do you live that you found this in Staples? I've only seen bottles of Quink Black around here (Pittsburgh, PA area) and not in all stores at that.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

I found this at my local staples in Mississauga, Ontario (Canada). I am not sure about the U.S., but many locations here in Canada seem to carry Blue, Blue-Black, and Black.

 

 

 

I also use it a lot. I like it very much, but it also helps that it is the only ink carried by Staples or any other store in this town. Luckily, I have a wide selection of colors: Black, Blue, or Black-blue :wallbash:

 

Question for you, guys: Would you say that it is a "wet" ink? I would, buy a few days ago I read a post saying that Quink is dry. Opinions?

 

In my opinion, I think Quink is reasonably wet. Definitely not dry in any of my pens.

 

And thank you all for being so supportive of my first ink review!

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