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Anyone have some experience with this ink? I can get it relatively cheap but cannot find any info on it. I would really like to know how it performs, mostly regarding bleedtrough and feathering on copy paper. Thank you for any help in advance. http://fpgeeks.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.png

The ink in question is this

 

http://www.lacouronneducomte.nl/webstore/main/images/graf_inkbottle_all.jpg

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inkstainedruth

Have you checked the Ink Review Forum? There's a pinned topic at the beginning which is an index, and the reviews are listed in alphabetical order by brand. Otherwise, I'm afraid I can't be much help.

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There is no entry in Index of Ink Reviews. I checked it firstly. Managed to find some info on black ink and a little bit on this standard blue. It seems not to be a great ink.

 

The good news, the seller I bought a fountain pen from and the one who has this ink said he will send me a complimentary ink bottle. I can't wait to see how does it really perform.

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There is no entry in Index of Ink Reviews. I checked it firstly. Managed to find some info on black ink and a little bit on this standard blue. It seems not to be a great ink.

 

The good news, the seller I bought a fountain pen from and the one who has this ink said he will send me a complimentary ink bottle. I can't wait to see how does it really perform.

Please do a review of the ink when you get it. I had suggested that since I saw you were relatively new and had might not gotten to that point in your travels through the various forums. Of course I should have also checked there myself to see if one or more was already posted :blush:. There's also a thread there where you can request reviews, so if someone else has that ink they might be able to do a review.

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Yes, now we are all wondering.

 

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I have the black of that. Came with my F-C pen.

 

I quite like it. It surprised me. Not the best color but good and very good flow. I have heard rumors that those inks are the same as Pelikan as the bottles are very similar but I do not know that to be fact (the converter for the F-C pen was a F-C badged Schimdt so ...)

 

I wonder if these inks are being replaced by the new F-C inks or if they will continue be sold side by side.

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Anyone have some experience with this ink? I can get it relatively cheap but cannot find any info on it. I would really like to know how it performs, mostly regarding bleedtrough and feathering on copy paper. Thank you for any help in advance. http://fpgeeks.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.png

 

The ink in question is this

 

http://www.lacouronneducomte.nl/webstore/main/images/graf_inkbottle_all.jpg

 

I had a similar question over the weekend. Five minutes on FPN and all was answered.

 

Have a look here

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That's it... thanks, Tas! If this GvFC bottle (62.5 ml) of Royal Blue is in fact the same ink as Pelikan's 4001 Royal Blue, and anybody likes it enough to go on using it a lot, they might consider buying the Pelikan instead, because it is much less expensive. The GvFC comes in at 0.18 Euro/ml whereas the Pelikan (in a 30-ml bottle) is only 0.12 Euro/ml. The Pelikans are also available in a few stores as 62.5-ml bottles, which would make them even more luscious.

 

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Graf von Faber Castell do have very nice bottles though.

 

I have the newer series of Cobalt Blue and Moss Green and they are beautiful and big Art Deco bottles

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For those of you interested in the ink, you can buy it here: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/auc-youstyle/item/fc-bt-bk/

 

If you select/request JP Post Postal Parcel for shipping (I believe that still includes tracking), the cost should still be reasonable.

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And since Cross Blue is the same as Pelikan 4001 Blue as well, you can get that even cheaper than Pelikan's. £0.07/ml, versus £0.11/ml (source: Cult Pens).

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