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I present to test the ink Hero Blue-Black, or traditional blue-black. For this cheap and ubiquitous. It has its supporters and opponents. Looking at the advantages and disadvantages can be seen that for a long time to dry, slightly dry, but the pen writes rustling after page without a problem. I blot, which is wet (as of this writing) and not yet dry - not penetrated to the other side !. I think I liked ...


Producent: Hero

Series, colour: Blue-Black

Pen: Waterman Hemisphere "F"

Paper: Image Volume 80 g / cm2


1. A drop of ink smeared with a nib




2. The ink smudged with a cotton pad




3. Lines




4. Water Resistance




5. Ink drops on a handkerchief




6. Sample text






7. Flow rate: good

8. Lubrication: average

9. Bleed through: unnoticeable

10. Shading: noticeable

11. Feathering: noticeable

12. Saturation: good

13. Ink drying time: ~ 10-12 sec.


Other tests carried out:


13. Sample text in an Oxford notebook




14. Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook




15. Chromatography






If you have interesting inks and you want to give a sample for testing - welcome.
We can exchange a color sample.


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Thank you.

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Thank you for this review of my favorite blue-black ...... Very inexpensive at tmart.com. I use it for a lot of my writing samples, and I don't find it to be that slow to dry.

Hi Teri, do you dip your pens in this ink or do you fill them up? I am wondering whether maintenance may be an issue in using this ink in vintage pens.

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This is one of my favorite inks.

I've used it in all my pens from vintage to new, and haven't had any problems as yet.

I've also used it with my dip pens.

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