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Epic Ink Test, Round 3 - Double Feature!


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We’ve been waiting for a while for this next round to start, but hopefully I can make up for it by saying that there are twice as many inks in this round? If not, then I don’t know what I can do for you. Without further preamble, let’s meet our latest batch of inks!

 

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In case you are viewing this on a small screen, here is a typed list of those inks:

 

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Right page

I am excited about all of these inks. There’s a fair number of “conventional” inks, there’s some that claim to be all but invincible to the elements and time, and there’s some non-fountain pen inks that are quite popular in other circles as well.

As usual, I will be doing three tests, plus the control: one sheet is hanging on my fridge, where it gets plenty of diffuse natural and artificial light during the day. One sheet is hanging in the window, though this is no longer a south facing window so it will not be getting as much direct sunlight as the pages did in my last apartment. And one sheet got a thorough soak, so let’s take a look at that:

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Left page: More than half the inks on this page haven’t been reviewed yet, so there was a good element of surprise here. The inks that claim to be waterproof (Pilot Juice, the pigmented ones, MB Permanent Gray) all performed very well and you would never know that they got wet in the first place. I was surprised by how waterproof the Pilot Frixion is, as I had no idea how it would behave (I also have no idea why I though it was 2012 when I wrote that line…). The Noodler’s inks are all partially water resistant and it shows, but they are all still readable to some degree. The Lamy Coral, PR Gray Flannel, JH Ambre, Rouge Hematite, and Bleu Ocean, and Diamine Copper all washed away nearly completely. R&K Sepia and J. Herbin Stormy Grey were surprisingly water resistant, which is nice.

Right page: Most of these inks have been reviewed before, so not many surprises here. A lot of these inks are not touted to be water resistant and yet put up a good fight, like the three Iroshizuku inks that are still decipherable and the two standard Pilot inks that are pretty much unmoved. I’m still disappointed to see the G2 completely wash away, but at least now I know that the Juice is a suitable replacement with a bit more longevity.

That’s what I have for now. I’ll check back in a month on the fade testing, and I’m quite interested to see how those bright Pilot Juice colors hold up to UV exposure…

These inks were either purchased with my own money or provided for the purpose of review and I am not being compensated for this in any way. All opinions above are my own and you are free to disagree if you like.

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Current collection: Pilot Vanishing Point, TWSBI Vac 700, Kaweco Al Sport, Lamy Safari, Nemosine Singularity

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Yoga - I love these kinds of tests, thank you!

 

Now, uh... well... even on a big screen, those images are small. Can you post larger pics?

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ah, my apologies! I can definitely do that. Here's the left page, control and then water tested:

 

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And then the same for the right page:

 

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Fountain pen blog | Personal blog

 

Current collection: Pilot Vanishing Point, TWSBI Vac 700, Kaweco Al Sport, Lamy Safari, Nemosine Singularity

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Great stuff! Thank you.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Awesome! Thank you for this.

 

Are the "Pilot G2" samples from the pilot ballpoint pen?

 

 

It's the pilot G2 Gel pen.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arkanbar, I have results from my own tests that I haven't had a chance to post.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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