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Parker Penman Sapphire (Vintage)


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While I was working on some comparisons of PPS to some of the modern inks I have, I decided to work up a review. The short answer is PPS was a great ink with excellent handling characteristics. Perhaps the color was not so popular back in the day, but today there are many inks with saturated color. And this "middle blue" that ever so slightly leans green seems a very unusual color for modern inks which in my mind seem to lean red to blue-violet, or heavily towards green.

 

For those that might not have heard of PPS, it's been long discontinued, with prices now heading towards the stratosphere.

 

I received this PPS sample from a generous FPN member. I don't know how much evaporation occurred with this bottle, but it's my understanding that perhaps not so much. Maybe someone can verify that. I didn't do anything to dilute the ink. It handled excellently.

 

Again, thanks for the chance to sample this bit of vintage ink history! :wub:

 

The papers are MvL=Mohawk via Linen, HIJ=Hammermill 28 lb Inkjet, TR=Tomoe River.

 

Sorry, forgot to reduce the size of the image.

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In the droplets of ink on a wet paper towel, the ink is mostly a single dye that leans very slightly to green. Very much a near perfect middle blue. There is a little bit of red dye which probably accounts for the red sheen seen on papers like Tomoe River.

 

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But probably as expected for the era, not very water resistant.

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Hello white_lottus

Maybe I should pick a bottle in the store where I purchased the Brown Parker , that blue looks fantastic!.

Look how many bottles were in the store :)

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/262567-parker-permanent-brown-uk-written-review/?do=findComment&comment=2923580

The ink white_lotus reviewed here is the penman series and not the quink series.

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Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

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This is great review white_lotus, thank you.

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous  Who taught by the pen

Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

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Great job!

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