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Brilliant Green - Pelikan 4001



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The 4001 ink is a well-established brand by Pelikan from the very first beginning of the company. It was first mentioned in a price-list from 1897 and proved its worth within all the years. Ink 4001 was registered as a number only, during years there was plenty of colors on the market. However in recent years the line didn't change at all. Happily Pelikan decided to invest not only in Edelstein line but also in 4001 (much cheaper) line and introduced new ink (Dark Green) in January 2016. You may find it interesting that Pelikan 4001s are the only inks that can be bought practically in every B&M store in Poland.

 

At the moment the line consists of

Pelikan Brilliant Green isn't as names would suggest, "brilliant". The color is rather on the dull side and a bit washed out too. The saturation is somewhere in between low and medium. It's well behaved, doesn't cause any bleedthrough and it glides quite well across the paper although it feels a bit dry. The thing is this color is generic and extremely boring.

 

 

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Software ID

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Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

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Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

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Comparison

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Pelikan's 'Brilliant' series are good as 'school' inks.

If I'm allowed to get only one ink per color, it would be this line.

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The Good Captain

Another great review and an ink I'm definitely going to buy. Especially as I found their Brilliant Green just a little too pale for my taste.

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Another great review and an ink I'm definitely going to buy. Especially as I found their Brilliant Green just a little too pale for my taste.

Har, har, that's a good one. (Ahh, jus' kiddn').

 

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mehandiratta

this is one green ink,... which is easily available in India along with waterman's... however i prefer waterman harmonious green...

 

thank you vis for the review...

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Not a bad ink, it is too bright for me though

It looks more like a color that I can obtain from a marker or one of those roller balls than a fountain pen.

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inkstainedruth

Thanks for the review. This is one I can skip -- I really dislike that shade of green for some reason (I had a similar reaction to samples I've gotten of PR Spearmint and Noodler's Green). But seeing inks I *don't* want is as useful as seeing the "ooh, must have!" ones.

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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Thanks for the review. I have that ink and think that it's a nice shading ink. But green is just such a difficult color, I wouldn't want to read a whole page of writing in it.

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amberleadavis

Vis, thank you for the sample. I inked it up this weekend. I agree with you. Where is the brilliance?

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