Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

Waterproofness Test Of Several Ballpoint And Gel Refills



Recommended Posts

I've posted this on another forum, but I think you all would be interested in it as well.

 

This is a test of how waterproof certain ballpoint and gel inks are (also included are two fountain pen inks at the bottom).

 

post-127070-0-67509100-1501275401_thumb.jpg

 

I've categorized them as follows:

 

Waterproof:

  • Uniball Signo
  • Pilot Juice
  • Bic Cristal
  • Rite in the Rain (Fisher Space fine)

Semi-waterproof:

  • Pilot G2
  • Schmidt easyFlow
  • Fisher Space
  • Pilot Precise

Not waterproof:

  • Parker Quink Gel
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 7
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • aeba

    1

  • rminj

    1

  • CatWheel

    1

  • Mulrich

    1

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

IvoryParker

<p>

 

I've posted this on another forum, but I think you all would be interested in it as well.

 

This is a test of how waterproof certain ballpoint and gel inks are (also included are two fountain pen inks at the bottom).

 

vHyvSjx.jpg

 

I've categorized them as follows:

 

Waterproof:

  • Uniball Signo
  • Pilot Juice
  • Bic Cristal
  • Rite in the Rain (Fisher Space fine)

Semi-waterproof:

  • Pilot G2
  • Schmidt easyFlow
  • Fisher Space
  • Pilot Precise

Not waterproof:

  • Parker Quink Gel

 

Really surprised that the Bic Cristal holds up so well

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Brigantian. That's a useful test. It's funny how badly the Parker gel does, which saves me wondering whether to try one in my Jotter (I'm deciding between Quinkflow and Schmidt easyFLOW at the moment).

 

I've been a huge fan of the Pilot G-2 for years, but the Signo is in the hunt for taking over the mantle as my favourite ball pen.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for the comparisons. It's interesting to see how the same brand of refill behaves differently in different tip widths. :huh:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Really surprised that the Bic Cristal holds up so well

It is somewhat ironic that many Bic pens do conform to ISO 12757-2, the archival quality part of the standard.

 

http://de.bicworld.com/bic_katalog_2017/index.html#12

 

Parker QuinkFlows should still be archival quality too.

You do not have a right to post. You do not have a right to a lawyer. Do you understands these rights you do not have?

 

Kaweco Supra (titanium B), Al-Sport (steel BB).

Parker: Sonnet (dimonite); Frontier GT; 51 (gray); Vacumatic (amber).

Pelikan: m600 (BB); Rotring ArtPen (1,9mm); Rotring Rive; Cult Pens Mini (the original silver version), Waterman Carene (ultramarine F)

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Parker Blue Gel is even worst than the black...your writing will disappear with the slightest water. I have put writing in the washing machine written with Easyflow ink and its still readable.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37512
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      30275
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25570
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • A Smug Dill
      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
    • LizEF
      If one wanted to do this, one could just use the "About Me" field which appears to be unlimited in size.  And if a bunch of people wanted to cooperate, the Member Title field (or signature) could be used to this end - "Ink Giver" (or some such) could be used by those with inks to give...  No software edits required.
    • Arkanabar
      I suppose the update issue could be mitigated.  One would post a link in signature, to the particular part of your profile where you list the inks that you're willing to post samples to others, gratis.  But looking at profiles, I suspect that would require an edit to the board's software, potentially a nontrivial task.
    • A Smug Dill
      I read your idea as getting willing givers to publicly register as members of a set of heterogenous servers, in a system in which a client would explicitly select an available server from a list, to which he/she will then send a request privately and asynchronously. Request handling in the system is unmanaged, and individual requests are handled by the targeted servers completely independently on each other. I think the model is fine, although there are some operational concerns you may want to
    • Daneaxe
      First thought on the method/system of ink sharing: Think the best way, to begin with, is to follow the way of the US thread: offer up a (small) list of inks you are willing to PIF, to whoever expresses interest. Write clearly in the "mission statement" how it works, with a tiny "quid pro quo" that even a struggling student can comply with, i.e. post your opinion and a writing sample, with option of a full review if desired.   So yours truly might say: "I'm offering up samples of D
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 5 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 5 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. DanaLynn
      DanaLynn
      (35 years old)
    2. gutmand
      gutmand
      (66 years old)
    3. gwenkelly
      gwenkelly
    4. haizrul
      haizrul
      (44 years old)
    5. HanhPhuc
      HanhPhuc





×
×
  • Create New...