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Surfing The Fountain Pen Teal Wave



Bennett

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I have noticed over the past year or so, a significant but growing number of fountain pens produced in the teal or turquoise family of colors. Here is a listing of entries that fall under this wave. Please add others that I have missed. My guess is that this color is selling well, otherwise, all these manufacturers would not have jumped on board.

This a bit of a retro color event. I believe that the last time teal was popular may have been when Parker 51's were at their height in the 1950's and blue/green teal was a frequent color choice.

Pelikan 205 Aquamarine

Pelikan 600 Turquoise-White
Pelikan 805 Ocean Swirl
Pilot Custom 74 Teal
Platinum 3776 Kumpoo
Sailor Pro Gear Ocean
Sailor 1911 Stormy Sea
Diplomat Aero Turquoise
Kaweco Sport Turquoise
Pilot Vanishing Point LE Tropical Turquoise
Montegrappa Elmo Turquoise

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This is like one stop shopping for my wife...

 

Goodbye back account balance. :P

Just give me the Parker 51s and nobody needs to get hurt.

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I think teal was "hot" in the early 90's too. Maybe not for pens, but Daughter played on a youth soccer team named the Teal Seals back then... :lol:

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I think teal was "hot" in the early 90's too. Maybe not for pens, but Daughter played on a youth soccer team named the Teal Seals back then... :lol:

 

~ BillH:

 

Were the Teal Seals the Real Deal?

I feel that their appeal might have seemed surreal.

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~ BillH:

 

Were the Teal Seals the Real Deal?

I feel that their appeal might have seemed surreal.

Tom K.

 

 

Tom :lol: Not then, but many of them went on to play select through high school. But after that year the coach "rebranded" them and did not allow the mothers any input...

"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." -Pablo Picasso


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I didn't think of those Pelikan's as teal....though I'd have to look up Pelikan 805 Ocean Swirl.

 

For a while it was hard enough finding a teal ink.... :huh:..I think I have one, but only one. :(

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

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Bo Bo:

 

Good point. Some of the pens are marked as turquoise, not teal. However, they are technically both in the blue/green family of colors. The other thought is that I think manufacturers prefer the turquoise color name since it sounds classier than "teal."

 

The one pen, in my mind, that best represents a true teal is the Sailor Pro Gear Ocean.

 

Bennett

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Turquoise is technically a lighter/brighter color than teal and can be more blue, as the actual mineral turquoise--different color range.

 

Teal: Hex triplet: #008080

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Turquoise:

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Lamy petrol.

 

If you mean the fountain pen, I agree. That's a beautiful dark teal. I absolutely love mine. It's one of my daily writers. I also adore the "matching" ink. It's my favourite ink at the moment, although I don't think that it matches the colour of the pen on normal paper. When I write with it and there is nothing next to it (e.g. other writing in black), the Lamy Petrol ink almost looks like black. It's one of the things that attracts me to it. It's conservative enough to use in meetings, yet if I write with black ink in one meeting and with Lamy Petrol in the next and I end up with two ink colours on the one page, then I end up with nice contrast. Oh Lamy, please make more Petrol ink (plus Dark Lilac).

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good luck trying to find any of that ink..

 

Lamy Petrol. Still holding onto my untouched bottle. I tried it out with cartridges. I discovered that I had little liking for pen people's interpretation of teal, turquoise and the like.

 

The UnTeal..

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I actually think of the Blue Carbonesque Pilot Vanishing Point as teal mixed with a greyer blue. I also am pretty sure that to my mind, one of the Edelstein cartridges was what I would consider teal. And as noted above, Tsuki-yo; it is deeper than what I think of as turquoise or aquamarine.

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I absolutely love Pelikan Aquamarine but quite honestly, I find that Diamine produce about every colour and at reasonable prices.

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I very much have an ongoing love affair with all things on the Teal/Turquoise Spectrum...seems like a very popular colour in many areas of interest. Weirdly enough though, it's not a colour that I (personally) think translates onto certain items (like superbike motorcycles. I have a tonne of inks on this colour spectrum but I think my favourites are Blue Suede - Private Reserve and Blue Nose Bear - Noodlers, which is a tad mischievous on some papers, but on the right ones, with the right nib, is totally worth it for the pay off.

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Ranga actually makes an ebonite colour which can be chosen both polished or Matt (bakul) called teal.

Its a dark leaning teal and very nice, reminds me of the Parker 51 teal.

I got a model 3 in this colour recently in one of their group buys.

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