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Parker Quink Permanent Brown


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Manufacturer: Parker Quink
Series, colour: Permanent Brown
Pen: Waterman Hemisphere „F”
Paper: Image Volume (80 g / m2)

Flow rate: very good
Lubrication: good
Bleed through: unnoticeable
Shading: noticeable
Feathering: unnoticeable
Saturation: very good

A drop of ink smeared with a nib

The ink smudged with a cotton pad


Water resistance

Ink drying time

Ink drops on a handkerchief


Sample text in an Image Volume (80 g / m2)

Sample text in an Oxford notebook A5 (90 g / m2)

Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook No 16 (90 g / m2)

Sample letters in a Clairefontaine (120 g / m2)

Palette of shades




If you have interesting inks and you want to give a sample for testing - welcome.
We can exchange a color sample.


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Thanks for the review.

I have a few bottles of vintage Quink Permanent Brown, and one that may be Washable Brown. Not sure how old they are, but the style of bottle is that of the Microfilm Black, so I'm guessing 1940s-50s.

One bottle (positively noted as being Permanent Brown) looks a lot like what you show. But the first bottle I bought (same era) is much darker a brown -- that's the one I'm not sure whether it's Washable or Permanent (it didn't have a box or a label, and at first I thought when I took a swab of it that it was Red which had gone bad -- it had a lot of grit in the bottle, as if the dyes had gone out of solution; but in a pen it was definitely brown).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"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 review, thats a nice brown in my eyes although I must say why does parker call it permanent....its pretty washable from what I see.... could it be that its harder to remove from clothes (I once heard someone point that permanent parkers are one which leave permanent stains on clothes and not actually permanent in nature).....


There is other thing that bugs me...what do you think would be the fading characteristics....all my quink inks (blue and black) are now pretty faded so it worries me to some extent...thats all.


Again thanks for nice review.


PS- I do acknowledge parkers inks when it comes to using on papers...they work pretty much on any paper.. lasting on is other thing😁

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