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This is the classic Parker...
, May 25, 2011
This is the classic Parker blue-black ink we were supplied with in school in
England when I was a schoolchild (although these days, it is made in France,
according to the bottle). It is a perfect match for my vintage Parker 51, and
works well in other pens- though for some reason writes a bit lighter in my Lamy
Safari with italic nib, and in my Plumix (also italic). I haven't found this to
be the case with other blue-black inks I have tried.
If you don't know already, you should be aware that "permanent" in this ink's
name is a somewhat loose term, applying more to the stains it might leave on
your clothing than to its archival properties.. It is definitely not waterproof,
and has, in my experience, only slightly better than average resistance to light
for a bluish ink. Still, I find that it behaves impeccably in the pen, has a
pleasantly neutral (not too green) blue-black tone, comes i n a well-made,
ergonomically sensible bottle with a sturdy, Bakelite-ish cap, and is
inexpensive. I use it for most of my quick work, and have yet to find a
blue-black ink I like better.
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Very happy with my purchase....
, March 3, 2014
Very happy with my purchase. This is a very dark ink and looks very elegant on
paper. Seems to dry fairly quickly, has good flow and the price is right. Will
certainly buy again.
| But what I would do to...
, September 4, 2014
But what I would do to find one of those old Quink bottles with the little
reservoir on the side, where you tip the bottle, set it down, and can fill your
pen or cartridge easily without getting your fingers stained. If If I could lay
my (inkstained) hands on just one, I'd refill it with this beautiful blue-black