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December 2, 2013
This is one of the first...
This is one of the first red inks that I tried in my fountain pens. It flows smoothly and gives a clean, clear line. However, I find that the red is very transparent, almost like a highlighter, and the color is too brightly garish for me. I filled a pen twice to try it out and then moved on. It is not a "bad" ink, but I feel that there are better options for red in other brands. Overall, I like the Pelikan 4001 ink brand. I do recommend the turquoise and black ink, but the red was simply not up to snuff.

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February 11, 2012
I was very disappointed....
I was very disappointed. This is not a true red, but a very orangy-red color. It lacks the depth of color I expect from a standard red. It gives more the impression of a garish highlighter color than a full-bodied red. You can tell by the photo that it's a fairly transparent color compared to most red ink. I can't really speak to the writing performance of the ink because I mixed it with some other red ink I had to make the color more acceptable. I like Pelikan purple, green and turquoise so the red (mail ordered) was an unpleasant surprise. I may have to give it away to get rid of it.

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