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This is my go-to-black...
March 7, 2013
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This is my go-to-black ink, along with Pilot Blue. In terms of color, the ink could be better. On paper, the black is slightly washed-out. However, it is also very free flowing, doesn’t feather too badly, and is extremely safe and clog-free. The 70ml bottle is also pretty economical (note: it would be even MORE economical if JetPens would stock the 350ml refill bottles). The Pilot ink also keeps for prolonged periods of time without developing slime or sludge in the bottle. If the color was more saturated, I would give it 5 stars. However, I am happily willing to give-up a little on color for a safe and free flowing ink like this.
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Pilot standard-issue...
February 22, 2010
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Pilot standard-issue black fountain pen ink is super-black and smooth. It has to be one of the blackest blacks available today and the 70ml bottle is very handy for longer pens--including Pilot's new, large Custom 823 vacuum-filled fountain pen which requires a deeper bottle. You cannot go wrong with this terrific black ink.
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This ink is very dark...
October 29, 2012
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This ink is very dark and quick-drying. It's also relatively inexpensive, considering that it's a 70 ml bottle.
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This is a well behaved...
May 28, 2016
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This is a well behaved black ink. I've never seen it feather and it flows nicely. However, it's not waterproof, it bleeds when soaked to the point where the writing is nearly illegible. But probably 90% of the dye does stay on the paper so there is no doubt that something had been written there.
It can appear distinctly gray if the pen writes dry. It's only black if the pen writes wet.
This is my benchmark...
May 26, 2016
This is my benchmark ink for all my Japanese pens
I ink all new pens Japanese pens with this so I can compare the qualities of the pen and nib
This is not the darkest ink with a touch of brown
It is on the wet side and writes well in the Platinum UEF and Sailor EF, which is a testimony to the ink
And holds well in a Soft Fine nib

I also purchased the 350ml bottle, which makes it extremely economical
So the quality is very high and the price is very reasonable
Well recommended
works as described. My...
April 27, 2016
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works as described. My first bottled ink, so I don't have much to compare it to. No problems, though.
Ordered this ink after...
April 9, 2016
Ordered this ink after having used Aurora Black for a while.
Depth of black is much lighter in the Pilot Black compared to Aurora Black.
However, I can spill my coffee over the Pilot Black, and nothing happens.
Deal is signed!
Dries fast and flows...
May 20, 2015
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Dries fast and flows nicely with my fountain pen!
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