Pelikan 4001 Fountain Pen Ink
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Based on 76 reviews

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  • Great for everyday writing
  • Moderately saturated
  • Moderate shading
  • Pleasant blue grey color
  • Demure enough to be professional

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Pelikan 4001 Dunkelgrün (Dark Green) Ink: A Review — The Pen Addict
The ink exhibits some shading in wider nibs, but in narrower nibs it is pretty flat.
NeutralNeutral
4 months ago
penaddict.com
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ink review: pelikan blue black
Pelikan Blue Black is a member of Pelikan’s 4001 ink line – their standard, bottled fountain pen inks. It is a pleasant blue-grey that reminds me of denim, and is moderately saturated while exhibiting a modicum of shading. The color of the ink is not dramatically affected by the color of paper – it lays down a consistent line on both bright-white Rhodia paper and off-white Moleskine paper
PositivePositive
4 months ago
carpedavid.com
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Ink Review #234: Pelikan 4001 Blue Black — Fountain Pen Pharmacist
Pelikan 4001 Blue Black is a well-recognized ink across the internet. It is known for its iron-gall-like qualities. Interestingly, the United States does not carry this ink due to how it is formulated—I purchased my sample overseas from fountainfeder
The only ink I buy
This ink came free when I bought my first fountain pen. I use it with my Platinum Century #3776. It's my go-to everyday ink. Dries quickly on both high and poor quality paper. It's become the only ink that I will buy.
5/5
Maya
1 year ago
gouletpens.com
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Pen Chalet Ink Review & Giveaway: Pelikan 4001 Violet Ink - Pen Chalet
40, Pelikan 4001 Violet ink offers exceptional value to fountain pen enthusiasts. We find the Pelikan 4001 inks in the 30 ml. bottle to be a very economical purchase for high-quality ink
PositivePositive
4 months ago
penchalet.com
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Read if you want to save much headache and agony.
I quite love writing with a fountain pen. I love the styles of them, the feel, the personalization. Just about everything. One overwhelming problem I have had with fountain pens is what I write on. I work at your standard day job with low quality paper. Quite often ink/fountain pen reviews are done ...
5/5
NIck
4 years ago
amazon.com
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Great ink, brilliant, stays well, mixes well
I'm happy to recommend this ink without reservations. It's very fluid and free from grain, impurities and bubbles. I used it with fountain pens with very picky feeds (like a Sheaffer Saratoga) and it didn't clog it, unlike many other inks of lesser quality. It works well with an extra fine nib like ...
5/5
scarpaz
6 years ago
gouletpens.com
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Using this ink for years, my preference for sketching. NOT waterproof.
I have been using Pelikan inks for many years. I use it in my treasured Rotring fountain pens, as well as the Rotring Art Pens. I use it mostly for my artwork in combination with my Schmincke and Daniel Smith watercolors. I also use it for writing and drawing on Fabriano Medioavalis Paper. I love th...
5/5
Watercolour enthusiast
6 years ago
amazon.com
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Absolutely the best for vintage, wet pens!
I was looking for an ink that would allow me to use a vintage Pelikan 100N (which has a very wet, broad nib) at work where, sadly, I have to use very cheap paper. This is it! It's not as saturated or permanent as other black inks, but it writes very smoothly and lays down a good, black line. No feat...
5/5
Joe A.
7 years ago
gouletpens.com
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as expected, update
drys a little slower than quink otherwise much the same costs more than quink but I have seen that 1 liter bottle too... idk I don't need a liter of ink though.. idk update half a converter in a test pen exhausted and I think I have found the difference between this and quink I got a lot of quink an...
5/5
M. Evans
2 years ago
amazon.com
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0.25x2x1.5 inches