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    Default Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Following my review for Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine, this is my review of another newly released Pelikan ink from the 4001 range: Pelikan Dark Green.

    I find it a dark green with slight blue undertones. Certainly not a teal like Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine. More like the colour of Pine tree needles. It reminded me of Montblanc White Forest as soon as I wrote with it, and sure enough it is very similar to that very nice but no longer available 'Seasons greetings' ink. So if you have a hankering for Montblanc White Forest, then Pelikan Dark Green will make a good substitute for it.

    I found this a slightly drier ink than the Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine, and it dried on my thick, smooth paper in about half of the time. However, it still flowed well enough in my pens to look quite a bit darker when I used broader nibs. It shows some shading and is saturated. It stained my fingers for a while, and that tends to be the case with these dark green/blue inks.

    I forgot all about the water test so the ink was covered in water for about 20minutes. I can clearly see there are dark grey/black remains. So it has good water resistance.

    I like dark blue-greens like this, so it gets a thumbs up from me.


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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Good review as ever. I'll probably pick some up soon.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    I've never enjoyed their Brilliant Green but this one seems very nice. I didn't even know it existed! Thanks for the review.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Oh I really like this one. Thanks for the review!

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Quote Originally Posted by The Good Captain View Post
    Good review as ever. I'll probably pick some up soon.
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    I've never enjoyed their Brilliant Green but this one seems very nice. I didn't even know it existed! Thanks for the review.
    It's a new colour issued this year

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    Oh I really like this one. Thanks for the review!
    Thanks and you're all welcome

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Thank you, Chrissy for this great review.
    I have ordered it, already.😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpagan View Post
    Thank you, Chrissy for this great review.
    I have ordered it, already.😉
    You're welcome, and I hope you like it when you see it.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Thanks for another very informative review! Do I see some pronounced outline in the 1.1 mm stub writing or is that just a 'trick of the screen'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by inklord View Post
    Thanks for another very informative review! Do I see some pronounced outline in the 1.1 mm stub writing or is that just a 'trick of the screen'?
    You're welcome. I examined the actual sheet under a loupe and I can see some pronounced outline in the capital letters at the top right. For some reason, I didn't manage to fill that pen properly, and it started to run out on the third line up from the bottom of the page.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
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    Thank you, Chrissy for this great review.
    I have ordered it, already.😉
    You're welcome, and I hope you like it when you see it.
    I think I will, Chrissy. I enjoy already Diamine Green Balck (great, even with an UEF nib)

    Edit: but I will let you know.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    I think this is one I will like. I have a pen inked nearly all the time with Diamine Sherwood Green.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Thank you Chrissy for a great review.
    Montblanc White Forest is an old favorite of mine. After reading your review I just had to order a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunar View Post
    Thank you Chrissy for a great review.
    Montblanc White Forest is an old favorite of mine. After reading your review I just had to order a bottle.
    Welcome to FPG. You're welcome and I hope you like the Pelikan Dark Green.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Thank you, Chrissy. I really like this one.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Based on your excellent review, I ordered a bottle of this and couldn't be happier! I've had it loaded in my vintage Pelikan 120 and it works great. Also, not a bad match for the color of the pen. I'm very happy that Pelikan is adding to their 4001 line of inks.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Quote Originally Posted by anaximander View Post
    Based on your excellent review, I ordered a bottle of this and couldn't be happier! I've had it loaded in my vintage Pelikan 120 and it works great. Also, not a bad match for the color of the pen. I'm very happy that Pelikan is adding to their 4001 line of inks.
    I'm pleased that you like it.

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    I recently loaded it into my Parker Vacumatic, and I LIKE IT
    It took a little while for the ink to get flowing, then a nice medium dark green. It does have a bit of a blueish tone to it, but it isn't like a blue-green, it is still GREEN. I like it better than the Brilliant Green, or maybe my old eyes just prefers less bright colors.
    I think it will be one of the greens that will be in rotation more, if not permanently inking a pen.
    I think I need to get another bottle or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ac12 View Post
    I recently loaded it into my Parker Vacumatic, and I LIKE IT
    It took a little while for the ink to get flowing, then a nice medium dark green. It does have a bit of a blueish tone to it, but it isn't like a blue-green, it is still GREEN. I like it better than the Brilliant Green, or maybe my old eyes just prefers less bright colors.
    I think it will be one of the greens that will be in rotation more, if not permanently inking a pen.
    I think I need to get another bottle or two.
    Yes it's definitely different to Brilliant Green. Much darker. I have a bottle of Brilliant Green that I never use.
    I'm glad that you like it.

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    The more I use it, the more I like it
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    Default Re: Ink Review: New ink: Pelikan 4001 Dark Green

    Brilliant green was a nice surprise for me, my kids love it, it is fun to use very well behaved and works great in congratulation cards and even to take quick notes but it can be distracting from the content
    I will definitely try this one whenever I see it incartridges next time.

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