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    Default Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

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    Today I'm reviewing Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone ink. Moonstone is the Pelikan Edelstein Ink of the Year for 2020.

    Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone is a silver grey dye based ink. On the box itís called an Extra soft ink. The cap is silver coloured rather than being the traditional black. I think thatís a really nice touch to go with the ink.

    I found it flowed well in the pens I used it with and I saw plenty of shading with all of the nibs I used. I obviously had to fill my new Moonman C2 pen to try it in. :-)

    It looked slightly more saturated from my Moonman C2 pen with Jinhao M nib as that pen is an eye dropper filled pen. Lubrication felt very smooth, with no feedback, while writing across all of the papers I used. Moonstone didnít feel dry or scratchy.

    This is what Pelikan says about Moonstone:
    The new shade of Edelstein Ink of the year 2020 Moonstone follows itís name giver, the gem stone in silver-grey.

    The gem stone moonstone also shares itís name with the colour as it relates to the moon and itís silver ray of moonlight. The light grey Edelstein ink gives all that is written a truly noble appearance. Soothing and mysterious are also descriptions sometimes related to the gem stone moonstone, characteristics which can also describe this new writing colour.

    To further accentuate and highlight this new ink each Edelstein bottle has a silver matt cap. And so this new ink offers a special connection to the gem stone and planet moon, a perfect marriage for a truly distinctive look.

    • Flow Rate: Good - Didn't feel dry.
    • Lubrication: Very smooth across the paper.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: An unsaturated ink.
    • Shading Potential: Lots of shading seen.
    • Sheen: None seen.
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen.
    • Nib Creep / ďCrudĒ: Not seen.
    • Show-Through/Bleed-Through: No more than most other inks I've tried on the papers I regularly use.
    • Staining (pen): Not seen after several days in the pen - easy clean-up with water.
    • Staining (hands): My hands were clean after one wash..
    • Clogging: Not seen. Seems unlikely.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof but has very good water resistance.
    • Availability: Available in attractive 50ml glass bottles from many outlets.

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    My ink sample was very kindly sent to me by Pelikan in return for my unbiased review of it.
    Last edited by Chrissy; May 17th, 2020 at 09:40 AM.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    I like the look of that one. Thanks for another great review!

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    I like the look of that one. Thanks for another great review!
    You're welcome.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    I like this ink I think. Helpful review Chrissy, thanks!

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    I like this ink I think. Helpful review Chrissy, thanks!
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    Exceptional review

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    I would be interested in any feedback for the picture that I cobbled together of the ink bottle/box and moon. In fact the moon can look a bit flat, dark and miserable, so I selected several images and blended them together (in Photoshop) specially so it had sparky bits at the leading edge. What do you all think? Is it worth sending to Pelikan as my image illustrating moonstone?
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    I love the image. I assumed it was an MB professional marketing image!

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    I love the image. I assumed it was an MB professional marketing image!

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    Thank you for your feedback.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    Wow you made that? Sweet. I thought it was professional marketing material. I thought it was really cool looking when I first saw it. (And even more now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Wow you made that? Sweet. I thought it was professional marketing material. I thought it was really cool looking when I first saw it. (And even more now)
    Thank you.

    I had a choice between the moon or some sort of moonstone background. I thought the moon was easier, but it looked a bit gloomy until I added the upper part from a different image. I changed it because Pelikan mentioned the silver ray of moonlight.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    I actually don't like the ink color a whole lot, but I appreciate your efforts with the review. This color is too much toward the sparkly dust for me. I recently tried DeAtramentis Fog Gray--much more my cup of grey tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    I actually don't like the ink color a whole lot, but I appreciate your efforts with the review. This color is too much toward the sparkly dust for me. I recently tried DeAtramentis Fog Gray--much more my cup of grey tea.
    I wondered if some FP users might consider it a bit light, but I like it in the eye-dropper pen.
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    I had pestered you for thisóthanks SO much! I probably donít need a bottle now, so the review is helpful in a reverse way. As to the illo, I also thought it was professional, more so than the Pelikan blurb itself. Someone needs to tell them that the moon is not a planet...
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    I had pestered you for thisóthanks SO much! I probably donít need a bottle now, so the review is helpful in a reverse way. As to the illo, I also thought it was professional, more so than the Pelikan blurb itself. Someone needs to tell them that the moon is not a planet...
    You're welcome, and thanks for the input.

    As far as the Pelikan blurb goes, I put it down to them translating from German to English. That text was what was typed on the letter they sent me with the ink sample. It contained a few errors including "slight grey Edelstein ink as the second sentence of their second paragraph. I wasn't sure if they had just typed a rogue "s" or if they meant to say "slight." decided to remove it and changed it to "light." Whether I'm right or they are right remains to be seen.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    Thatís a really elegant and crisp ink review that you can even write a resignation letter with. Thank you pal
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    Quote Originally Posted by jane477 View Post
    Thatís a really elegant and crisp ink review. Thank you pal
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    How do I miss this?

    Excellent review as your usual, Chrissy.

    I have not been impressed with the Edelstein inks from the past few years. But this one, looks like something I'd like and enjoy.

    It is, to my eye, and your description, a less-dry version of the "Cobblestone of Gion".
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone Ink of the Year 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    How do I miss this?

    Excellent review as your usual, Chrissy.

    I have not been impressed with the Edelstein inks from the past few years. But this one, looks like something I'd like and enjoy.

    It is, to my eye, and your description, a less-dry version of the "Cobblestone of Gion".
    You're welcome.
    I also have "Cobblestone of Gion" and found it a bit of a dry writer on several of my papers.
    I've been writing this morning and can confirm that Moonstone is more grey than Kyo Iro Stone Road of Gion I would call Stone Road of Gion a light brown grey type. Moonstone is definitely a grey ink with a hint of brown on some papers.

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