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    Default Review: De Atramentis Pigeon Blue

    de atramentis Pigeon Blue
    Waterman Hemisphere, F
    Clairefontaine Papier Veloute

    This ink flows nicely in this pen and feels pretty smooth with minimal, "ringing" feedback, on Rhodia and this paper. Normally this pen has a bit of drag to it but I think it's a bit smoother with this ink.

    Hardly any feathering on cheap paper. Also, I love the color. I'm a sucker for any color in the blue-green range.

    Dry times are around 15 seconds; the ink seems to dry fairly quickly in this medium flow pen.

    The ink shows some nice shading with printing, but very little or none with cursive. Definite darkening with 2- and 3- passes. I saw no bleed through or show through on 90gsm Clairefontaine paper.

    Water resistance is moderate. I tested by putting a droplet on some lines for 30 seconds and it had minimal effect, removing hardly any color and causing minimal smudging. The lines remained distinct.

    I also put the ink under running water for about 30 seconds. Color was washed away but easily readable blue-grey lines remained. I would call this medium water resistance - not waterproof, but certainly reaistant enough to survive typical accidents. I would use this for work if it were darker. And I wouldn't hesitate to address envelopes or use this for other tasks demanding some water resistance.

    No dry out over a couple days. Minimal or no nib creep. No crud.

    I'm really liking this ink. I am trying to avoid buying ink bottles for awhile. If I were in the market for a blue-green, this ink would be on the short list, for sure.

    Running water test.
    Last edited by azkid; October 27th, 2020 at 06:31 PM.

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    Default Re: Review: De Atramentis Pigeon Blue

    Nice review - and I like the color.


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