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    Default Sheaffer coastal blue

    Hereís another ink I purchased because I like the bottle. Sheaffer's new line of inks moved production from Slovenia to China and revived an older tilt-well bottle design.

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    New 30ml, old 50ml.

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    Sketch combining the Inktober prompts 'terrain' and 'flag', inspired by Yazeh and Kaputnik.

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    (The Sheaffer 5-30 used in the writing and drawing samples is my first attempt at re-saccing a pen. So far, so good.)

    I donít have any of Sheafferís previous range of Slovenian-made inks to compare. Based on online reviews, Sheaffer coastal blue leans greener than Sheaffer Skrip turquoise. To my eye, it falls somewhere between Lamy turquoise and Lamy turmaline. I would call it green.

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    Swatches on Col-o-ring and Atoma paper.

    Waterproofness: donít count on it.
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    I prefer black or blue-black ink for longer-form writing (easier on the eye) and use brighter, contrasting shades mainly for annotation, marking up, etc. Sheaffer coastal blue is dark enough to be legible for general writing but bright enough to stand out if used for annotation, which makes it quite versatile.
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    Thanks for this. That seems like a somewhat new color for them, and looks quite nice. BTW, I've heard it reported that after this initial stab at new/old bottles, Sheaffer has reconsidered and is going to do a different bottle. I had heard it was both from costs and the lack of durability of the cap. Hope that isn't the case, though.

    And congrats on the restoration - handsome pen!
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    Default Re: Sheaffer coastal blue

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Thanks for this. That seems like a somewhat new color for them, and looks quite nice. BTW, I've heard it reported that after this initial stab at new/old bottles, Sheaffer has reconsidered and is going to do a different bottle. I had heard it was both from costs and the lack of durability of the cap. Hope that isn't the case, though.

    And congrats on the restoration - handsome pen!
    Thanks, Jon. The 5-30 had a functional sac when I got it. I found it a bit too short (102mm/4") for regular use and it doesn't post securely, so that sac died of neglect. But it turns out I like drawing with stubby (in length not nib) pens the same way I prefer short pencils, so it'll get more use now.

    I can see how the revived bottle design could be costly to make. The packaging suggests a luxury play. Guess that didn't work out. I'm glad I got several bottles on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    I can see how the revived bottle design could be costly to make. The packaging suggests a luxury play. Guess that didn't work out. I'm glad I got several bottles on sale.
    I'm fairly certain this is what I heard from Sam F. at Pendemonium, and she has always been a reliable source on Sheaffer news. So hard to tall with this company anymore, so who knows what will transpire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    I'm glad I got several bottles on sale.
    I'm glad that you reviewed a green-blue (not my preference in color) this time so I'm not tempted to buy yet another bottle of ink. You got me with the renegade, but not this time.

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    I love the simplicity the of your reviews, they breath
    I also love the sketch, it reminds me of early works of Hergť

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