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    Default Ink Review: Pilot Blue Black

    Today Iím reviewing Pilot Blue Black ink.

    Itís not what I would call a regular dark blue black ink and looked quite blue when I wrote with it. I didnít see much shading or any sheen but found it nicely wet and smooth to write with. Itís not a saturated ink but showed some water resistance.

    It didnít suffer from any hard starts or non-starts when I put the uncapped pen down to do swab tests, dry times and water resistance.

    Apart from it staining my pen when filling it was otherwise well behaved.

    Standard Pilot Blue Black ink is available in 30ml and 70ml bottles as well as cartridges including those supplied with Pilot pens. Itís readily available in many outlets worldwide.

    When I reviewed this ink it was a mystery ink sample on FPGeeks. Thank you junglejim for sending me the sample.

    • Flow Rate: Good - wet.
    • Lubrication: Good - felt nicely smooth.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Not saturated
    • Shading Potential: A little shading seen.
    • Show-Through: Some seen on Exacompta & Rhodia. A little on others.
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: None seen.
    • Nib Creep / ďCrudĒ: Not seen, even after several days in the pen.
    • Staining (pen): Stained the pen on filling. Washed off with soapy water.
    • Staining (hands): Washed off of my hands easily.
    • Clogging: Not seen.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof, but shows some water resistance.


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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Blue Black

    Thanks, Chrissy! My Pilot pens love this ink, though I find it boring as a blue black.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Blue Black

    Great review @Chrissy This was one of those inks that left me indifferent. The only thing going for it, is the writing experience. But it's cons surpasses it's pros for what it is

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Blue Black

    Thanks, Chrissy... I like this in Pilot pens with Medium to italic nibs. It worked poorly (for whatever reason) in a Lamy Al Star.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Blue Black

    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    Thanks, Chrissy! My Pilot pens love this ink, though I find it boring as a blue black.
    You're welcome. I can understand why it might be described as boring. I also think it's boring but I don't like blue black inks no matter who makes them LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Great review @Chrissy This was one of those inks that left me indifferent. The only thing going for it, is the writing experience. But it's cons surpasses it's pros for what it is
    You're welcome. It left me indifferent too. The staining I experienced means I will never use it no matter what its writing experience pros are.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Thanks, Chrissy... I like this in Pilot pens with Medium to italic nibs. It worked poorly (for whatever reason) in a Lamy Al Star.
    You're welcome. It worked well enough in my Lamy Safari but stained the red section so my money is safe.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Blue Black

    Thank you Chrissy - another excellent review.

    The ink's a bit meh though. I have it, and rarely use it. Looking at the chroma, I might have a play with diluting it though.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Blue Black

    I use it a lot, esp when I don't want to think about ink.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Blue Black

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Thank you Chrissy - another excellent review.

    The ink's a bit meh though. I have it, and rarely use it. Looking at the chroma, I might have a play with diluting it though.
    You're welcome. The chroma is an interesting one.

    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    I use it a lot, esp when I don't want to think about ink.
    I use Pilot Blue cartridges in my Capless for addressing envelopes because that has good water resistance. I know what you mean about not needing to think about ink.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Blue Black

    Good review. For me, itís the go-to color for cartridges. Itís utilitarian and Ďsafeí - particularly for business use; but I wouldnít buy a bottle.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Pilot Blue Black

    Quote Originally Posted by dneal View Post
    Good review. For me, itís the go-to color for cartridges. Itís utilitarian and Ďsafeí - particularly for business use; but I wouldnít buy a bottle.
    You're welcome. I wouldn't buy a bottle either.
    Last edited by Chrissy; August 29th, 2023 at 03:31 PM.
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