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Monday, May 04, 2009

Sheaffer Blue Black

This scan is of Sheaffer Blue Black from Cartridges.
Ink Scan:

Overall Impression: A washed light teal, rather than a blue black, this ink appears much darker wet than it does dry. Washes out quite easily with water.

Color Category: Blue Black
Saturation: Poor
Shading: Good
Drying Speed: Fair
Opacity: Fair
Feathering Resistance: Fair
Flow: Not enough sample to test
Bleed through Resistance: Good

Water Resistance: Fair*
Light Fastness: Fair*
pH: 6.4*
Archival: (pH neutral & light fast): Probably not, fair isn't a great rating for light fastness.

Special Features: None

Available in: Bottles and Cartridges
Quantity per Bottle: 50 mL
MSRP per bottle as of 5/4/09: $8
Price per mL: $0.16

Good Color Matches:

*From Clark, Greg; Fountain Pen Inks A Sampler; 2006 Edition, page 8

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