This week’s Pineider Blue ink review & giveaway is celebrating more than just a fantastic ink we think you should have the chance to get to know a little better. It also marks the arrival of Pineider fountain pen inks at a US retailer. That’s right, you can go ahead and send out a warm welcome to this week’s ink as it’s a NEW ink sold Exclusively in the USA at Pen Chalet. We just stocked the Pineider fountain pen inks last week, and we just had to share the news. Since there’s no better way to share new fountain pen ink news than by featuring one of them a weekly ink reviews, let’s do it!
All About the Ink Maker: Pineider
Pineider is a historic Italian company that opened as a stationery store in Florence, Italy back in 1774. In their early years, Pineider was known for creating exceptional and exclusive stationery, but they have since expanded to include exceptional writing instruments, as well as pen and ink accessories:
- Snorkel Filler
- Ink Wells
Pineider fountain pen inks are already available in Europe and now they’re available in the USA (through PenChalet.com). If you can’t already tell, Pen Chalet is a proud authorized retailer of all Pineider products.
Introducing the Pineider Fountain Pen Inks to the US Market:
Pineider fountain pen inks are made in Italy and come in six classic fountain pen ink colors: Black, Blue, Green, Red, Sepia, and Turquoise.
This Week’s Featured Ink: Pineider Blue Ink
Pineider Blue ink is a beautiful, everyday royal blue color that shows up well on paper.
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It’s Time: Check out the Full Ink Review
This week we put Pineider Blue fountain pen ink through our standard ink review tests. Get ready for all the details!
Ink Review Testing Factors (to keep things scientific):
For our review we used a French made J. Herbin spiral glass dip pen on French made Rhodia dot pad paper. The dip pen has a tip similar to a medium-fine fountain pen nib.
Let’s Talk About the Pineider Ink Bottle
Pineider fountain pen ink comes in a large squared 75 ml. (2.5 oz.) capacity bottle, with a medium sized, ribbed lid for easy opening. The Pineider packaging is simple and effective.
How Much Does Pineider Fountain Pen Ink Cost?
Pineider Blue ink is a very reasonably priced ink for the large quantity of Italian-made fountain pen ink. Remember to check for the latest discount prices on your favorite pens and fountain pen inks at PenChalet.com.
How Did This Week’s Ink Fair in the 1-Dip Test?
We applied a one dip test to see how far one dip could write on paper (dipping the pen into the ink only one time). Pineider Blue ink easily wrote across the paper on all three writing samples. (As seen in the review results above showing the three writing samples: “S” “X” and scribble lines).
How Fast Does the Pineider Blue Ink Dry?
Pineider Blue ink is a medium saturation ink and it showed a dry time of about 6 seconds, which is quick enough to be used as an everyday ink.
Did This Week’s Featured Ink Bleed Through?
We saw absolutely no bleeding during normal use, and zero bleeding during the heavy saturated cotton swab test.
Was There Any Feathering While Using Pineider Blue Ink?
We saw no feathering during normal use, and only some slight feathering during the water test.
How Does the Ink Stand Up to Water?
Pineider Blue ink is not a waterproof ink, but we put it to the water test anyway as usual. We saw light color smearing, but the lines were still legible (with some slight fading). There was also some slight feathering during the water test.
What About Shading and Sheening Traits?
Pineider Blue ink has some really nice shading traits, if you have a nib that allows ink flow variation (like a stub or italic nib). The ink’s deep see blue color veers towards lighter dusty shades of blue with heavy saturation points showing a nice, red sheen.
Final Conclusion on this Week’s Featured Pineider Ink:
Pineider Blue fountain pen ink is a very reasonably priced Italian-made ink from a company that’s been around since the 1700s. The 75 ml bottle and packaging is functional, clear, and neat with simple color labeling. The large 75 ml ink bottle’s lid has a medium sized opening and is easy to open. Pineider Blue ink is a gorgeous everyday royal blue color with a very reasonable dry time that makes it easy to designate as a great option for an everyday blue ink color. Pineider Blue ink is joined by 5 other great everyday color options in the Pineider fountain pen ink line that just arrived on Pen Chalet’s shelves. If you’ve been waiting for Pineider fountain pen inks to be available from a US retailer, you’ve just been rewarded for your patience. They’re in stock now at PenChalet.com. Happy writing from Florence, Italy!
*UPDATE: Pineider fountain pen inks are no longer a US Exclusive product at PenChalet.com as of July 2021, but they are still available, and still an excellent choice for fountain pen fans.
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