Pineider Blue ink review and giveaway

Pineider Blue Ink Review & Giveaway

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:

Pineider fountain pen inks are already available in Europe and now they’re available in the USA (through 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!

Pineider Blue Ink Review & Giveaway
Read the full Pineider Blue fountain pen ink review.

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

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 Happy writing from Florence, Italy!

*UPDATE: Pineider fountain pen inks are no longer a US Exclusive product at as of July 2021, but they are still available, and still an excellent choice for fountain pen fans.

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Conor Cook
3 years ago

I just like a good blue ink!

George Wayne
3 years ago

I write with a fountain pen at work and at home, so I appreciate the generous size of the bottle!

3 years ago

Congrats on getting the new ink for the USA. This is a beautiful color and has the really nice properties to boot. I really like how well these reviews are done. Lots of info for us. I am always looking for new inks to try so will check these out for sure.

Geoffrey Dunn
3 years ago

Very nice shade of blue for everyday use and always interesting to see a new brand of ink to try.

3 years ago

Basic royal blue ink for the everyday writer.

3 years ago

I could always use more blue inks in my collection and this looks a nice solid one

3 years ago

Would be nice if the first ink I used in my Pineider Avatar was their very own!

Annette M
3 years ago

Gotta love a true blue ink in a mega bottle! It’s fun to see reviews of inks that are not so widely known…please, keep them coming.

Michael Solinas
3 years ago

That is a very nice, light blue!

M. Shaw
3 years ago

I would like to see how this ink writes on cheap paper with a Pilot Metropolitan. I’ve been looking for an ink that does not feather too badly on cheap notebook paper.

matthew fitzgerald
3 years ago

Nice blue with potential for some sheen, without it overpowering the ink. I like it.

3 years ago

I’m not usually big on blue inks, but this one looks lovely. I’d be very interested to see a review like this for Pineider‘s green or sepia too, now that you’ve got them available.

3 years ago

Thanks for the review. I just discovered your site and these reviews are super helpful. I’m looking to branch out and get a new daily blue ink so I’m interested in this.