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Waldmann Blue Ink Review & Giveaway

Waldmann Blue Ink is one of two ink colors produced by historic German pen manufacturer, Waldmann Pens. Waldmann Pen Company originated in 1918 and thus has over 100 years of experience producing high-quality writing instruments. Know for its skilled craftsmanship in .925 sterling silver, Waldmann Pen Company creates pens designed for timeless elegance and supreme value.

Not as well known is the Waldmann Pen Company also produces its own line of ink, which are simplistic yet elegant in its presentation and color options. Waldmann fountain pen ink comes in two colors, Blue and Black. Waldmann blue ink is a muted royal blue color similar in many regards to another German ink, Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue.

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Waldmann Blue Ink

Waldmann Blue Ink

During our review of Waldmann blue ink we found the following characteristics that you may find helpful when choosing your next ink:

Testing Factors

For our review of Waldmann blue ink, we used a J. Herbin glass dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper. The glass dip pen has a tip that is similar to a fine-medium fountain pen nib. Please note that different pens and paper may produce different results.

Bottle Size

Waldmann blue ink comes in a 30 ml. glass bottle that is similar to the Pelikan 4001 and Kaweco 30 ml. glass bottles. They all have a functional shape that allows the user to extract the last drops of ink by placing the bottle on its side. There is no external packaging and each bottle comes with a simple Waldmann label. The main difference between the Kaweco or Pelikan bottles is the Waldmann lid that is heavier and made of smooth stainless steel.


Waldmann blue ink retails for $19.00 in the US, but we have it available for less. This makes Waldmann ink a low mid-ranged priced ink option in the market today.

Dry Time

During our review of Waldmann blue ink, we found a very reasonable dry time of approximately 6-7 seconds. Waldmann blue ink can be used as an everyday ink at the home or office.

Bleed Through

We found absolutely no bleeding during our review of Waldmann blue ink, even during our cotton swab test.


During normal use, we found no feathering at all while testing Waldmann blue ink. Even during our water test, we found almost no feathering at all using Rhodia dot pad paper.

Water Test

We conducted a water test during our review of Waldmann blue ink. During this test, we let an ink sample dry for about 3 minutes. Our results were very little color smearing and very light additional feathering, but almost no line distortion. Although Waldmann blue ink is not advertised as a water-proof ink, it held up almost as if it were.


Due to Waldmann blue ink’s lighter shade of royal blue, we did not find a lot of shading traits. However, under the right conditions, nib, and penmanship you may experience some color variation from darker royal blue to a dusty light blue.

Conclusions about Waldmann Blue ink

Known for more their fountain pens, Waldmann Pen Company produces only two ink color options. Waldmann blue ink has some nice characteristics, a reasonable dry time, economically priced and water resistant. The ink is a nice light royal blue shade that is soft and inviting working well for notes, cards, and letters. Happy Writing from Germany!

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Geoffrey Dunn
4 years ago

Never heard of this ink company but your review inspires me to want to try it.

4 years ago

I’ve been wanting to try out Waldmann blue ink! The color is beautiful! 🙂

Conor Cook
4 years ago

The Waterman Sapphire Blue is a pretty blue, but this looks lovely!

Conor Cook
4 years ago

This looks like a lovely blue. The Waterman Sapphire color is pretty, too.

4 years ago

Cool, any ink that is blue or black really

Jovan Trujillo
4 years ago

I like the pens. The ink has a classic look to it as well. Would love a sample!

John Stein
4 years ago

You can never have too many blue inks!

Roy C
4 years ago

Haven’t heard of this brand ink, would like to try it out.

4 years ago

Looks like a beautiful shade of blue; could use it for many different projects.

Patrick E Tinney
4 years ago

Lovely looking ink.

Bill Davis
4 years ago

Interesting color!

Elise Sorge
4 years ago

Beautiful blue with just a hint of purple! Love it!

matthew fitzgerald
4 years ago

I like the less saturated blue.

Milan Andreew
4 years ago

I never heard of them (Which shouldn’t come as a surprise, I’m a little conservative when it comes to ink, prefer Waterman [though I do like Pelikan Inks and recently rediscovered MB]).

4 years ago

Looks Like a nice basic blue!