Sheaffer Turquoise (ink review)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

In my search for a nice red, a lot of people on the Fountain Pen Network advised Sheaffer Skrip red. This ink was amazingly good. So I bought some more bottles with other colors. This bottle I bought at a small store in Groningen (The Netherlands) called Vulpenwereld (translation Fountain Pen World). It is a store where the owner still knows a lot on his business.
Sheaffer 'Skrip' Turqoise

Writing with this color makes you longing for spring to come with sunshine and a beach. It is a swimming pool blue.Great color if you like turquoise. This ink has great shading!
Sheaffer 'Skrip' Turqoise

It is an ink with normal flow in every fountain pen I used it in. It writes very smooth and does not hesitate. Drying time is really great as well in a Moleskine (3-5 seconds) as on Rhodia paper (5-8 seconds). It is the quickest dryingtime on Rhodia paper up till now that I tested.
Sheaffer 'Skrip' Turqoise

Written review
Sheaffer 'Skrip' Turqoise
Can't read it? Here's the translation:
"Sheaffer Turquoise

I filled my Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point (medium) with Sheaffer Turquoise.

It is a great color! This ink has great shading from light to dark turquoise.

The flow of the ink is normal in this pen. It writes very smooth. Above all it behaves great in every Moleskine I have. No feathering and no bleed through. It dries really quick in a Moleskine.

It is the cheapest ink I own $0,10/ml. But what a great performing ink this is.

Sheaffer 'Skrip' Turqoise

The Bottle
The bottle contains 50ml of great ink. The bottle is deep enough to fill fountain pens with large nibs. I like the design which makes the bottle hard to fall.
Sheaffer 'Skrip' Turqoise

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100% Moleskine proof
This ink is 100% Moleskine proof. I could not find a Moleskine where the ink showed any bleed through. Another great ink you can 100% trust in every Moleskine without bothering about bleed through.

So let no one tell you a Moleskine is not well suited for fountain pens. With the right ink it is a great companion. Click on this link to see more 100% Moleskine proof inks.

Specially formulated, Sheaffer® Skrip® Ink will ensure a long write life and a smooth flow of ink to paper. There are a variety of colors available in 50ml bottles .

1 comment:

Kurt said...

What timing - I had a Sheaffer calligraphy set and dug it out the other day, put an ink cartridge in (random) and it was this turquoise. I was blown away with how good it looked.

So, I ordered a bottle of it (from the Sheaffer online store - slow mistake) for my fountain pens and it finally arrived. I really like the color and feel of the ink and I really like your review of it too.


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