Parker Quink – Black
Fountain Pen Ink
- Handwritten Review -
Pen: Lamy 2000, Medium Nib
Ink: Parker Quink – Black
Paper: Rhodia dotPad, No. 16 - Top Spiral Bound
Parker Quink has been around for decades, which says a lot about a company. Usually when they’ve been making something for so long, that’s a good sign. While there’s nothing crazy about this ink, it’s a solid performer that gets the job done. Since it’s creation, Parker Quink was advertised as a fast-drying ink that required little maintenance. It’s a smooth writer that flows nicely. I think the saturation could be a bit better and there’s a bit of a greenish tinge to the ink, which I don’t know how I feel about. I prefer my black inks to be black, with no shading. I’ll use a grey if I want some variation, but I like my black to be black. My experience with Parker’s Quink was not bad, but there are definitely other black inks that I would reach for first.
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I swear, that “Q” looked way cooler in my head.
Quink did have some shading going on. Like I mentioned before, I prefer my black inks with no line variation, but this one certainly isn’t bad.
As I’ve been finding with most shading inks, they tend to get darker with more layers. Some inks just go on the page the first time the same as the third time, but this one does get darker with each pass.
Left to Right:
- Helson Skindiver
- Parker Sonnet Cisele (EF)
- Pelikan M605 (F)
- Zippo Brass 1941 Replica
- Keys (Atwood Wrunt, Quark Mini123 light, Corter Bottlehook)
This week, I have Goulet Pens’ Ink Drop colors in most of my daily carry pens.
Left to Right:
Lamy Safari Limited Edition 2011, Aquamarine – 1.1mm stub – Scribal Work Shop Siren
Lamy Safari Limited Edition 2012, Green Apple – Medium nib – Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine
Lamy Safari, Charcoal – Extra Fine nib – Scribal Work Shop Kraken
Lamy Al-Star, Coffee Brown – 1.5mm stub – Scribal Work Shop Leviathan
Lamy Accent, Matte Black & Palladium – Fine nib – Sailor Kiwa Guro Nano Black
Pilot Vanishing Point, Matte Black – Fine nib – Scribal Workshop Nessie
Pelikan Souveran M605, Black & Rhodium – Fine nib – Pelikan Edelstein Aventurine
Parker Sonnet, Cisele – Extra Fine nib – Noodler’s Rome Burning