Thursday, June 26, 2014

Stained Fingers on Thursday - A Review of Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue

Today's review covers another of the most common inks in the fountain pen world: Pelikan 4001 Royal Blue.

This scan was done on an HP Deskjet F4280 at 600dpi.
Note: Because these scans are done with a light emitting printer, actual colors will, more likely than not, be slightly darker than they may appear, here. The colors shown, here, are probably a bit more reminiscent of what the ink would be like under a bright light or if it were held up and viewed with a light behind it.


  1. this is the most "run-of-the-mill" Ink used in Germany. Almost every kid used it in school and you get it nearly everywhere.

    I still use it for every-day writing, the dark-blue looks a litte bit more refined, and there may be better inks for calligraphy etc. But this is a great workhorse ink.

    1. I did find it to be very prevalent, when I lived there, even to the point where some places would sell knock-off Pelikan Königsblau.