True Blues: A comparison of seven blue inks


Well friends, the day has finally arrived… Yes you’ve guessed it, it’s time to rethink my avowed reticence with blues inks. In order to help with this I thought that I would briefly showcase some great, well-behaved, shades of blue that are instrumental in changing my mind. Hope you enjoy the comparison, I’m certainly beginning to enjoy using them…

First up is Akkerman Deepwater Blue (OK I know it’s a blue-black, but bear with me). This is an attractive and bold hued ink. I think it’s a great formal ink.

Next up is Kaweco Royal Blue. You can check out my earlier review here. This is a really punchy blue that really leaps off the page. I recommend this ink if you want a slightly out of the ordinary blue.

Third in line is Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium. This is a sparkling blue ink. It is highly saturated, bold and strong. It certainly commands respect and attention on the page.

Fourth, is the recently reviewed Sailor Jentle Sky High Blue ink. A really lovely blue. I like this more and more the longer this ink is on the page.

Diamine Majestic Blue is next on the list. Majestic by name and majestic in use. This ink really does it for me. Intense and luxurious it is a go-to blue ink that is part of my every day carry.

The penultimate ink on this list is another blue-black. This time it’s Noodler’s 54th Massachusetts. This is a really full-bodied ink. I love this ink in my Sailor Reglus which has a really fine nib. It’s great if you can get your hands on some…

Finally let’s give it up for Cult Pens/Diamine Deep Dark Blue. I use this as my favourite journalling ink. It does exactly what is says on the bottle… It’s deep, its dark and it’s very definitely blue!

So there they are. Check out the gallery below for some further clues as to the merits of each of the inks. They are all great with decent drying times, otherwise I wouldn’t be using them would I…



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