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Graf von Faber-Castell Cobalt Blue

This ink sample was provided, free of charge, by Anderson Pens.

Only a couple more of these Graf von Faber-Castell inks left to show, and today we've got the blue of the collection.  It's nicely wet in my Wahl-Eversharp Skyliner 50's nib, and it's very smooth. The color is a purple-ish blue that tends to show some shading and sheen when you lay it down heavily. As one of the document proofed inks, it doesn't have any bleed, feather, or spread on average paper. 

All of these are excellent qualities, but there's something about this ink that just makes it not for me. I think it's the heavy purple influence in the blue. If you like a purple-ish blue, then this one is excellent. 

Close ups!

Xtreme close-up!

The chromatography of this ink shows the purple base layer of this ink, with a really nice bright blue floating to the top of the strip. I'd like an ink that was just that blue layer, though the water resistance would be nil, I suspect.

Copy Paper Test

There's some show-through, but no bleed with this ink. Impressive from a fairly wet nib with a fairly wet ink.

Check this ink out at Anderson Pens where it sells for $30 per 75ml bottle.  (3ml samples are also available.)

Video Review and Water Drop Test

The ink for this review was provided free of charge by Anderson Pens. The review was all mine, however.
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