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This is an excellent blue ink. Perfectly sky blue with enough silver shimmer to show up without overwhelming the color. It's a good balance, I think.
This is also an ink that performs really well in the nibs I've tried it in. Originally it was in a broad stub, but I've also got it in a medium nib right now and there haven't been any issues with it drying up in the feed or anything. That's a common issue with these glittery inks, but I haven't seen it with Blue Lightning.
So, when you're feeling fancy, ink this up and give your writing a subtle silver sparkle.
Thanks, Brian and Lisa, for sending this one out for review!
I have lots of pictures taken in different lighting, so I figured I'd include them all here. Above is indirect sunlight from a window, and below is sunlight on a cloudy day.
These next two were taken inside with indirect sunlight.
Dry time is actually pretty quick for this ink on Rhodia. It's nearly instant on copy paper.
This one is really close to Franklin-Christoph's Spanish Blue, so if you're looking for this hue without any sparkles, then check out Spanish Blue.
Below: Outdoors, direct sun.
While this ink seems to be consistently glittery, the glitter will come out of solution and fall to the bottom of the vessel. It looks right nice. Also: talk about sky blue, huh? Couldn't be more sky blue, now that I look at it.
Copy Paper Test
I included two shots to let the glitter flash a bit.
Video Review and Water Test
Want some more shimmer?
*****This ink sample was provided free of charge for review by Anderson Pens. Free samples don't affect the way that I review products, at least not as far as I can tell. I'm quite honest.****