de Atramentis Adular Blue
Freshen up your spring writing with de Atramentis Adular Blue.
Adular Blue is more turquoise than blue, but either way, it’s a lovely color. De Atramentis ink is made in Germany and their collection of colors cover the entire rainbow. These inks come in 35ml round glass bottles that have nice metal caps. The bottle’s opening is easy to fill from and the pronounced lip and bottom give it stability and a nice little flair. This review was done with a Pilot Prera F, Lamy Safari B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
As mentioned above, I would call this ink a turquoise. In a fine nib, the ink is a uniform cerulean and doesn’t shade much. In a broader nib, there is more shading, which introduces a host of new hues. The lightest areas are an arctic blue that quickly shade into cerulean tones. The ink then goes to a darker aegean blue that flirts with some teal tones.
I’ve had nothing but good results with de Atramentis inks and Adular Blue is no exception. The ink has good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. The ink is moderately saturated and has good dry times at 15-25 seconds. Shading is moderate, and while I wouldn’t consider the ink water resistant, it was possible to make out the writing after the water test.
There’s something about the color of this ink that I really like. In different lighting it seems more blue or more turquoise or sometimes teal. This ink is perfect for journaling, somewhat work appropriate, and ideal for just a little doodle.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.
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