Waterman Serenity Blue
Come take a closer look at a color that’s withstood the test of time –
Waterman Serenity Blue.
Waterman Serenity Blue, or formerly known as Florida Blue, is an outstanding hassle free ink. Besides being a nice color, Waterman inks are our go-to recommendation for use in any vintage pens. The ink cleans out easily, never gunks up, and you don’t have to worry about it staining the inside of your pen. Serenity Blue comes in Waterman’s 50ml glass bottle as well as short and long international cartridges. The bottle is an iconic design, and it is meant to be tilted on its side to make filling easier. This review was done with a Sailor Pro Gear F, Pilot Custom 74 B and on Rhodia blank no.18 paper.
Serenity Blue is a darker blue that has a dusty grey to it. In a finer nib the ink doesn’t shade much and is a straightforward blue. In a broad nib the ink shades a little, but it is a much more vibrant color. The dusty blue that is produced with the fine nib shades into a richer navy blue. The ink can produce a lovely red sheen when swabbed on the page, but it is hard to achieve when writing with a pen.
We recommend Waterman ink for their nice colors, but their consistent properties really stand out. Serenity Blue has good flow, with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. Even on cheaper paper Serenity Blue does a great job of not feathering. The dry times were good at 15-25 seconds. While the water resistance is low, there are few other inks that clean as easily.
If you want a worry free ink that has a nice color for both work and home there is no better option than Serenity Blue. Whether in a 100 year old pen, or the latest Limited Edition, Serenity Blue will continue to be a go-to ink for decades to come.
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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