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Sheaffer

Sheaffer introduced its Skript ink in 1922. At the time, Sheaffer marketed Skrip as a new ink, improved over the inks in place at the time. The ink was a staple product for many years. But in 1990, Sheaffer closed its US plant that made the that made ink. Then in 2002 the ink manufactured by a supplier in Slovenia. With that move the company introduced the new cone-shaped bottle. In 2011 and update to the bottle, a band of colour represented the ink colour and the classic sheaffer nib on the right side pointed down, not up as it did on the previous label.

I tried the inks produced in Solvenia and found it to be watery and lacking good colour depth. Never used the ink again A few years later I met the a sales representative for Sheaffer. He asked me what I thought of Sheaffer ink. I told him my view. He asked me to write with his pen. I thought the blue looked good and asked him what brand he was using. You know the answer to that. I ended leaving with a sample of the various colours.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised. The inks had more punch in colour and they performed well. I wished they had selected a different bottle design.It is a relatively low bottle with a base that is wider than the top. A large nib can not easily be submerged with ink as the level gets a little more than half down.

Sheaffer Ink

Sheaffer Blue

Sheaffer Blue

So this was not the washed out blue I had previously used. I like the deeper tone. Good writing performance. The ink dries in about five seconds or so. Basically, it is an good blue, and is well priced in its 50ml bottle. The bottle, as I noted in the introductory notes, is not well designed.

Sheaffer Red

 

Sheaffer Red

I did not expect to like this ink as some of the reds I have been using in other lines are so deep and rich. But Scheaffer red held its on in my view. It is a rich red, the ink has good flow. The ink has a reasonable dry time. I have a bottle in my office and I pull it out from time to time when I am editing and red ink would help me see my notations.

 

 

 

 

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