I’ve been a huge fan of the Pelikan Edelstein Line of premium fountain pen ink ever since I started using it back in 2011 when I picked up the Adventurine Green color. Today we are taking a look at the 2012 Ink of the year, Pelikan Edelstein Turmaline, which is kind of a bright pink color. For the record, this bottle was purchased with no discount or consideration from our friends at Goldspot, I just felt like buying it myself and did not feel like being the guy that always asks for the bloggers discount. The customer service from them is always fantastic, whether or not they know its an order from me.
The top view into the bottle and inside of the cap can give you an idea that this Pelikan Edelstein Turmaline ink is not your average every day use fountain pen ink. The bright bold pink color certainly isn’t an every day or “business use” type of ink, but it also isn’t obnoxious or showy because its got a bit of a toned down brightness to it…meaning its not neon I guess. I probably should have read the description better because initially I thought this was going to be more of a red ink and not so intensely pink
Besides the ink itself, I love having a collection of the Pelikan Edelstein Ink bottles just because they look so awesome. You can see that the hollow portion inside where the ink resides is a different shape in each of the three 50mL glass bottles that I have pictured above. The Pelikan Edelstein Turmaline is the one in the center of the above picture.
The Pelikan Edelstein Turmaline fountain pen ink behaves just as well as all of the other Edelstein line of inks that I’ve used before. There is absolutely no bleeding or feathering when I write in my reliable old Black n Red notebook. Not an ounce of skipping or feathering either, and the writing sample was done with my XXF (by Richard Binder) Lamy 2000 fountain pen. I didn’t get much shading with this ink, although that might just be a factor of using it with such a narrow nib, and this combination of ink and paper definitely is a bit slower on the dry time scale. Overall the Pelikan Edelstein Turmaline performs flawlessly, and is another winner in the line of Pelikan Edelstein inks.