I had received this ink as a sample in an iPenBox a while back and had never gotten around to using it. I was missing out!
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This is the first ink I’ve used from Aurora, and I think I’m in love! Blue/Black is incredibly smooth. I put it in my Charlie pen from Noodler’s, and I feel like I’m writing with a ball point. It’s a shame I don’t have more writing to do by hand this month (since I’ve been pretty committed to the keyboard), but I could easily run through this ink if I had the chance.
The color’s name is pretty accurate. It’s just slightly blue, and you can really only tell when you have it next to genuinely black ink. I’ve used it on paper intended for fountain pens as well as just regular notebooks (and even a few Post-It notes) and I have no problems with it bleeding through or creating a mess. I’m using a fine nib, and that does make a difference, but I’m still very happy with the versatility. There’s a slightly longer drying time than I’ve found with Noodler’s, but it’s not enough to cause issues. I also have to give this ink props for only having a very faint odor.
Overall, I’m very happy with Aurora’s Blue/Black, and I would definitely purchase it.
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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University. Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keeping and The Graveside Detective. Her short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Paradox, and Subcutaneous. Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world. You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.
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