It's blue black week! Today's blue black ink is Nemosine Pleiades Blue/Black. I was given a sample of this ink by a friend from the Seattle-ish Pen Posse, but you can find it for sale at Goulet Pens. I love that this ink comes in 35ml bottles, enough to play with but not so large that you feel like you're stuck with the ink forever.
Pleiades Blue/Black is a lighter blue black with a purple undertone. This ink looks very different in smaller nibs than in wet flex nibs.
In large swabs there is some beautiful shading and even a little bit of coppery sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and just a little bit of bleeding.
Overall, this ink looks different depending on the nib size you use. In a medium nib it shows some really great shading, and even some sheen in a flex nib. The 35ml bottles are pretty affordable, and well behaved. It is a bit on the purple side of blue black, but I think that's part of why I like it.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this ink from a pen friend. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links and is not sponsored in any way.