Each year Pelikan releases a new Edelstein Ink of the Year. 2019’s ink is Star Ruby. I received aa bottle when I attended the Seattle Pelikan Hub, but you can find this ink for sale at most pen retailers, including Pen Chalet.
Star Ruby is a vibrant medium pink, almost a bright vivid raspberry pink.
In large swabs on Tomoe River paper the ink has a little bit of gold sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 15 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.
I used a Sailor Pro Gear Slim Supernova with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a a slightly dry flow.
Overall, I really enjoy the color, but the ink is a bit drier than I prefer. I love that Pelikan releases a new ink each year, and it’s lovely of them to give the ink to everyone who attends the Pelikan Hub.
Disclaimer: I received this ink as an attendee gift at the Pelikan Hub. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.