Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue Ink

Hey folks! I hope you enjoy my review of Private Reserve's DC Supershow Blue fountain pen ink - this bottle was a gift from my friend. Speaking of that friend, José has kindly offered to sponsor a US-only giveaway for you lucky ducks!! After I force you to read my review, you can enter the giveaway at the bottom! 
Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue Ink
Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue Ink
ABOUT
Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue Ink Swab
Color: Blue
Bottle: 50 ml
Price: $8.80
Price/ml: $0.17/ml
Where to buy: Goulet Pens
Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue Ink Ink Review
 This ink dries at what I would consider a normal speed - not fast, not slow. With fine nibs, it's pretty quick, and with wetter nibs, it takes a little longer (30 - 40 seconds) but that's not all that long with a wet nib.
Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue Ink Back of Page
Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue Ink Writing Samples
Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue Ink Comparison & Summary
PROS
  • Nice, classic blue.
  • Exhibits some shading.
  • No feathering.
  • No bleed through.
  • Minimal show through.
Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue Ink
CONS
  • Not water resistant. 
  • Unattractive label on bottle/box. 
OVERALL

Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue fountain pen ink is a classic deep blue ink. It's a well-behaved ink - it doesn't feather or bleed, and for a fairly saturated ink, it has minimal show through. It is quite affordable and is a great basic blue for work, school, and everything else, especially if you can ignore the unattractive label. The only real downside is that it's not water resistant so if you need a water resistant blue, you'll have to look elsewhere. Otherwise, I recommend you give this ink a go.

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Please read the terms and conditions to make sure you qualify for this giveaway! Due to high shipping costs, this is a US-only giveaway! I'm sorry to eliminate half our readers, but shipping is just about the same as the cost of the ink itself!

16 comments:

Bonnie Jean Woolger said...

oh, I see a blue drawing in the future :)

writetomeoften said...

I am still smiling!

Cons: Unattractive label on bottle/box.

Michelle N Tremblay said...

I've had my eye on this ink for some time. Such a beautiful color and a most excellent review as usual.

Azizah Asgarali said...

LOL oh yeah, I'm hardly involved. Aside from the review ;) But review or not, everyone wants a bottle of ink gifted to them!!

Azizah Asgarali said...

Thank you! It's truly a lovely color, very classic :)

Azizah Asgarali said...

A blue frog perhaps...!

Azizah Asgarali said...

LOL it's true right hahaha

Lesley L said...

Thanks Jose and Azizah. I've never met a blue I didn't like, just have to avoid buying them so I can have more colour variety. :)

Julie (O-kami) said...

I'm not a big fan of blue inks but I'll have to go with Iroshizuku Kon Peki

Jackie Parkins said...

Free ink? What's not to like, count me in, please.

Jackie Parkins said...

I should have read the question first. I don't actually have a favorite blue ink - yet.

Fehim İlhan said...

Thank you for the review and the giveaway. My current favorite blue ink is Lamy Blue but I didn't try many.

Steel Penny said...

I think blue-black ink is awful!

Klaus said...

Hello Gourmetpens,

I´m a little worried: looking for a blue ink with a lot of sheen I found this ink in some forums... now you are saying it has none:-(
what would be your recommendation(s) for a blue with a RICH RED sheen?

thanks in advance
Klaus

Azizah Asgarali said...

Hi Klaus! It seems my bottle of this was just low on sheen - I've since used a newer bottle that is much more sheen-rich. My other favorite is Sailor Jentle Sky High (discontinued but you may be able to find some bottles here and there). Also very nice is Pelikan 4001 Turquoise, and Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki, but these must be used with a wetter nib/pen for the sheen to show up.

Klaus said...

Thanks for your reply. I will try those.

Klaus

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