Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire review

Pelikan Edelstein is the proof of Pelikan employees marketing efficiency. Beautifully packaged inks bear promise of amazing writing experience. The line is popular all around the world and concurs with the likes of Pilot Iroshizuku or Graf von Faber-Castell.

YtmFPx.jpg

 

The packaging is really impressive.

The outer cardboard box is, more or less, standard. It’s not overisized and made from cardboard.The front panel has a slightly slanted extra facet with a colored panel that corresponds to the ink color inside. Care was also taken to keep ink secure in the box – the pair of styrofoam pads rest between the neck of the bottle and the box.

The bottle itself is reallyreally nice.  The glass is thick, heavy and rectangular but with slightly concave sides. The lettering fits the design. I believe Caran d’Ache Chromatics inks bottles are more interesting, Iroshizuku probably nicer but Edelstein offers great and solid cap.

The inks can be bought in 12 colors, seven standard.

  1. Aventurine
  2. Jade
  3. Mandarin
  4. Onyx
  5. Sapphire
  6. Ruby
  7. Topaz

And 5 LE inks of the year

  1. Turmaline Ink of the Year 2012
  2. Amber Ink of the Year 2013
  3. Garnet Ink of the Year 2014
  4. Amethyst Ink of the Year 2015
  5. Aquamarine Ink of the Year 2016

Sapphire form standard Edelstein line is, in my opinion, the least interesting og the group. It behaves well and has reasonable drying times. However I can’t help but notice it’s incredibly boring and generic. When I look at this ink I just can’t see anything interesting. Sometimes and for some people it can be an asset. For me though it’s unforgiveable sin ;)

Frankly if you like such colors Diamine Sapphire Blue or J. Herbin Eclat de Saphire will be much cheaper and more interesting choices.

fpn_1473450566__sapphire_is.jpg

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

fpn_1473450826__sapphire_kt.jpg

Software ID

fpn_1473450594__sapphire_l_3.jpg

Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

fpn_1473450609__sapphire_t_1.jpg

fpn_1473450616__sapphire_t_2.jpg

fpn_1473450625__sapphire_t_3.jpg

Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

fpn_1473450578__sapphire_l_1.jpg

fpn_1473450586__sapphire_l_2.jpg

fpn_1473450602__sapphire_l_4.jpg

Kokuyo Campus, Diplomat Depeche, B

fpn_1473450635__sapphire_kokuyo_1.jpg

fpn_1473450643__sapphire_kokuyo_2.jpg

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire review

  1. Pingback: Amber – Pelikan Edelstein Ink of the Year 2012 | Wondernaut in the world of stationery wonders

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s