Shanghai Hero Light Industrial Imp & Exp. Co., LTD is the owner of “HERO” and “DOCTOR” brands of fountain pens in China. The brand is well known in China and around the world. You may find it interesting to know that in Poland in seventies and eighties of the last century Hero fountain pens were ones of very few available on the market. Therefore a lot of people in Poland, especially senior ones, share sentiment for this company and it’s products.
Apart from pens and other products company offers also inks. It seems the colors available at the moment are Red, Blue, Blue/Black and Black but I may be wrong. They offer a wider variety of colorful inks in China. I ordered some on Taobao but haven’t received them yet.
Fabri00 sent me samples of some inks and there were two Hero inks inside tha package – 232 and 233.
Hero 233 is rather boring blue inks. In terms of colors it just drowns in the sea of other blue inks.
On the other hand the ink is reasonably priced and well behaved. My sad conclusion was it’s actualluy better behaved than Caran d’Ache Chromatics inks and I don;t exagerate.
Drying time is reasonable and the ink doesn’t cause feathering or bleedthrough. It cleans easily from the pen and didn’t cause me any hard starts or skipping.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
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