Review: Parker Quink Black

Manufacturer: Parker | List Price: $10.49 | Buy from Amazon

Back in July, we went to Singapore to visit our family there. Since ink is rather cheaper there, we got a couple of bottles. I meant to do this review over a month ago, but I’ve been procrastinating a little. Finally though, in back to school spirit, here is a review of Parker Quink Black.

Parker Quink Black is generally considered to be a standard by which all other black inks are compared. This may be because it is over 75 years old. So without further ado:

The quasi-writing on the paper reads: ‘A good standard ink. Not exceptionally dark, but darker than Waterman Black. It behaves well and is quite safe. Dry time is adequate. It is professional, but unfortunately it is nothing special and will not be more than an everyday ink.’

List Price: $10.49 | Buy from Amazon

The paper used is Staples 20lb copy paper. The swabs (water and ink) were about 3 layers. The colour seems to be about right on my monitor, but, of course, all monitors are different. The ink is rather economical, even in more expensive economies, so I think it is a good buy.

2 thoughts on “Review: Parker Quink Black

  1. where did you buy your ink in singapore? I am from singapore so it would be good to know where to buy it.

  2. I believe in was in Popular, I’m sure there are other places, but I wouldn’t be familiar with all of them, since I live in Canada.

    Thanks for reading!

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