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Thursday, August 26, 2010

BRAND NEW- Private Reserve Invincible Black

This is a brand new ink that Private Reserve has developed, so new in fact that the name wasn't even decided yet at the time I was notified I would be getting a sample. It wasn't until I received a sample bottle (not reflective of what the final, packaged product will look like) that I saw it is to be called Invincible Black.

I did an initial writing test with the ink, and I have to say WOW! It writes incredibly smooth, I mean, really impressive. I said an audible 'wow' when I tried it for the first time! And this was in a cheap Pelikano, too! The color is DARK. Stark black, no shading at all. See for yourself:

I like this ink (y'know, for a 'boring' black ink, haha). I plan to test this to the max, though not in this review. This is simply an intro 'teaser' review that I wanted to post to get some good ideas about how I might be able to push this ink to the limits. I want to really torture the living crap out of this stuff! I was thinking of things like soaking, scrubbing, ammonia, bleach (not the two together though!), lemon juice, UV exposure, you name it.

Supposedly the word coming down from PR is that nothing they've tried yet has been able to compromise this ink. Apparently, the paper gives way before the ink does. Give me some ideas of fun ways I can torture this stuff, and let's see if that's true!

I'm also eager to compare this to Noodler's Bulletproof (which I should be getting in very soon) as well as the Pelikan Fount India ink I've been meaning to test for frickin' forever. I think a comparison review will be underway soon!

Private Reserve Invincible Black is brand new, but will be available very soon in 75ml bottles for $18 and 2ml samples for $1.25 at GouletPens.com.

8 comments:

  1. Brian, you always keep us so well informed... thanks!

    It'll be interesting to see how this compares to Noodler's BP black.

    Looks like PR is really trying to give Noodler's a run for it's money.

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  2. I know, right? First the highlighter ink, now this....of course PR had the highlighter ink years ago and just brought it back.

    Hey...maybe YOU could do a comparison review, Dizzy! ;) ;) ;) ;)

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  3. What about a laser? Will you be testing it with a laser?

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  4. Sure, let me pull the laser out of my butt and test it....what? :P I keep hearing about this laser thing, but I don't know what a laser has anything to do with ink. Can you point me in the right direction here? I have experience with a laser engraver (available to me locally here), but using it would burn through the very paper the ink is on....I'm struggling to think how a laser has anything to do with ink!

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  5. A specifically tuned laser can ablate/evaporate the dye from the paper without burning the paper itself. The technique is very similar to that used for various surgeries (especially eye surgery).

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  6. How does this ink perform on cheap paper? Do you notice any feathering or bleed through?

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  7. How does this ink perform on cheap paper? Do you notice any feathering or bleed through?

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  8. I know, right? First the highlighter ink, now this....of course PR had the highlighter ink years ago and just brought it back.

    Hey...maybe YOU could do a comparison review, Dizzy! ;) ;) ;) ;)

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