We got a phone call today asking about how the various fountain pen inks we have hold up after being copied on a copy machine. I’ve been asked once before about copying inks and how to get them to show up, but this time it was someone asking about inks that don’t show up through the copier. I just happened to have my swabs handy, so I went ahead and threw them on the copy machine and saw how they held up! It’s pretty much like I suspected:

  • If you want to have your inks show up on the copier, stick with the non-yellows. The darker the color the better (like blue or green).
  • If you don’t want to have your inks show up, go with yellow highlighter ink (like Noodler’s Firefly, Pelikan m205 Duo, or PR Chartreuse).

Just thought it was something interesting to share! Enjoy.