Late winter/early spring is probably one of the most anticipated time for fountain pen lovers. Lamy usually announces its limited edition Safari and Al-Star, various brands broadcast new products/lines, and new paper goods also start to surface. Pelikan is not an exception. Around this time, it announces its ink of the year. What makes the announcement even more exciting is the competition component, where Pelikan solicits all Pelikan fan’s creative license to mix their choice of ink digitally and vote for the color that makes their hearts skip a beat. If I recall correctly, Amethyst was the first fan-elected color, as a shade of purple was sorely missed in Pelikan Edelstein’s otherwise gorgeous line.
If you have read this blog for awhile, it is obvious that I am a Pelikan Edelstein ink fan. Since 2012 when Pelikan standardized its ink of the year release, I have purchased all but one. Besides the elegantly presented ink flask, I find Pelikan ink friendly to most paper and works with almost all fountain pens I have.