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Fading Ink

It seems like the Lamy T10 black ink fades pretty easily. Stuff that I wrote a few weeks back have faded to a greyish-brown colour instead of the original black colour…

Another thing I notice was that the ink’s solvent (I think…) seems to oxidize or something when it is exposed to air, turning into a yellowish stain.

Pen Ink

On the left is the Lamy T10 Black ink that came with my Lamy Al-Star and on the right is the Pelikan Brilliant Black that I filled into my Hero 336.

The paper was soaked by placing the nib on the paper for a while, letting it flow out.

Did I get an imitation ink, or are all Lamy T10 Black ink like that?

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$1.20 Fountain Pen

Look what I found!

A SG$1.20 Hero 336 fountain pen! Who knew a fountain pen could be that cheap!
Well, it is a cheap pen meant for the masses. According to this website, it was released during the Cultural Revolution as a means for the lower classed to own a fountain pen. But still, $1.20?! Heck, it’s cheaper than most Pilot Pens…

Got this pen at Mustafa (damn! they sell everything there!), on the first level pen section, next to the sub $1000 Montblancs (hah!)

Forgot to get ink though… Gonna go buy some later.